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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 […]

Who Should Have A Pap Smear?

Who Should Have A Pap Smear?

Cervical Papanicolaou Smear or commonly known as Pap smear is a basic screening test used to establish an initial diagnosis and to evaluate the severity of a disease. This simple test can detect cervical cancer cells whether they are malignant or not. High risk factors are placed among women who were exposed to human immunodeficiency […]

tiny sensor for cancer detection

Home Cancer Detection Kits Could Be A Possibility Thanks To Sensor

Now a gadget smaller than a human hair could likely be a detection tool to identify a number of different diseases including prostate and breast cancer. This is an acoustic resonant sensor that is currently being developed by engineering professor Jae Kwon at the University of Missouri in Columbia. This sensor will be useful in […]

Paternity Tests Available In The Drug Stores

Paternity Tests Available In The Drug Stores

Like the generic drugs or sanitizers, nowadays paternity tests are also made available in the nearest drug store down the block, like any other consumer goods you can buy over the counter. Despite the contradictions coming from those privacy advocates, specialists and other concerned government agencies, still paternal tests like Identigene, Sorenson Genomics and other […]

Is My Heart Healthy?

Is My Heart Healthy?

You try to eat a healthy balanced diet, and get regular exercise. You control your blood pressure and have quit smoking. Still, you can’t help but wonder, β€œIs my heart healthy?” Fortunately, finding out is an easy task. Here’s how. As a part of your regular annual physical exam, you should have an annual heart […]

Genetic Testing A New Technology

Genetic Testing A New Technology

There are several questions when it comes to genetic testing. One such question is twofold. A debate is taking place on whether genetic testing is not only cost effective but whether it is beneficial to patients and doctors. Genetic testing can identify if there are any changes in your genes, proteins, or chromosomes. When a […]

Shoulder Arthroscopy: A Procedure For Both Diagnosis And Treatment

Shoulder Arthroscopy: A Procedure For Both Diagnosis And Treatment

Shoulder arthroscopy is a procedure used to diagnose a problem with the shoulder joint, and also to treat various conditions. As a treatment, it is used to correct shoulder dislocation, shoulder tendonitis and bursitis, osteoarthritis, a torn rotator cuff and to remove loose bodies, such as bone or cartilage, from the shoulder joint. Arthroscopy allows […]

Home HIV Test Kits Are Not Accurate

Home HIV Test Kits Are Not Accurate

Health Canada released a statement that advised not to rely on home testing HIV kits particularly the new Clean Testing HIV Home Kit because they have not been approved by medical licensure boards and can produce false results that may cause infected parties not to seek proper treatment. The federal department issued an advisory statement […]

A1C May Be Set To Become The Standard Diabetes Test

A1C May Be Set To Become The Standard Diabetes Test

Following recommendations by an international panel of experts, an improved diabetes diagnosis method may soon replace existing techniques. The new test for diabetes, called the haemoglobin A1C, is currently being used mainly to monitor the effectiveness of diabetes treatment. However, at a recent meeting of the American Diabetes Association, it was revealed that the A1C […]