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FDA Allows Company to Sell Genetic Risk Tests Directly to Consumers

June 21, 2017

ipad showing genesWhile consumers can now purchase genetic risk tests for certain diseases without a doctor’s order, they are advised to consult a healthcare professional who can help them understand the implications of their results. Photo source: Darryl Leja, NHGRI

Some Children, Mothers Need Retesting for Lead Poisoning Due to Inaccurate Blood Tests

June 1, 2017

Doctor talking to childThe FDA and CDC warn that results from some blood tests performed on equipment from Magellan Diagnostics LeadCare Testing Systems failed to detect elevated lead levels and recommend that some children and pregnant and nursing mothers be retested for lead poisoning. Photo source: NCI

Federal Task Force: Some Men May Consider Prostate Cancer Screening

May 17, 2017

patient and doctor talkingNew draft guidelines from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommend that men between the ages of 55 and 69 make the decision about whether or not to be screened for prostate cancer in consultation with their healthcare practitioner. Photo source: NCI

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