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New Alzheimer’s research in a blood test

Researchers say they have developed a blood test that predicts, 2 to 3 years ahead of time, patients who are likely to get Alzheimer’s disease. Phil and Penny discussed what this could mean for treatment […]

03/11/2014

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FDA OKs mental disability blood test for infants

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration on Friday cleared a first-of-a-kind blood test that can help diagnose mental disabilities in babies by analyzing their genetic code. The laboratory test from Affymetrix detects variations […]

01/17/2014

CDC to baby boomers: Get tested for hepatitis C

(AP) – The government is recommending all baby boomers get tested for hepatitis C. Anyone born from 1945 to 1965 should get a one-time blood test to see if they have the liver-destroying virus. It […]

08/16/2012