Blood Tests

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Simple Blood Test can Quickly Detect Serious Infections in Children

2018-07-24T14:23:25+00:00

Using a simple decision rule and a finger prick to test blood, general practitioners can now detect serious infections in children very quickly. This ensures that seriously ill children don't have to wait for a diagnosis until they're hospitalized - a delay that may have fatal consequences. The procedure also prevents unnecessary hospital referrals for less serious cases. That is the conclusion of a study conducted by a clinical team at KU Leuven (University of Leuven, Belgium) in collaboration with Ghent University and University of Oxford. In the early stages, serious infections such as meningitis, pneumonia, kidney or bone infections, or [...]

Simple Blood Test can Quickly Detect Serious Infections in Children 2018-07-24T14:23:25+00:00

Rapid Finger-Prick Test to Tackle Tuberculosis

2016-05-30T11:46:36+00:00

[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] According to the World Health Organization (WHO), in 2014 over 9 million people contracted tuberculosis (TB), with 1.5 million dying from the disease. Over 95 percent of these deaths occur in developing countries, which is exacerbated by difficulties in diagnosing the disease based on signs and symptoms. A new point-of-care test aimed at use in areas of limited resources could help speed up the diagnosis and spread of TB. The new test is being developed by an international team of researchers led by researchers at Stellenbosch University in South Africa. To [...]

Rapid Finger-Prick Test to Tackle Tuberculosis 2016-05-30T11:46:36+00:00

Blood Test Aims to Help Women Predict Infertility

2016-05-17T07:36:22+00:00

[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="Row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_code admin_label="Code"]<iframe src="http://www.nbcnews.com/widget/video-embed/655367747591" width="800" height="500" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>[/et_pb_code][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] A blood test nicknamed "the baby deadline test", which has been used by women already to get pregnant, is now being used to predict infertility problems. Source NBC News  [/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]

Blood Test Aims to Help Women Predict Infertility 2016-05-17T07:36:22+00:00

New Year. New Resolutions. New You.

2016-01-18T12:05:21+00:00

The New Year has kicked off with a great start, and we are already more than half-way through the month of January. Do you remember the resolutions that you had made 17 days ago? Are you still on track to achieve those goals, or have you been side-tracked? The good thing about resolutions - is that you don't have to wait for the first day of a New Year to make them. You can start right now - It's About Time!   " Good health is not something we can buy. However, it can be an extremely valuable savings account. " [...]

New Year. New Resolutions. New You. 2016-01-18T12:05:21+00:00