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Self-affirmation increases patients willingness to be tested
Date: 2011-12-23 09:43:13
Many people avoid blood tests for conditions like HIV and cancer because they are afraid of being diagnosed with a disease that may require extensive treatments or one that is life-threatening. However, the sooner most conditions are diagnosed and treated, the better the outcome.... Full Story

Researchers find genetic cause of osteoporosis
Date: 2011-10-05 15:45:50
Blood testing may soon be able to assess an individual's risk of developing osteoporosis, a serious condition that is often not diagnosed until a person has suffered a broken bone. A team of researchers from the University of Montreal has discovered a single gene that significantly increases the risk of the disease.... Full Story

Iron-fortified orange juice may be effective treatment for anemia
Date: 2011-05-12 11:38:47
Iron deficiency anemia affects a large portion of the U.S. and worldwide population, and it can have a tremendous impact on an individual's quality of life. However, for those who have received low iron blood test results, fortified orange juice may be an effective treatment for the condition, according to a new study published in the British Journal of Nutrition.... Full Story

Iron deficiency may impair quality of life
Date: 2011-05-10 11:42:58
Iron deficiency anemia is a condition that significantly impacts an individual's quality of life and may increase the risk of other health complications, say medical experts. As part of European Heart Failure awareness day, many are urging individuals everywhere to seek iron blood testing to ensure that they do not have the condition.... Full Story

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