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Are You a Ticking Time Bomb?

4 Mar
Here’s something new and interesting…perhaps…
 
There’s A new screening technology that can predict if you’re at high risk of dying… in five years — even if you appear perfectly healthy….and I used to think that appearing perfectly healthy counted for something but…

 

According to Finland’s Institute for Molecular Medicine researchers have discovered that certain biological markers are strong indicators of dying from any disease in the near future. Scientists screened blood samples from over 17 000 healthy people for more than 100 different bio-molecules. Then after following the volunteers for several years while looking for measures in the blood that could reflect who had died within the following five years, they were able to identify four biomarkers of death!
 

 

The researchers say that the bio-markers helped to detect individuals who were at a much higher risk of dying during the five-year follow-up and the results did not change even when only apparently healthy persons were examined. Now it is hoped that in the future these measures could be used to identify people who appear healthy, but in fact have serious underlying illnesses and guide them to proper treatment.

 

So the question is: If you felt perfectly fine and healthy would you want to take a test to find out if you had only 5 years to live? Talk about test anxiety! Would you want to know? Would you believe it if they told you or would the simple fact of knowing that your time might be running out (only 5 years!) make your time run out faster? And how would you know if the test was really accurate… or if perhaps your doctor (in an effort to drum up business)… ( would doctors do that?) was making it all up just so he could have another patient and sell you some medicine. I mean after all, you feel great!?

It reminds me of the joke where the man answers his phone and his doctor is calling. “I have bad news and terrible news”, says the doctor. “What?” says the man. “Well, Give me the bad news first I guess”. “Your recent tests revealed that you have 24 hours to live!” says the doctor. “24 hours to live???” replies the man…then what’s the terrible news?” To which the doctor replies, “I’ve been trying to reach you all day!”

Technology is improving in leaps and bounds so hold onto your seats ladies and gentlemen. From hear on in…It’s going to be a bumpy ride!

GRACEFIFTEENTEN

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