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2013-08-12 23:17:56

RnRMarketResearch.com adds Latest Report on “MediPoint: In-vitro Colorectal Cancer Screening Tests - Global Analysis and Market Forecasts” to its store. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) August 12, 2013 Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer, and the second most common cause of mortality amongst cancer patients. The prognosis is directly related to early diagnosis, with survival rates dramatically improved by early diagnosis and treatment. Thanks to the introduction...

2013-08-12 08:30:30

MONTREAL, Aug. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A team of researchers led by CHU de Quebec and Universite Laval, has received CAN$10.5 million from Genome Canada, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Genome Quebec and other partners to conduct a large-scale comparative effectiveness study on non-invasive prenatal screening techniques. Dr. Francois Rousseau and his team will examine current prenatal screening practices for chromosomal conditions, such as Down syndrome, among...

2013-08-07 16:28:30

New Study Supports the Inclusion of Low Dose CT Scans for High Risk Populations in Clinical Recommendations WASHINGTON, Aug. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study, A Cost-Utility Analysis of Lung Cancer Screening and the Additional Benefits of Incorporating Smoking Cessation Interventions, supported by Legacy® and The Lung Cancer Alliance was just published in PLOS ONE. The study, performed by Milliman actuaries led by Bruce Pyenson and researchers at Legacy's Schroeder...

2013-08-06 13:00:42

Screening everyone for HIV in the emergency department may be superior to testing only those with apparent risk, when trying to identify patients with undiagnosed HIV infection, according to a new results by researchers at the University of Cincinnati (UC). Though the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and national research organizations have recommended universal HIV screening, lead author Michael Lyons, MD, says there is still disagreement among physicians on how to...

2013-08-06 09:12:09

Among underserved patients whose colorectal cancer (CRC) screening was not up to date, mailed outreach invitations appear to result in higher CRC screening compared with usual care, according to a study by Samir Gupta, M.D., M.S.C.S., of the Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System, and the University of California, San Diego, and colleagues. A total of 5,970 participants were randomly assigned to one of three groups: 1,593 to fecal immunochemical test (FIT) outreach, 479 to...

Organized Mailing Campaigns May Promote Colon Cancer Screening
2013-08-06 09:04:52

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Mention the word colonoscopy and you are likely to make people cringe with fear. While the subject is a touchy one for many, most health experts concur far-reaching changes are needed to improve people's attitudes when it comes to colorectal cancer screening. In a new study of nearly 6,000 North Texas patients, researchers from UT Southwestern and the University of California, San Diego found screening participation rates rose...

2013-08-05 08:26:05

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, Aug. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A study conducted by Life Line Screening (LLS) using medical metadata from its preventive health screenings has been featured in two separate articles in the Cleveland Plain Dealer. The study led to the discovery of substantial cardiovascular disease insights for physicians and patients. The Plain Dealer articles highlight how Life Line Screening used information from 6.1 million health screenings to conduct the study. This included...

2013-08-02 08:23:50

CLEVELAND, Aug. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Four of the six ladies of the Senior Women's Basketball team, the New Mexico Cruisin' Big Dogs, have had preventive health screenings from Life Line Screening. The women share a competitive spirit, a love for basketball, and a healthy outlook on life. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130802/CL57428) Arlene Mayer, 82, Katherine Dolce, 89, Claire Hanson, 81, Barbara Loveless, 80, Ina Stewart, 81, and Mickey Sutton, 80 make up the New...

2013-08-01 16:30:48

March of Dimes Urges Reauthorization of Newborn Screening Saves Lives Act WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Aug. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fifty years ago, a researcher funded by the March of Dimes developed the first newborn screening test. Today, there are tests for more than 30 treatable conditions and thousands of lives have been saved. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130214/DC59689LOGO) The Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act, introduced in the U.S....

2013-07-30 11:08:46

Both web-based and print-based decision aids appear to improve patients' informed decision making about prostate cancer screening up to 13 months later, but does not appear to affect actual screening rates, according to a study by Kathryn L. Taylor, Ph.D., of Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., and colleagues. A total of 1,893 men participated in the study, with 628 men randomly given a print-decision aid, 625 men used a web-based interactive decision aid, and 626 men received usual...