How Confident Can You Be in a Coronavirus Test?

‘Not detected’ doesn’t mean it’s not there Many coronavirus test results already say “detected” or “not detected” as their default readout, a distinction that several experts call more useful. “‘Not detected’ really points to the moment,” said Dr. Valerie Fitzhugh, a pathologist at Rutgers University. “It wasn’t detected today. That doesn’t mean I won’t have…

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Sugary Drinks May Be Bad for Aging

Sweetened drinks are not generally considered healthy for anyone, but they may be particularly harmful for the elderly. Researchers report that consumption of both sugar-sweetened and artificially sweetened drinks is associated with an increased risk for frailty in women over 60. The scientists defined frailty as meeting at least three of five criteria: fatigue, reduced…

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