Posts Tagged ‘Alzheimer’s test’

By On May 6th, 2014

Potential Alzheimer’s Disease Blood Test Raises Ethical Concerns

On the surface, the prospect of a simple test that can identify Alzheimer’s disease years before it appears symptomatically seems like a miracle. But, when a promising study was recently announced suggesting one such test may be coming sooner than previously thought, many experts seemed discomforted. Currently, there is no effective treatment for Alzheimer’s disease.…


By On January 3rd, 2013

New Alzheimer’s Test Not For Everyone

It’s been about eight months since the Food and Drug Administration approved a test that can aide doctors in identifying those at risk for dementia and Alzheimer’s but many obstacles remain in the way before the test becomes widely adopted. At about $3-thousand, the price tag coupled with the fact that most insurance plans will…

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