Simple test for cancer and heart disease

Like a pregnancy test, a new diagnostic technique uses a paper strip to show results

By Stephen Ornes, 09:21 AM March 10, 2014

Heart disease and cancer are the two leading causes of death in the United States and many other developed countries. Unfortunately, both diseases can be difficult to diagnose. Because these conditions reflect changes deep inside the body, they just aren’t that easy to detect from the outside. But that could change, thanks to a new type of test.

 

With only two steps, it promises to be fast, cheap and easy. First, a doctor gives a patient an injection. Later, the patient urinates on a special s...

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