Tag: preventative

The Dangers of the “3 O’s”: Overtesting, Overdiagnosing and Overtreating

“The only way to know if the screening is saving lives is by doing a randomized trial. It's easy to forget this and assume...

Preventing Disease and Illness Outbreaks Through Social Media Monitoring

People who tweet when they're ill could act as an early warning system for the spread of disease. Adam Sadilek at the University of...

New Eye Exams Could Test for Alzheimer’s Symptoms

Researchers in England are excited to report new findings that may shed light on new methods to test for early symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease....

Protein in Your Urine Could be Signs of Kidney Disease

Your kidneys have many functions, ranging from helping to regulate your blood pressure and stimulating the production of red blood cells to converting vitamin...

EEG Brain Scans Could Be New Hope for Diagnosing Autism

Patterns of electrical brain activity in the brain could provide a new test for diagnosing classical autism. At present, a diagnosis is made by assessing...
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