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Wed Dec 5, 2012, 08:09 AM

Testing for cervical cancer with vinegar

It turns out there may be a simple answer. It's a cheap and easy test developed by scientists at Johns Hopkins University and other institutions. And it relies on something many people have in their kitchen.


In the village of Dervan in the state of Maharashtra, doctors have set up a temporary clinic in the shell of an empty store. A sheet hangs from the ceiling to provide some privacy. There is no electricity - not even a light bulb - in the storefront.

About a dozen Muslim women in headscarves have come for the test. One is on the exam table, her long brown skirt pushed aside. With her friends sitting nearby, she looks calm and ready.

Dr Archana Saunke takes a cotton swab and applies a clear liquid to the woman's cervix.

"We wait for one minute, and we see if there is any yellowish patch," she explains.

If the liquid makes the normally pink cervix turn white or yellow, that means there are pre-cancerous cells - cells that could become cancer.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20595131#TWEET419844

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The Straight Story Dec 2012 OP
Skidmore Dec 2012 #1
mfcorey1 Dec 2012 #2
lonestarnot Dec 2012 #3
Fawke Em Dec 2012 #6
Baitball Blogger Dec 2012 #4
RebelOne Dec 2012 #10
lunatica Dec 2012 #5
onecent Dec 2012 #7
Viva_La_Revolution Dec 2012 #8
Barack_America Dec 2012 #9
Quantess Dec 2012 #11

Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 08:11 AM

1. Vinegar is an amazing liquid.

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Response to Skidmore (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 08:48 AM

2. Uses for vinegar

http://www.versatilevinegar.org/usesandtips.html

Cleaning with Vinegar

Floors

Windows & Walls

Kitchen

Bathroom

Lawn/Garden

Pets

Other

Laundry Hints

Food Preparation

Health

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Berry Ink & Quill Pens
Cleaning with Vinegar

Cleaning with Vinegar (pdf)

Vinegar tip card (pdf)
Floors

No-wax floors:
To wash no-wax floors, add cup of white distilled vinegar to a half-gallon of warm water.

Carpet stain removal:
A mixture of 1 teaspoon of liquid detergent and 1 teaspoon of white distilled vinegar in a pint of lukewarm water will remove non-oily stains from carpets. Apply it to the stain with a soft brush or towel and rub gently. Rinse with a towel moistened with clean water and blot dry. Repeat this procedure until the stain is gone. Then dry quickly, using a fan or hair dryer. This should be done as soon as the stain is discovered.
Windows & Walls

Streakless windows:
Window cleaning with vinegar will make your windows gleam and will not leave the usual film or streaks on the glass. Mix equal parts of white distilled vinegar and warm water. Dry with a soft cloth.

Washing woodwork:
You can ease the job of washing painted walls, woodwork and Venetian blinds by using a mixture of 1 cup ammonia, cup white distilled or cider vinegar and cup baking soda with 1 gallon of warm water. Wipe this solution over walls or blinds with a sponge or cloth and rinse with clear water. Dirt and grime comes off easily and the solution will not dull the painted finish or leave streaks.

Water or alcohol marks on wood:
Stubborn rings resulting from wet glasses being placed on wood furniture may be removed by rubbing with a mixture of equal parts of white distilled vinegar and olive oil. Rub with the grain and polish for the best results.
Kitchen

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Response to mfcorey1 (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 08:52 AM

3. Welp you left off one and is the topic of this discussion. LOL

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Response to lonestarnot (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 08:58 AM

6. The first thing I thought of was douching, as well.



On edit: Although douching isn't reasonable unless you've had some illness. In fact, it's downright stupid to douche with vinegar for the most part. The female body already cleanses itself regularly.

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Response to mfcorey1 (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 08:52 AM

4. And removing that chalking surface of tile which has just been grouted.

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Response to mfcorey1 (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 12:53 PM

10. It is also great for stopping hiccups.

Just one sip and hiccups are gone. Works for me every time.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 08:56 AM

5. Vinegar is a great hair rinse after a shampoo

It leaves your hair really soft and silky. Just be sure to rinse it all out because you don't want to small like vinegar!

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 09:01 AM

7. Vinegar is also used for heartburn and gerd.

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Response to onecent (Reply #7)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 11:49 AM

8. Organic Apple Vinegar

is all kinds of good-for-you.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 12:04 PM

9. We basically do this here.

After paps come up suspicious or positive.

...Colposcopy is performed with the patient lying back, legs in stirrups, and buttocks at the lower edge of the table (a position known as the dorsal lithotomy position). A speculum is placed in the vagina after the vulva is examined for any suspicious lesions.

Three percent acetic acid is applied to the cervix using cotton swabs. Areas of acetowhiteness correlate with higher nuclear density. The transformation zone is a critical area on the cervix where many precancerous and cancerous lesions most often arise. The ability to see the transformation zone and the entire extent of any lesion visualized determines whether an adequate colposcopic examination is attainable.

Areas of the cervix which turn white after the application of acetic acid or have an abnormal vascular pattern are often considered for biopsy. If no lesions are visible, an iodine solution may be applied to the cervix to help highlight areas of abnormality.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colposcopy#Procedure

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 04:14 PM

11. Ouch!

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