Screening Health News

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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

2/21/2014
Blood Sample Might Predict MS Long Before Symptoms Start

Preliminary research suggests potential for earlier diagnosis

2/17/2014
No Need to Screen All Adults for Clogged Neck Arteries, Experts Say

Only people with history of stroke should get regular scans, U.S. panel concludes

2/13/2014
Higher HIV Infection Rates Seen in Mental Health Patients: Study

People seeking psych help had 16 times the rate of AIDS virus infection than general U.S. population

2/11/2014
Gene Exam Might Predict Breast Cancer Progression

Behavior of 55 genes linked to likelihood of disease spreading, study suggests

2/11/2014
Kidney Donation a Low-Risk Choice, Study Finds

Rigorous screening process leaves only healthy candidates

2/11/2014
Hepatitis B Screening Proposed for All High-Risk Adults

Nearly 1 million in U.S. are infected, says Preventive Services Task Force

2/4/2014
Many Young Americans With HIV Delay Treatment: Study

By waiting, they risk further harm to their health, researchers say

1/28/2014
Breath Test May Detect Signs of Lung Cancer: Study

Examining breath samples from patients with suspicious growths might help determine who needs surgery

1/16/2014
Easier Way for Doctors to Identify Substance Abuse?

Study supports asking a simple question, rather than giving lengthy questionnaire

1/14/2014
Cervical Cancer Screening Found to Benefit Older Women in New Study

Researchers say their results support screening women up to age 65 and beyond

1/14/2014
Post-Surgical Tests Might Help Spot Colon Cancer's Return

Study patients who had CEA blood test or CT scan were more likely to undergo follow-up surgery for disease

1/13/2014
Students Smoke Weed Despite Drug Testing at Schools, Study Finds

Such policies don't seem to work as well as setting clear rules, fostering respect between kids and teachers

1/7/2014
CDC: Docs Aren't Doing Enough to Discourage Problem Drinking

Only 1 in 6 adults says a doctor or health professional has discussed alcohol use with them, report finds

1/7/2014
U.S. Cancer Deaths Decline Again: Report

Better prevention, screening and treatment are keys to continued progress, experts say