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Israeli breakthrough in non-invasive prostate cancer test

New-generation cytopathological staining platform could be a reliable diagnostic tool to help determine whether and when to perform a prostate biopsy. Called CellDetect, trials for accurate cancer detection, demonstrated successful detection of prostate cancer cells in urine samples with 91.3% sensitivity and 75% specificity. Current screening tests for prostate cancer deliver a high rate of false positive results (as low as 25% specificity), leading to unnecessary invasive diagnostic tests such as biopsies. CellDetect has proven effective in diagnosing cervical and bladder cancer and it is expected that the technology can be implemented for use in additional cancer detection indications. For the prostate cancer indication, a blinded study is planned to confirm these exciting findings.  ~ Israel21c…

 

Organic Versus Conventional – What New Research Shows.

Debate on organic versus conventional produce and relative health benefits has been going for decades. The good news is we now have enough medical studies to help us make a more educated decision.  The “definitive study” on organic versus conventional produce was published in the prestigious British Medical Journal. It combined the results of the 343 smaller studies comparing organic to non-organic produce.  The main three findings of this study are: Organic produce has more antioxidants. Organic produce has 4 times less pesticide residue. Organic produce has less of the toxic metal, cadmium. So how is this important? In many medical studies, there is evidence that more antioxidants from food may decrease your risk of cancer, heart disease, and dementia. Experts still can’t agree if the pesticides you are exposed to with…