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2013-06-03 23:22:59

Save 10% on all Men's Health lab testing this June with promo code MEN10.

Vinegar Test Cervical Cancer Screening
2013-06-03 14:54:58

In a new study, a test using simple vinegar was found to have a rate of accuracy comparable to that of Pap smears, providing a cheap and easily accessible screening mechanism. Researchers reported the cervical cancer mortality rate was cut by 31 percent among the 150,000 Indian women who were involved in the study, and they speculate that it could save 22,000 lives in India and 72,600 worldwide each year.

Faster Disease Diagnosis With New Single Virus Detection Techniques
2013-05-30 15:36:09

new optics-based methods for determining the exact viral load of a sample by counting individual virus particles.

Genetic Testing Pilot Program To Begin In The UK
2013-05-21 05:15:44

As part of a public-private collaboration, a UK-based charitable foundation has announced a pilot program to genetically test patients for breast and ovarian cancer.

2013-05-20 11:15:26

There are significant cost and risk factors associated with two procedures commonly used to diagnose or treat gastrointestinal problems.


Latest Medical tests Reference Libraries

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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