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Breakthrough blood test developed for brain tumors

Genetic mutations that promote the growth of the most common type of adult brain tumors can be accurately detected and monitored in blood samples using an enhanced form of liquid biopsy developed by researchers at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). Comparing blood samples from patients with gliomas with tumor biopsy tissues from the same patients,… Read More »

Student, staffer at Indiana schools test positive for COVID-19 as schools reopen

Health News (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images) A child and staff member at separate schools in Indiana tested positive for COVID-19 as institutions in the state reopened for the new school year. Greenfield-Central Junior High School in Greenfield, Ind., a city east of Indianapolis, launched its coronavirus response strategy after county officials notified the staff… Read More »

Democrats urge Trump administration to force full payer COVID-19 test coverage

Dive Brief: Congressional Democratic committee leaders penned a letter to federal regulators raising concerns about insurers not covering COVID-19 testing more broadly, pointing to instances in which testing for return-to-work programs were not covered. The leaders, from both the House and Senate, believe CMS guidance delivered June 23 conflicts with the intent of earlier legislation… Read More »