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New Test Could Help Eradicate Malaria

May 18, 2015

One of the biggest difficulties faced by worldwide programs aimed at eliminating malaria is that the tests they use are not sensitive enough to detect all people who have the disease and need treatment. A study in Clinical Chemistry, the journal of AACC, shows that a new test known as capture and ligation probe-PCR (CLIP-PCR) could diagnose the malaria cases that would typically escape detection and lead to new infections.

Screening Rates Below Target

May 18, 2015

Analysis of data from the 2013 National Health Interview Survey has found that rates of screening for several cancers recommended by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force are below target. This includes colorectal, breast, and cervical cancer. 

ACP on Cervical Cancer Screening

May 11, 2015

The American College of Physicians (ACP) has released best practice advice regarding screening for cervical cancer among women of average risk who have no symptoms and are 21 years of age or older.

Health Awareness in May

May 11, 2015

According to, May is the month for awareness of such diseases as ALS, MS, Lyme disease, arthritis, asthma/allergies, celiac disease, cystic fibrosis, hepatitis, Huntington's disease, osteoporosis, lupus, stroke, and others. 

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