Screening Health News

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8/5/2011
Counseling May Help Women at Risk for Breast Cancer Gene

Learning about options might relieve anxiety, improve survival in young women, researchers say

7/29/2011
Some Ethnic Groups More Vulnerable to Dangerous Fat

South Asians tend to store fat around organs, raising coronary artery disease risk, study finds

7/18/2011
Specialists More Likely to Spot Deadly Skin Cancer

Self-screening helps, but doctors better at finding early stage melanoma, study shows

7/1/2011
Get Screened for Colorectal Cancer: Who, Me?

People still confused by what test to have and when, experts say

7/1/2011
Kentucky Goes on the Offensive Against Colorectal Cancer

With decade-long effort to increase screening, experts predict a drop in death rates

6/28/2011
Longest Trial Ever Confirms Mammograms' Benefits

They save far more lives than previously thought, researchers say

6/23/2011
CDC Cites Benefits of Expanded HIV Testing Program

Three-year initiative identified 18,432 people infected with AIDS-causing virus

6/22/2011
Eating Disorders May Raise Risk of Depression in Pregnancy

Screening for mental health problems, abuse should be routine part of prenatal care, researchers say

6/22/2011
Poor Brain 'Sync' a Possible Sign of Autism

Inability of right and left hemispheres to communicate might be early marker, researchers say

6/20/2011
Many Using Free Preventive Screenings Tied to Health Care Reform

Medicare heads say offering the tests free will save money long term, but critics disagree

6/16/2011
Cancer Risk With Barrett's Esophagus May Be Lower Than Thought

Routine endoscopic screenings for these patients may not be justified, researchers say

6/8/2011
New Guidelines Put Focus on Vitamin D Deficiency

Endocrine Society recommends routine screening for people considered at high risk

6/1/2011
Experts Recommend Cardiac Screening for College Athletes

1 in 4 tested had heart abnormality or symptoms that required further screening, study finds

5/31/2011
In Diabetics, Good Scores on Bone Tests May Not Rule Out Risk

People with normal bone density may be as prone to fracture as those with osteoporosis, study finds

5/31/2011
Study Suggests Special MRI Might Help Diagnose Autism

Scans found less responsiveness in language areas of brain, researchers report

5/25/2011
Study Finds Almost 1 in 5 Young Adults Has High Blood Pressure

Rate is much higher than was previously reported in 24- to 32-year-olds in U.S.

5/20/2011
Experts Say Cholesterol Screenings Should Start in Childhood

They hope early testing will lead to diet, lifestyle changes and more successful treatment

5/18/2011
Massachusetts Study Shows Sharp Rise in Early Autism Diagnoses

Most of the increase seen among boys, children under 3, researchers note

5/12/2011
Antibiotic-Resistant Gonorrhea Reported in San Diego: CDC

5 cases among gay or bisexual men highlight need for surveillance, experts say

5/10/2011
A Capsule Camera Instead of a Colonoscopy?

Remote-controlled device captured images of entire colon, researchers report

5/9/2011
Researchers Outline Key Risk Factors for Glaucoma

Even a small rise in pressure within the eye can raise the odds for the disease

5/9/2011
Scan Technology Tied to Overtreatment of Clots in Lungs

Anti-clotting drugs may cause harm in patients with low risk from embolism, researchers say

5/9/2011
More People May Benefit From Going Gluten-Free

Avoiding troublesome foodstuffs helps even those without celiac symptoms, study finds

5/5/2011
Screening Teens' Hearts Could Be Lifesaving

Researcher calls ECG test a 'no-brainer' for athletes but sees benefits for all

5/5/2011
Race Seems to Play Role in Colorectal Cancer Screening

Despite expanded Medicare coverage, whites still tested more than blacks, Hispanics, study finds

5/3/2011
Tumors Spotted Between Mammograms Often More Aggressive: Study

And cancers that didn't show up in regular screenings grew faster than ones radiologists missed