Screening Health News

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12/30/2013
U.S. Panel Backs Routine Lung CT Scans for Older, Heavy Smokers

Yearly testing will prevent some lung cancer deaths, experts conclude

12/23/2013
Only High-Risk Women Need Breast Cancer Gene Test: Experts

Even those with family history of BRCA mutations should talk with professionals first, panel says

12/17/2013
Brain Chemicals May Signal Which Preemies Will Have Delays

Goal is to improve these babies' quality of life, researcher says

12/13/2013
FDA Warns Against Nipple Test for Breast Cancer Screening

Mammogram is still the gold standard, agency says

12/11/2013
New Look at Past Studies Highlights Importance of Mammograms

However, review didn't include women in their 40s, so debate may not end

12/10/2013
Those With Insurance More Likely to Use Preventive Care: Study

And they're less likely to adopt risky habits like smoking

12/4/2013
Frequent Mammograms Tied to Lower Risk of Breast Cancer Spread

Patients who had scans at shorter intervals had less lymph node involvement, study found

12/2/2013
Simple Technique Eyed for Diagnosing Irregular Heart Beat

Common heart monitor can predict atrial fibrillation, study says

11/29/2013
Tips for Being a Partner in Your Own Care

Preparation, communication between patient and doctor are key, expert says

11/27/2013
Many Women Receive Unnecessary Pap Tests, Study Finds

Cervical cancer screening isn't usually recommended after hysterectomy or for women over 65

11/26/2013
Talking Openly With Partner Linked to HIV Testing in Teens

Education about how AIDS virus is transmitted may not be enough to spur testing, study suggests

11/21/2013
FDA Warns of Heart Risks From Stress-Test Drugs

Doctors should screen patients before using Lexiscan or Adenoscan, agency says

11/19/2013
Those Rocked by Recession Most Likely to Hit the Bottle: Study

Men and the middle-aged vulnerable, possibly because of bigger responsibilities at home

11/14/2013
Testing for Pregnancy-Linked Diabetes Should Be Routine, Experts Say

New guidelines from the Endocrine Society aim to detect cases early, get treatment started

11/13/2013
Urine Tests Don't Always Confirm Urinary Infections, Study Finds

Doctors can rely on symptoms to start treatment, experts say

11/13/2013
Very Early Preemies May Face Higher Risk of Future Eye Problem

Large Swedish study found more retinal detachment in those born at less than 32 weeks' gestation

11/11/2013
Urine Test May Spot Heart, Kidney Risk in Kids With Type 1 Diabetes

Screening could help identify those who would benefit from early treatment, researchers say

11/6/2013
Jury Still Out on Routine Mental Tests for Seniors, Panel Says

Until dementia treatments improve, there's no point, some experts say

11/5/2013
1 in 3 Not Meeting Colon Cancer Screening Guidelines: CDC

Several testing options available for adults aged 50 and older

10/29/2013
Breast Cancer Diagnosed at Later Stage in Rural Patients: Study

These women also more likely to undergo a mastectomy, researchers say

10/24/2013
Some Improvement Seen in U.S. Cholesterol Levels: CDC

However, total cholesterol remains too high and screening rates too low, experts say

10/21/2013
Don't Routinely Test for Kidney Disease in Those Without Symptoms: Experts

There isn't enough evidence to justify widespread screening, American College of Physicians says

10/21/2013
Many People Not Told Cancer Tests Can Lead to 'Overtreatment'

Early detection of slow-growing tumors could result in unnecessary surgery, chemo, radiation, study says

10/16/2013
Blood Test May Tell If Lung Nodule Is Cancerous or Benign

Study found the screening method to be 90 percent accurate, perhaps sparing some patients biopsies

10/15/2013
Many Doctors Ignore Guidelines, Order PSA Tests for Elderly Men

Study found 40 percent of men aged 75 and older were screened, despite expert consensus against it

10/10/2013
Steady Rise in Thyroid Cancer Not Explained by Better Screening, Study Says

Researchers still baffled by tripling of cases over 30 years

10/7/2013
Experts Urge Routine Test for All Patients With Invasive Breast Cancer

Standardized HER2 screen would help ensure women get appropriate therapy, guideline authors say

10/7/2013
U.S. Panel Rejects Blood Pressure Screening for Kids, Teens

Despite calls for routine testing, task force finds lack of evidence it would help

10/4/2013
New Test Spots Risk for PTSD in Injured Kids

Experts say early recognition crucial for avoiding later psychological, behavior problems

10/4/2013
Older Men Gain Little From PSA Test: Study

Researchers followed Medicare recipients for 3 years

9/24/2013
Little Benefit Seen in Repeat Bone-Density Testing

Older adults without osteoporosis could wait longer between screenings, study suggests

9/24/2013
New Tool May Help Identify Deadly Brain Bleed

Goal is to help ER doctors make accurate diagnosis

9/23/2013
Two Key Questions May Reveal Depression in Cancer Patients

Brief survey found as accurate as 9-item screening test

9/20/2013
Women Vets May Need More Access to Breast Cancer Services

Improved screening raised demand on system for follow-up care, study suggests

9/20/2013
Blood 'Marker' May Predict Diabetes Risk in Older Women

Study found lower levels of the protein in women with lifestyle factors linked to type 2 disease

9/18/2013
Geography, Income Determine Health Care in U.S., Report Says

'We are often two Americas,' according to Commonwealth Fund

9/17/2013
2 Questions May Reveal Seniors' Impending Decline, Study Says

Inability to climb steps seen as one red flag

9/11/2013
Gene Test May Help Predict Prostate Cancer Aggressiveness

Finding might one day improve rates of overtreatment, undertreatment in men, study says

9/9/2013
Most Breast Cancer Deaths Occur in Younger, Unscreened Women: Study

Mammograms should begin at age 40, researcher says

9/4/2013
Most Women Don't Understand Their Breast Cancer Risk: Survey

White women overestimated their odds while other groups underestimated, researcher found

9/4/2013
More Evidence Backs Routine CT Scans for Early Lung Cancer Detection

Yearly tests picked up malignant tumors sooner than X-rays, study found

9/3/2013
200,000 Heart Disease, Stroke Deaths Could Be Prevented: CDC

Less progress for Americans under 65, among other disparities reported

9/3/2013
Panel Wavers on Routine Screening for Poor Leg Circulation

Evidence not found to support use of 'ankle brachial index' to gauge heart risks

8/29/2013
Urine Test May Show Risk of Mental Decline in People With Type 2 Diabetes

Samples consistently containing protein tied to slowed information processing among older adults

8/26/2013
New Hope for Early Detection of Ovarian Cancer

Blood test combined with ultrasound exam may help doctors catch the 'silent killer' early

8/16/2013
Sleep Apnea May Be Linked to Glaucoma, Study Says

Researchers recommend screenings for people with the sleep disorder

8/15/2013
Baby Boomers Need Hepatitis C Test, CDC Study Confirms

Routine testing urged to prevent liver damage

8/14/2013
More Women Consider Gene Test After Angelina Jolie Mastectomy Revelation

About 6 million women nationwide say they'd very likely consult with their doctor, Harris Interactive/HealthDay poll finds

8/13/2013
Cervical Cancer Overlooked in Less-Developed Nations: Study

Efforts to improve women's reproductive health need broadening, researchers say

8/13/2013
Sports-Related Sudden Death More Likely to Occur in Men: Study

Screening for heart problems might need to be tailored to gender, experts say