Lawmakers advanced a plan Monday that would require children to undergo blood tests or get a doctor's note confirming they were at "very low" risk of developing mental or behavioral problems caused by lead before enrolling in a Nebraska public school. Full story
Listen up, diabetics: invisible bits of fruit on your hands can mess up your finger-prick blood tests, making your blood sugar level look higher than it really is. Full story
A new blood test can diagnose cases of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, a rare, fatal brain disease caused by proteins known as prions, according to U.K. researchers. Prions also cause mad cow disease, or bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE). Full story
NBC’s chief medical editor Dr. Nancy Snyderman says that while a new “liquid biopsy” test can detect one cancerous cell among millions, this screening will be reserved for those already fighting the disease. Healthy patients may have to wait longer for it to become mainstream.
Johnson & Johnson has partnered with Massachusetts General Hospital to advance technology that could potentially bring a blood test for detecting cancer to market. NBC's Robert Bazell reports.
NBC’s chief medical editor Dr. Nancy Snyderman discusses a new breakthrough in ovarian cancer screening called the Risk of Ovarian Cancer Algorithm, which pairs a patient’s age with gynecological exam findings and blood-test results.
Aug. 10: The U.K.’s National Health Services is developing a blood test to identify babies considered to be at risk of developing conditions like Downs Syndrome and cystic fibrosis, removing the need for invasive and potentially dangerous procedures like amniocentesis. ITN’s medical correspondent Su
June 10: A blood test could someday eliminate the need for colonoscopies. KXAS-TV's Deborah Ferguson reports.
A Chinese man holds his child waiting for blood test as the Dongling Lead and Zinc Smelting Co. smelting plant has poisoned hundred children in Baoji city, west of Xi'an, Shaanxi province, China, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2009. Dai Zhengshe, the mayor of Baoji, city apologized to residents living near the
Miss Universe Australia pageant has been hit with "skinny model" controversy after it was determined one entrant is officially malnourished.Hurstville model Stephanie Naumoska, 19, is one of 32 girls from more than 7000 applicants to make the final in the event which promotes "healthy, proportione