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Be Responsible and Get the HIV Testing Done Even On the Slightest Suspicion

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Be Responsible and Get the HIV Testing Done Even On the Slightest Suspicion

Normally it’s very embarrassing to get yourself tested for HIV. Going to a physician’s clinic or office where people might recognize you in person, or putting the results on records for insurance companies is a horrible experience. However, there is a way out from the discomfort while the important tests go on. People who have…

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Forensic DNA Samples Used in DNA Testing

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Forensic DNA Samples Used in DNA Testing

There are possible hundreds of viable sources of DNA. Genetic analysis can be carried out on samples that are extremely degraded using the most advanced DNA testing methodologies available. PCR, or polymerase chain reaction, is a technique of DNA amplification and replication that enables scientists to work with tiny and often degraded samples. But how…

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Spotting the Signs Of Diabetes

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Spotting the Signs Of Diabetes

Diabetes currently affects around 1 in 20 of people in the UK alone, and that’s just based on the figures of those who have been diagnosed. The most common form of diabetes is type 2 with only 5-15% of diabetics diagnosed with type 1. The 2 types of diabetes are intrinsically different. Type 1 diabetes…

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How An Eye Test Could Save Your Life

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How An Eye Test Could Save Your Life

Early Detection Of Eye Problems Actor David Suchet, who plays Detective Hercule Poirot in the TV series of the same name, was alerted to the fact that he could have a problem with high cholesterol when a doctor who was a fan of the show wrote in. ‘He told me that I had white rings…

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Are You Getting Enough Vitamin K?

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Are You Getting Enough Vitamin K?

Nearly everyone is deficiency in vitamin K (just like most people are lacking in vitamin D), says top vitamin K researcher Dr. Cees Vermeer. Most people get enough vitamin K from their diet to maintain sufficient blood clotting, but that amount is NOT enough for them to reap the protection offered by this largely forgotten…

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Do Teen Drug Tests Really Prevent Drug Use?

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Do Teen Drug Tests Really Prevent Drug Use?

Teen Drug Use People who start drugs at an early age are more likely to become addicted because of the immaturity of the brain.  In turn when they are adults and quit taking drugs, they are more likely to have a relapse.  Abuse is caused by a combination of individual, family, genetic and social factors. …

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New Traffic Light System For Early Warning Liver Damage

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New Traffic Light System For Early Warning Liver Damage

A new traffic light colour coded blood test can expose hidden liver damage as a result of drinking over the recommended alcohol limits set by health professionals. The doctors who have established the test have revealed that those who are regularly drinking three to four bottles of wine a week are putting themselves at significant…

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Finding An Optometrist In Toronto Is Easy

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Finding An Optometrist In Toronto Is Easy

People’s sight can change over the years, and someone who had great eyesight as a child might one day find themselves not having such great eyesight as an adult. These changes are usually gradual — if they are sudden, the person needs to see an ophthalmologist, not an optometrist — and thus they are not…

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Are You Prediabetic? Here’s How to Know If You Are!

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Are You Prediabetic? Here's How to Know If You Are!

It is common knowledge that diabetes is not good; that to have diabetes is not easy; and that diabetes is something that can cause death when left unattended. For these very reasons medical and health experts are telling people, especially those who are predisposed to diabetes, to be extra careful. In the context of diabetes,…

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5 Tips for Acing the Home Health Aide Exam (or Any Test)

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5 Tips for Acing the Home Health Aide Exam (or Any Test)

Congratulations on making it through your home health aide training. The next step you need to take in furthering your career is getting your certificate. This requires an exam. Many people are intimidated when they hear the word “exam.” If you’ve had good training, however, taking the test should be nothing to worry about —…

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