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Annual Pap Smears Still Norm
2013-07-09 16:32:57

Susan Bowen for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The requirement to receive an annual pap smear is deeply ingrained in the minds of most women and their doctors. However, in 2009 guidelines were revised to recommend screening every three years. According to a recent study conducted by Russell Harris and Stacey Sheridan of the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, about half of the obstetrician/gynecologists studied still...

First IVF Baby Born Using NGS
2013-07-08 10:43:35

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Next generation sequencing (NGS) techniques have allowed scientists to sequence DNA at faster rates than ever before, and in the process they have begun to revolutionize fields as disparate as anthropology and botany. The technology is also now being used to screen embryos for in vitro fertilization (IVF), and the first child to ever pass though that screening process was recently born in the United States. Developed in the UK at...

2013-07-03 23:17:32

In light of recent research developing a test to screen for Inborn Errors of Metabolism disorders, Kwiksure examines if genetic screening tests could be covered by insurers. Hong Kong (PRWEB) July 03, 2013 According to the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), one out of 4000 babies born in Hong Kong will be diagnosed with Inborn Errors of Metabolism (IEM). These metabolic disorders can lead to several health defects but recent research has developed a genetic screening test to detect...

2013-07-03 23:03:25

Transparency Market Research published new “Cervical Cancer Diagnostic Tests Market (Pap Smear, Colposcopy And Ecc Procedures) - Global Industry Analysis By Test Type And Age Group, Market Size, Share And Forecast 2012 - 2018” market research report in report store. Browse the full report at http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/cervical-cancer-diagnostic-tests-market.html. Albany, New York (PRWEB) July 03, 2013 According to a new market report published by Transparency Market...

2013-07-01 23:16:50

Mobile Health, an employee screening company specializing in drug testing, releases an infographic displaying the detection times for marijuana in urine drug tests. New York, NY (PRWEB) July 01, 2013 Mobile Health released an inforgraphic image displaying the detection times for urine drug tests for marijuana. Pre-employment drug testing is a very important part of an employee-screening program, and understanding the detection times allow employers to understand the results given. Due to...

2013-06-18 23:25:43

As methods for cheating drug tests become more sophisticated, drug screening technicians continue to rely on a tried and tested method for detecting diluted urine samples: refractometers to measure urine specific gravity Bellevue, WA (PRWEB) June 18, 2013 For as long as employers, sporting officials, and probation officers have administered drug tests, drug testees have found ways to cheat them. It´s an incessant, drug testing arms race: drug testers will find a seemingly fool-proof...

2013-06-11 14:06:05

Molecular imaging technique detects arterial disease in the heart earlier and in finer detail than other leading imaging methods Coronary artery disease (CAD) is one of the world´s most prevalent and silent killers. Positron emission tomography (PET), which images miniscule abnormalities in cellular metabolism, can tip off clinicians about cardiac disasters waiting to happen– including sudden death from a heart attack–better than standard angiography, researchers revealed...


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Endoluminal Capsule Monitoring
2013-03-04 16:02:35

Endoluminal capsule monitoring is categorized as a non-invasive medical procedure used in diagnosing and monitoring the progression of abnormalities in the gastrointestinal system. Procedure Once the need is identified to monitor the gastrointestinal system and the patient has a working system, they will ingest a water-tight capsule that contains a miniaturized wireless radio transmitter. Once it is ingested, it sends signals to a radio receiver. The data is then processed and presented...

Colposcopy
2013-01-18 11:34:29

The Colposcopy is a preventive procedure to identify a possible abnormal cells or tissue on the cervix, vagina and vulva. By illuminating and magnifying the area with a coloscope during the examination, areas of concern can be identified earlier by the colposcopist. The procedure was developed by a German physician Hans Hinselmann in 1925 with the help of Dr. Helmut Wirths. Cause for the Procedure This examination has multiple candidates. If a patient has been a victim of a sexual...

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2011-04-15 15:38:47

Helicobacter pylori is a Gram-negative, microaerophilic bacterium that can inhabit various areas of the stomach, particularly the antrum. It causes low-level inflammation of the stomach lining and is linked to gastric ulcers and stomach cancer. Out of those infected, 80%, are asymptomatic. It was initially named Campyloacter pyloridis and then renamed C. pylori to correct the Latin grammar error. It was later placed in the genus, Helicobacter. Over 50% of the population has H. pylori in...

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2010-09-24 17:35:29

The stethoscope is an acoustic medical device used for listening the internal sounds of the body. It can be used to listen to lung, heart, and intestines as well as blood flow in the arteries. With a sphygmomanometer it can be used to measure blood pressure. Along with listening to bodies a stethoscope might be employed to listen to automobiles to diagnose any damage as well as used to check scientific vacuum chambers for leaks. A phonendoscope is a stethoscope that intensifies sounds. In...

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