Electro Cardiogram, HPV test vs Pap Smear, Tapping
|Updated: 7/31/2012 5:41 pm
||Published: 7/31/2012 5:05 pm
A government panel recommends against using electro-cardiography or EKG screenings for people at low risk of heart disease.
The U.S. Preventive services task force also says there is not enough evidence to recommend EKG's for people without symptoms who are at moderate or high risk of heart disease.
They added low-risk population abnormalities which show up on an EKG are more likely to be false positives than actual heart disease.
The report is published in the "annals of internal medicine."
HPV test vs Pap Smear
Testing for the Human Papilloma Virus or HPV may predict which women will stay cancer-free longer.
Researchers looked at nearly 20,000 women receiving routine pap tests and HPV testing.
They found both a positive HPV test and an abnormal pap result predicted which women would get precancerous lesions within two years
But the HPV test continued to predict which women were at risk for up to 18 years after that.
Study authors say HPV DNA testing detects more cervical pre-cancers than the pap test.
Just about all of us are afraid of something.
But for some people that fear becomes debilitating.
But that's changing thanks to an alternative psychotherapy treatment called EFT, "Emotional Freedom Technique."
It's also called "Tapping."
It involves stimulating certain *acupressure points* on the body -- while you focus on what's you're afraid of.
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