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Monday, 16 May 2011

WILL THIS OPEN A CAN OF WORMS?



Will this open a whole can of worms? I feel it will. Some how I don't feel this will be so straight forward. There are always exceptions to the rules, in some it will give a false sense of security and in others it will cause endless anxiety wondering if this day is to be their last. Then what if insurance companies get involved, will they demand and put in the small print, if you've had the test and you don't declare it will this mean they will nullify your cover? The truth is simply this: no one can predict how long someone will live, even those who have been diagnosed as suffering from terminal cancer, it cannot be predicted how long really. There will always be a few who will want to know, but I feel the majority would not wish to. There will be others, whom their curiosity will lead them to have the test and then deeply regret it. There are somethings best left alone to God and nature, this is one of them.



£435 DNA test that tells you how long you'll live to go on sale later this year... but will you be brave enough to take it?

Critics said the controversial new technology opens a Pandora¿s box, whereby insurance companies may demand tests before offering someone a policy
Critics said the controversial new technology opens a Pandora¿s box, whereby insurance companies may demand tests before offering someone a policy
A test that tells you how long you will live for is to go on sale in Britain later this year.
The blood test, which will offer the alluring possibility of estimating your lifespan, will cost £435.
Critics said the controversial new technology opens a Pandora’s box, whereby insurance companies may demand tests before offering someone a policy.
However, some scientists said the test could also provide vital insights into a range of age-related disorders, from cardiovascular disease to Alzheimer’s and cancer.
Medical researchers working on the technology said they will be able to read a person’s ‘biological age’, by the length of structures on the ends of a person’s chromosomes, called telomeres.
Scientists believe telomeres are an important indicator of the speed at which a person is ageing and several studies have indicated that individuals with shorter-than-normal telomeres are likely to die younger than those with longer telomeres.
But the test cannot yet predict the exact number of months and years a person has yet to live. Telomere testing will become widespread within the next five or 10 years, scientists claim.
But some medical researchers have already raised questions about ethical controls, if the technology becomes widely used.

Research: Maria Blasco said people with shorter telomeres had shorter lifespans
Research: Maria Blasco said people with shorter telomeres had shorter lifespans
Faced with bad news, it is not known how people will react to the test.
The results of the tests could also be of great interest to companies offering life insurance, with those not blessed with long telomeres struggling to get cover.
Some scientists are also worried that testing may be hijacked by organisations or individuals trying to peddle fake elixirs of life.
Maria Blasco of the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre in Madrid, the inventor of the commercial test, said: ‘We know that people who are born with shorter telomeres than normal also have a shorter lifespan.
‘But we don’t know whether longer telomeres are going to give you a longer lifespan. That’s not really known in humans.’
Dr Blasco said that the test was simple, fast and very precise.
‘What is new about this test is that it is very precise. We can detect very small differences in telomere length and it is a very simple and fast technique where many samples can be analysed at the same time.
'Most importantly, we are able to determine the presence of dangerous telomeres – those that are very short.’

 
Dr Blasco’s company, Life Length, is in negotiations with medical diagnostic companies to market the test and collect blood samples for analysis in Spain.
Life Length is expecting demand from thousands once the company is able to bring down the cost of the test.
Although Life Length is not the only company selling telomere tests, it is the only one gearing up for over-the-counter sales to the public, said Professor Jerry Shay of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Centre in Dallas.
Professor Shay, who is a scientific consultant for Life Length said: ‘Everyone talks about the chronological age, but there is also a biological age and telomere length is actually a pretty good representation of your biological age.
However, Professor Thomas von Zglinicki from Newcastle University, who is an expert in the field said: 'Studies indicate that telomere length in a single individual might vary considerably over relatively short periods of time, much more than the mean value in a population group does.
'If this is so, telomere length might be good to compare groups, but not worth a single pound to tell you about your individual health, at least not its long-term prospects.
'So, personally, I think to sell this to the public is premature, and I would not buy it.'
The test cannot yet predict the exact number of months and years a person has yet to live. But scientists claim telomere testing will become widespread within the next five or 10 years
The test cannot yet predict the exact number of months and years a person has to live. But scientists claim telomere testing will become widespread within the next five or 10 years. (Posed by model)




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IS IT REALLY POSSIBLE TO FORECAST THE FUTURE AND OTHER QUESTIONS?

I am often asked various questions pertaining to the spirit world and various aspects of the psychic, here are some of them: I will in time feature more questions and answers as this webpage evolves

Q. Is a psychic or medium a fortune teller?
A. It may surprise you to know psychics and mediums are not fortune tellers
Q. Is it possible to forecast the future?
A.Well not 100% and this is because of free will.
Q. What is free will?
A. Free will is YOUR right to decide what you want to do about a situation, it is a choice
Q. How does free will affect a situation?
A. Well before we incarnate as Spirit in a human body, we decide on what experiences and challenges that will benefit our spiritual growth. However we are given the choice (free will) as to whether we go through with the experience or challenge. In effect we are allowed to change or mind.
Q. So are you saying we all know what lies before us?
A. Well in a way we all do. Remember we are 'Spirit' in a human body and your spirit does retain a memory but it is deep in our subconscious. This memory is retained deeply for a reason to help us fulfill our experiences and challenges we ourselves chose. However it is also at this deep level so we are not so aware. If you knew what lay before you would you go through with it? Probably not but we still retain this memory deeply and this reflects in our Aura.
Q. So what is the Aura?
A.The aura is The Aura is an electromagnetic field that surrounds living bodies, this includes people, animals, plants and crystals and is composed of several layers that are constantly moving. The Aura links us to whats known as Universal energy i.e. that is all the knowledge in the Universe past, present and future. It is on this aura that psychics are able to tap into and access your past, whats going on in the present and the possible future and I say possible specifically if your goal or desire is dependent on other people, for remember every person involved in a situation has free will.


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