No matter how fast medicine moves us towards treatments, preventive medicine will always be the most effective and cheapest way to keep healthy. Yesterday, we went over the most common screenings for women. Today we’ll look at men’s health screenings, when you should get them, and what kind of experience you’re in for.
A spoonful of yogurt could soon offer a cheap and simple way to screen for colorectal cancer.
Sangeeta Bhatia, a professor at MIT, is working to replace costly and uncomfortable colonoscopies and MRIs with a helping of yogurt followed by a urine test—a cheap method that could improve the early diagnosis of colorectal cancer.
The team has also developed a paper test—a bit like a pregnancy/litmus test—that identifies the presence of the broken-down molecules in a human’s urine. Assuming it works out, a non-invasive, easy test is something we’d all like to see. I have similar hopes for the cancer detection based on Mantis Shrimp eyes.
French Vanilla or Chocolate? I think this is something we can all get behind…