Screening Health News

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6/18/2014
Mammography Cuts Breast Cancer Deaths by 28 Percent: Study

But experts say women still need risks, benefits spelled out

6/17/2014
MRIs Plus Mammograms Best for High-Risk Women, Study Finds

Canadian researchers say combination better for those at risk of breast cancer

6/12/2014
MRI Technique May Help Detect Parkinson's Earlier

Larger research trials needed to confirm study's encouraging findings, experts say

6/11/2014
Marriage, But Not Cohabitation, Pays Health Dividends -- for Him

Commitment to lifelong relationship appears to be key, study says

6/6/2014
Half a Million Cancers Prevented by Colon Screenings: Study

Finding estimates success of colorectal exams over 30 years

6/4/2014
Medicaid Patients Get Worse Cancer Care, Studies Contend

Researchers found screening, treatments weren't as good as patients with private insurance

6/3/2014
First-Time Colon Cancer Screening May Be Beneficial for Elderly

Healthy seniors might gain an extra month or more of life by getting checked, study suggests

5/29/2014
Abnormal Lung Scan May Be 'Teachable Moment' for Smokers

Researchers find bad news motivates many to quit tobacco

5/27/2014
Your Income Might Influence Your Risk for Certain Cancers

Lifestyle-related disease, such as lung cancer, is more common among the poor, researchers find

5/23/2014
Diabetes May Be Bigger Threat to the Female Heart: Study

Women with diabetes face 40 to 50 percent greater risk of heart disease than men with diabetes, researchers say

5/19/2014
Dogs May Help Spot Human Prostate Cancers, Study Finds

With training, 2 dogs smelled urine samples and detected tumors with nearly 100 percent accuracy

5/19/2014
Experts Debate Value of Self-Exam for Testicular Cancer

Researchers say study shows it saves money, but others note it doesn't appear to save lives

5/15/2014
Could a Blood Test Predict Breast Cancer's Return?

Study suggests routine sample might provide information critical to treatment

5/14/2014
Stepped-Up Screening Would Uncover More Lung Cancers, Study Says

But the scans and follow-up care would be expensive

5/14/2014
Early Repetitive Behaviors May Signal Autism Risk

Research in siblings of children with autism may give parents a way to spot signs of the disorder earlier

5/11/2014
Skin Cancer Prevention Tips

Most lesions are treatable if caught early, says expert

5/9/2014
Just Seeing a Doctor May Boost the Odds of Surviving Melanoma

Study finds link between checkups and lower death rates from the dangerous skin cancer

5/8/2014
Add Heart Test to High School Athletes' Screening, Cardiologists Say

Electrocardiogram might help identify teens at risk of sudden death

5/7/2014
Most Docs Believe Patients Get Too Many Medical Tests

But, half of physicians have ordered unneeded tests for pushy patients, survey found

5/7/2014
Screening May Help Boost Liver Cancer Survival Rates

Simple tests for people with scarring of the liver spot tumors early, researchers report

4/28/2014
More STD Screening on Horizon for Women?

Influential U.S. panel has also drafted guidelines on counseling to prevent chlamydia, gonorrhea

4/23/2014
Early Sign of Kidney Disease Often Ignored, Study Says

Doctors can easily test for excess protein in urine

4/21/2014
False-Positive Mammograms Don't Deter Women From Future Screening: Study

While most experienced short-term anxiety, it was gone within a year, researchers say

4/21/2014
Bowel Illnesses Sometimes Coincide in Kids

Children with irritable bowel syndrome were more likely to also have celiac disease in Italian study

4/15/2014
Blood Test Aims to Predict Breast Cancer's Return

Study found DNA-based screen was more than 90 percent accurate in predicting recurrence

4/9/2014
Irregular Periods May Be Risk Factor for Ovarian Cancer, Study Suggests

Preliminary finding might eventually offer clue to which women would benefit from early screening

4/7/2014
DNA Test May Gauge Risk of Prostate Cancer's Return

New method offers 80 percent accuracy, researchers say

4/4/2014
Diabetes Tied to Higher Risk of Pancreatic Cancer in Study

But it's not always clear which disease comes first, researchers say

4/3/2014
Helping Doctors Spot Who's Not Taking Their Blood Pressure Meds

Simple urine screening could prevent unnecessary procedures, study says

4/2/2014
Doctors' Skill at Colonoscopy May Affect Patients' Colon Cancer Risk: Study

You can ask your physician for polyp detection rates, experts say

4/1/2014
New Review Suggests Benefits of Annual Mammograms Are Overstated

Analysis of 50 years of clinical data adds to controversy over who should be screened, how often

3/31/2014
New Clues to Link Between MS Drug Tysabri and Rare Brain Disease

Researchers report drug mobilizes a kind of cell easily infected by a virus that can attack the brain

3/31/2014
Blood Test Shows Promise for Gauging Heart Attack Risk After Chest Pain

More study is needed, but the screening method measures levels of a chemical signal tied to heart damage

3/28/2014
FDA Advisory Panel Recommends Approval of At-Home Colon Cancer Test

DNA analysis of stool boosts accuracy rate of Cologuard to more than 90 percent, researchers say

3/27/2014
Slight Drop in Rate of Advanced Cancers, CDC Says

Number of cases where tumors have spread beyond origins declined, but experts say more can be done

3/27/2014
Exercise Affects Men's, Women's Hearts Differently: Study

Finding might have implications for standard cardiac testing, experts say

3/26/2014
Jury Still Out on Routine Dementia Screening for Seniors

Panel says benefits unproven, but Alzheimer's experts say early detection is important

3/22/2014
Ways to Cut Your Colon Cancer Risk

Experts advise regular screenings, high-fiber foods and exercise

3/21/2014
Routine Mammograms Found Not Helpful for Most Women Over 70

More harm than good can result, and decision should be made case by case, study says

3/20/2014
Colonoscopy Is Good, Not Perfect

6 percent of patients who received clean bill of health after procedure got colon cancer within 3 to 5 years, study found

3/20/2014
Tuberculosis in U.S. Hits Record Low: CDC

Improved screening of immigrants contributes to decline

3/19/2014
New Stool Test Shows Promise as Colon Cancer Screen

DNA analysis boosts accuracy rate to more than 90 percent, researchers say

3/17/2014
Too Many Unneeded Brain Scans for Headaches, Study Suggests

Routine use of imaging tests not recommended, but more docs ordering them anyway, researcher says

3/17/2014
Colon Cancer Cases Decline for Older Americans

American Cancer Society report finds 30 percent drop between 2000-2010, tied to better screening

3/13/2014
Blood Test Might Help Spot, Monitor Concussions

Study found levels of a protein linked with brain damage spiked right after injury, dropped with recovery

3/11/2014
Whole-Genome Scans Not Quite Ready for Widespread Use: Study

Tests are promising but not yet reliable enough, experts say

3/7/2014
Younger Skin Cancer Survivors May Be at Risk for Other Cancers

Large study followed patients with nonmelanoma skin cancer for 6 years

2/26/2014
Quick Vision Test May Help Spot Concussions on Sidelines

Combined with two other simple screenings, all cases of head injury were caught, researchers report

2/24/2014
Ovarian Cancer Gene May Point to Early Removal of Ovaries: Study

In particular, women with BRCA1 mutation should have surgery by age 35, researchers say

2/24/2014
Kids' Checkups Should Include Cholesterol, Depression Tests, Doctors Say

HIV screening also recommended under revised American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines