Tag: "screening" at medical news
International breast cancer prevention study launches in the United States and Canada
...ring years two through five. Women will have a screening
visit with a member of the study's clinical staff to see if they are eligible for the trial. If eligible, they will undergo a routine health examination, routine blood tests, a mammogram and a bone mineral density test. The National Cancer Inst...
March/April 2005 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
... insufficient evidence to recommend for or against screening
adults for glaucoma. Despite some evidence that tr...he Task Force notes that the potential benefits of screening
and treatment must be weighed against the known harms, which include local eye irritation and an inc...
Protecting children from industrial chemicals in the environment
...rer's trade association, to provide basic toxicity screening
tests for the high-production chemicals, this agreement is voluntary. The European Commission recently proposed a much tougher regulatory framework for industrial chemicals, known as the "REACH" program (Registration, Evaluation, and Authorizatio...
Primary care office strategies may increase colon cancer screening
...ients are more likely to receive colorectal cancer screening
when primary care practices use an office systems ...FOBT) or lower endoscopy. Clinician advice for CRC screening
can be a major force in a patient obtaining screening
tests; however, clinicians face a complicated ...
Benefits of lung cancer screening with CT questioned
OAK BROOK, Ill. Annual screening
with helical computed tomography (CT) can help rad...he journal Radiology. "What we're finding with CT screening
are more early-stage cancers. That could be good news--finding cancers that we'd otherwise find at a...
Three-year cervical cancer screening recommendations may be applicable for certain women with HIV
...ciency virus (HIV) who have normal cervical cancer screening
results and negative tests for human papillomaviru...round information in the article, "cervical cancer screening
recommendations in the United States have been recently updated and now advise using an interval of ...
New colorectal cancer screening recommendations for African Americans
...to healthcare providers to begin colorectal cancer screening
in African Americans at age 45 rather than 50 years. Colonoscopy is the preferred method of screening
for colorectal cancer and data support the recommendation that African-Americans begin screening
Mailman School of Public Health receives Manhattan Tobacco Cessation Center grant
...he network's primary goal is to promote systematic screening
and counseling of all tobacco users. Through partnerships with leading healthcare providers we are implementing strategies that will decrease smoking rates, improve the health of New Yorkers, and save lives," says Donna Shelley, MD, MPH, principal ...
College alcohol problems exceed previous estimates
...ases in alcohol taxes, and wider implementation of screening
and counseling programs, and comprehensive community interventions are among the strategies that can reduce college drinking and associated harm to students and others....
Other highlights in the March 16 JNCI
...rial is designed to determine the impact of annual screening
with prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing and d...e cancer by comparing one group of men who receive screening
with a control group of men undergoing routine medical care. In a new study, Gerald L. Andriole, M.D...
Prostate cancer screening practices examined
...ng study evaluating the benefit of prostate cancer screening
practices demonstrate that the combined use of bot...eed allow researchers to determine whether current screening
practices reduce death from prostate cancer, according to the authors. They present their analyses i...
Simple blood test may help to predict cardiovascular risk in older women
... stroke] and death from any cause. Women underwent screening
which included collection of personal information, medical history, information about their previous history of cardiovascular (CVD) events or cancer, and blood collection at the beginning of the study. Follow-up was conducted by annual questionnaire...
New fingerprint visualization method uses X-rays to reveal missing clues
...ts might be difficult to detect using conventional screening
methods. This process represents a valuable new tool for forensic investigators that could allow them to nondestructively detect prints on surfaces that might otherwise be undetectable by conventional methods, says Worley. It wont replace traditional...
European folic acid policies are not effective enough
...nacceptable to continue to rely mainly on prenatal screening
and termination to reduce the number of babies born with neural tube defects, they conclude....
Drug that hinders blood vessel growth under study in ovarian cancer
...no early signs and symptoms and there is not yet a screening
test, such as the Pap smear for cervical cancer," Dr. Ghamande says. Despite the advanced stage of their disease at diagnosis, many women go into clinical remission following surgery and chemotherapy. Afterward, they are followed with regular p...
Simple question from your doctor can help identify your risk for breast cancer
...ny guidelines recommend more intense breast cancer screening
for women with positive family histories," states ...arly identification of risk status could influence screening
practice behavior, had documentation concerning familial breast cancer." Little research has been do...
Even mild depression increases long-term mortality in heart failure
...ession Inventory (BDI), a commonly used depression screening
test. Patients were followed for seven years to determine the ability of BDI scores to predict death. In general, patients with a BDI score of 10 are considered mildly depressed, while patients with scores of 12 to 19 can be considered mild to modera...
Jefferson Lab medical imager spots breast cancer
...lignant tumors in 23 patients receiving additional screening
due to suspicious mammograms. For many women, regu...itive the unit is, and where it fits in the cancer screening
process. "So now what we want to do is study a larger population and study a more representative pop...
Columbia researchers receive $3 million to combat genetic killer of infants & toddlers
...ocuses on chemical genetics, drug discovery and is screening
tens of thousands of existing compounds to identif...rocess, the new center will facilitate transfer of screening
techniques, active chemical molecules and knowledge of disease causing pathways. Darryl De Vivo, M...
Mayo Clinic develops first genomic-based test to predict stroke from ruptured brain aneurysm
...urysm. If further studies validate these findings, screening
for these polymorphisms could be done with a fast, inexpensive blood test to predict which patients with aneurysms are at risk. The experimental blood test researchers developed detects specific variations in the gene that encodes an important blood ...
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