Screening Health News

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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

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