Tag Archives: test

“Blood test finds 50 types of cancer” – we’ve been down this path before

Shoddy, incomplete, fawning news coverage of screening tests is one of the most clearly established problems in health news coverage – something HealthNewsReview.org has revealed countless times over the past 15 years. A public relations news release 22 days ago – from “a healthcare company whose mission is to detect cancer early” – touted study… Read More »

Prenatal test used around the world stores personal data in Chinese gene bank: report

Breadcrumb Trail Links World Women News Health Eight million women — including Canadians — have used NIFTY and are likely unaware their information is shared Author of the article: Kirsty Needham and Clare Baldwin, Reuters Publishing date: Jul 07, 2021  •  1 day ago  •  4 minute read  •  39 Comments Office building administrator Emilia, who… Read More »

Analysis of post-test counselling in South Africa reveals consistent failures to align with universal test and treat guidelines

Early diagnosis and engagement in HIV care are key to universal test and treat approaches. Yet analysis of 40 transcripts of counselling sessions shows that the content and delivery of post-test counselling fails to align with guidelines, Dr Tonderai Mabuto and colleagues at Aurum Institute report in the May issue of AIDS and Behavior. South… Read More »