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Sri Lanka v India T20 postponed after Krunal Pandya’s positive COVID test

“Following the Rapid Antigen Tests conducted ahead of the match on Tuesday morning, India all-rounder Krunal Pandya was found to be positive. The medical teams have identified eight members as close contacts,” BCCI said in a statement. The teams will now play the remaining two fixtures of the three-match series on consecutive days, with the… Read More »

New test can detect your immunity to COVID-19 post-vaccination – how protected are you?

Cases of coronavirus fell for the fourth consecutive day on Sunday and the unprecedented vaccination effort is bound to have contributed to the positive trend. The threat posed by coronavirus still persists, however. A new variant is under investigation by Public Health England (PHE). The perennial threat of new variants means it is important that… Read More »

“Blood test finds 50 types of cancer” – we’ve been down this path before

Shoddy, incomplete, fawning news coverage of screening tests is one of the most clearly established problems in health news coverage – something HealthNewsReview.org has revealed countless times over the past 15 years. A public relations news release 22 days ago – from “a healthcare company whose mission is to detect cancer early” – touted study… Read More »

Americans told to STOP using rapid Covid test because manufacturer LIED about how good they are

Americans are told to STOP using controversial rapid Covid test that Britain has spent £2.8BILLION on because it doesn’t work as well as manufacturer claims Food and Drug Administration tells public to ‘destroy’ or return the tests  The medical device regulator has ‘significant concerns’ about their accuracy The 30-minute tests have previously come under fire… Read More »

Watch a Distance Runner Try the US Marine Corps Fitness Test Without Practice

YouTuber and professional distance runner Elijah Orr has tried all kinds of physical challenges on his channel before, including emulating the workouts of Olympic athlete Mo Farah and the famously fit-as-hell Navy SEAL David Goggins. In his most recent video, Orr goes where several other influencers have gone (and nearly puked) before, and takes on… Read More »

NIRVANA Test Rapidly Identifies and Sequences COVID-19 Viral Variants

Researchers at the Salk Institute in California, working with outside collaborators, have developed a COVID-19 test that can rapidly identify and sequence the causative virus, helping to track new variants. The test, called “nanopore sequencing of isothermal rapid viral amplification for near real-time analysis,” (NIRVANA), can also simultaneously test for other viruses, such as influenza,… Read More »