Why can fear be so much fun?  Doctors break down the science of being scared.  Doctors say fear can stimulate the same centers of the brain as happiness

Spine-tingling science explains why fright is fun: Health experts discuss the biological reasons why human beings get enjoyment from being scared in settings like horror movies and haunted houses. Fright can stimulate the same centers of the brain as happiness and pleasure, and it is enjoyable because there is no real threat of harm. Fear also triggers the release of stress hormones and neurotransmitters that induce a “fight, flight, or freeze” response, an evolutionary development that helped early humans avoid danger.

SeekInCare Blood Test Can Detect More Than 20 Cancer Types

The blood-based test SeekInCare was found to detect more than 20 cancer types, according to a study of patients with and without cancer that was presented at an oncology conference. Test sensitivity varied by cancer type and stage.

Quest launches blood test for Alzheimer’s disease aimed at general consumers

Quest Diagnostics has released the AD-Detect test for general consumers to gauge beta amyloid levels, which are associated with neurodegenerative conditions. The test is for anyone “who has a family history of Alzheimer’s disease, is experiencing memory loss, or is experiencing early cognitive decline,” according to Quest.

3D-printed COVID-19 breath test takes two (2) breaths and one (1) minute

Breath test to detect COVID-19 produces results in 1 minute: A 3D-printed, portable and adaptable breath test device that can detect SARS-CoV-2 strains has been developed by Washington University in St. Louis researchers. The test requires individuals to breathe into an attached straw two, four or eight times and produces results within 60 seconds.

New Ultrasound Patch Spots Tiny Breast Abnormalities in Early Trial

Wearable ultrasound can detect tumors, cysts in breasts: A wearable ultrasound patch that can conform to the breast has been developed by researchers to detect abnormalities, such as tumors and cysts. The patch was able to scan for cysts as small as three millimeters during a study

FDA Warns Against Use of Unauthorized Ultrasound Devices Sold to Consumers

FDA issues warning on unauthorized ultrasound devices: The FDA has warned consumers not to buy or use unauthorized ultrasound medical devices manufactured and sold by Well-Being Reality, CellQuicken, and RoyalVibe Health as these devices have not been reviewed, cleared, or approved by the FDA. People who use the ultrasound devices may experience adverse events such as muscle weakness, nerve damage, pain, scarring, burns and bruising, the Agency said.

Mount Sinai Predictive Artificial Intelligence (AI) Flags Drugs That May Cause Birth Defects – New AI tool sheds light on the relationship between drugs, genes, and birth defects, allowing researchers to predict which medicines may cause congenital disabilities

Artificial Intelligence (AI) may predict if new drugs can cause birth defects: Artificial intelligence identified approved drugs most likely to cause birth defects and might be able to predict teratogenicity of preclinical compounds, researchers reported in the journal Communications Medicine. The model uses semi-supervised learning to integrate data on drugs, genes and birth defects, creating “knowledge graphs” that could help predict the likelihood that certain genes, drugs or molecules would cause birth defects.