Tag Archives: test

Colleges Weigh How Best to Test for COVID

Ravina Kullar, PharmD, infectious disease expert. JAMA Network Open: “Assessment of SARS-CoV-2 Screening Strategies to Permit the Safe Reopening of College Campuses in the United States.” CDC: “Interim Considerations for Institutions of Higher Education Administrators for SARS-CoV-2 Testing.” University of Georgia: “Plans for Surveillance Testing and Notification.” News conference, Sarah Fortune, chair, Harvard Department of… Read More »

Simple test helps to predict and prevent falls

The “enhanced paper grip test” validated by researchers from the Centre for Biomechanics and Rehabilitation Technologies (CBRT) at Staffordshire University involves pulling a small card from underneath the participant’s foot while asking them to grip with their big toe (Hallux). The proposed test can potentially be used to monitor muscle weakness in clinics for better… Read More »

Online Depression Test [ZUNG DEPRESSION SCALE]

Mental health statistics: Mental health disorders make up 4 of the leading 10 reasons for disability worldwide within established market economies, and include: bipolar disorder, major depression, schizophrenia, as well as obsessive compulsive disorder. Approximately 26 % of adult Americans suffer from a mental disorder which is diagnosable within any given year. A lot of… Read More »

Dr Miriam Stoppard – ‘Our test and trace system is a failure, warn experts’

The headline published in the BMJ says it all. “Too slow and fundamentally flawed”. Our country’s test and trace ­programme is not fit for ­purpose, say public health experts. “I don’t believe the virus is under control, and I don’t believe that the system of surveillance we have at the present time is sufficient,” says… Read More »