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2012-04-23 22:30:57

Identifying diseases at an early, presymptomatic stage may offer the best chance for establishing proper treatment and improving patient outcomes. A new technique known as immunosignaturing harnesses the human immune system as an early warning sentry–one acutely sensitive to changes in the body that may be harbingers of illness. Now, Brian Andrew Chase and Barten Legutki, under the guidance of Stephen Albert Johnston, director of the Center for Innovations in Medicine at Arizona...

2011-08-11 12:40:29

Based on Data, WHO Advises Against Use of Blood Antibody Test for Active TB Commercial blood serum antibody tests"”widely used in India and other developing countries to diagnose active tuberculosis"”are not accurate or cost-effective, according to an analysis by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the University of Washington School of Public Health and McGill University. Use of serological tests in India resulted in more DALYs (years of healthy...

2011-08-10 18:15:52

Press release from PLoS Medicine Despite being widely available for sale in low-and-middle income countries, commercial serological tests used to detect active tuberculosis (by identifying antibodies to the tuberculosis-causing bacterium in a blood sample) do not accurately diagnose TB and, furthermore, often test positive when the patient does not have TB (false positive) and test negative when the patient actually has TB (false negative). In addition, as shown in India, the use of such...

2010-07-08 13:27:00

Diagnosis of celiac disease is based on a characteristic enteropathy in an intestinal biopsy and evidence that these changes are gluten-triggered. The appropriate use of simpler and more accurate tools would add reliability to the diagnosis of celiac disease. Thus, the celiac disease-related serology might have a key role in defining new diagnostic standards for celiac disease. A research article to be published on July 7, 2010 in the World Journal of Gastroenterology addresses this question....

2010-02-09 10:34:00

CHICAGO, Feb. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- STDUniversity.org is the first website to provide an interactive, personalized STD test recommendation developed by academic and medical experts. This expert-based tool incorporates screening guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), and the U.S. Preventive Service Task Force (USPSTF). Researchers report that more than two-thirds of all STDs occur in young adults age 25 and...

2010-01-06 07:20:00

FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, Ill., Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- LocalSTDtesting.com, the recognized leader in confidential STD testing services, has announced that they will be giving all of their customers, for the month of January, a free additional HIV screening to be taken at a later date. "We at http://www.LocalSTDtesting.com feel that not only is it a great thing to provide savings to our customers, but we hope this will encourage them to start a repetitious pattern in testing. More people catching...

2009-11-13 07:10:00

FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, Ill., Nov. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- LocalSTDtesting.com, the recognized leader in confidential STD testing services, has announced that they will now be offering a discounted rate for STD testing for seniors and students. Since its inception, LocalSTDtesting.com has tested over 100,000 individuals for STD infections. Their highly refined process has most results coming back to you in as little as the following day. Upon calling their toll free number, 1-800-610-0277, you are...

2009-08-05 11:58:10

High school students in Washington, D.C., will be offered tests for sexually transmitted diseases after a program found lots of infected kids, officials said. The pilot program, conducted last year at eight local high schools, found 13 percent of some 3,000 students tested positive for an STD, mostly gonorrhea or chlamydia, the District of Columbia health department said. Gonorrhea and chlamydia are the two most common sexually transmitted infections in the United States. Untreated, gonorrhea...

2009-01-14 16:53:00

STD Rates Rise Nationally; Many People May Not Realize They're Infected HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania saw an increase in the number of reported cases of gonorrhea and chlamydia in 2007, highlighting the need for more regular testing by men and women, according to the Department of Health. While Pennsylvania's rate for the two most common bacterial sexually transmitted diseases is below the national average, the number of new cases rose in 2007: gonorrhea...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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