Can seniors handle results of Alzheimer’s risk tests?

(HealthDay)—As researchers hone in on ways to detect whether someone has a high risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease before they have any symptoms, mental health professionals have worried what the psychological fallout of that knowledge might be. But new research suggests that people can handle the truth. In the study,…

Video: How do coronavirus tests work?

How do coronavirus tests work? Testing capacity is a major factor in the effectiveness of the public health response to COVID-19, and there’s a lot of specialized technical expertise that goes into producing an accurate viral test. Penn State researcher Nita Bharti talks through the science behind testing, and why…

What it really means when you dream about tests

Ugh, the dreaded test dream. It’s always the same — you realize that you have to take a test, and not just a pop quiz, but some kind of huge make-it-or-break-it final exam. Your grade, your diploma, your entire future hinges on this test, and yet… there’s a problem. Not…

Dietitian tests so-called healthy ice-creams

The scoop on ‘healthy’ ice creams! Dietitian tests alternative frozen treats tested with less sugar and fat or added ‘superfood’ ingredients Take a trip down the supermarket freezer aisle, and you’ll find any number of ‘healthy’ ice creams – some with less sugar and fat than usual, others with ‘superfood’…

Tests find widespread pestcide, toxin traces in French bread

Tests on samples of French bread have found widespread traces of pesticides and toxins, according to an investigation by a consumer magazine. The long-running magazine 60 Millions de Consommateurs (60 Million Consumers) tested 65 bread samples, from baguettes sold by neighbourhood bakeries to supermarket sliced loaves. It stressed that in…