According to a lengthy exposé in The Wall Street Journal, blood testing startup Theranos is struggling to make the very technology that made founder Elizabeth Holmes America's youngest female billionaire actually work.
I've never been afraid of needles, but giving blood is no trip to Disney World. Anytime a phlebotomist tries to sink a needle into my arm to collect blood, my plump veins roll away. Doctors stick me again and again, and I leave their offices with enough bruises on my arms to pass for a junkie.
The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments today in a huge privacy dispute over drunk driving arrests. The case turns on whether police can snag blood samples from unwilling suspected drunk drivers without a search warrant.
How long a healthy pregnancy lasts can vary by as much as five weeks, even when doctors precisely determined the date of conception, a new study suggests. Although the length of a healthy pregnancy is known to be variable, some of this variation was thought to be due to errors in determining the age of the baby, the researchers said.