The PSA (Prostate-Specific Antigen) test measures the levels of PSA in the blood. PSA is a protein produced by the prostate gland and is often elevated in men with prostate cancer. However, there is an ongoing debate about the usefulness of PSA testing for prostate cancer screening and its overall accuracy and effectiveness as a diagnostic tool.
While the PSA test can detect prostate cancer early, it is not definitive and can lead to false positives or negatives. In some cases, elevated PSA levels can be caused by other conditions, such as an enlarged prostate or inflammation, rather than cancer. Additionally, some men with prostate cancer may have low PSA levels, making it difficult to detect the disease through PSA testing alone.Continue reading
As a pathologist, I am often asked what my profession entails. A pathologist is a medical doctor specializing in diagnosing diseases by examining tissue and bodily fluid samples under a microscope. Pathology is a crucial component of modern medicine as it helps doctors understand the underlying cause of a patient’s illness.
Pathologists work in a laboratory setting, analyzing samples to identify the presence and characteristics of diseases. We use a variety of techniques, such as microscopy, molecular testing, and other laboratory methods, to examine samples and make a diagnosis. Pathologists are also responsible for determining the stage and grade of cancers, which helps guide treatment decisions.
In addition to diagnosing diseases, pathologists also play an essential role in medical research. We collaborate with other medical professionals to study diseases and develop new treatments. Pathologists also oversee the quality and accuracy of laboratory tests, ensuring that results are reliable and consistent.Continue reading
Essential oils are generally extracted by distillation, often by using steam. Other processes include expression, solvent extraction, absolute oil extraction, resin tapping, wax embedding, and cold pressing. They are used in perfumes, cosmetics, soaps, air fresheners and other products, for flavoring food and drink, and for adding scents to incense and household cleaning products.
Easy peasy citrus is squeezy! Enjoy this summer blend and experience this fantastic citrus fusion aroma, and embrace all the joy it brings!
Cold-pressed from the peel of fresh limes, doTERRA Lime
essential oil is refreshing and energising in aroma and
taste. Limes are frequently used in entrées and beverages
for their fresh, citrus flavour.
• Add a drop of Lime to your favourite slushies, smoothies,
• Add a drop of Lime oil to homemade salsa to give it an
extra punch of flavour.
• Mix a drop of Lime oil into a vinaigrette to create a zesty
and pungent salad dressing.
Only use diluted. Take no more than one drop per day. Keep
out of reach of children. If pregnant or under a doctor’s
care, consult your physician. Keep out of eyes, inner ears,
face, sensitive areas, and mucosa.
Avoid sunlight and UV rays for at least 12 hours in case of skin contact.