Screening Health News

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10/26/2016
Parent-Child Screening Urged for Inherited Heart Condition

People with familial hypercholesterolemia have higher risk of heart attack before 40, researchers say

10/13/2016
Smartphone Device Detects Undiagnosed Irregular Heartbeat

Cardiologists say more research needed before mass screening for atrial fibrillation can be justified

10/12/2016
Another Study Questions Mammography Screening

But cancer and radiology specialists take issue with findings, say one study unlikely to change guidelines

10/12/2016
Indoor Tanners Aren't Taking Precautions Against Skin Cancer

Researchers conclude most are in denial about the health risks

10/11/2016
Chronic Disease in Mom May Be Linked to Newborns' Heart Disease

Risk highest among women born with heart defects or who developed type 2 diabetes, study suggests

10/6/2016
Depression Can Fuel Heart Disease in Midlife Women: Study

Psychologist recommends mental health screening at routine checkups

10/5/2016
Women's Memory Advantage Might Skew Alzheimer's Diagnosis

Women tend to hold on to better verbal memory skills as they age compared to men, study finds

10/4/2016
New Clues to Sleeping Sickness

Disease-causing parasites found on skin of symptomless people

9/27/2016
To Help Prevent Colon Cancer, 'Listen to Your Gut'

Belly pain and black or bloody stools should not be ignored, doctor says

9/21/2016
Organ Transplants Linked to Higher Skin Cancer Risk

Experts say all recipients should have full-body skin evaluations after transplant surgery

9/20/2016
Obamacare Tied to Rise in Mammograms

Research shows small uptick in Medicare patients who got screened for breast cancer

9/12/2016
For Teens With Leukemia, Pregnancy Tests Often Neglected

Risk of chemo-related birth defects needs to be considered, researchers say

9/9/2016
FDA Warns Ovarian Cancer Tests Not Reliable

May delay preventive therapies for high-risk women, spur unnecessary procedures in some without cancer

8/29/2016
FDA Recommends All Blood Donations Be Tested for Zika

Updated guidance provides further protection for U.S. blood supply

8/25/2016
Serious Heart Problem a Family Matter

If a relative has had an aortic dissection, you could too, study says

8/24/2016
Blood Test Might Someday Predict Your Stroke Risk

People with high levels of certain 'biomarkers' had significantly higher odds for an attack, study found

8/23/2016
ADHD More Often Missed in Minority Kids

Study found disparities in diagnosis, treatment rates

8/23/2016
Gene Test Might Quickly ID Baby's Infection

Goal is to distinguish between bacterial, viral illness, researchers say

8/18/2016
Early Prostate Cancer Diagnoses Continue to Fall in U.S.: Study

Decline follows recommendation against routine screening, but experts not sure if trend is good or bad

8/9/2016
Task Force Calls for More Study Into Risks, Benefits of Kids' Cholesterol Screening

Panel does recommend screening kids for obesity starting at age 6

8/5/2016
Timing of Autism Diagnosis Tied to Choice of Treatment

Kids diagnosed before age 4 more likely to receive behavior therapy shown to improve outcomes, study says

8/1/2016
Hearing Test May Predict Autism Risk Sooner: Study

Researchers identify inner-ear problem that might impair speech development

7/26/2016
U.S. Panel Says Evidence 'Insufficient' to Recommend Skin Cancer Screenings

But dermatology experts disagree and worry opportunities to save lives will be missed

7/21/2016
Cancer Experts Criticize Report on Rising Prostate Cancer Numbers

American Cancer Society says methodology used for recent study was flawed

7/19/2016
Number of Advanced Prostate Cancer Cases Soars: U.S. Study

Increase may be due to lax screening or more aggressive disease, experts say

7/18/2016
Wide Variation Seen in 'Dense' Breast Diagnoses

Doctors may misjudge a woman's cancer risks as a result, researchers say

7/13/2016
Routine Eye Exams See Vision Problems You Miss

Older people and those who delay regular check-ups have more unnoticed changes, study finds

7/7/2016
Researchers Get Closer to Test Predicting Colon Cancer's Return

DNA-based screen would aid treatment decisions for people with early-stage disease

7/6/2016
Gene Test Might One Day Gauge Alzheimer's Risk in Younger Adults

But doctors say the concept is not ready for clinical use yet

7/6/2016
Can an Antibiotic Help You? Quick Test Might Someday Tell

The screen could provide results in an hour, reducing the unnecessary use of the drugs, developers say

7/4/2016
Regular Doctor Visits Can Help Spot Colon Cancer

Early detection improves likelihood of survival, researchers note

6/22/2016
A Little Guidance Is Key to Getting That Cancer Screen

Study shows how one hospital's 'patient navigators' boosted testing rates

6/21/2016
Blood Test May Rule Out Too Many Donor Hearts

Results don't seem to alter survival rates, even 5 years after transplant, researchers say

6/15/2016
Skin Cancer Check? Do Some Sole-Searching

Deadly melanoma is rare on feet, but often advanced when diagnosed

6/7/2016
U.S. Black Women Get Less Care to Prevent Breast Cancer Return

Genetic testing, risk-reducing surgery more likely for whites, Hispanics, study finds

5/12/2016
Is Ovary Removal Tied to Colon Cancer Risk?

Loss of female hormones may explain potential association, researchers say

5/9/2016
4/14/2016
Thyroid Cancer Cases in U.S. Level Off, Perhaps Reflecting Diagnostic Changes

'Epidemic of diagnosis' caused the increase, not harmful tumors, experts say

4/12/2016
Study: Many Vets Struggle With Suicidal Thoughts, Need More Help From VA

Survey reveals 65 percent who considered suicide have never received mental health treatment

4/11/2016
ER Screenings Could Help Prevent Suicide: Study

Checking patients for risk factors should be part of routine ER care, researcher says

4/8/2016
Mom's Obesity, Diabetes May Spur Fetus to Grow Too Fast

Finding suggests doctors might want to screen at-risk women sooner

3/30/2016
FDA Approves Experimental Zika Test for Blood Donations

But agency still asks those who've possibly been exposed to the virus to forgo giving blood right now

3/24/2016
Mammograms May Also Help Spot Heart Disease, Study Suggests

The breast screening test compared well to heart CT scans, researchers say

3/9/2016
Doctors May Be Missing Chances to Treat Prediabetes

Study found many patients with higher-than-normal blood sugar levels were not being treated for it

3/8/2016
Screen High-Risk Adults for Tuberculosis, Experts Say

Up to 10 percent of those with dormant TB develop active infection, according to health task force

3/7/2016
Most Pediatricians Don't Ask About Mom's Depression

About 4 in 10 moms with young kids affected, which can have harmful effects on families, researchers say

3/2/2016
Study Questions Link Between Multiple Moles, Risk for Melanoma

Research suggests people with many of the blemishes not necessarily at higher risk for the cancer

3/1/2016
Experts Undecided on Whether Seniors Should Get Routine Vision Checks

Not enough data to say yes or no to sight checks in primary care doctors' offices, U.S. panel says

2/19/2016
Cervical Cancer Can Be Prevented: FDA

Routine screening and vaccination are key to protecting women against the disease, experts say

2/11/2016
More Young Breast Cancer Patients Getting Gene Test

New study finds nearly all women under 40 at diagnosis are opting for BRCA evaluation