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Arizona's largest lab bolstering COVID-19 test operation

Jan. 11, 2022 17:42 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — After a record-breaking day last week of COVID-19 tests, officials at Sonora Quest Laboratories said Tuesday that Arizona's largest diagnostic testing lab will expand its operation and be able to take on thousands more samples. Sonora Quest went through almost 30,000...

Effort to repeal ultrasound requirement suffers setback

Jan. 07, 2022 10:53 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — An effort to eliminate mandatory ultrasounds before abortions suffered a setback this week, but the issue is far from settled. The budget Gov. Chris Sununu signed in June contained a provision prohibiting abortion after 24 weeks of gestation, with exceptions...

Blood test may one day predict severe pregnancy complication

Jan. 05, 2022 13:41 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A blood test may one day be able to predict whether someone who is pregnant will develop a serious blood pressure disorder months before symptoms show up. Preeclampsia happens in around 1 of 20 pregnancies, usually in the third trimester, and can cause organ...

Will Elizabeth Holmes' conviction sober up Silicon Valley?

Jan. 04, 2022 17:37 PM EST

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The fraud conviction of former Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes could do more than just send a once-celebrated ex-billionaire to prison. In theory, it could also deliver a sobering message to a Silicon Valley culture that often gets lost in its own hubris and swagger. ...

Jury finds Elizabeth Holmes guilty on 4 counts of fraud and conspiracy at her former blood-testing startup Theranos

Jan. 03, 2022 19:46 PM EST
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Jury finds Elizabeth Holmes guilty on 4 counts of fraud and conspiracy at her former blood-testing startup Theranos.

Jury finds Elizabeth Holmes guilty of conspiracy at her former blood-testing startup Theranos

Jan. 03, 2022 19:16 PM EST
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Jury finds Elizabeth Holmes guilty of conspiracy at her former blood-testing startup Theranos.

Addiction treatment chain settles billing fraud allegations

Dec. 30, 2021 10:53 AM EST

A company that operates a network of addiction treatment centers has agreed to pay $4.5 million to settle allegations that it charged the Massachusetts Medicaid program for unnecessary urine drug testing that was illegally performed at the company's own lab, officials said Thursday. ...

Jury in Elizabeth Holmes trial hears replay of her boasts

Dec. 23, 2021 18:39 PM EST

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Jurors in the fraud trial of former Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes returned to the courtroom Thursday to listen again to audio recordings that captured Holmes' brash promises about vaunted blood-testing technology that propelled her meteoric rise and scandalous downfall. ...

Demand for COVID tests high amid new cases, Christmas travel

Dec. 22, 2021 17:49 PM EST

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Demand for COVID-19 testing remained high Wednesday, with many sites reporting long lines as positive cases in Connecticut continue to climb and families prepare to gather for Christmas. Mark Kidd, director of Wren Laboratories and one of two scientists that...

EXPLAINER: Why Elizabeth Holmes' fraud case turns on intent

Dec. 21, 2021 19:42 PM EST

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The high-profile case of former Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes, now before a jury, boils down to a single question: Did she cover up defects in her startup's blood-testing technology to rip off investors while potentially endangering the lives of unwitting patients? ...