Screening Health News

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3/5/2013
5 Rheumatology Procedures You Might Not Need

Experts identify commonly ordered tests and treatments that are often expensive and unhelpful

3/4/2013
Colonoscopy Cuts Advanced Cancer Risk by 70 Percent: Study

Expert says annual fecal blood test is equally effective

3/3/2013
Ob-Gyn Group Lists Procedures That May Not Be Needed

As part of the 'Choosing Wisely' campaign, ACOG asks docs, patients to question certain practices

2/26/2013
Gene Disorder Screen Benefits Baby Boys, Girls Equally: Study

It was previously thought that the deadly form of the birth defect was easier to spot in girls

2/26/2013
'Worried Well' Often Ignore Negative Test Results: Study

Many of these patients suffer from hypochondria, and continue to have symptoms of imagined disease

2/25/2013
Lung CT Scans Could Save Thousands of Lives, Study Finds

About 12,000 cancer deaths could be avoided each year by screening all eligible Americans, experts say

2/21/2013
New Guidelines Issued for Genetic Screening in Newborns, Children

Panel backs testing for childhood diseases, but defers to parents' wishes on diseases that strike in adulthood

2/18/2013
Best Glaucoma Treatments Still a Puzzle, Task Force Reports

Experts not able to make recommendations on drug, surgery or laser choices

2/7/2013
One in Every 12 Stroke Survivors Contemplates Suicide, Study Finds

Early study found higher rates than in people with heart attacks, diabetes, cancer

2/5/2013
For Older Women, Mammograms Every 2 Years Found as Good as Annual Test

Study detects no differences in late-stage cancer diagnoses with 2-year interval

2/1/2013
Certain Skin Cancers More Common in HIV-Positive People

Large study found higher rates of squamous cell, basal cell carcinomas

1/15/2013
U.S. Minorities Less Likely to Get Colon Cancer Screening: Study

Researcher says reasons include high cost, lower health literacy, lack of doctors

1/11/2013
Depressed Stroke Survivors May Face Higher Early Death Risk

Researchers recommend assessing stroke patients for mood problems

1/9/2013
Pap Test Could Spot Some Ovarian Cancers, Study Finds

Widely used to detect cervical cancer, it might be much-needed screening option for other diseases

1/9/2013
Brief Life Expectancy Should Rule Out Certain Cancer Screenings: Study

Risks outweigh benefits for those with few years left, researchers say

1/7/2013
U.S. Cancer Death Rates Continue to Fall: Report

But, for some hard-to-treat cancers, deaths are increasing

1/7/2013
Costly Breast Cancer Screenings May Not Help Seniors: Study

To determine benefit, more older women should be included in clinical trials, expert says

1/3/2013
Younger Women Start to Follow Pap Test Guidelines: CDC

But too many still get screened for cervical cancer after hysterectomy, report says

12/27/2012
U.S. Cancer Screening Rates Dropping: Study

Confusing guidelines, insurance gaps may discourage people from getting recommended testing

12/26/2012
Brain Scans Might Help Spot Risk for Bipolar Disorder

Study looked for reduced response to pictures of facial expressions

12/21/2012
One Man's Harrowing Battle With Hepatitis C

Ted Adamson of Riverside, Calif., nearly lost his liver and life to the disease

12/21/2012
Mass Murders: Why Us? Why the U.S.?

From gun availability to a lack of therapists, experts say many factors contribute to the spate of killings

12/18/2012
Some Cancer Risks Higher in 9/11 Recovery Workers: Study

Cases of prostate, thyroid, multiple myeloma cancers seen over years

12/18/2012
Many Adults With Autism Unhappy With Their Health Care

Better approaches needed to serve these patients, researcher says

12/18/2012
Is the Mental Health System Failing Troubled Kids?

Spotting, managing young people like the Conn. gunman is difficult and will take more resources, experts say

12/13/2012
Study Examines Link Between Breast Cancer and Diabetes

Chemo seems to play a role in early diagnosis of diabetes in postmenopausal patients

12/5/2012
Is a Breath Test for Colon Cancer Possible?

In small study, Italian researchers detected who had the disease with 75 percent accuracy

12/4/2012
New Guidelines Urge Limiting Endoscopy for GERD

Women should not undergo routine screening, and many men don't need it either, according to American College of Physicians

11/29/2012
Kidney Disease More Severe in Blacks Than Others: Study

Screening would help improve their care, researchers say

11/29/2012
New DNA-Based Blood Test May Spot Signs of Cancer

Early finding suggests it might become a routine screen in the future

11/28/2012
Depression a Key Factor in Health of Parkinson's Patients: Study

Researchers add that it is difficult to diagnose because movement disorder masks symptoms

11/27/2012
HIV Infections Continue to Hit Young Americans Hard

Children and young adults 13 to 24 now represent more than one in four new infections, CDC says

11/27/2012
Women With Dense Breasts Open to Additional Cancer Screening: Study

Routine mammograms can miss tumors in these women, researchers explain

11/27/2012
More Cancers May Be Missed Under Latest Mammogram Guidelines

Studies looked at impact of 2009 recommendations from U.S. task force

11/26/2012
Cardiac Screening for All Young Athletes Carries Big Price Tag: Study

More than $10 million to save one life in U.S., but critic asks why it needs to cost so much

11/21/2012
Mammograms Do Not Prevent Advanced Breast Cancer, Study Suggests

But one expert says it's just too difficult to assess screening's role in breast cancer trends

11/21/2012
Routine Checkups Don't Cut Cancer, Heart Deaths: Study

Large evidence review suggests standardized screenings aren't that helpful for the 'worried well'

11/20/2012
U.S. Task Force Backs HIV Screening for All 15 to 65

Goal is to help those already infected stay healthy, delay onset of AIDS and avoid spreading disease

11/19/2012
Costly, Repeat Medical Testing Common for Medicare Patients: Study

Whether these follow-up procedures are needed is up for debate, experts say

11/3/2012
New Video Demonstrates Skin Cancer Self-Exam

Steps include using mirror to check back of head, scalp

10/23/2012
Colonoscopy Screening May Have Cut Colon Cancer Rates

Large, 20-year study found upper colon cancer cases decreased as Medicare coverage expanded

10/19/2012
Many Lesbians Not Screened for Cervical Cancer, Study Finds

Improved doctor-patient communication is key to expanding Pap testing, researchers say

10/18/2012
Blood Test May Help Define Breast Cancer Risk in Older Women

Early study suggests levels of certain hormones may add to list of disease risk factors

10/11/2012
HIV Diagnoses Among U.S. Hispanics Vary By Region: CDC

Rate of diagnoses highest in Northeast, but largest percentage occurred in the South

10/11/2012
Depression Stigma May Be Fading: Survey

In poll released to coincide with National Depression Screening Day, most said they would seek treatment if needed

10/10/2012
Blood Test May Spot Rare Lung Cancer

Marker in plasma rises when asbestos-linked mesothelioma is present, study says

10/10/2012
Melanoma Odds Doubled for Transplant, Lymphoma Patients: Study

Early detection of this serious skin cancer is critical

10/9/2012
New MRI Might Help Spot Heart Disease Early: Study

Technique uses multiple images to improve chances of diagnosing coronary artery disease

10/5/2012
One-Third of Men With Anal Cancer Have HIV, Study Finds

Gay males among those at higher risk of the rare cancer, U.S. government researchers say

10/5/2012
Heavy Smokers, Drinkers May Face Pancreatic Cancer Earlier in Life

Study found diagnoses came almost a decade sooner than for people without those habits