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Home Testing for HIV

Home Testing for HIV Now Possible

Have you been in close touch with HIV positive person recently? HIV is the cause of AIDS and is transmitted through the blood, semen, saliva, breast milk or other body fluids by direct contact with an infected person. HIV or Human Immunodeficiency Virus is a virus that causes AIDS or Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome that attacks […]

mental illness

Addiction Dual Diagnosis? Here’s Why You Need Specialized Treatment

Mental illness doesn’t cause substance abuse disorders, but the two things often occur together. Fifty percent of people with diagnosable psychiatric disorders also suffer from a substance abuse disorder. If you suffer from both a mental health issue and a substance abuse problem, it’s known as a dual diagnosis or a co-occurring disorder. The causes […]

Genetically Predisposed

Find out if you are Genetically Predisposed to a Certain Condition

Your genetic makeup holds all the answers to who you are, and it can also show any predispositions that you have too. In your genetic makeup there may be some kind of mutation that makes you at higher risk to falling ill from genetic conditions, and this is something that you need to be aware […]

These color-enhanced scanning electron microscope images show nanosheets resembling tiny rose petals. The nanosheets are key components of a new type of biosensor that can detect minute concentrations of glucose in saliva, tears and urine. The technology might eventually help to eliminate or reduce the frequency of using pinpricks for diabetes testing. (Jeff Goecker, Purdue University)

New Test for Diabetes Using Saliva and Tears

In what might revolutionize the world of diagnostics, scientists have developed a new diagnostic tool for detecting diabetes using saliva and tears. The revolutionary research was carried out at Purdue University’s Nanotechnology center and the finding published in the Advanced Functional Materials journal. This project has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the […]

Hepatitis C – Know more about the Challenge of Living with It

Usually people don’t think that they could have hepatitis C. However they might want to take a look at some informational brochures because they might be surprised. Sometimes people know how they acquired the virus (like from the drug use) but in other cases they have no clue how they got in contact with it. […]

Food Intolerance Testing May Not Be Reliable

Food Intolerance Testing May Not Be Reliable

There has been a sharp rise in numbers of people with food allergies and intolerances in recent times. However, experts say that tests that indicate intolerance and allergies are often inaccurate and unreliable. This could mean that many of us are living with unnecessary diet restrictions and spending unnecessary amounts on the supposed allergy or intolerance. Intolerance […]

Home-Test-Kits

Home Health Tests – Should You Use Them?

Performing a health test at home can be an attractive option. It not only saves money and time, but also helps you in taking advantage of the convenience and privacy of having the test performed without professional intervention. However consumer experts warn that home test kits such as those designed to diagnose ulcers of the […]

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HIV Home Test – What You Should Know

Prior to 1996, there was no way to have a test for HIV performed except by going to the doctor and having one performed. However for a number of reasons such as confidentiality concerns and so on, one may prefer the option of an HIV home test rather than have to go to a doctor to obtain […]

digital rectal exam

Digital Rectal Exam for Detecting Pelvic Abnormalities!

Digital rectal exam is a test procedure performed to check for problems with organs and various other structures in your pelvic region and lower belly. This screening procedure helps to detect prostate and rectal cancer. Often, this test is referred to as prostate or rectal exam. During the test procedure, your practitioner gently places a […]

cardiac catheterization procedure

Cardiac Catheterization Procedure to Check Heart Pumping Ability!

Cardiac catheterization, a common diagnostic procedure is done to examine the flow of blood to the heart and test how well the heart is pumping. It is an invasive imaging procedure, in which a long, narrow tube called as catheter is inserted into the blood vessel in the leg or arm and directed to the […]