Screening Health News

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5/21/2012
Screening for Lung Cancer Might Benefit Those at Highest Risk

But it's not appropriate for most people, researchers say

5/18/2012
Test Baby Boomers for Hepatitis C, Says CDC

Undetected disease can lead to cirrhosis, liver cancer, agency notes

5/15/2012
Blacks, Hispanics Have Higher Colon Polyp Risk Than Previously Thought

Their rate of the precancerous colon growths was higher than that of whites, study finds

5/15/2012
Are Post-Angioplasty Stress Tests Unnecessary?

Study finds no benefits in terms of outcomes from these expensive tests

5/9/2012
Colon Cancer Gaps for Blacks, Whites Largely Due to Screening

Survival differences could be narrowed with more equal care access, computer model suggests

5/8/2012
Screening Women for Domestic Violence Could Help Prevent Abuse

Review shows benefits of routine checks at clinics, in doctors' offices

5/6/2012
Doctors Urge Routine Skin Screenings

20% of Americans will develop skin cancer during their lifetime, experts warn

5/3/2012
New Guidelines Issued for Severe Lupus

More can be done to prevent permanent kidney damage, says American College of Rheumatology

5/3/2012
Many Breast Cancer Patients in Their 40s Aren't 'High-Risk': Study

Researchers favor annual mammograms even with no family history

4/30/2012
Routine Kidney Disease Screening Not Worthwhile, Experts Say

But checking those with diabetes, high blood pressure makes sense, doctors agree

4/30/2012
Anxiety, Depression Often Go Hand-in-Hand With Arthritis

Mental health screening, treatment could improve quality of life for these patients, report suggests

4/27/2012
Heart Test Spots Sudden Death Risk in Young Athletes

Study found EKGs were highly accurate in identifying those with hidden cardiac disorders

4/24/2012
Prostate Cancer Screening Guidelines Often Not Followed: Study

Many older men still get unnecessary PSA tests, researchers report

4/19/2012
Healthy Lifestyle Choices Could Cut Cancer Rates: Report

But researchers say lawmakers, private industry need to do more to encourage change

4/17/2012
Researchers Develop Blood Test for Depression

Group of biomarkers accurately identified teens with mood disorder in small study

4/17/2012
Role of Screening, Monitoring in Early Kidney Disease Unclear

Certain blood pressure-lowering drugs most effective treatment, reports review

4/11/2012
Codeine After Surgery Could Endanger Certain Kids: Study

In children with rare gene mutation, post-tonsillectomy death seemed to be due to reaction to pain medicine

4/10/2012
Online Tool Could Diagnose Autism Quickly, Developers Say

Simple questionnaire and short video could help patients get treatment sooner, research suggests

4/10/2012
EKG Heart Test May Predict Risk in Older Adults

Even minor changes can mean greater odds of heart attack, other conditions, study finds

4/9/2012
Eye Tremors May Aid Early Diagnosis of Parkinson's: Study

Inability to keep eye stable during test linked to disease, findings suggest

4/9/2012
Lung Cancer Screening Might Pay Off, Analysis Shows

Study suggests CT scans of those at high risk for developing disease could be cost-effective

4/5/2012
False-Positive Mammogram Results May Turn Out Not to Be: Study

Researchers urge women who have false-positive results to get regular follow-ups

4/4/2012
Obese White Women Shying Away From Colon Cancer Screening

Embarrassment may prompt some women to avoid the recommended tests, researchers say

4/4/2012
Physician Groups Call for Fewer Medical Tests

Many patients could safely avoid X-rays, MRIs, heart stress tests and other common procedures, docs say

4/3/2012
Ultrasound, MRI Might Spot Cancer in Dense Breast Tissue

Study suggests screening methods beyond mammograms may be useful in high-risk patients

4/2/2012
Routine Mammography May Lead to Overdiagnosis: Study

Up to 25% of mammogram-detected breast cancers may not need treatment, researchers say

4/2/2012
HPV Infection Lasts Longer in Young Black Women: Study

This persistence could explain higher rates of cervical cancer, researchers say

3/29/2012
First Bedside Gene Test Shows Promise

Study found it spotted which heart patients should not take blood thinner Plavix

3/28/2012
U.S. Cancer Death Rates Continue to Fall: Report

But incidence of cancers linked to obesity increasing, researchers find

3/26/2012
Ob/Gyn Visit a Good Time to Screen for Heart Disease: Study

Many women are not aware of their cardiovascular risk factors, research shows

3/23/2012
Most Anal Lesions Don't Cause Cancer in Men, Research Shows

But the HPV infection that precedes anal cancer is common in gay, bisexual men, analysis indicates

3/16/2012
National Screening Urged to Detect Eye Disease in Blacks

Undiagnosed glaucoma contributes to vision loss, mainly in blacks, researchers say

3/16/2012
Psoriasis Patients May Face Higher Heart Risk

They should be screened for signs of cardiovascular disease, expert says

3/15/2012
New Clues to Link Between Fatty Diet, Colon Cancer

Researchers found genetic changes that affect how body uses insulin

3/13/2012
Many Docs Order Unneeded Lung Cancer Screening Tests: Survey

Not only wasteful, tests can lead to unnecessary treatments for patients

3/9/2012
EKG Testing May Spot Fatal Heart Conditions in Children

Evidence review looked at three conditions that cause sudden cardiac death

3/4/2012
Too Many Americans Skipping Colon Cancer Screening

Americans 50 and older who haven't had a colonoscopy screening should get one, experts urge

2/24/2012
In Tougher Economy, Fewer Americans Get Colonoscopy

High co-pays lead many to skip life-saving screen, study finds

2/22/2012
Studies Offer More Evidence That Colonoscopy Saves Lives

Study found 53% lower death rate in patients who had polyps removed during screening

2/22/2012
Mammograms Can Save Lives of Women in Their 40s: Study

More cancers spotted this way were found at early stages, were easier to treat

2/20/2012
Hepatitis C Now Kills More Americans Than HIV

Middle-aged most often affected, and many are unaware they have been infected, CDC says

2/13/2012
Screening by Primary-Care Doctors May Spot Dementia

Findings run counter to current recommendations, which advise against routine mental checks

2/10/2012
Many Gay Men Would Support 'Home HIV Test': Study

Not yet approved for public use, it picks up AIDS virus in later stages of infection

1/31/2012
Alternative to Colonoscopy Spots Cancers, Too

Study examines repeat sigmoidoscopy, a somewhat less-invasive screening method

1/24/2012
Ob-Gyns Should Screen for Domestic Abuse: Experts

Intimate partner violence can be psychological or physical, occurs at all levels of society

1/19/2012
Repeat Scans Urged for Head Injury When Blood Thinners Involved

Italian study confirms recommendation for 2 CT scans 24 hours apart to detect bleeding in brain

1/18/2012
Some Women Can Go Longer Between Bone Checks: Study

Those with normal density may be able to wait more than recommended two years, researcher says

1/11/2012
Scientists Identify Inherited Prostate Cancer Gene

Men with the mutation are at 10 to 20 times increased risk of prostate cancer

1/6/2012
Diabetes Care Thwarted by Unstable Health Insurance: Study

Disease management requires continuous coverage for preventive screenings, experts say

1/3/2012
Changes in Cerebrospinal Fluid May Signal Early Alzheimer's

Study found they preceded actual development of disease by 5 to 10 years