Gargle Samples Valid Option for COVID-19 Testing S

Study: Gargle Samples Valid Option for COVID-19 Testing

A new study finds that samples obtained by patients gargling salt water are an acceptable alternative to NP swabs for COVID-19 PCR testing.

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People Screened with Faulty Lead Tests Need Rechecks

People Screened with Faulty Lead Tests Need Rechecks

The FDA has recalled faulty lead tests due to risk of falsely low results. The CDC advises that people tested with these kits get rechecked.

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Drug Overdose Deaths Hit Record High in 2020

Drug Overdose Deaths Hit Record High in 2020

Preliminary data from the CDC show that deaths from drug overdoses increased by nearly 30% in 2020 compared to the previous year.

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