Screening & Diagnostic Tests: Don't fall for the sales push

Preventive healthcare packages are targeted at everyone right from age two. While diagnostic tests are necessary to find what made you unhealthy, screening is often unnecessary and harmful. Raj Pradhan collates advice from sensible doctors

 

Abhijit Patil’s (name changed) toddler son suffered from frequent recurrence of high fever. The recommended blood tests for malaria, typhoid and jaundice...

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