Tag Archive for testing

A Galician Bum Deal

So you thought that having a foot-long swab stuffed up your nose was not something you were looking forward to. Well, thank God you don’t live in Galicia then.

Medical Musings

Axel and I have frequently written about the sense and nonsense of treatments, but hardly about tests. Tests are neither a magic wand to keep you healthy, nor to detect illness. For example everybody agrees on fasting blood sugar testing, but what does a normal result say? Everything and nothing. As a single test it may be useful to screen for diabetes, but a normal test does still not exclude it entirely.