Screening Health News

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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

4/11/2013
Primary Care Docs Shouldn't Screen All Patients for Oral Cancer: Experts

Too little evidence that it helps adults without symptoms, U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says

4/9/2013
Lung Cancer Scares Vary by State, Study Finds

False-positive results lead to unneeded risky procedures

4/8/2013
Most Men Don't Need PSA Tests, Doctors' Group Says

American College of Physicians notes limited benefit of prostate cancer screening

4/8/2013
Doctors Too Pap-Happy, Survey Suggests

Cervical cancer screenings recommended more often than needed, researchers find

4/8/2013
For Older Women, Missed Mammograms Tied to Worse Breast Cancer Outcomes

Study links long gap from last screening, or no screening at all, to more advanced disease and death

4/2/2013
Could Self-Testing Help Overcome HIV/AIDS Epidemic?

Worldwide research shows testing done in privacy of home reduces fear, stigma

4/1/2013
Heart Risks May Also Point to Dementia Risk

Study looked at factors like blood pressure and cholesterol levels

3/29/2013
Blood Test Might Spot Pancreatic Cancer Early, Study Finds

But not early enough to make a big difference in survival rates, an expert says

3/25/2013
Simple Breath Test Might Diagnose Heart Failure

Noninvasive method found accurate in small, early study

3/25/2013
Certain Lifestyle Factors Linked to Arthritis in Study Patients

Screening for smoking, obesity and diabetes may help identify those at greater risk for rheumatoid arthritis

3/21/2013
Suicidal Thoughts More Common in Kids With Autism: Study

But expert advises parents not to panic over mood changes

3/18/2013
Mammograms Every Other Year OK for Women Over 50: Study

Researchers found similar risk for advanced disease as with yearly screening, but some experts disagree

3/12/2013
Blood Test Plus Targeted Care May Stop Heart Failure Before It Starts

Coordination between primary care docs and cardiologists is key to prevention, study suggests

3/8/2013
You Can Help Reduce Your Colon Cancer Risk: Expert

Preventive measures include screening, food choices and moderate exercise