Screening Health News

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8/21/2017
Study Supports Annual Mammograms Starting at Age 40

Researchers estimate thousands more U.S. lives would be saved each year

8/16/2017
Can a Blood Test Detect a Range of Cancers Earlier?

Researchers move 'a step forward,' assessing DNA fragments for colon, breast, ovarian and lung tumors

8/9/2017
Blood Test Can Screen for Rare Sinus Cancer, Study Finds

Test will be most useful in China, other parts of Asia, and North Africa where disease is more common

8/2/2017
Scientists Gain Insight Into Allergies

Screening for certain immune cells might help doctors assess reactions to treatment, researchers say

7/28/2017
Vision Problems Can Harm Kids' Development, Grades

Eye experts say children should have routine exams to detect trouble early

7/18/2017
Most Women Should Forgo Ovarian Cancer Screening: Panel

Test isn't accurate enough to justify its use, experts say

7/17/2017
Impaired Eyesight May Be First Sign of Zika Damage in Babies

All infants with prenatal exposure to the virus need a vision exam, researchers say

7/12/2017
CT Scans Might Help Gauge Heart Attack Risk

Researchers aim to identify vulnerable patients before damage becomes irreversible

7/12/2017
New Test May Help Spot Pancreatic Cancer Early

Low-cost blood screening could be key weapon against No. 3 cancer killer in U.S.

7/11/2017
Easier Colon Exam Boosts Screening, But Insurers May Not Pay

People with coverage for virtual colonoscopy are more likely to get tested for colon cancer, study finds

7/6/2017
Cancer Deaths Higher in Rural America, CDC Reports

Agency head calls persistent geographic gap a 'significant public health problem'

6/29/2017
Depression May Worsen Health for Cancer Caregivers

Identifying signs early on might help protect these loved ones, study suggests

6/29/2017
Melanoma Biopsy Results Can Differ, Worrying Patients

Doctor discovers skin cancer evaluations aren't always as clear-cut as many might think

6/27/2017
Persistent Stress May Hasten Death in Heart Patients

Doctors should assess mental health at routine cardiac visits, study authors say

6/26/2017
Medicaid Cuts Tied to Delayed Breast Cancer Diagnoses

Tennessee's 2005 Medicaid rollback could forecast what might happen if GOP health plans become law, some say

6/22/2017
Mammogram Decision Hinges on Patient-Doc Talk, Ob-Gyn Group Says

Updated guidelines say average-risk women can start screening at age 40

6/22/2017
Tissue Testing Can Spot Zika at Birth: CDC

Just 1 in 10 possible cases actually proved positive, report says

6/9/2017
Depression Can Slow Hospital Patients' Recovery: Study

Screening for the mood disorder is important for successful healing, psychiatrist says

5/24/2017
Blood Test for Pancreatic Cancer Shows Early Promise

Scientists aim for earlier detection, when tumors are treatable

5/18/2017
Too Many Americans Still Go Without Cancer Screenings

Report shows uninsured had lowest rates of mammograms, Pap tests and colonoscopies

5/18/2017
More Cancers Caught Early Since Obamacare

Access to screening likely behind the boost, cancer experts say

5/17/2017
Some Lead Poisoning Tests May Be Faulty

But the majority of tests are unaffected, U.S. officials say

5/9/2017
No Routine Screening for Thyroid Cancer: Expert Panel

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says risks outweigh benefits

5/5/2017
Untreated Vision Problems Plague U.S. Preschoolers

Minority children miss out on early eye exams the most, researcher says

5/4/2017
Teen Suicide Thoughts, Self-Harm Cases Double in a Decade

New U.S. study coincides with concern around issue after Netflix releases '13 Reasons Why'

5/3/2017
Cheap Test Might Pinpoint Where Zika Mosquitoes Lurk

And that could prevent the use of costly and toxic pesticides, researchers say

4/26/2017
Study Says Blood-Chromosome Test Predicts Lung Cancer's Return

Unstable chromosomes quadruple a patient's risk of relapse, death within 2 years, researchers report

4/25/2017
Delay a Needed Colonoscopy at Your Own Risk

After a stool test shows potential trouble, speedy follow-up could be key, study finds

4/25/2017
Blood Test May Gauge Death Risk After Surgery

Scientists must determine how to save lives using that potential insight, cardiac experts say

4/25/2017
Routine Tests Urged for Pregnancy Complication Preeclampsia

Expert panel recommends blood-pressure check at every prenatal visit

4/24/2017
PSA Testing Rates for Prostate Cancer Have Leveled Off

1 in 3 older men still getting the screen; doctors divided over its value

4/24/2017
Should Prostate Cancer Screening Start Earlier for Black Men?

New study suggests the disease progresses faster for them

4/24/2017
Could Breast Milk Tests Replace Mammograms?

Scientists hope to improve breast cancer screening of younger women

4/19/2017
Is Annual Eye Exam a Must for People With Type 1 Diabetes?

An individual's level of risk for diabetic eye disease should guide how often they're screened, study says

4/13/2017
Kidney Disease a Big Contributor to Heart-Related Deaths: Study

Finding points to need for screening for kidney function

4/11/2017
Many Docs Don't Discuss Prostate Cancer Screening Pros and Cons

Men with lower incomes, education and no insurance less likely to receive pretest counseling, study finds

4/11/2017
Updated Prostate Cancer Test Guidelines Now Stress Patient Choice

Men aged 55 to 69 should discuss PSA blood screen with their doctor, expert panel recommends

4/10/2017
Mammogram Guidelines Have Changed, But Are Doctors Listening?

Study finds that most still recommend the breast cancer screen for women in their early 40s

4/7/2017
Who Really Needs All Those Heart Tests?

Overtreatment may lead to excess worry and worse outcomes, report says

4/6/2017
Syphilis Rates Spike Among U.S. Gay, Bisexual Men: CDC

Awareness and practicing safe sex are key to curbing the growing rate of syphilis, sexual health experts say

4/5/2017
Many Disabled Adults Aren't Screened for Colon Cancer: Study

Transportation issues, lack of awareness and other barriers may be at issue

3/27/2017
Is MRI the 'Mammography' of Prostate Cancer Screening?

Scanning might reduce unneeded biopsies and overtreatment, study suggests

3/23/2017
Many Kids With Diabetes Missing Out on Eye Exams, Study Finds

Those with type 2 disease should see eye doc right away, while type 1 patients can wait 5 years

3/22/2017
Smartphone Device Sizes Up Sperm Health

It analyzes samples in seconds, with 98 percent accuracy, in the privacy of a man's home, researchers say

3/21/2017
Family History of Colon Cancer Calls for Earlier Screening

Talk to your doctor if relatives have had this cancer

3/20/2017
Blood Test May Spot Lung Cancer's Return, Even Before Scans

Small study finds the new technique beats CT and PET scans by around 6 months

3/13/2017
Higher Spending by Docs May Not Buy Better Health

No difference in patient outcomes when physicians order more -- or more pricey -- tests, treatments, study finds

3/8/2017
Baby Boomers Get an 'F' for Hep C Testing

Screening rates for the dangerous virus remain low despite recommendations, study finds

3/1/2017
Colon Cancer Rates, Deaths Drop in Americans Over 50

Report suggests higher screening rates explain the positive trend

2/28/2017
Kids Should Be Screened for Lazy Eye by Age 5

Waiting later could lead to permanent vision problems, U.S. panel says