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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...

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...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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