New diagnostic test for malaria uses spit, not blood

Sub-Saharan Africa bears the burden of the world’s malaria cases. Credit: Franco Volpato/Shutterstock.com “Spit here, please.” Will this become the instruction we receive upon entering clinics, schools, apothecaries and ports of entry throughout the globe? One of the main factors enabling the continued transmission of malaria are individuals who are…

Luteinizing hormone (LH) test: Uses, ranges, and results

Luteinizing hormone (LH) is involved in many bodily processes, including pregnancy, puberty, and ovulation. LH levels increase or decrease at various points during these cycles. This article explores the uses of LH tests. It discusses high, low, and normal LH levels, as well as what they mean and how they…

6 uses and benefits of petroleum jelly

People use petroleum jelly for diaper rash, as a moisturizer, to treat skin conditions such as eczema, and as a lubricant. In this article, learn about the uses and benefits of petroleum jelly, as well as the possible risks and side effects. What is petroleum jelly? Chemists derive petroleum jelly…