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What does the SGOT blood test mean?

A close look at the SGOT blood test, which is one part of a liver profile. We examine what the results mean and why the test is performed.

New blood test predicts autism with 92 percent accuracy

Scientists have designed a test they believe is the first of its kind. Using blood and urine samples, the test correctly identified autism in children.

Vitamin D-3 could 'reverse' damage to heart

Using nanosensors, scientists identified the molecular mechanisms through which vitamin D-3 restores the function of cardiovascular endothelial cells.

HCV RNA PCR test: Qualitative and quantitative results

The HCV RNA PCR test is a blood test used to diagnose hepatitis C and measure the level of the hepatitis C virus in the bloodstream.

Eight cancers could be diagnosed with a single blood test

Researchers have created a blood test that can detect eight cancer types with high specificity, representing a major step forward in cancer diagnostics.

Migraine relief: Prediction system may help to prevent pain

A team of Spanish-based researchers has simulated a migraine prediction system that may drastically improve the lives of people living with migraines.

The top 10 mental health apps

Whether you're going through a rough patch, experiencing depression, anxiety, or stress, or having relationship issues, there is an app to help.

Obesity: Could a new smartphone app prevent overeating?

Researchers have developed a smartphone app that may tackle obesity by replacing unhealthful eating patterns with more healthful behaviors.

What to know about allergy shots

A look at allergy shots, a way of preventing allergies through injections. Included is detail on how they work and the typical costs involved.

Electric field therapy boosts survival from deadly brain tumor

Glioblastoma is a deadly brain cancer with poor outcomes. But the final results of a phase III trial reveal that a novel treatment could increase survival.

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