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Screening the controversy continues

...early intervals but, for example, the age of women screened varied, with some regions starting at age 45 and others at 50 and some finishing at 65 and some at 69. Switzerland holds back not true says Swiss screening expert The report from the Nordic Cochrane Center in Denmark that seven breast screening trial...

Study reveals benefits of lay health advisers in boosting mammography

... study leader. Among the reasons are that they are screened less often, and their breast cancers are detected at later, more advanced stages. Earp and colleagues first established the intervention and network in 1992. The latest research is based on 801 black women who completed both a baseline survey and...

Duke Cancer Center, ABC2 join to test brain cancer drugs

...vited to submit applications for their drugs to be screened at no cost to them. A joint committee at Duke and ABC2 will review compounds prior to testing their utility in animal models. Applicants and their drugs will be selected throughout the year 2002 based upon parameters that will be posted on the ABC2 W...

St. John's wort ineffective for depression

... of functioning or distress) at the time they were screened and at baseline. Participants were carefully screened and excluded based on various criteria including suicide risk, previous non-responsiveness to medica...

Early cardiovascular disease found in asymptomatic individuals

...found that more than half of asymptomatic patients screened in the center have early disease, which can be det... such as family history of heart disease should be screened for detection of early disease." The Rasmussen Center for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention, locate...

At 2 years, cocaine babies suffer cognitive development effects

... between 1994 and 1996 from a high-risk population screened for drug use. Urine samples were obtained immediat...collected in the hospital from infants diapers and screened for drugs. Researchers initially identified 647 mothers and infants for the study, excluding 232 for...

Emory researchers study low testosterone and Parkinson's disease in men

...r conditions such as hypothyroidism. Researchers screened for testosterone deficiency with the St. Louis Testosterone Deficiency Questionnaire, a 10-point validated questionnaire to determine low testosterone levels. Blood plasma tests to check for low testosterone were also performed. The five patients th...

Pfizers 'tune-up for life' (TM) identifies heart disease risks among race fans

...und that 43 percent of men and 26 percent of women screened had high blood pressure and 60 percent of men and 22 percent of women had high cholesterol. Both are risk factors for heart disease. What is alarming about these findings is the revelation that many individuals, especially men, are not in touch wi...

Elderly colon cancer patients benefit from chemotherapy and surgery

... associations try to raise awareness about getting screened for colorectal cancer. The American Cancer Society estimates about 107,300 new cases of colon cancer and 41,000 new cases of rectal cancer will bediagnosed in 2002 in the United States. Colon cancer will cause about 48,100 deaths and rectal cancer a...

Substance abuse increases in New York City in aftermath of September 11th

...y randomly dialing New York City phone numbers and screened potential respondents for Manhattan residents living in areas close to the World Trade Center. Interviews were conducted with 988 individuals between October 16th and November 15th, 2001 -- five to eight weeks after the terrorist attacks. Demographi...

Prostate cancer is costly for Californians, according to UCSF researchers

... Thus, it is necessary to determine who should be screened and when in order to design cost-effective screening protocols. Studies such as this one identify the costs of the disease and are necessary to perform such analyses....

That scar on your arm won't help if the man next to you has smallpox

...are workers would be first, followed by volunteers screened to check they're healthy. But extrapolating from figures from the last mass vaccination in 1968 suggests at least 180 people would die of complications. That's a high price to pay for protection against an attack that may never happen. The Centers fo...

Study finds half of rape survivors do not receive recommended medical treatment

...traception to prevent pregnancy and 58 percent are screened for sexually transmitted diseases or given prophyl...e survivors over the age 18 were more likely to be screened for sexually transmitted diseases, than survivors under 18. The results showed survivors over 18 wer...

130-year-old mysteries solved: how nitroglycerin works; why patients develop tolerance

...ssel tissue as had otherresearchers, the Duke team screened alternative tissue types and surprisingly found thatmacrophages generated similar biochemical reactions. Macrophages are large immune system cellsthat can be grown in the laboratory in vast quantities, while blood vessel cells can bedifficult to grow...

Dartmouth/VA researchers examine news coverage of breast cancer prevention

...e impression that women in their forties should be screened and, in many cases, there was a sense of anger at the panel for the failure to recommend mammography. The NCI reversal stories were almost universally supportive and many expressed relief that the consensus panel had been refuted and their error corr...

Exercise lowers levels of blood estrogens

... from the Seattle, area. The women were carefully screened for eligibility and were assigned at random to either a moderate-intensity aerobic exercise group or a stretching control group. The exercise group exercised 45 to 60 minutes, five days a week, for a year. The control group met weekly for a 45-60 min...

Self-taught stress management techniques most effective in relieving stress of chemotherapy

...ll the patient understood their medical condition, screened for the presence of possible mental health disorders, and gave the patient information about support services present at the cancer center and in the communityall the usual care normally offered to a newly-diagnosed patient. In addition, some patien...

Hormone therapy study stopped due to increased breast cancer risk, lack of overall benefit

...tion that all women in their forties and older get screened for breast cancer with mammography every 1 to 2 years. "Women in the WHI, women taking hormones for any reason, and any woman over 40 should remain committed to their regular program of breast cancer screening to allow the earliest possible detection...

Adults over 50 should be screened for colorectal cancer, US group says

...rce (USPSTF) recommends that all adults over 50 be screened for colorectal cancer. The recommendations and a background summary of the evidence for the recommendations are published in today's Annals of Internal Medicine. The Task Force identified two screening methods that have been shown to reduce death fr...

Annals of Internal Medicine, tip sheet, July 16, 2002

...rce (USPSTF) recommends that all adults over 50 be screened for colorectal cancer. The Task Force identified two screening methods that have been shown to reduce death from colorectal cancer: the fecal occult blood test and flexible sigmoidoscopy. The Task Force also recommended colonoscopy but says the evide...

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