The internet search engine Google has added another impressive string to itshow -by helping doctors diagnose illnesses, acording to a new study.Researchers found that almost six in-10 difficult cases can be solved by using the world wide web as a diagostic aid. Doctors fight disease by carring about two million facts in their heads but with medicalknowledge expanding rapidly,even this may not be enough.Misdiagnosis is still a common occurrence in the medical profession dispite all the tools available such as the blood tests and state of the art scanning equipment. Studies of autopsies have shown doctors seriously misdiagnose fatal illnesses about 20% of the time.
So millions of patients are being treated for he wrong disease. And the more astonishing fact may be that the rate has not really changed since the rate has not really changed since the 1930s. So a team at the princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbrane identified 26 diffcult diagnostic cases published in the New England Journal of Medicene last year, including obscure conditions such as Cushing's Syndrome and creutzfeldt-Jokob disease.
They selected three to five search terms from each case and did a google search while blind to the correct diagnoses. Google gives users quick access to more than three billion medical articles. The researchers then selected and recorded the three diagnoses that were ranked most prominently and appeared to fit the symptoms and signs, and compared the results with the correct diagnoses as published in the journal.
Google searches found the correct diagnosis in 15 (58%) of case. Hanngwi Tang, who led the study, said: "Doctors adept at using the Internet use Google adept at using the Internet use Google adept at using the Internet use Google to help them diagnose difficult cases." "As described in the New England Journal of Medicine,a doctor astonished her colleagues including an eminent professor by correctly diagnosing IPEX (Immunodeficiency, polyendocrinopathy, enteropathy, X linked) syndrome.
She admitted that the diagnosis 'popped right out' after she entered the salient features into Gooogle," The researchers suggest Google is likely to be a useful aid for conditions with unique sysptoms and signs that can easily be used as search terms. - Source - DAILY MIAL, LONDON
posted on 10:40 PM
There are a variety of known symptoms of colon cancer including abdominal pain, diarrhoea and constipation, blood in the faeces, or even a blockage of the bowel. However, the symptoms vary from case to case and some cases do not cause any symptoms at all.
How is colon cancer diagnosed?
Sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy are used to visually examine the inside of the colon. Usually, a barium enema is used to take an x-ray of the shape of the inside of the bowel. Other techniques such as CT scanning or ultrasound can also be used to diagnose how advanced the cancer is.
posted on 4:17 AM
Bowel related problems have become an integral part of the lives of the average Americans, thanks to the abundance of fast foods in their diet. Low vitality, stomach bloat, poor digestion– are all the natural corollaries of irregular bowel movements. Add to it foul body odor, bad breath and a lackluster skin…together they indicate to one common point and that is; your colon is not in the proper state and it needs immediate attention.
Now the question is how do you ensure the health of your colon? It is simple, go for colon cleansing at regular intervals. There are mainly two different ways to cleanse the colon. The first is to consume high fiber supplements and second is to flush the colon with water. In the second case where the colon is provided large amount of fluids, it actually flushes itself to get rid of the fecal matters and toxins accumulated in its walls for years. The end result is: you get a clean inside and get back the vitality of health.
How does the colon flush help you to get back to the previous healthy and energetic state? To know this you have to first learn the importance of colon with regard to our over all health.
Colon is the organ responsible for conserving water in the body and eliminating the wastes from system. It also stimulates the growth of the beneficial organisms that help our body to absorb the essential nutrients like vitamin K or B complex. As a result of growing age, flawed dietary practice, stress and exposure to pollution robs our colon off its natural resilience. The passage of elimination no longer remains smooth and fecal matters are built up in the walls of colon leading to accumulation of toxins. These toxins are circulated over other parts of the body through blood and the lymphatic system. This results in a number of disorders like diarrhea, constipation, fatigue, poor skin, joint pains, and depression.
Now a good colon cleansing system is one which is divided into three steps: first it prepares the colon by creating the right environment for starting with the next and most important step of flushing. It can be achieved by consuming oral supplements.
Colon flush is the second step in which all the encrusted waste materials are flushed away from the digestive system. In this step, mainly the fluids are used to force out the internal debris accumulated for years. Also known as hydrotherapy or colonic irrigation, a colon flush ensures a thoroughly cleansed intestine.
In the last stage helpful Probiotics are introduced to support the overall health of digestive system.
In a nut shell, colon flush destroys the causes of toxin build up in the body. This is a process that triggers off energy regeneration naturally. Colon flush enables your body to repair itself and thus keeps the dangerous diseases at bay.
posted on 12:16 AM
Are you depressed because you are suffering from colon dysfunctions like constipation or chronic diarrhea? You are not alone in your plight; nearly half of the American population suffers from some kind of colon related disorders. Did you know that even a common person with no apparent physical dysfunction carries about 10 to 25 pounds of fecal wastes originated from undigested food and wastes that were not eliminated? This fact provides you with a solid reason why should you take recourse of colon cleansing at regular intervals. Colon cleansing is a kind of preventative procedure by which parasites and other hardened materials gathered on the walls of colon for years are removed. A colon cleanse at least once a year followed by a regular adherence to colon maintenance routine ensures you an overall healthy wellbeing. Consult our brief guide to learn about the five major colon cleanse products which are simple but effective.
Enemas Most of us have been introduced to the experience of enema application in our childhood. Probably our grandparents and theirs also had the same experience. However, enema is used in the early stages of constipation and they effectively remove the materials clogged in the rectum or lower part of the colon. But it is beyond the power of the enema to eliminate the compacted wastes from colon walls. There are also many people who do not like the enema to be pushed through their rectum cavity, you know why if you have undergone the experience ever in your life. Enemas are of mainly three varieties: water enemas, coffee enemas, and clay enemas.
Colon hydrotherapy It is a procedure that involves fusing of warm purified water into the colon with the help of a disposable plastic tube that is inserted through the anus. This process can be performed both at your home as we4ll as in the clinic by trained professionals. Colon hydrotherapy is an excellent procedure to get your body’s elimination system thotoughly cleansed. Once the impacted waste materials are removed from your colon, the organ resumes its normal functioning to bring back your health and vitality.
Oxygen Colon Cleansers This product is regarded as the best product available for cleansing your colon as it is the only full intestinal cleanser which is designed to melt away the compacted wastes from the colon through oxidation reduction reaction and the wastes are eliminated in form of gas and water. The best thing about this product is it stimulates the growth of beneficial bacteria in our colon that aid in our digestion in stead of destroying them as happens in case of using the products like psyllium.
Laxatives Laxatives are applied in the preliminary stages of constipation and they are effective at clearing the bowels, they can not clear the impacted materials from colon and thus can not cleanse.
Herbal Cleansers These colon cleansing products are based on psyllium husk which are available in pill or capsule form. Rich in both fiber and mucilage Psyllium acts like a hard sponge by stimulating an automatic contraction of the walls of the bowel.
Each of the cleansing regimens comes with its respective advantages and disadvantages. The above information provides you an inkling on which product is suitable for the condition of your colon.
posted on 8:14 PM