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2014-07-01 10:02:49

Many women and physicians believe that a pelvic examination should be part of annual well visits, but an analysis of the current evidence by the American College of Physicians (ACP) shows that the harms outweigh any demonstrated benefits.

2014-06-25 12:30:24

DALLAS, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new market research report, "Newborn Screening Market by Test Type (Dried Blood Spot, Hearing Screening, CCHD), Technology

Novel Three-Dimensional Imaging Ups Breast Cancer Detection Rate
2014-06-25 08:26:41

Tomosynthesis is a type of 3-dimensional imagery added to 170,000 examinations. Adding this new type of breast imaging technique to digital mammography has been associated an increase in cancer detection rate.

2014-06-19 09:24:56

An accompanying editorial says this study largely confirms what is already known - that the benefits of breast screening "are modest at best" – and calls for women to be given balanced information including the screening harms of overdiagnosis, psychological stress, and high healthcare costs.

2014-06-16 18:08:50

Examination and review of several studies that evaluated patient-centered outcomes for individuals undergoing low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) screening for lung cancer found that screening does not appear to significantly influence overall health-related quality of life or result in long-term changes in anxiety or distress, but that positive results in the short-term, do increase distress levels.

2014-06-16 16:25:34

ROCKVILLE, Md., June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An intensive outreach program targeting vulnerable patients dramatically improved screening rates for colorectal cancer, according to a new

2014-06-11 23:13:43

The Sedona Illuminate Film Festival Hosted the World Premier Screening of the Documentary Film Dance of Liberation on Sunday, June 1st, 2014.

2014-06-10 16:26:58

LAVAL, QC, June 10, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Roche announced that Health Canada approved the cobas® 4800 HPV (Human Papillomavirus) Test for use as a first-line primary screening test for cervical

2014-06-09 16:25:12

CORTLANDT MANOR, N.Y., June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Polymedco Cancer Diagnostic Products, LLC ("Polymedco CDP") is pleased to announce a colorectal cancer (CRC) screening initiative

2014-06-04 23:14:36

HealthFair Publishes New Testimonials From Asymptomatic Participants About Their Preventive Health Screenings and How They Possibly Saved Their Life. Orlando,


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  • To play, gamble.
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  • A deceitful game or trick; trickery; humbug; nonsense.
The word 'gammon' in the sense of 'joke, trick' may come from 'backgammon'.
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