The Week in Review: January 12 – January 19, 2018

Friday, January 19, 2018 News Recap: Research & Discoveries: Blood test for early detection of 8 cancers looks promising. Scientists have developed a blood test that can detect eight common cancer types through assessment of the levels of circulating proteins and mutations in cell-free DNA. The test, called CancerSEEK, clinically detected cancers of the ovary, liver, stomach, pancreas, esophagus, colorectum, lung, or breast. CancerSEEK tests wer...

Men who have sex with men urged to get tested for hepatitis A after another outbreak

Why exactly should people in Europe and the US get tested? Since the Europe-wide outbreak began in June 2016, 3,813 cases of hepatitis A have been confirmed, and the European Centre of Disease Control is urging people to get tested. “As of December 18 2017, the monthly number of laboratory-confirmed cases remain significantly higher than in previous years,” the ECDC told The Express. “Although decreasing in its intensity, the outbreak is still ongoi

The Week in Review: November 17 – November 24, 2017

Friday, November 24, 2017 News Recap: HAV Top of the hepatitis news is the growing HAV epidemic in the US.  Apparently the current supply of the HAV vaccine is "not sufficient to support demand," the CDC told CNN in a written statement.  You can read more about the vaccine shortage here. Coffee Also in the news is yet another study on the benefits of coffee, this one sponsored by the Institute for Scientific Information on Coffee. Excuse me whil...