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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Testing’

HIV Prevention Shot May Replace Pills

Two separate HIV studies on macaque monkeys show very promising results. Researchers from Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center at Rockefeller University in New York presented their findings on Tuesday at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Boston, Mass. They determined that a newly designed shot routinely taken four times a year could possibly protect people from the HIV virus. One San Francisco doctor from Gladstone …

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Colon Cancer Testing Leveling Off In U.S.

According to the Center for Disease Control, “Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second leading cancer killer of men and women in the US, following lung cancer.” Why then are more people not having the necessary screenings? The study shows that one in three adults in the 50 and 75-year-old age group have not been getting their recommended screenings. It seems …

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States Drop GED as Test Price Rises

The GED, or General Educational Development tests, were created in 1942 to measure the academic skills of U.S. soldiers who had left high school to join the military. Though the test has undergone revisions, the American Council on Education has maintained the tests as a way for those who did not graduate high school to gain an equivalent certification. Now, …

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ACT Entrance Exam Now More Taken Than SAT

The College Board’s yearly report on college and career readiness was released this week, and it shows that only 43% of college-bound seniors in 2012 are “college ready.” The College Board defines “college ready” as achieving a benchmark score of 1550 on the SAT, which gives students a 65% likelihood of achieving a B- average during their first year at …

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Cervical Screenings to Occur Less Often: Good News for Women Aged 30-65

New guidelines indicate that women who have had normal HPV and pap test results in the 30-65 year old age bracket will only need to be tested every five years. This revision was put into place after physicians found that “combining a Pap test with a human papillomavirus (HPV) test can safely extend the interval between cervical cancer screenings from …

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Super Bowl Commercials: What Makes Them Effective?

What is it that makes a Super Bowl ad so great? Is it something funny, inspiring, unbelievable, or what? According to Ace Metrix CEO Peter Daboll, a likable ad doesn’t necessarily mean it’s an effective ad. As he explained, great ads are likable, but they have to do more in order to be effective.

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