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2012-07-24 06:36:35

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Imagine finding out you had a severe stage of cervical cancer. Now imagine that the only reason behind this late diagnosis is your inability to afford an annual doctor checkup. New findings suggest that the lack of insurance is second only to age as the strongest predictor of late stage diagnosis. The American Cancer Society estimates that 12,170 women will be diagnosed with cervical cancer and 4,220 women will die from the disease in 2012. Although incidence and...

2012-07-23 20:37:17

Compared to the general population, HIV-positive women have a high risk of cervical cancer and thus are advised to undergo more frequent screening tests. This creates a burden for HIV-positive patients and the health care system, leading to frequent biopsies, which often do not reveal clinically relevant disease. A new study by researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University suggests that HIV-positive women may be able to use new methods that can help to safely...

2012-07-23 06:18:17

By: Erika Dunayer, Ivanhoe Health Correspondent (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Imagine finding out you had a severe stage of cervical cancer. Now imagine that the only reason behind this late diagnosis is your inability to afford an annual doctor checkup. New findings suggest that the lack of insurance is second only to age as the strongest predictor of late stage diagnosis. The American Cancer Society estimates that 12,170 women will be diagnosed with cervical cancer and 4,220 women will die...

2012-07-22 23:00:06

Wearable Brain Monitoring Sensors Enable Significant Advances in Neuroscience. Potomac, MD (PRWEB) July 22, 2012 fNIR Devices announced today that they will be featured in an upcoming episode of the Discovery Channel´s Health Heroes, a television series that gives viewers an in-depth look at some of today´s most exciting medical technologies and clinical treatments. fNIR Devices is a manufacturer of portable, functional near infrared (fNIR) brain imaging systems that measure...

2012-07-19 23:02:50

Five members of the U.S. Olympic Swimming Team are receiving sports focus training via binaural beat brainwave entrainment technology under under the supervision of Dr. Rayma Ditson-Sommer, Ph.D. at the Arizona Training Center. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 19, 2012 Five members of the U.S. Olympic Swimming Team are receiving sports focus training via binaural beat brainwave entrainment technology under under the supervision of Dr. Rayma Ditson-Sommer, Ph.D. at the Arizona Training Center....

2012-07-17 23:03:09

Sober Living by the Sea, a premier provider of treatment for chemical dependency and eating disorders, is now offering Neurofeedback as a tool to improve the quality of patient recovery. Newport Beach, CA (PRWEB) July 17, 2012 Sober Living by the Sea, a leading residential treatment center located in Newport Beach, has recently introduced Neurofeedback as part of their evidence-based treatment approach for addiction, anxiety, depression and other disorders. Sober Living by the Sea employs...


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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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attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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