Medical Health Updates & Cognitive Function Test & Brain Exercise 6A

Exercise Daily and eat healthy Foods.

1. New Test for Skin Cancer.

I heard it first on BBC news, a first in the world; a blood test that can detect deadly skin cancer better than a Biopsy.

MelDX is a blood test that detects the antibodies the body produces as soon as the melanoma develops.

The blood test is capable of the early detection of melanoma with over 80% accuracy.

Melanoma is a deadly form of skin cancer claiming just under 60.000 lives all over the world in 2015; the regions most vulnerable to the disease are North America, Europe and Australasia.

A science alert report claimed that, if caught early this blood test could increase the survival rate to 95% which is very impressive; missing an early test can reduce the survival rate to below 50%

As always these startling announcements are made three to five years before clinical tests can provide conclusive proof and improved results.

The test was developed by scientists from the Australian Edith Cowan University Melanoma Research Group, and published in the journal Oncotarget.

3 ways to protect yourself from melanoma.

1. Avoid UV tanning beds

2. Stay in the shade during the hottest hours of the day.

3. Wear a sunscreen when exposed to the sun.

Breast Cancer

According to, A study Molecular Oncology indicates that examining the protein and RNA in leftover materials from routine diagnostic tests for breast cancer may lead to more accurate diagnosis.

If you are a science student or academic wishing to learn about RNA google What is RNA/ Biology for All/Fuse School and view the video; or just do an Internet search.

Molecular Oncology is an interdisciplinary medical specialty at the interface of medicinal chemistry and oncology that refers to the investigation of the chemistry of cancer and tumors at a molecular scale. Also, the development and application of molecularly targeted therapies.-Wikipedia.

Here Is One For The Books

Increasing Blood sugar levels improves memory and performance in older.

New research from the University I missed by one year; my Birmingham University Teachers College became the Warwick University Education Department the year after my graduation by virtue of location.

According to the University research team, sugar improves memory in older adults, and make them more motivated to perform tasks at full capacity; as well as making them feel happier during a task.

They found that increased blood sugar levels also increase older adult’s self-confidence, decrease self perceptions of effort, and improve mood.

Again as usual more research is needed; and I am sure the circumstances of blood sugar levels and diabetes will be taken into consideration.

When you are on holiday, how do you protect yourself from the sun?
Do you know what are the best hours for going to the beach?

Exercise Daily and Eat Healthy Foods.cantaloupe

“Use It Or Lose It”. Exercising your brain is just as important as a 30-minute daily physical exercise.

Apart from being a brain exercise for all persons; it is particularly excellent for stroke victims or patients wishing to test their cognitive function or retraining the brain.

Health Info-Smoking

I am sure you are aware by now that smoking can cause lung disease.

Lung diseases caused by smoking includes chronic bronchitis, and emphysema.

Smoking is also a cause of type 2 diabetes and can make it more difficult to control.

Smoking causes stroke and coronary heart disease.

Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of lung cancer and risk of cardiovascular disease leading to death.

Smoking can also reduce the risk of women becoming pregnant; and can affect a baby’s health before and after birth; including premature birth, low birth weight or even SIDS.

Smoking can cause cancer almost anywhere in the body.

If you are a smoker get on your computer and research the –Health effect of cigarette smoking and if you need help in quitting send for one of my hearts.

Men’s sperm can also be affected by smoking, reducing fertility and can increase the risks of birth defects.

Cognitive Function Test & Brain Exercise 6A

This exercise represents a six-word sentence; the exercise is not a puzzle, just a test of your cognitive function.

The sentence also conveys a health tip.

The exercise is very easy, all you have to do is replace the numbers with a letter from the Alphabet table, and space the letters according to the equation posted.

Equation: 4 + 7 + 2 + 7 + 4 + 6 = 30

Copyright 2018 Courtney Devonish

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  1. Too bad that often these wonderful new found medical treatments never come to us. They often stay in these universities or they are too good to be true.

    I’ve so often seen headlines like “effective treatment found for cancer”. And I ask – why are there so many patients with cancer as numbers soaring?

    Too bad politics are involved in it and often the food industry doesn’t want these updates to happen, so they sponser different research institutions, making sure that these great medical updates won’t ever see the light of the day.

    Thank for sharing.

  2. Interesting observations, I always try to see who is funding what, as that can determine IF, When, How and How  Much. Often people’s hopes seem bright only to have to wait five more years. I hope, hope, your last statement is rare.Thanks for visiting.

  3. Very interesting observations… especially the one about how increased blood sugar levels improve memory and performance. Unfortunately, there’s that fine line between increased blood sugar levels and diabetes. In my opinion, I think it all boils down to diet (eating the right foods and exercise). In fact, more and more people are exploring an all plant diet these days to circumvent some of the most common health issues. What are your thoughts on all these chemicals and preservatives that are becoming more prevalent in the foods we buy?

  4. Yes interesting observation, There is a  war going on between big business and proper advice on health and diet. I am sure it is great wisdom to adopt a plant -based diet.It takes willpower and discipline.Thanks for visiting, eat healthy, read up on what you are eating, be careful who is sponsoring what you read. Thanks for visiting.

  5. The part about the sugar increasing motivation and reducing perception of work done is very interesting. I have tried low-carb low-sugar diets and found that keeping my blood sugar low makes me feel irritable, similar to caffeine withdrawal. I wonder if they could develop as system to manage blood sugar in those who are unaffected by diabetes and hypoglycemia?

  6. Thanks for visiting, very interesting discovery; you will have to consult a Nutritionist or a specialist Doctor. Managing our diet is so important.Good luck.

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