New blood test and the benefits of e-readers
7 Healthcast: New blood test and the benefits of e-readers
A new blood test can distinguish between viral and bacterial infections.
Duke university researchers say the test detects certain genes the immune system produces when fighting off a virus.
They say the test study was 90-percent accurate. Experts believe this test could help patients get faster diagnosis and avoid having to take antibiotics that don't work on viral infections.
E-readers may be more helpful for people with dyslexia.
A study found dyslexic high school students read faster and comprehend more, when using e-readers compared to traditional books.
Researchers say the e-reader displays short lines with fewer words allowing readers to focus on individuals words without distraction.