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New patient test could tell GPs if infections are antibiotic resistant in under two hours

A new rapid patient test which could identify whether bacteria isolated from clinical samples are antibiotic resistant in under two hours is being trialled on a range of antibiotics commonly used to treat urinary tract infections (UTIs). If successful, the test could transform decision-making around antibiotic choice by helping inform the five million antibiotic prescriptions… Read More »

Consumer DNA testing has hit a lull — here’s how it could capture the next wave of users

23andMe CEO, Anne Wojcicki 23andMe Sales of consumer-focused DNA tests from companies like Ancestry and 23andMe are down this year. And while companies in the space aren’t offering any reasons why, experts speculate that the natural expiration of the early adopter wave and growing privacy concerns are to blame. But companies might be able to… Read More »

Could a ‘Tickle’ a Day Keep the Doctor Away?

By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A small electric “tickle” to the ear may affect the body’s nervous system, and British researchers claim this can promote overall well-being and may potentially slow down some effects of aging. The tickle treatment is called transcutaneous vagus nerve stimulation (tVNS). The procedure… Read More »

Pollen count today: Hot weather spells trouble – could this natural remedy help?

Hay fever is an allergic reaction to pollen, typically when it comes into contact with a person’s mouth, nose, eyes and throat. It can cause a wide-range of irritable symptoms, such as sneezing or coughing, a runny or blocked nose, and itchy, red or watery eyes. Due to it being season-dependent, people can suffer the… Read More »