disease
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The Technological Marvel of Disease Screening.

Have you ever been tested for a viral disease? These are fairly routine tests –  you may have had one done before starting a job  or perhaps during pregnancy as part of your pre- natal care. If you are a student, chances are you have been tested for an STD as …

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Online Self Diagnosis: Are you a “Cyberchondriac”?

Many of us have used the internet at least once to investigate symptoms in order to pin- point a diagnosis of our illness.  However, in doing this, there is the risk of jumping to the worst possible conclusions about your underlying condition. If at the first signs of a chesty cough you …

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23 and Me
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23andMe Genetic Testing.

23andMe /How Does it Work ? 23andMe  , aptly named after the 23 chromosomes in a human body cell, has been developed as the “over the counter” genetic screening tool, accessible to all. The service includes a mail- order “do-it-yourself” DNA collection kit containig a saliva collection tube which is then …

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drug
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Pitfalls in Drug Research: Profit Before Patient.

It is a sad truth that almost all therapeutic drugs used to treat health conditions are either an inadequate form of control or the cause of a number of unpleasant side effects.  The pursuit to find more potent and safer drugs is ongoing and in recent years, particularly in the …

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