Tag: "screening" at medical news
Chinese children with hearing devices benefit from new speech test
... impaired children identified through Chinas early screening
and intervention programs increases, said Dr. Zheng, who is also vice president of the Chinese Academy of Audiological Rehabilitation (CAAR). She further points out that audiological assessment tools like the MESP are essential for all interventions,...
MRI finds breast cancer before it becomes dangerous
...be used as an argument against current mammography screening
programmes. 'Mammography is a basic examination th...detection.' MRI is not yet ready for use as a mass screening
tool. 'Too little use is made of the method in the field of breast imaging, so correspondingly there...
Researchers suggest TB screening for all international adoptees
...ountries where tuberculosis is common and prenatal screening
for infectious diseases is rare, says Richard Long...tees have no medical history documents, systematic screening
for tuberculosis is imperative, not only to the child, but also the adoptive family and the surround...
Even older women at high risk have little interest in being tested for HIV, study finds
...ulation and help providers to incorporate HIV risk screening
into the services offered to older women from high-prevalence communities. ...
UIC researchers to develop new drugs to fight bioterrorism
...nd gram-negative bacteria; and the development and screening
of natural products for their therapeutic potential against anthrax and other infectious agents such as Y. pestis, F. tularensis, Brucella spp, and Burkholderia spp. Bauman will serve as director of the new center, with William Beck, professor and ...
It's time to look at health risks in a new light, authors say
...een high cholesterol and heart disease" Do regular screening
tests for breast and prostate cancer lead to far f... by the public to assess the risks and benefits of screening
tests. Far more weight should be given to absolute risk reduction values. In their book, Rifkin an...
Shining light on pancreatic cancer
...to further develop the technology for colon cancer screening
and ready the system for commercialization. ...
Method shows promise for early detection of pancreatic cancer
... stages. The new technique could lead to the first screening
method for pancreatic cancer in asymptomatic patie.... To test the effectiveness of the technology in screening
for pancreatic cancer, Backman and Liu have been collaborating with Randall E. Brand, M.D., a gastro...
Screening for behavioral health first step to getting treatment
Waltham, MA Health plans seldom require screening
for substance abuse and mental health in primary c...t year. Second, there are many effective tools for screening
available. Third, screening, when combined with appropriate treatment, has proven to help patients. ...
Speeding up CT scans with cellphone technology, ultrasound warning signal for breast cancer
...dose as low as one-tenth that used in normal x-ray screening
mammography, the imaging can reveal normally hard-...anges are observable, a valuable feature for early screening
or for following therapy. Martin Tornai ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) says that early clinical trials ...
When minority patients have insurance and a medical home, their health care improves
...ders, which significantly improve rates of routine screening
for conditions such as heart disease and cancer. For example, eight of 10 adults who received a preventive reminder had their cholesterol checked in the past five years compared with half of adults who did not get a reminder. Two-thirds (65%) of adu...
Children with sleep disorder symptoms are more likely to have trouble academically
...orders Inventory for Students Child Form, a brief screening
tool validated for use in the schools. According...erformance in second and third graders, found that screening
students at school with a validated school-based instrument may identify students to be referred for...
Colonoscopy up in NYC
...o have had a colonoscopy in 2003, the three groups screening
rates were nearly equal in 2006, just four years l...issioner Dr. Thomas R. Frieden. The health gap for screening
for this important cancer is closing. Weve accomplished a great deal, but we have more to do. We wan...
Researchers develop criteria to detect bone mass deficiencies in children with chronic diseases
...ace and formatted similar to a growth chart as a screening
tool to identify children with potential underlying problems in skeletal development. In collecting their data, researchers conducted bone density scans on the spine, forearm, hip and whole body to establish reference data for multiple skeletal sit...
Metabolic syndrome points to heart health
...urban Portuguese adults who were invited to a full screening
interview including questionnaires, blood tests for cholesterol and glucose levels, and an ECG measurement. This was followed up with a structured clinical interview including a cardiovascular physical examination, transthoracic echocardiogram and pu...
Genetic mutations identified for type of gastric cancer
...ion of this mutation could permit population-based screening
of diffuse gastric cancer within specific regions ...d DNA sample can be obtained for full CDH1 genetic screening
because testing a single mutation can be readily performed on suboptimal DNA from archival tissue sa...
Medical management of another condition may not lead to early cancer diagnosis
... Zafar said an important takeaway message is that screening
is important, whether or not you are seeing a doctor frequently. "It is always important to get age-appropriate cancer screening," Zafar said....
MRI detects cancers missed by mammography in breast cancer patients
...the unaffected breast) that could guide use of the screening
technology, researchers say. These results prove...and so have been able to compare results from both screening
techniques in hundreds of women. In their study comparing MRI and mammography in detection of ipsi...
Study tests oral insulin to prevent type 1 diabetes
...s that may cause type 1 diabetes through a newborn screening
program. Babies found to be at a high risk of developing the disease may enroll in TEDDY II and will be tracked over time to examine environmental risk factors....
International studies show high efficacy for HPV vaccine
...nization with the HPV vaccine along with continued screening
will help decrease the burden of cervical cancer and other HPV-related diseases," he says....
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