Browsing Month March, 2011

Hearing

By Wisequacks at March 28, 2011 | 9:28 am | 0 Comment

Online Hearing more...

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Vision

By Wisequacks at March 28, 2011 | 9:28 am | 0 Comment

Colour Blindness Test Visual Field more...

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Mental health

By Wisequacks at March 28, 2011 | 9:28 am | 0 Comment

CESD Depression Test Geriatric Depression Test Goldberg Depression Test QIDS_SR Depression Test K10 Test for Psychological Distress Arguing Style Test Anxiety Test Anger Test Career Advancement Test Depression Test Coping Test Anger Test Self Esteem Test ADHD & Hyperactivity Test Screening Test for Schizophrenia Goldberg more...

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Memory

By Wisequacks at March 28, 2011 | 9:27 am | 0 Comment

Signs & Symptoms Memory Test TYM Memory more...

Self Tests

How did I pick up H. pylori?

By Wisequacks at March 28, 2011 | 9:25 am | 0 Comment

How did I pick up H. pylori?

Q: I did a breath test at the lab, which revealed that I have H. pylori.  How did I pick this up? Helicobacter pylori is a spiral-shaped bacteria that splashes about in our nasty stomach fluids. Rather than coming up out of this inhospitable environment gasping for air, it chooses to burrow into the lining of the stomach wall. There it may sit and do nothing or it more...

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Prostate cancer and finger length are linked

By Wisequacks at March 28, 2011 | 9:22 am | 0 Comment

Prostate cancer and finger length are linked

Prostate cancer is on the rise and we know that “digital” technology, though it is de test that men detest remains the cornerstone of  screening. Risk factors for developing prostate cancer include apparently being male, having a family history and believe it or not living north of the 40th parallel, likely that pesky Vitamin D thing.  According to the British more...

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Top Ten ways to feel less SAD

By Wisequacks at March 28, 2011 | 8:39 am | 0 Comment

Top Ten ways to feel less SAD

10. Exercise reduces stress and increases energy by releasing "feel-good" chemicals that improve your mood.  And who doesn’t need a good dose of endorphins now and then? Besides, it will also warm you up on a cold winter’s day. 9. Eating a healthy diet that avoids refined and processed foods helps to boost your energy and mood. By ingesting more more...

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Medical Math

By Wisequacks at March 23, 2011 | 7:39 am | 0 Comment

Medical Math

Helping my son with his Grade 12 math. Having a Science degree it should be easy for me to fix these number problems, sort of like fixing my tax calculations and golf scores. Son (starting off the conversation as he does every discussion): "Don't ever put me in one of your stupid columns." Dr D: "As if, whatever." Son: "OK dad, according to this quadratic equation more...

Medical Articles

Cardiovascular health

By Wisequacks at March 23, 2011 | 7:39 am | 0 Comment

Cardiovascular health

Reynolds Risk Score (Cardiovascular Risk) What are your chances of having a stroke or heart attack in the next 10 years? 30 Second Asthma more...

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Medical Minute: Sleep Deprivation

By Wisequacks at March 23, 2011 | 7:39 am | 0 Comment

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