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“Blood test finds 50 types of cancer” – we’ve been down this path before

Shoddy, incomplete, fawning news coverage of screening tests is one of the most clearly established problems in health news coverage – something HealthNewsReview.org has revealed countless times over the past 15 years. A public relations news release 22 days ago – from “a healthcare company whose mission is to detect cancer early” – touted study… Read More »

Wondering if the Covid Vaccine Worked? Get the Right Test, at the Right Time

The Coronavirus Outbreak Maps and Cases States Falling Behind Vaccine Goals Vaccine Maps Vaccines and Children Advertisement Continue reading the main story Supported by Continue reading the main story Wondering if the Vaccine Worked? Get the Right Test, at the Right Time Scientists generally recommend against antibody testing after vaccination. But for some people, it… Read More »

China trials invasive new COVID bum test

Health authorities in China are mass testing residents for coronavirus – using anal swabs. Doctors claim the invasive procedure can be more effective in detecting the virus than nasal swabs, The Sun reports. China, where coronavirus first emerged just over a year ago, is currently experiencing its worst surge in cases since March. Outbreaks have… Read More »

Don’t carry out a coronavirus rapid test outside during winter

The cold can affect the results of a COVID-19 antigen test. For this reason, the medical technology firm nal von minden from Moers, Germany, emphasises that the rapid tests should not be used outside in winter in temperatures under 15 degrees Celsius. Correct usage of the NADAL® COVID-19 antigen test is extremely important in order… Read More »