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“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 »

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 »