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Eversense Implantable Glucometer Gets FDA Approval as Alternative to Finger Tests

Senseonics, a company out of Germantown, Maryland, won FDA approval for its Eversense continuous glucose monitoring system. The system is intended to be used instead of traditional finger prick tests to make diabetes-related decisions. This is a giant step for the company, which has developed a technology that combines a tiny implant with a wearable… Read More »

We’re not far from using blood tests to detect early cancer: CEO of Silicon Valley oncology firm

Scientists aren’t far away from creating blood tests that can be used to detect the earliest stages of cancer, Guardant Health co-founder and CEO Helmy Eltoukhy said Monday. The Silicon Valley oncology company, backed by SoftBank, is working with U.K.-based AstraZeneca to develop blood tests to help identify cancer patients likely to respond well to treatment… Read More »

Recommended time between smear tests could increase thanks to HPV test

Smear tests remove a sample of cells from the cervixLalocracio/Getty By Clare Wilson A new approach for cervical cancer screening set to begin this year in the UK could let women safely wait longer between tests. Existing forms of screening, sometimes known as the smear or pap test, involve brushing some cells from the neck… Read More »