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2014-04-02 16:31:57

OAKLAND, Calif., April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A study of over 224,000 patients and more than 314,000 colonoscopies found that adenoma detection rates closely tracked the future risk of colorectal cancer. The study was published in The New England Journal of Medicine. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130718/SF49717LOGO Colonoscopies screen for colorectal cancer by detecting early, curable cancers. Precancerous adenomas -- a type of colon polyp -- can also be detected and...

2014-04-02 11:24:05

UCSF-Harvard study finds tests offer limited benefit to oldest female patients Doctors should focus on life expectancy when deciding whether to order mammograms for their oldest female patients, since the harms of screening likely outweigh the benefits unless women are expected to live at least another decade, according to a review of the scientific literature by experts at UCSF and Harvard medical schools. National guidelines recommend that doctors make individualized screening...

2014-04-02 10:46:54

Complex benefits and harms of mammography require individualized approach A comprehensive review of 50 year's worth of international studies assessing the benefits and harms of mammography screening suggests that the benefits of the screening are often overestimated, while harms are underestimated. And, since the relative benefits and harms of screening are related to a complex array of clinical factors and personal preferences, physicians and patients need more guidance on how best to...

2014-04-01 14:20:53

Population-based screening with full-field digital mammography (FFDM) is associated with lower recall and biopsy rates than screen film mammography (SFM), suggesting that FFDM may reduce the number of diagnostic workups and biopsies that do not lead to diagnosis of breast cancer, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology. Previous population-based studies comparing the accuracy of SFM versus FFDM have reported conflicting results, and reported recall rates—or the...

2014-03-31 23:00:44

Population-based screening with full-field digital mammography (FFDM) is associated with lower recall and biopsy rates than screen film mammography (SFM), suggesting that FFDM may reduce the number of diagnostic workups and biopsies that do not lead to diagnosis of breast cancer, according to a new study published online, April1, in the journal Radiology. OAK BROOK, Ill. (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 Population-based screening with full-field digital mammography (FFDM) is associated with lower...

2014-03-27 23:21:29

Oral cancer is the leading cancer in the head and Dr. Michael Wong of San Mateo, CA is offering oral cancer screenings for early detection. San Mateo, CA (PRWEB) March 27, 2014 April is Oral Cancer Prevention Month and Dr. Michael Wong of San Mateo Center for Cosmetic Dentistry wants to make sure that patients are taking the right steps to early detection. A large amount of oral cancer can actually be caught in very early or pre-cancer stages and with early detection, survival rates are...

2014-03-27 10:47:11

Ethical, legal and social issues should be weighed before adopting the technology in public programs, researchers argue That question is likely to stir debate in coming years in many of the more-than-60 countries that provide newborn screening, as whole-genome sequencing (WGS) becomes increasingly affordable and reliable. Newborn screening programs – which involve drawing a few drops of blood from a newborn's heel – have been in place since the late 1960s, and are credited with having...

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...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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