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2014-03-26 16:25:15

DUBLIN, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/3gb8bq/prenatal_and) has announced the addition of the "Prenatal and New-born Genetic Testing Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast to 2019" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/3gb8bq/prenatal_and ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Genetic testing is a...

2014-03-26 10:46:42

Among university students in New Zealand, a web-based alcohol screening and brief intervention program produced a modest reduction in the amount of alcohol consumed per drinking episode but not in the frequency of drinking, overall amount consumed, or in related academic problems, according to a study in the March 26 issue of JAMA. Unhealthy alcohol use is common among young people, including university students. Using an internet site to screening students for unhealthy alcohol use and...

2014-03-25 08:25:44

Team Benefits from Advanced VELscope Vx® Technology LOMPOC, Calif., March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), every year, more than 30,000 cases of oral cancer are diagnosed, resulting in over 8,000 deaths. The Seattle Mariners and DenMat in partnership with LED Medical Diagnostics - manufacturers of the VELscope Vx Enhanced Oral Assessment System - are well aware of these statistics and the importance of advanced technological oral cancer...

2014-03-23 23:03:08

Data Facts, Inc. - a nationwide provider of background screening solutions - announces the new publication, "Top Ten Background Screening Mistakes." This is available as a resource to hiring managers to improve the chances of picking the right job applicant. Memphis TN (PRWEB) March 23, 2014 Data Facts, Inc. recently published an eBook, which discusses the Top Ten Background Screening Mistakes. This publication covers topics from staying in compliance, to choosing the right...

Mammograms Needed More Often For One-Third Of Women
2014-03-22 07:07:50

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While three-year intervals between mammograms are appropriate for most women, a new study from the UK NHS Breast Screening Program has found that one-third of women are at a higher risk of developing cancer. These women, according to the report delivered this week at the 9th European Breast Cancer Conference (EBCC-9), might benefit from more frequent mammograms. Professor Gareth Evans, from the University of Manchester, reported that...

2014-03-20 20:21:55

MARKHAM, ON, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - A Markham, Ontario-based company has developed a specialized test which screens for nasopharyngeal cancer. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140320/TO592) Nasopharyngeal cancer, known as NPC, is a rare but deadly disease. It is global in scope, and individuals with a Hong Kong, Southeast Asian, Inuit, North African, or Middle Eastern background have a higher risk for NPC. These individuals may benefit from this early...

2014-03-19 23:03:04

Colorectal cancer is third leading cause of death among Chinese Americans. Fremont, CA (PRWEB) March 19, 2014 Practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine have the potential to serve as a valuable and culturally appropriate resource for promoting colorectal cancer screening in the Chinese immigrant community, according to a recent study. Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of death among Chinese American men and women. While colorectal cancer screening is a cost effective...

2014-03-13 23:22:41

The Foundation for Women’s Cancer applauds the decision made by an expert panel at the FDA yesterday to include HPV testing as part of first-line primary screening for cervical cancer. The combination of the HPV test and the Pap test can reassure women about their screening results, and is especially important for women over 30 who may be able to extend screening intervals based upon these results. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) March 13, 2014 The Foundation for Women’s Cancer applauds the...

2014-03-11 23:04:21

Nation's leading independent radiology practice network not alone in expressing frustration over misleading findings. (PRWEB) March 11, 2014 In response to the recent media coverage surrounding an article published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) questioning the value of screening mammography by revisiting data from the Canadian Breast Cancer Screening Study (CNBSS), Strategic Radiology (SR) fully aligns itself with organizations such as American Congress of Obstetricians and...

2014-03-11 16:25:39

New system found 69 percent more pre-cancerous lesions than traditional endoscopes JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla., March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Jacksonville Beach Surgery Center (JBSC) recently became the first and only provider in Florida to offer new colon cancer detection technology capable of detecting a significantly higher number of pre-cancerous lesions during a colonoscopy. The Fuse(TM) endoscope system uses three small cameras at the tip of a flexible GI endoscope, broadening...