Screening Health News

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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

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