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Medical News Today: Should you fast before a cholesterol test?

A doctor may instruct a person to fast before taking a cholesterol test. This was once standard practice, but new studies are changing this recommendation. A cholesterol test measures the amount of cholesterol and triglycerides in a person’s blood. Cholesterol is a fat-like material that is present in all of the body’s cells. The body… Read More »

Medical News Today: Cancer: Could a 'universal' blood test make detection easier?

Researchers developed a generic test for cancer and partnered with a tech company to bring it to market. They believe that this test could be the first screening tool to detect cancer. Researchers are working hard to develop an effective ‘universal’ blood test that would improve cancer detection. Cancer is one of the leading causes… Read More »