Screening Health News

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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

2/8/2016
PSA Testing Differs Among Primary Care Doctors, Urologists

Researchers examine falloff after change in prostate cancer screening recommendations

2/3/2016
Time to Follow-Up After a Positive Colon Cancer Test Varies by Hospital

Patients at one health care system waited almost 6 months for colonoscopy after stool sample results

1/28/2016
Hepatitis C Reported at 19 Dialysis Clinics: CDC

Health officials blame lapses in infection control practices

1/26/2016
Depression Screening Should Include All Pregnant, Postpartum Women: Panel

As many as 1 in 10 shows signs of mood disorder after birth, says task force

1/25/2016
Study Finds Stool Test Effective for Detecting Colon Cancer

Colonoscopy still preferred screening, but this offers less invasive option, researchers say

1/21/2016
Check Your Risk for Diabetes, CDC Urges

Prediabetes awareness campaign launched nationwide

1/20/2016
Identifying Colon Cancer Patients Who May Need More Than Surgery

Small group with stage 2 tumors might benefit from new screening test, study says

1/20/2016
Blood Test Might Predict When Antibiotics Won't Help

It's still in development, but doctors' office screening method could curb overprescribing, experts say

1/19/2016
Screen Nursing Home Residents for B12 Deficiency: Researchers

Medications can block absorption of the vitamin, causing mental harms

1/18/2016
Minorities More Likely To Be Diagnosed With Colon Cancer at Younger Age

Researchers say screening guidelines in U.S. should be reviewed

1/13/2016
New Blood Test Could Detect Melanoma's Spread Earlier: Study

Searching for tumor DNA located cancer's spread better than standard test, researchers say

1/11/2016
Mammograms a Personal Decision for Women in Their 40s, Panel Says

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends screening every 2 years for all after the age of 50

1/8/2016
Some Steps to Help Protect Yourself From Cancer

Screening and a healthy lifestyle are key, physician says

1/6/2016
Blood Test May Help Rule Out Pregnancy Complication: Study

Women with suspected pre-eclampsia are often hospitalized

12/21/2015
U.S. Task Force Stays Neutral on Cholesterol Screening for Kids

Not enough evidence to recommend for or against checking everyone under 20, expert panel says

12/17/2015
Annual Blood Test Might Help Prevent Deaths From Ovarian Cancer

Analyzing results over time can detect harmful changes, study suggests

12/14/2015
Suspicious Pigment Spots More Common on Darker Skin

Screening can detect rare 'Bob Marley' skin cancer, study says

12/10/2015
Maybe You Can Forecast Your Health Better Than a Doctor

Results of self-rating study predicted which participants would catch a cold

12/10/2015
Could a Scan Someday Replace Lymph Node Biopsy?

Noninvasive technique shows promise for detecting spread of skin cancer

12/7/2015
Care in Youth

Routine screening of 9 to 11 year-olds for high cholesterol now recommended by American Academy of Pediatrics

12/7/2015
Screen All Kids for Cholesterol, Depression and HIV, Pediatricians' Group Says

American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines reflect concerns about obesity, suicide

12/2/2015
False-Positive Mammogram May Hint at Breast Cancer Risk Later

But researcher stresses that risk is small, and women should be vigilant with screenings

11/30/2015
Obamacare Boosting Breast Cancer Screening Among Poor: Study

Researchers report that expansion of Medicaid coverage is improving access to mammograms

11/27/2015
Assessing Health Issues of Child Refugees

Medical profiles of newly arrived children are important for treatment, researcher says

11/23/2015
Screening Inmates for Hepatitis C Benefits General Community: Study

Routine testing could prevent transmission, reduce health care costs, researcher says

11/23/2015
Colon Cancer Screening Rates on the Rise in NYC

Unique coalition may be one reason why, and might serve as model for other cities, experts say

11/17/2015
Prostate Cancer Screening, Detection Both Down in U.S., Studies Say

But whether that's good or bad isn't yet clear

11/11/2015
Too Few Psychiatric Patients Screened for Diabetes: Study

Commonly prescribed antipsychotic medications tied to greater risk of type 2 disease

11/5/2015
Early Warning Sign for Kidney Disease Identified in Study

Researchers say blood test can predict risk up to five years before damage begins

10/27/2015
Risk of More Aggressive Early Breast Cancers Rises With Age, Study Finds

Certain milk duct tumors more likely to become invasive at 60 than 50, experts say

10/26/2015
U.S. Task Force Urges Broader Screening for Type 2 Diabetes

Group advises testing overweight, obese people aged 40 to 70 for abnormal blood sugar

10/21/2015
New Mammogram Guidelines Already Creating Controversy

Doctors at several leading U.S. cancer hospitals say most women should get exams starting at 40, not 45

10/20/2015
Women Should Get Annual Mammograms Starting at Age 45: Cancer Society

Previous recommendation was 40; new guidelines place greater emphasis on approach of menopause

10/20/2015
Count the Moles on Your Arm to Predict Melanoma Risk?

Researchers recommend primary care doctors look for 11 or more

10/19/2015
Researchers Move Closer to Alzheimer's Blood Test

Early diagnosis might lead to lifestyle changes that slow disease progression, they say

10/8/2015
Sensitive Blood Test May Help Rule Out Heart Attack

Researchers say goal is to reduce hospital admissions, medical costs

10/6/2015
Young Cancer Survivors Often Develop New Malignancies

Teens, young adults who received radiation treatment appear at higher risk, study says