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2014/04/20 22:39
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A high-tech screening tool for cervical cancer is facing pushback from more than a dozen American patient groups, who warn that the genetic test could displace a simpler, cheaper and more established...
2014/04/20 22:39
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2014/04/18 19:18
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Commentator Susan Peschin cites a recent statement by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force that highlights the insufficient evidence around screening for cognitive impairment in older adults,...
2014/04/17 12:18
2014/04/17 12:18
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Ms. Peschin contends that we are not doing enough to screen for Alzheimer's Disease, and she faults the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, an independent panel charged with developing guidelines for...
2014/04/17 09:52
2014/04/17 09:52
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Chief among the advocates' concerns is that HPV-only testing could lead to overtreatment of younger women who carry the virus but have little risk of developing actual cancer. Most sexually active...
2014/04/16 19:18
2014/04/16 19:18
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In her commentary, Susan Peschin criticizes the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force for not finding evidence of benefit for screening for dementia as based on sound science ("Alzheimer's again gets...
2014/04/11 22:39
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A small subset of pregnant women could benefit from taking low-dose aspirin to prevent the potentially life-threatening complication called pre-eclampsia, U.S. health authorities say. Women with...
2014/04/09 15:12
2014/04/09 15:12
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... News) -- Pregnant women at high risk for the serious condition called preeclampsia should take low-dose aspirin every day after their first trimester, according to a new draft...
2014/04/04 10:33
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The majority of current and former smokers would welcome screenings for lung cancer if their insurance covered spiral computed tomography (CT) scans, according to research from Roswell Park Cancer...
2014/04/03 22:13
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PHOENIX -- A controversial new study says that mammogram screenings used for detecting breast cancer are not as beneficial as some people believed. Researchers at Harvard Medical School released a...
2014/04/03 03:08
2014/04/03 03:08
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A study of over 224,000 patients and more than 314,000 colonoscopies found that adenoma detection rates closely tracked the future risk of colorectal cancer. The study was published in The New England...
2014/04/02 23:52
2014/04/02 23:52
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If you are taking vitamin supplements to reduce your risk of heart disease or cancer, a government panel of experts says you're likely wasting your money. In some cases, those vitamins may increase...
2014/04/02 21:42
2014/04/02 21:42
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More women should talk with their doctors about when to start and stop routine mammograms or whether the tests are right for them at all, say two new reports calling for more individualized...
2014/04/02 07:08
2014/04/02 07:08
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In a report published in the April edition of the Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques, a Johns Hopkins team says that only 10 percent of orthopaedic surgeons and neurosurgeons follow...
2014/03/30 17:30
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This is it. March 31 closes the first open enrollment of the centerpiece of the 2010 Affordable Care Act signed four years ago: health coverage for millions of Americans at a discounted price. And...
2014/03/30 12:30
2014/03/30 12:30
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Lift weights and eat low-fat yogurt. Not at the same time, of course, but both are key to protecting bones, which weaken as you age. According to current estimates, about 52 million adults older than...
2014/03/27 07:53
2014/03/27 07:53
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Knowing whether to have a mammogram – and when – became more confusing than ever last month when one of the largest-ever mammography studies cast doubts on the test’s value. The study followed 90,000...
2014/03/26 15:31
2014/03/26 15:31
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Q: I'm a longtime smoker. Do I need to be screened for lung cancer even if I don't have any symptoms? A: Until recently, my answer would have been "no." In the not-too-distant past, screening people...
2014/03/25 20:29
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a story March 24 about colon cancer screening tests, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the Colosure test from LabCorp is approved by the Food and Drug...
2014/03/22 09:16
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There has been intense debate over the past few years as to whether proton beam therapy produces better results than other treatments for prostate cancer patients. It costs significantly more, but is...
2014/03/20 23:02
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Most of the time, when a smoker feels the first severe symptoms of lung cancer, it’s already too late. Wheezing, chest pain or coughing up blood might be the beginning of the end. Only 15 percent of...
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