Blood Test

Your Blood Type Is 'Best Indicator' Of Your Risk Of Heart Disease

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Tech

New evidence shows that a patient’s blood type could be the best indicator of their risk of developing heart disease. Published in the journal of Mo...

New Device Means Diabetics No Longer Have To Test Their Blood Every Day

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Tech

Diabetic patients could have their daily routine revolutionised with a painless breath test to replace taking blood. The test has been devised by a te...

The Trial and Error Days of Antidepressant Drug Treatment Could Soon Be Over

Cal Strode | Posted 09.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Cal Strode

It is rare in science that a study will show 100% anything. Today this has happened. Scientists at Kings College London have developed a blood test that they say 'accurately and reliably predicts whether people living with depression will respond to common antidepressants'. This could mark a real sea change in antidepressant drug treatment.

New Blood Test Could Help Rule Out Heart Attacks

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 07.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A simple blood test could rule out heart attacks in patients complaining of chest pain, the Press Association reports. Researchers said the high se...

This Blood Test Could Predict Dementia Risk

PA | By John von Radowitz, Press Association Science Correspondent | Posted 06.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A blood test for healthy ageing has been developed that could identify people who are growing old too fast and at risk of dementia. The genetic tes...

If You're Terrified Of Needles This Tiny Chip Could Change Your Life

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 28.05.2015 | UK Tech

If you're particularly prone to swooning at the sight of needles or blood, a new tiny chip is here to help. Touted as a non-invasive way of analysi...

This Simple £5 Blood Test Could 'Save Many More Women's Lives'

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A £5 blood test could enable doctors to spot twice as many heart attacks in women, according to a new health study. The British Heath Foundation (...

12 Signs It's Time to Change Your Doctor: Part Two

Marek Doyle | Posted 31.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Marek Doyle

His response to a bad reaction to drugs is to maintain or increase the dosage... You would think this one would be quite simple. If you had spent years without rashes, started taking a new item and then looked like a victim of contagion within a few hours, you may be wise to consider if this novel pill is causing a reaction.

This Blood Test Could Predict Alzheimer's Disease

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A simple blood test that can predict the onset of Alzheimer's disease before recognisable symptoms appear could be available in two years, say scienti...

'Heat Print' Blood Tests Could Diagnose Cervical Cancer

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Heating a patient's blood could provide a simple new test for cervical cancer, say researchers. The plasma thermogram technique obtains a "heatprin...

Simple Blood Test Could Detect Skin Cancer Spread

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

A simple blood test could identify those patients whose melanoma - the most serious form of skin cancer - has started to spread to other parts of the ...

Cholesterol: My Steps to Reducing It

Paul Bailey | Posted 01.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Bailey

I've always been interested in monitoring my cholesterol ever since my mother died from a heart attack aged just 45. I was 13 years old at the time. Watching your mother drop dead in front of you is something you carry with you for the rest of your life. So I knew that I had to look after my health and most importantly my heart.

Blood Test Could Offer New Hope For Ovarian Cancer Treatment | Posted 17.10.2011 | UK Lifestyle

A chemical in the blood could one day help doctors spot early signs of ovarian cancer, research suggests....