Screening Health News

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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

12/30/2011
U.S. Blacks More Likely to Die of Colon Cancer Than Whites: Study

This gap in survival is widest among those diagnosed with advanced disease, research shows

12/29/2011
Gene Mutation May Be Key to Familial Pancreatic Cancer

Research may lead to a screening option for those who might be at hereditary risk

12/28/2011
Doubt Cast on Use of Genetic Test Before Plavix

Research review suggests test won't help docs determine who would benefit from heart drug

12/20/2011
Screening Alone Not Enough to Prevent Sudden Death in College Athletes

Testing of all athletes, not just Division I players, and safe training methods required, researchers say

12/13/2011
Type of Muscular Dystrophy Linked to Raised Cancer Risk

Researchers urge people with myotonic muscular dystrophy to get recommended cancer screenings

12/8/2011
British Screening Program Finding More Early Stage Colon Cancers

More than 1 million have been tested using kits sent to homes

12/6/2011
Mammograms Cut Risk of Breast Cancer Death by Half, Study Finds

Echoes previous findings, supports calls for routine screening

12/5/2011
Kids With Epilepsy Should Get Screened for Autism, Developmental Delays

The conditions often occur in the same child, experts say

11/9/2011
Maternal Blood Test Might Spot Birth Defects More Safely

Researchers take steps toward noninvasive screening for fetal abnormalities

11/8/2011
New Guidelines Issued for Genetic Heart Disease

Experts outline recommendations for treating hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

11/8/2011
Suicide Checklist Spots People at Highest Risk

Every doctor's office visit should include the assessment, researcher says

11/7/2011
Where a Child Is Tested May Affect Autism Diagnosis

Centers vary on how a child is deemed to have autism, Asperger or other developmental disorder

11/4/2011
Common Breast Cancer Gene Test May Be Flawed, Study Says

Researchers found high rate of false-negative results for HER2 gene

11/4/2011
Change in Hepatitis Screening May Save Lives, Money

Researchers favor testing those born from 1945 to 1965

11/3/2011
Rx for Heart Patients: Healthier Living, Medication

New guidelines on managing heart disease also call for cardiac rehab

11/3/2011
Home-Based Test Can Detect Cervical Cancer Virus: Study

The HPV self-test is good alternative to Pap smears for women in poor regions of the world, expert says

11/1/2011
Cancer Risk Doubles After Organ Transplant, Study Finds

But benefits still far outweigh the risk, say experts

10/31/2011
Could Listening to Mozart Help Doctors Spot Colon Polyps?

It may temporarily boost mental skills used while performing colonoscopy, researchers say

10/26/2011
X-Ray Screening Doesn't Prevent Lung Cancer Deaths: Study

Researchers found no reduction in mortality among those who got chest X-rays

10/21/2011
Blocked Tear Ducts Linked to 'Lazy Eye' in Kids

These children need comprehensive eye examinations, researchers say

10/19/2011
U.S. Cancer Groups Release Their Own Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines

They say HPV blood test should supplant Pap smear in some cases, while task force says merits of newer test still unclear

10/13/2011
Oral Bacteria Might Signal Early Pancreatic Cancer

Simple 'spit' test might someday help screen for disease, small study suggests

10/11/2011
Women Say Mammograms Give Them Sense of Control: Survey

Mammography is currently the best tool available to screen for breast cancer, expert contends

9/27/2011
Do Men Need Colon Cancer Screening Earlier Than Women Do?

Austrian study finds more cancers at younger ages in men

9/27/2011
Fatalism Keeps Many From Colon Cancer Screening

'What-difference-will-it-make' mindset linked to low rates of testing among poor

9/23/2011
Foreign-Born U.S. Women Getting Mammograms

But they're still less likely than U.S.-born women to get breast cancer screening