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New test simplifies detection of Turner syndrome

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A new test makes feasible the early detection of Turner syndrome, according to a report in the December 8 issue of The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. “I am a Pediatric Endocrinologist and became very frustrated seeing young ladies first referred for the...

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Could aspirin enhance performance of stool DNA test for colon cancer?

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – There’s no need for people to stop taking aspirin before an immunochemical fecal occult blood test (iFOBT) because it won't hamper the performance of the test, a new study suggests. On the contrary, low-dose aspirin therapy might actually boost the test's performance....

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Conjugated and direct bilirubin levels not interchangeable in newborns

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Conjugated bilirubin (CB) and direct bilirubin (DB) level measurements cannot be interpreted interchangeably, caution a group of pediatricians from San Francisco, California in a new report. Their study, they say, also provides clear evidence that even mildly elevated CB levels...