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2013-07-09 23:02:45

Men plan to continue getting prostate-specific antigen (PSA) tests despite recommendations that suggests men should not be screened, according to a new study by researchers at RTI International. Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 09, 2013 Men plan to continue getting prostate-specific antigen (PSA) tests despite recommendations that suggests men should not be screened, according to a new study by researchers at RTI International. In October 2011, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, an...

Annual Pap Smears Still Norm
2013-07-09 16:32:57

Susan Bowen for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The requirement to receive an annual pap smear is deeply ingrained in the minds of most women and their doctors. However, in 2009 guidelines were revised to recommend screening every three years. According to a recent study conducted by Russell Harris and Stacey Sheridan of the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, about half of the obstetrician/gynecologists studied still...

First IVF Baby Born Using NGS
2013-07-08 10:43:35

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Next generation sequencing (NGS) techniques have allowed scientists to sequence DNA at faster rates than ever before, and in the process they have begun to revolutionize fields as disparate as anthropology and botany. The technology is also now being used to screen embryos for in vitro fertilization (IVF), and the first child to ever pass though that screening process was recently born in the United States. Developed in the UK at...

2013-07-03 23:17:32

In light of recent research developing a test to screen for Inborn Errors of Metabolism disorders, Kwiksure examines if genetic screening tests could be covered by insurers. Hong Kong (PRWEB) July 03, 2013 According to the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), one out of 4000 babies born in Hong Kong will be diagnosed with Inborn Errors of Metabolism (IEM). These metabolic disorders can lead to several health defects but recent research has developed a genetic screening test to detect...

2013-07-02 23:04:31

When caught early, skin cancer - including melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer - is highly treatable. A skin cancer screening could save your life. Westlake, Ohio (PRWEB) July 02, 2013 A skin cancer screening only takes a few minutes, yet it could save your life. Westlake, Ohio dermatologist Richard Assaf M.D. is offering free skin cancer screenings on July 13 and 14 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Auditorium B of St. John Medical Center, Westlake, Ohio on 29000 Center Ridge Rd. as...

2013-07-01 23:16:50

Mobile Health, an employee screening company specializing in drug testing, releases an infographic displaying the detection times for marijuana in urine drug tests. New York, NY (PRWEB) July 01, 2013 Mobile Health released an inforgraphic image displaying the detection times for urine drug tests for marijuana. Pre-employment drug testing is a very important part of an employee-screening program, and understanding the detection times allow employers to understand the results given. Due to...

2013-06-27 12:21:34

OTTAWA, June 27, 2013 /CNW/ - Millions of holiday-seekers will be travelling by air this summer and for most, airport security is but a small blip on their radar. For savvy travellers, screening checkpoints are a waypoint in their journey from home to their ultimate destination. But for those less-travelled or who require assistance, such as families, seniors or passengers with special needs, the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) is offering some useful tips to...

2013-06-25 23:33:39

Data Facts Inc announces that Michael Hinson—who has worked in the background screening industry for 16 years—will be joining Data Facts’ sales team as the newest Senior Account Executive of the background screening division. (PRWEB) June 25, 2013 Michael Hinson recently accepted Data Facts’ position of Senior Account Executive for the Ohio, Virginia, and Pennsylvania region. Michael comes to Data Facts with over sixteen years experience in the background screening industry....

2013-06-25 23:33:36

SingleSource Services, a national background screening company and provider of screening services to the home health care industry for nearly a decade introduces two important software solutions that save time, money and substantially reduce their hiring mistakes. The company is introducing these products at the Annual Visiting Angels Conference being held June in Baltimore, MD. Jacksonville Beach, Florida (PRWEB) June 25, 2013 SingleSource Services, a national background screening...

2013-06-25 20:21:58

Adds To Growing Body of Evidence Supporting Integration of Lung Cancer Screening into Public Health WASHINGTON, June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) applauded a long awaited cost-benefit analysis, presented at a meeting of the National Cancer Institute's Board of Scientific Advisors and National Cancer Advisory Board, which concluded that a CT lung cancer screening program based on NCI's lung cancer screening trial meets generally accepted...