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A senior technician holds collected blood samples. (credit: Rodger Bosch/AFP/Getty Images)

New Blood Tests May Transform Cancer Care

A new type of blood test is starting to transform cancer treatment, sparing some patients from the surgical and needle biopsies that have been long needed to guide their care.

05/11/2015

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Oklahoma Bill Would Force STD Tests For Couples Prior To Marriage

If Senate Bill 733 passes in Oklahoma, couples who apply for marriage licenses there may be denied if they have a STD.

02/18/2015

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Court: Warrant Needed To Draw Blood In DWI Cases

Texas’ highest criminal court has ruled that drawing the blood of an uncooperative drunken driving suspect in Texas without a search warrant is unconstitutional.

11/26/2014

Test tubes are prepared for testing for human growth hormone (HGH) at the Doping Control Laboratory (Photo credit ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

2 Seasons Since NFL Agreement, Still No HGH Tests

HGH is a banned performance-enhancing drug that is hard to detect and has been linked to health problems such as diabetes, cardiac dysfunction and arthritis.

01/31/2013

A lab technician performs a blood test. (credit: Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Blood Type Might Be A Clue To Heart Disease Risk

Here’s another reason to know your blood type — it might be a clue to your risk of heart disease. People who have blood types A, B, or AB have a slightly higher risk of heart disease compared to those with type O.

08/14/2012

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Blood Sample May Predict When You’re Going To Die

A blood test that measures how quickly a person is aging could let some sick people know if they are dying faster than others.

05/16/2011

A lab technician performs a blood test. (credit: Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

New Blood Test For Expectant Moms Can Reveal Down Syndrome

A simple blood test may replace the invasive amniocentesis as the standard for testing a fetus for Down’s syndrome.

CBSDFW.COM–03/08/2011

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Texas Center Part Of Single Cell Cancer Test Trials

A blood test so sensitive that it can spot a single cancer cell lurking among a billion healthy ones is moving one step closer to being available at your doctor’s office.

01/03/2011

Sources: Pilot Suspected of Drinking Came Up Clean

It may have been due to a false alarm, but a bunch of American Airlines passengers had to cool their heels for hours while a new pilot was found to fly the plane out of […]

09/02/2010