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Population-based screening for chronic kidney disease Is not cost-effective

New research indicates that population-based screening for chronic kidney disease (CKD) is not cost-effective overall or in subgroups of people with hypertension and the elderly (BMJ 2010;341:c5869). However, the investigators (Read the full article)

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Point-of-care testing (POCT) a significant share of world IVD market

The market for point-of-care testing (POCT) has almost doubled in size from 2003 to 2009. With the ability to help reduce healthcare costs while simultaneously improving patient care, point-of-care testing (Read the full article)


Bad night’s sleep raises risk of diabetes

A bad night’s sleep may not just leave you tired and irritable. It could also raise your risk of diabetes, research suggests. Just one night of tossing and turning and (Read the full article)