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Monthly Archives: October 2011

What Does The Urinalysis Test Results Mean?

October 26, 2011

Part 2 Ua – Urinalysis By Rachael Miller This lab test is basically a urine sample. A urinalysis can give vital information of a potential problem that may be going on, without having any physical signs or symptoms. Many diseases may go unnoticed including diabetes, kidney problems or urinary tract infections. Please remember diet,...
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Best Lab Tests for Diagnosis of Diabetes Mellitus

October 26, 2011

By Armughan Riaz History and physical examination  are most important tools for diagnosing diabetes Mellitus, however to confirm diagnosis one should have following laboratory tests. Urine sugar test Urine ketones test OGTT-Oral Glucose Tolerance Test,  (also called glucose challenge test) Blood glucose tests FPG-Fasting plasma glucose Test Random plasma glucose Test Tests for ongoing...
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Why Have a Cholesterol Blood Test?

October 26, 2011

By Robert Grazian To measure cholesterol, a simple blood test is often carried out. 12 hours before your test you may be required to refrain from eating (which usually includes when you are sleeping at nighttime). This requirement is to enable a blood measurement after allowing time for all food to be digested. The...
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Blood Test Result

October 26, 2011

What Does The Blood Test Result Mean? Part 1 – Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP) By Rachael Miller The Comprehensive Metabolic Panel, also known as CMP is an inexpensive blood test that gives you vital information. Why is this important? Generally most people have not had the training to understand what the basic laboratory tests...
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Interpreting Basic Blood Test

October 26, 2011

By Jessica Watson Blood test results should always be interpreted by health care professionals such as your doctor. However, it is also a good idea to have some background knowledge about blood tests. A blood test is ordered by a doctor to help make diagnosis easier. To perform a blood test, qualified medical personnel...
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Doctors: Pap remains best test for cervical cancer

October 19, 2011

By MARILYNN MARCHIONE – AP Chief Medical Writer There’s more news on cancer screening tests — this time for women. Scientists advising the government say a Pap test is a good way to screen young and middle-aged women for cervical cancer, and it’s only needed once every three years. But they say there is...
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Organic Certification – The Only Way to Buy Cosmetics

October 19, 2011

By Al J. Spicoli Cosmetics have been used for the enhancement of beauty for ages, and there is no dearth in their demands. Modern men and women use cosmetics on a regular basis but why do they face skin and/or health problems? To the best of our knowledge, it was never a part of...
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Private Label Cosmetics – Make Your Own Cosmetic Formulations – Turn 50 Cents Into $50

October 19, 2011

By Sam Stein If you have a business that uses or retails cosmetics, skincare, makeup, body and bath products, hair care, toiletries, etc, have you ever asked yourself: Who is really making the profit? Of course, it’s the cosmetics manufacturers — they’re among some of the wealthiest conglomerates in the world. When you consider...
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Clinical Trial Basic

October 18, 2011

Federal Drug Administration Clinical Trial Details and Information By Mikey Kovac Completed by volunteers, FDA (short for Federal Drug Administration) clinical trials are a series of tests, experiments, and surveys that are done to collect safety information regarding drugs and other materials. In a long and lengthy process, these are performed only after an...
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Home Test Kits

October 18, 2011

Use home test kits do some types of tests at home You can use home test kits do some types of tests at home, such as testing for blood sugar, pregnancy, urinary tract infections, and HIV infection. Some home test kits give you results right away, such as a pregnancy test. Others, such as...
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Ionized Calcium Blood Test

October 17, 2011

Calcium in blood exists in a variety of forms.  Approximately 50% is in the free ionized calcium form (iCa), 40% is bound to proteins (mainly albumin, and the rest globulins), and 10-15% to inorganic anions (such as bicarbonate, phosphate, citrate). The iCa concentration represents the biologically active calcium fraction and is under homeostatic control....
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Understanding Generic and Brand Drugs

October 13, 2011

Understanding Generic and brand drugs  Generic drugs are copies of brand drugs  Generic drugs are copies of brand-name drugs that have exactly the same dosage, intended use, effects, side effects, route of administration, risks, safety, and strength as the brand drug. In other words, their pharmacological effects are exactly the same as those of...
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Expired Medicine

October 7, 2011

Understanding the “Expired Medicine” Debate By Joseph Devine With several different news corporations offering exposes on expired medicine on the shelves of pharmacies, many people are questioning whether or not expired medication is dangerous. There are two distinct sides of this debate, and it is important to look at the possible dangers and understand...
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The Dangers of Expired Medications

October 7, 2011

The Dangers of Expired Medications By Sudesh Samuel Expired medications are commonplace and inertia notwithstanding, many of us tend to rely on an intuitive sense of their value in continuing to store and use them. Such drugs can be harmful to health in several ways; they can be unpredictable in effectiveness, simply ineffective, or...
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GMP Guidelines and Pharmaceutical Companies

October 7, 2011

GMP Guidelines and Pharmaceutical Companies By Richard Van-Rooyen GMP stands for Good Manufacturing Practice and is absolutely essential when it comes to pharmaceuticals. In an effort to ensure that all pharmaceutical companies reach the high level expected and demanded of them GMP guidelines are set and enforced by governments. Whilst different countries have slightly...
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Quality Assurance in Pharmaceutical Industry

October 7, 2011

Quality Assurance in Pharmaceutical Industry By Likitha Sriram   Pharmaceutical quality assurance is a dynamic process, a state of mind or an understanding of the regulations and guidance relating to the development and manufacture of pharmaceutical products. Quality Assurance is a constituent of quality management riveted to assure, generate precise and reliable results on...
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Healthcare products: Vitamins

October 7, 2011

Some Important Aspects Regarding Healthcare Products By Marc Boyajian You can find all sorts of vitamin and mineral capsules these days. These natural healthcare products can help heal certain ailments. There are two types of vegetable, fruits and animals, which are sold in the market these days, organic and non-organic. It is normal for...
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Natural Healthcare Products

October 7, 2011
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Natural Healthcare Products By Jessica N King The healthcare profession has undergone a sea change. In earlier times, the medical facilities were limited and people did not have access to good medical care and attention. However, now the scenario has changed. With more and more medical facilities, hospitals, nursing homes and clinics, coming up,...
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Natural remedies

October 7, 2011

Choose Natural Over Pharmaceutical: High Blood Pressure Natural Remedies By Jennifer Masangkay Hypertension is considered to be one of the most common disease conditions. Perhaps we do not realize the magnitude that a high blood pressure diagnosis has attached to it. Even though it is common, it is a serious diagnosis. Hypertension is the...
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HbA1c Blood Test in Patients Who Have Hemoglobinopathies

October 5, 2011

HbA1c is a measure of the amount of glucose-attached (glycated)-hemoglobin (Hb) in red blood cells and, for most individuals, is used as a reliable estimate of mean plasma glucose (PG) levels over the previous 3 to 4 months1. HbA1C methods and hemoglobin variants and derivatives There are many accurate and precise methods available for...
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