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Woman Gets 18 Months for 'Bizarre' Urine Swap

The urine she borrowed tested positive for drugs

(Newser) - An Ohio woman might want to ask some questions if she tries to borrow someone's urine again to pass a drug test. WTOV-TV reports 24-year-old Kiana Wallace was sentenced to 18 months in prison Monday, in eastern Ohio's Belmont County, for submitting a borrowed urine sample that tested... More »

How Opioid Patients' Urine Became 'Liquid Gold'

Urine tests have gotten sophisticated, and some pain doctors have gotten rich

(Newser) - The article calls it "liquid gold," and that might be only a slight exaggeration. A lengthy piece by Fred Schulte and Elizabeth Lucas for the non-profit Kaiser Health News that was picked up by Bloomberg examines a side business that has sprung up alongside the opioid epidemic: pricey... More »

High School Football Game Ends in Student Booze Tests

NJ superintendent defends decision for blood, urine screening for dozens

(Newser) - A school official says dozens of students were detained and ordered to undergo blood and urine testing after alcohol was discovered at a New Jersey high school football game, per the AP . In two separate statements on the Randolph Township School District's website, Randolph Superintendent Jennifer Fano says that... More »

Russia Swapped Urine Samples Through 'Mouse Hole': Report

It led to a room full of clean, frozen samples

(Newser) - During the day, it looked like an impenetrable wall. Only under cover of darkness was the small "mouse hole" at ground level uncovered to reveal a passage from Russia's anti-doping lab to a room where clean urine tests sat waiting, frozen. "At a convenient moment, usually around... More »

Guy Pleads Guilty to Selling Fake Pee to Skirt Drug Tests

Faces 6 years for conspiracy to defraud US

(Newser) - An Ohio man who sold fake urine and other products meant to help people pass workplace drug tests has pleaded guilty before a federal judge in Pennsylvania. David Neal, 61, of Middletown, Ohio, pleaded guilty Monday to conspiracy to defraud the United States and introduction of misbranded drugs into interstate... More »

Simple Test May Help Diagnose Autism Early

Stomach microbes could signal onset at 6 months old

(Newser) - Children with and without autism show marked differences in the makeup of their intestinal bacteria, and a simple urine test may help doctors diagnose the condition in children as young as 6 months old. Children typically aren't diagnosed until they're 2, delaying the start of intervention and other treatments. With... More »

Urine Test Predicts Smokers' Lung Cancer Risk

Detectable chemical IDs smokers with lots to lose

(Newser) - A chemical detectable in urine can help predict which smokers are prone to lung cancer, NPR reports. A 10-year study of 500 smokers found that those with the highest levels of nicotine and NNAL—created as the body metabolizes tobacco—were 8.5 times more likely to develop cancer. Researchers... More »

Discovery Spurs Hope for Prostate Cancer Test

(Newser) - A molecule present only in men who have the deadly form of prostate cancer may be the key to a simple urine test for the disease, the BBC reports. “It raises the possibility of telling the difference between the type of cancer that does no harm—which we term... More »

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