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2014-02-04 11:16:21

Largest and most comprehensive review of 'FIT' finds it is an effective cancer-screening tool Tests that require patients to collect a single stool sample at home and then send it to a lab for analysis will detect about 79 percent of colorectal cancers, according to a new evidence review published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. The review of 19 studies examining eight different fecal immunochemical tests, know as "FITs", also finds that the tests will correctly identify about 94...

Most Women Should Get A Mammogram Every Two Years
2014-02-04 10:38:20

Elizabeth Fernandez - University of California - San Francisco Study led by UCSF breast cancer expert recommends screening guidelines developed by US Preventive Services Task Force Adoption of new guidelines recommending screening mammography every two years for women ages 50 to 74 would result in breast cancer screening that is equally effective, while saving the United States $4.3 billion a year in health care costs, according to a study led by UC San Francisco. The study...

2014-02-03 16:25:49

Largest and most comprehensive review of 'FIT' finds it is an effective cancer-screening tool OAKLAND, Calif., Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tests that require patients to collect a single stool sample at home and then send it to a lab for analysis will detect about 79 percent of colorectal cancers, according to a new evidence review published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. The review of 19 studies examining eight different fecal immunochemical tests, known as "FITs," also finds...

2014-01-31 23:20:51

As cervical cancer awareness month comes to a close, Basic Health International (BHI) would like to emphasize the organization’s commitment to eradicating cervical cancer and highlight their innovative model of outreach, education, and utilizing appropriate technology. What began as one medical student’s community-based Pap smear campaign has evolved into an international nonprofit paving the way for cervical cancer screening and treatment programs in the most remote corners of the...

2014-01-30 16:26:26

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On January 29, the U.S. Senate passed the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act of 2013 (S.1417) by unanimous consent. Introduced by Senators Kay Hagan (D-N.C.) and Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), this bipartisan bill reauthorizes funding for various newborn-screening programs for the next five years. AACC applauds the Senate's approval of this legislation, which is integral to improving children's health, and urges the U.S. House...

2014-01-29 11:08:56

School-based intermittent screening and treatment programs for malaria may be unsuccessful in low to moderate transmission areas A school-based intermittent screening and treatment program for malaria in rural coastal Kenya had no benefits on the health and education of school children, according to a study by international researchers published in this week's PLOS Medicine. The study, led by Katherine Halliday and Simon Brooker from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine,...

2014-01-24 23:01:07

For the 4th consecutive year, the company has been recognized in HRO Today Magazine’s “Bakers Dozen” Report Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) January 24, 2014 HRO Today magazine, a leading publication for human resource decision makers, has recognized Universal Background Screening as a top provider of background screening services in the United States in its annual employer survey. The recently issued report marks the 4th consecutive year that Universal has been recognized for its consistently...

2014-01-22 11:14:37

Self-testing for Human Papillomavirus (HPV) – the virus that causes cervical cancer – is as effective at detecting cancer as a conventional smear test (cytology screening) even when scaled up to test large populations. Researchers from Queen Mary University of London conducted a pilot study of 100,242 Mexican women – the largest study of its kind – aged 25-75 and from low-income backgrounds. Around 11% of women tested positive for HPV (10,863 women). However, when self-testing...

2014-01-21 23:30:04

Every year, 8,000 people die from oral cancers. Their chances would have been better had the cancer been caught in the early stages. Fredericksburg, VA (PRWEB) January 21, 2014 Fredericksburg and Monclair Family Dentistry now offer oral cancer screenings with every cleaning. Screenings for many types of cancer should be done regularly. Breast cancer, cervical cancer, and prostate cancer screenings are among the most common, and happily, more people than ever before go out of their way to...

2014-01-15 14:22:15

A study published this week in PLOS Medicine suggests that screening women for cervical cancer beyond age 50 clearly saves lives, and also that there are benefits for women with normal (negative) screening results to continue screening up to the age of 69 years. Peter Sasieni and colleagues, from Queen Mary University of London, UK, examined the link between screening women aged 50 to 64 for cervical cancer and cervical cancer diagnosed at ages 65 to 83. Their study included all 65 to...


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