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Seriously Stressed? Hair Analysis Tells All, Study Finds

Single strand may yield evidence about heart-harmful hormone levels in seniors, researchers say

Are Pricey Computer-Aided Mammograms Worth It?

Early breast cancer found more often in large study, but not more cases of invasive disease

Study Questions Value of PSA Test for Older Men

Only a third who received abnormal result went on to receive prostate biopsy, experts note

Age of Autism Diagnosis May Depend on Symptoms: Study

Early identification essential to help kids reach their potential, researcher says

Gene May Boost Death Risk From Most Common Thyroid Cancer

But survival rates for papillary thyroid cancer are still high, experts note

Primary Care Docs Shouldn't Screen All Patients for Oral Cancer: Experts

Too little evidence that it helps adults without symptoms, U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says

Lung Cancer Scares Vary by State, Study Finds

False-positive results lead to unneeded risky procedures

Most Men Don't Need PSA Tests, Doctors' Group Says

American College of Physicians notes limited benefit of prostate cancer screening

Doctors Too Pap-Happy, Survey Suggests

Cervical cancer screenings recommended more often than needed, researchers find

For Older Women, Missed Mammograms Tied to Worse Breast Cancer Outcomes

Study links long gap from last screening, or no screening at all, to more advanced disease and death

Could Self-Testing Help Overcome HIV/AIDS Epidemic?

Worldwide research shows testing done in privacy of home reduces fear, stigma

Heart Risks May Also Point to Dementia Risk

Study looked at factors like blood pressure and cholesterol levels

Blood Test Might Spot Pancreatic Cancer Early, Study Finds

But not early enough to make a big difference in survival rates, an expert says

Simple Breath Test Might Diagnose Heart Failure

Noninvasive method found accurate in small, early study

Certain Lifestyle Factors Linked to Arthritis in Study Patients

Screening for smoking, obesity and diabetes may help identify those at greater risk for rheumatoid arthritis

Suicidal Thoughts More Common in Kids With Autism: Study

But expert advises parents not to panic over mood changes

Mammograms Every Other Year OK for Women Over 50: Study

Researchers found similar risk for advanced disease as with yearly screening, but some experts disagree

Blood Test Plus Targeted Care May Stop Heart Failure Before It Starts

Coordination between primary care docs and cardiologists is key to prevention, study suggests

You Can Help Reduce Your Colon Cancer Risk: Expert

Preventive measures include screening, food choices and moderate exercise

Over 50? Checklist May Predict If You'll Be Alive in 10 Years

Although not a crystal ball, researchers say it might help doctors and patients make better choices

5 Rheumatology Procedures You Might Not Need

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

Colonoscopy Cuts Advanced Cancer Risk by 70 Percent: Study

Expert says annual fecal blood test is equally effective

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

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

'Worried Well' Often Ignore Negative Test Results: Study

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

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

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

Best Glaucoma Treatments Still a Puzzle, Task Force Reports

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

One in Every 12 Stroke Survivors Contemplates Suicide, Study Finds

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

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

Certain Skin Cancers More Common in HIV-Positive People

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

U.S. Minorities Less Likely to Get Colon Cancer Screening: Study

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

Depressed Stroke Survivors May Face Higher Early Death Risk

Researchers recommend assessing stroke patients for mood problems

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

Brief Life Expectancy Should Rule Out Certain Cancer Screenings: Study

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

U.S. Cancer Death Rates Continue to Fall: Report

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

Costly Breast Cancer Screenings May Not Help Seniors: Study

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

Younger Women Start to Follow Pap Test Guidelines: CDC

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

U.S. Cancer Screening Rates Dropping: Study

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

Brain Scans Might Help Spot Risk for Bipolar Disorder

Study looked for reduced response to pictures of facial expressions

One Man's Harrowing Battle With Hepatitis C

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

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

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

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

Many Adults With Autism Unhappy With Their Health Care

Better approaches needed to serve these patients, researcher says

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

Study Examines Link Between Breast Cancer and Diabetes

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

Is a Breath Test for Colon Cancer Possible?

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

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

Kidney Disease More Severe in Blacks Than Others: Study

Screening would help improve their care, researchers say

New DNA-Based Blood Test May Spot Signs of Cancer

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