Dogs are More Effective at Detecting Prostate Cancer than the Leading Tests

Dogs are the best test for prostate cancer.

Man’s best friend just got a whole lot friendlier. Studies show that specially trained dogs are four times better than traditional testing methods when it comes to detecting prostate cancer cells in urine samples.1 A British charity called Medical Detection Dogs trains the friendly canines to…

The truth about gluten

Gluten.

Lately, there’s been a lot of talk in both the health and culinary communities about gluten.  Though only 1 percent of the population suffers from celiac disease going gluten-free has become a new dietary craze, causing many people to give up bread, pasta, beer and mistakenly any other food…

Helping kids eat right: Preventing childhood obesity

Sometimes picky eaters need extra encouragement.

A certified medical assistant or doctor will likely encourage patients to maintain a healthy diet and exercise routine, but what if healthy foods aren’t always readily available? While there are varying reports on the presence of childhood obesity, the general consensus is that children and…

Scientists look to immune therapy to fight cancer

Cancer is one of the greatest medical issues facing Americans today. It is the second most common cause of death in the United States, coming in second only to heart disease. The challenge doctors and scientists face in fighting this disease is gargantuan, but new research is bringing in…

Triglycerides may be the key to preventing heart disease

Scientists are looking towards low triglyceride levels to help prevent heart disease.

In exciting news for health care professionals, new evidence has been found in two separate studies that might help prevent heart disease. The research examined triglyceride levels, and found that gene mutations that stop the Apolipoprotein C-III (APOC​3) function can lower the risk of…

Sleep benefits memory

Sleep to promote memory storage.

Staying up until dawn to cram in some last-minute studying? Pulling an all-nighter before a big exam? Working late to get your pharmacy technician certificate? Congratulations, that type of dedication to your studies will assuredly help you achieve success, but don’t skip out on a good night’s…

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) – Invisible Scars

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When we sense danger, we instinctually experience fear. Fear triggers our body to prepare to defend ourselves against or evade from the danger. This so-called “fight-or-flight” response is a natural reaction meant to protect us. However, in people who suffer from post-traumatic stress…