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2012-05-30 05:26:23

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Disease detectives at their best! Scientists have developed an ultra-sensitive test that should enable them to detect signs of a disease in its earliest stages. The test designed by scientists from Imperial College London and the University of Vigo detect particular molecules that indicate the presence of disease, even when these are in very low concentrations. "It is vital to detect diseases at an early stage if we want people to have the best possible...

2012-05-28 19:16:25

Scientists have developed an ultra-sensitive test that should enable them to detect signs of a disease in its earliest stages Scientists have developed an ultra-sensitive test that should enable them to detect signs of a disease in its earliest stages, in research published today in the journal Nature Materials. The scientists, from Imperial College London and the University of Vigo, have created a test to detect particular molecules that indicate the presence of disease, even when...

2012-05-28 09:48:07

Physicians have trouble stopping PSA tests, despite questionable benefits Recent recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) advising elimination of routine prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening for prostate cancer in healthy men are likely to encounter serious pushback from primary care physicians, according to results of a survey by Johns Hopkins investigators. In a survey of 125 primary care doctors, the researchers found that while doctors agreed with...

2012-05-23 18:44:50

Studies on kidney stones, prostate cancer among highlights Mayo Clinic researchers will present findings on prostate cancer risk, screening, treatment and other urological research at the annual meeting of the American Urological Association May 19-23 in Atlanta. Mayo Clinic urologists will also be available to provide expert comment for reporters covering the conference. Mayo Clinic studies that will be presented and their embargo dates include: No negative impact on overall...

Expert Medical Panel Urges Doctors To Stop PSA Cancer Screenings
2012-05-22 10:55:33

An expert US medical panel has given its final word on the PSA test, a controversial screening procedure used to detect prostate cancer in men, 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. The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) gave its recommendation on the stoppage of the PSA (prostate-specific antigen) test following a public comment period. It gave the test a D rating --...


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