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2013-07-25 23:23:47

Basic Health International believes in a world where no woman is lost to cervical cancer, a preventable disease. Joe Lockhart, Giovanna Gray, Miriam Hess and David Einhorn hosted a fundraiser in Washington, DC on July 18 to garner awareness and support for this important cause. Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 25, 2013 Over 60 people joined hosts Joe Lockhart, Giovanna Gray, Miriam Hess and David Einhorn to support Basic Health International, a non-profit organization working to eradicate...

2013-07-24 23:21:58

MarketResearchReports.Biz announces addition of new report “Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS) Market Report - 2013 Edition” to its database. Visit - http://www.marketresearchreports.biz/analysis-details/intravascular-ultrasound-ivus-market-report-2013-edition. Albany, NY (PRWEB) July 24, 2013 Intravascular Ultrasound, one of the fastest growing segments of Interventional cardiology, is a diagnostic tool that is used to determine the structure of an artery segment. It uses a small...

2013-07-12 23:34:49

Computer-assisted screening provides the latest advancement for cervical cancer detection. Berkeley Heights, NJ (PRWEB) July 11, 2013 Summit Medical Group today announced it has begun using state-of-the-art technology designed to improve diagnosis of cervical cancer and its precursors. Summit Medical Group now employs the BD FocalPoint™ GS Imaging System developed by BD Diagnostics – Women’s Health and Cancer (Franklin Lakes, NJ). Approved by the FDA for screening BD SurePath™ Pap...

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...


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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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