Screening Health News

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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

10/4/2012
Scientists Uncover Genetic Link for Uterine Fibroids

The tumors affect three-fourths of women of childbearing age

10/4/2012
Diabetes Screening May Not Lower Overall Death Rates

10-year British study found no survival benefit for population at large

10/3/2012
Study: Blood Tests for Inflammation Could Help Prevent Heart Attack, Stroke

But the tests would uncover risk in relatively few people, evidence review finds

10/3/2012
Doctors Speak Out on Health Care Waste in U.S.

Unneeded screening, unproven technology among culprits driving costs up by billions, report says

10/2/2012
Study: Digital Beats Film Mammography at Spotting Breast Cancer

Dutch research finds digital screening better at detecting life-threatening tumors

9/28/2012
Quick Survey May Pick Up Ovarian Cancer Warnings: Study

In the absence of reliable screening tool, questionnaire might aid early detection

9/28/2012
Simple Test Might Predict Whether Some Pregnancies Succeed

Study supports checking progesterone levels in women with early pain, bleeding

9/28/2012
Prenatal Test Presents Dilemmas to Expectant Mothers

Knowledge isn't always power, some women say, study finds

9/27/2012
More Than Half of Severe Mental Disability Cases Not Inherited: Study

Finding may encourage parents to have more children, researcher says

9/17/2012
Shingles Not Linked to Increased Cancer Risk, Study States

Screening for cancer after diagnosis is unnecessary, researchers say

9/17/2012
Cancer Overtakes Heart Disease as Top Cause of Death Among U.S. Hispanics

But their total death rate for cancer has dropped in past 3 years, report shows

9/17/2012
Extra Steps Urged to Cut Alcohol, Drug Use in Military: Report

Institute of Medicine suggests more screening, updated treatments for substance abuse

9/13/2012
Improved Developmental Screening Urged for Hispanic Kids

Many cases of autism missed when parents don't know what signs to look for, researchers say

9/13/2012
Mammography's Benefits Outweigh Harms for Older Women: Study

European review finds that screening every two years worthwhile for those aged 50 to 70

9/10/2012
U.S. Panel Rejects Ovarian Cancer Screens for Low-Risk Women

Renewing prior recommendations, experts say current tests not worth it for most

9/7/2012
X-Rays May Up Breast Cancer Risk for Women With Certain Genes: Study

Chest radiation before age 30 might be a risk for those with BRCA1/BRCA2 mutations

9/7/2012
Elevated Antibody Levels May Predict Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk

Danish study followed people for nearly 30 years to see who developed condition

8/31/2012
New Prep for Colon Screen Uses Four Pills, Not Liquid Laxative

Researchers think the easier regimen will encourage more to get 'virtual colonoscopy'

8/28/2012
Snoring Kids Should Be Screened for Sleep Apnea: Experts

New guidelines issued by American Academy of Pediatrics also urge weight loss for obese snorers

8/27/2012
Not Enough Data to Support Kidney Disease Screening, Task Force Says

More research needed on risks, benefits of routine testing

8/24/2012
Teen Girls Need Bone Health Advice to Stave Off Osteoporosis

Experts update guidelines on screening, prevention for women of all ages

8/23/2012
PSA Testing Linked to Improved Prostate Cancer Survival

Analysis of research before and after screening was introduced shows benefits

8/21/2012
2 Tests May Improve Heart Patients' Care, Studies Suggest

But experts say coronary artery calcium scans, best at predicting disease, have drawbacks

8/14/2012
Thyroid Treatment Guidelines for Pregnant Women Revised

Overactive or underactive thyroid can lead to dangerous medical conditions for mothers, newborns

8/3/2012
Breast Cancer Charity Overstates Value of Mammograms: Researchers

But, Komen official maintains routine screening gives best chance for improved survival

8/1/2012
Depression Could Shorten Cancer Survival, Study Suggests

Screening for mental health should be part of standard care, experts say

7/31/2012
Genes May Be Key for Patients With Multiple Colon Polyps

In the future, genetic screening may be advised for those prone to inherited disorder, study suggests

7/30/2012
HPV Test Beats Pap Long-Term: Study

Finding lends support to current guidelines combining tests among women over 30

7/30/2012
Abandoning PSA Screening Could Cost Lives: Study

Testing could save 17,000 men from advanced prostate cancer, researcher says

7/27/2012
Most Prostate Cancer Patients Don't Die From the Disease: Study

Preventing other chronic illnesses will prolong life even among men with prostate cancer, researchers say

7/25/2012
Untreated Heartburn May Raise Risk for Esophageal Cancer, Study Says

Obesity, poor diet contribute to acid reflux, which is sometimes linked to the deadly disease

7/25/2012
If Colonoscopy Picks Up Cancer Risk, Get Next Screen in 5 Years: Study

But U.S. recommendations call for 3-year interval after high-risk polyps removed

7/23/2012
Many Teens With High Blood Pressure Don't Get Needed Tests

Fewer than 1 in 4 receives recommended screening for kidney disease, organ damage, study finds

7/23/2012
Doctors Spar Over Cholesterol Screening in Kids

Some question supporting evidence and drug-industry ties, but others say guidelines benefit certain children

7/20/2012
Serious Mental Illness Tied to Higher Cancer, Injury Risk: Studies

Causes may include gaps in screening, preventive care and lifestyle differences, researcher says

7/18/2012
Scientists Say Blood Test May Help Predict Alzheimer's

High blood levels of a substance linked to cell death, inflammation seemed to indicate higher risk

7/17/2012
Mammograms Have 'Limited or No Effect' on Breast Cancer Deaths: Study

But other experts cite limitations of Swedish study, encourage regular mammograms

7/16/2012
Expert Panel Suggests PSA Test May Benefit Some Men

Those with life expectancy of 10 years or more should discuss prostate cancer screen with doctor

7/16/2012
Every 3 Years Is Best for Stomach Cancer Tests: Study

But those with family history should be screened more often

7/10/2012
No Dip in Cancer Screening for Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

Preventive health care is essential for people with chronic diseases, study authors say