Screening Health News

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8/17/2015
No Evidence to Support Widespread Screening for COPD: Experts

U.S. panel says efforts should focus on cutting smoking to prevent the deadly respiratory disease

8/13/2015
Broader Gene Tests for Breast, Ovarian Cancer Might Benefit Some: Study

Women who don't have BRCA mutations could have other high-risk genes that affect treatment choices

8/12/2015
Blood Chemical Test May Predict Risk of Heart Disease Death

But high-sensitivity troponin screening isn't yet approved in U.S.

8/11/2015
Screen Teens With Depression for Heart Disease, Experts Say

New recommendations note these adolescents not recognized as high-risk group

8/3/2015
Urine Test Might Find Pancreatic Cancer Early, Study Suggests

But expert says whether it will improve outcomes not proven yet

7/16/2015
Insured Americans Up to 3 Times Likelier to Get Preventive Care: CDC

Type of coverage doesn't matter, researchers say

7/13/2015
Prenatal Gene Tests Can Sometimes Spot Cancer in Mom-to-Be

Abnormal findings on early test don't always indicate birth defects, study says

7/13/2015
U.S. Hospitals May Often Miss Signs of Child Abuse

Less than half follow up on suspicious fractures among at-risk kids, study finds

7/6/2015
Calcium Scan Can Predict Premature Death Risk, Study Says

Noninvasive look at arteries may benefit people without obvious heart symptoms

7/2/2015
Americans' Risk of Dying From Cancer Is Falling, CDC Finds

But, due to aging population, actual number of cancer deaths is rising

6/26/2015
New Rapid Ebola Test Shows Promise in African Clinics

Researchers say speedy detection would dramatically improve containment efforts

6/24/2015
Blood, Saliva Tests May Spot Head and Neck Cancers Early

Study shows potential for noninvasive tumor detection

6/24/2015
Blood Protein May Spot Pancreatic Cancer Early

But more research is needed before test is used for monitoring or screening, researchers say

6/16/2015
The Doctor Who Does Your Colonoscopy Matters

Those with higher polyp detection rates prevent more cancers, save more lives, study says

6/4/2015
Blood Test Could Reveal Your Viral History

Study authors view new technology as a promising research tool

6/3/2015
International Panel Finds Only 'Limited' Evidence for Mammograms in 40s

But conclusion wasn't unanimous, one expert says

5/29/2015
Vets With PTSD Might Need Sleep Apnea Screening: Study

Research suggests risk of nighttime breathing problem rises with severity of post-traumatic stress disorder

5/18/2015
Prostate Cancer Testing Drops Off After Controversial Guidelines

More men will die without PSA screening, researchers contend; other experts applaud the downward trend

5/15/2015
Men Should Be Screened for Osteoporosis, Too

Study found males less likely to have their bone density checked, but suffered worse outcomes

5/12/2015
MRI Might Predict Breast Cancer Risk in Some Women

Finding suggests scans may have value beyond detection

5/11/2015
Study Links Celiac Disease to Nerve Damage

Researchers suggest screening people with gluten sensitivity

5/7/2015
Many Americans Not Getting Routine Cancer Screenings: CDC

These include tests for colon, breast and cervical malignancies

4/20/2015
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 50

4/15/2015
Americans Get Too Many Tests Before Cataract Surgery, Study Finds

Costs for unnecessary blood work, urine tests and EKGs add up

4/14/2015
Breath Test Might Spot Stomach Cancer Risk

Compounds in breath may signal chances of developing deadly disease, researchers say

4/8/2015
Study Probes Use of MRI to Spot Pancreatic Cancer in High-Risk Patients

Small trial suggests the scans might help, but experts aren't so sure

4/7/2015
Placenta Test Measures Babies' Exposure to Arsenic

This type of screening seems as reliable as urine and toenail samples, study says

4/7/2015
Are Heart Surgery Patients Losing Too Much Blood to Tests?

Experts recommend limiting frequency of tests, using conservation measures

4/6/2015
Breast Cancer Patients Concerned About Genetic Risk, Survey Finds

But almost half don't have conversation with doctor about potential for future problems

4/1/2015
Newer Test for Down Syndrome Called 'Major Advance'

But it won't eliminate need for invasive diagnostics such as amniocentesis, doctors say

3/31/2015
Benefits of Iron Supplements Unclear for Pregnant Women, Young Children

Task force concludes there's too little information to recommend screening for deficiencies

3/30/2015
U.S. Pediatricians Remain Opposed to Random Drug Tests in Schools

Helping students avoid substance problems is preferred approach

3/20/2015
Urine Test Shows Promise for Early Diagnosis of Kidney Cancer

Simple screen used levels of two proteins to spot the disease with 95 percent accuracy, study found

3/18/2015
Researchers Develop Screening for Early Memory Troubles

Higher scores on test may indicate need for further evaluation, expert said

3/17/2015
Study Questions Accuracy of Many Breast Cancer Biopsies

Abnormal cells are misidentified in one-fourth of cases, research suggests

3/16/2015
Study Gauges Value of CT Scans for Heart Patients

CT may slightly outperform 'functional' tests because it helps rule out unnecessary procedures, researchers say

3/12/2015
More Screening Could Cut Annual Colon Cancer Deaths by 21,000: Study

Coalition aims for 80 percent participation by 2018

3/12/2015
Excessive Use of Medical Scans Varies By Region

Doctors tend to order more imaging technologies in the Northeast, study found

3/11/2015
6 in 10 Americans Interested in Genetic Testing, Survey Finds

But researchers wonder if everyone is adept at accurately interpreting test results

3/10/2015
Breath Test for Illegal Drugs Instead of Urine Analysis?

Researchers say new method identifies contaminated aerosol particles

3/6/2015
Specially Trained Pooch Sniffs Out Thyroid Cancer

Frankie, a German Shepherd mix, had 90 percent accuracy at spotting tumor traces in urine samples

3/6/2015
Breast Cancer Survivors May Have Higher Thyroid Cancer Risk

It's unclear how the conditions might be connected; experts recommend caution

3/3/2015
Study Questions Close Monitoring of Thyroid Growths

Five-year follow-up shows the overwhelming majority remain harmless

3/2/2015
Growth Checks in Children Might Spot Celiac Disease

The gastrointestinal illness typically slows height, weight gains, experts say

2/24/2015
Did PSA Test's Decline Spur Rise in Prostate Cancers?

Researchers report 3 percent annual rise in intermediate- and high-risk cases

2/13/2015
Sleepiness in Your Teen May Signal 'Weed' Use

Ten percent of those tested for narcolepsy also had marijuana in their system, researchers found

2/3/2015
Blood Test Aims to Detect Parkinson's in Early Stages

Researchers also hope it will help doctors track treatment

1/27/2015
MRI Improves Prostate Cancer Biopsy Accuracy, Study Finds

New technology spots more aggressive cancer, but fewer low-risk cases

1/12/2015
Autism Signs May Be Missed in Short Checkups

Typical behaviors often exceed atypical ones and mislead clinicians in brief assessments, study finds

12/31/2014
Common Breast Biopsy Finding May Be More Dangerous Than Thought

Thirty percent of women with 'atypical hyperplasia' eventually developed breast cancer, study found