Note to our followers: Due to a lack of sufficient funding, HealthNewsReview.org will cease daily publication of new content at the end of 2018. Publisher Gary Schwitzer and other contributors may post new articles periodically. If you wish to donate, your gift might help keep the site available to the public for a few more years, by defraying costs of web hosting and maintenance. All of our 6,000+ published articles contain lessons to help people improve their critical thinking about health care. Read more about our change in status. And here's how to make a donation.

Category: Diagnostic tests

7/11/2018

Screening for atrial fibrillation with a wearable patch: Seek and ye shall find … and then what?

6/21/2018

Understanding medical tests: A new addition to our toolkit addressing sensitivity, specificity, and other core concepts

3/23/2018

‘$7.9 trillion’ savings from earlier Alzheimer’s diagnosis: Is there a hidden agenda behind the numbers?

1 3/14/2018

Wearable technology to screen for atrial fibrillation: Does it raise more questions than it answers?

1/31/2018

NY Times hails discovery of new genetic heart disease risk factor, but what about researchers’ industry ties?

1 12/20/2017

New blood pressure guidelines: supporters get coverage, critics don’t. Why?

11/24/2017

Is Alzheimer’s ‘coming for you’? NY Times uses anecdote and an old blood test to warn it might be

2 11/3/2017

Scanning for suicide with fMRI: the limitations of pixels and language

1 10/11/2017

More evidence that women should be wary of ‘ovarian reserve testing’ events

9 9/12/2017

Most news coverage on new PSA testing study acknowledged costly trade-offs