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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

Blood samples are carried in a laboratory. (credit: JOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images)

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