Latest Overdiagnosis Stories
Substantial overdiagnosis and mistreatment of malaria is evident in south and central Asia.
Overdiagnosis poses a significant threat to human health by labeling healthy people as sick and wasting resources on unnecessary care, according to a new study.
An expert US medical panel has given its final word on the PSA test, recommending that doctors should no longer perform the test on healthy men because they are more likely to be harmed by the test itself than be helped.
Choosing when to start regular breast cancer screening is a complicated decision for individual women and their providers.
New Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) research suggests that routine mammography screening—long viewed as an essential tool in detecting early breast cancers—may in fact lead to a significant amount of overdiagnosis of disease that would otherwise have proved harmless.
Growth rates of lung cancers found by annual rounds of computed tomography (CT) screening are important for determining the usefulness and frequency of screening, as well as for determining the treatment.
Results from one of the longest-running national breast cancer screening programs have shown that it has contributed to a drop in deaths from the disease, that any harm caused by the screening, such as false positives and over-diagnosis, has been limited, and that the costs have been reasonable.
The youngest children in the classroom are significantly more likely to be diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) — and prescribed medication — than their peers in the same grade.
Treatment is not always warranted for older men with prostate cancer and a short life expectancy.
Patient information reveals women, young people, ethnic minorities and people with less common cancers have the highest number of pre-referral consultations.