While without a shred of glamour or state-of-the-art feel, urine testing is a workhorse in the world of disease diagnosis and the continuing development of new tests offers the possibility to identify many diseases much more easily and conveniently than other more invasive test methods.
Archive for June, 2009
Known as a condition related to aging for more than 100 years, Alzheimer’s disease has long been associated with tangles and deposits in the brain, but until recently, it was not known if the tangles were a cause or a result of the disease.
When most of us think of leukemia, we recognize a cancer of the blood, but few of us are aware of the various forms of leukemia and how they affect individual patients. While some forms of the cancer are now highly treatable, for others the prognosis is not very good.
The inability of the Canadian government to maintain stable production of medical isotopes from its aging isotope reactor should be a wake up call to the US that there needs to be alternative providers to ensure that cancer patients can get the isotopes for treatment in a timely manner.
Although it is well known that stress is hard on our bodies, many of us don’t think we are all that stressed. However, after experiencing a few colds back to back or a cold with some related infection, it might be time to reconsider whether our lifestyle might just be wearing us down.