Screening Health News

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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

8/5/2013
Mailed Invites May Boost Colon Cancer Screening Rates: Study

Offering a free colonoscopy or at-home test increased participation among uninsured

7/31/2013
Helping Men Resolve Conflicts About Prostate Cancer Screening

Printed or web-based materials are useful for informed decision-making, study finds

7/29/2013
U.S. Panel Backs Routine Lung CT Scans for Older, Heavy Smokers

Yearly testing will prevent some lung cancer deaths, experts conclude

7/24/2013
Mammogram Recalls Higher at Hospitals Than Private Practices: Study

Repeat tests cause anxiety and additional costs for patients

7/22/2013
Routine Echocardiograms Wouldn't Reduce Heart Events: Study

Experts say findings support current guidelines that only at-risk people must receive the test

7/22/2013
Many Patients Getting Needless Heart Test, Study Contends

Most echocardiograms don't change patients' care, so they're not clinically useful, researchers say

7/17/2013
Highest-Risk Smokers Benefit Most From CT Scan Screening: Study

Findings may aid development of lung cancer-testing guidelines, researchers say

7/17/2013
Black Kids With Diabetes Less Likely to Get Eye Exams

Diabetic children at higher risk for retinopathy, which can lead to blindness, studies show

7/17/2013
No Benefit to Community-Wide Dementia Screening: Review

But worrisome symptoms could merit a visit to the doctor, experts say

7/16/2013
Sickle Cell Anemia on Rise in Newborns Worldwide

More than 400,000 cases annually expected by 2050, study shows

7/15/2013
Second Cancer More Likely for Colon Cancer Survivors: Study

Findings could influence screening guidelines, researchers say

7/15/2013
Sleep Affects Concussion-Testing Results, Study Finds

Athletes with the least shuteye had lower baseline scores

7/10/2013
Extra Brain Fluid May Predict Autism Diagnosis: Study

But findings from small MRI review of infants need to be replicated by other researchers

7/9/2013
Glaucoma Screening Not for Everyone: Experts

Too little evidence that test benefits adults without vision problems, panel finds

7/9/2013
Many Men Plan to Ignore PSA Test Guideline: Survey

Most say they'll still have the prostate cancer screen, despite expert panel's recommendation

7/9/2013
Many Docs Don't Follow HPV/Pap Test Guidelines: Study

Too few vaccines recommended, and too many cervical cancer tests done, survey finds

7/8/2013
Many Men Not Told Pros, Cons of PSA Testing, Survey Finds

Doctors frequently make call on their own on whether to test for prostate cancer

6/24/2013
Screen All Baby Boomers for Hepatitis C, Expert Panel Says

This generation has highest rate of infection, likely contracted decades ago

6/20/2013
Obesity Linked to Greater Risk of Hearing Loss in Teens

Experts urge screening of overweight kids because many may be unaware their hearing is impaired

6/17/2013
Many Young Americans Unaware They're Infected With HIV

Study found age was key to whether patients knew HIV status and were getting treatment

6/11/2013
Mammography Doesn't Reduce Breast Cancer Death Rates: U.K. Study

But U.S. expert cites flaws in study, notes other research came to different conclusions

6/10/2013
Annual Dental Cleaning May Be Enough for Some: Study

But people at risk of gum disease need more frequent appointments, researcher says

5/28/2013
Task Force: Screen for Gestational Diabetes After 24 Weeks of Pregnancy

Practice would provide a substantial benefit with few risks, experts say

5/8/2013
Birth Rates Good After Implanting 1 Embryo, Study Finds

IVF infertility treatments may have better outcomes with 1 'screened' embryo versus 2 'unscreened' embryos

5/7/2013
Half of People With Hepatitis C Don't Complete Needed Tests: CDC

Without treatment, virus can lead to liver cancer

5/7/2013
Prostate Cancer May Be Deadlier for the Uninsured

Study found they were more likely to have a higher PSA test score, advanced disease and shorter survival

5/6/2013
Many Suicidal Kids Have Access to Guns at Home: Study

Screening found this situation among 1 in 5 young ER patients

5/2/2013
Longer Wait for Mammogram After Benign Breast Biopsy May Be Warranted

Study suggests imaging tests done less than a year later find little cancer, drain health care dollars

4/25/2013
Newborn's Placenta May Predict Autism Risk, Study Suggests

Identifying infants with higher odds could improve treatment, researchers say

4/23/2013
Benefits Unclear of Screening Teens, Adults for Suicide Risk: Report

Task force stresses that finding does not apply to those with current or past mental health problems

4/19/2013
Mammo Rates Unchanged Despite Controversial Guidelines

Annual screenings continue as women, doctors appear to be ignoring task force recommendations, new data shows

4/17/2013
Seriously Stressed? Hair Analysis Tells All, Study Finds

Single strand may yield evidence about heart-harmful hormone levels in seniors, researchers say

4/15/2013
Are Pricey Computer-Aided Mammograms Worth It?

Early breast cancer found more often in large study, but not more cases of invasive disease

4/15/2013
Study Questions Value of PSA Test for Older Men

Only a third who received abnormal result went on to receive prostate biopsy, experts note

4/15/2013
Age of Autism Diagnosis May Depend on Symptoms: Study

Early identification essential to help kids reach their potential, researcher says

4/12/2013
Gene May Boost Death Risk From Most Common Thyroid Cancer

But survival rates for papillary thyroid cancer are still high, experts note