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TB Blood Test, Forget TB Skin Tests

Ninety percent of people exposed to TB will not contract the disease. The skin test fails to detect half of people with latent TB, and false-negatives are common in individuals with weakened immune systems. Usually anyone with a positive skin test...

Blood tests

What is a 'normal' blood test, asked a reader last week. Several readers point out that there are so many different types of test, and the laboratory will look only for those specific markers or components in the blood that the doctor has requested...

Adult female acne

According to a US study of more than 10,000 women, long-term use of antibiotics may be linked to a substantially increased risk of breast cancer. Women with more than 25 prescriptions, or who took antibiotics

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