News tagged with blood screening
Want to know your chances of dying in the next 10 years? Here are some bad signs: getting winded walking several blocks, smoking, and having trouble pushing a chair across the room.
Health Mar 06, 2013 | 3.3 / 5 (6) | 1
The increasingly common condition of gestational diabetes can have serious consequences for both the mother and child if left untreated. Prompt diagnosis and therapy can protect against these consequences. ...
Diabetes Oct 02, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) have discovered a new gene that regulates hemoglobin synthesis during red blood cell formation. The findings advance the biomedical community's understanding and treatment ...
Medical research Nov 07, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
A single genetic defect on the X chromosome that can result in a wide array of conditions—from learning and emotional difficulties to primary ovarian insufficiency in women and tremors in middle-aged men—occurs at a much ...
Genetics Dec 20, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Focusing prostate cancer testing on men at highest risk of developing the disease is likely to improve the ratio between benefits and the harms of screening, suggests a paper published today in BMJ.
Cancer Apr 16, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
A microbial byproduct of intestinal bacteria contributes to heart disease and serves as an accurate screening tool for predicting future risks of heart attack, stroke and death in persons not otherwise identified by traditional ...
Cardiology Apr 24, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
(HealthDay)—A simple checklist could help doctors estimate whether an older patient will be alive 10 years from now, according to a new study.
Health Mar 05, 2013 | 3 / 5 (3) | 2 |
Using age alone to identify those at risk of heart disease or stroke could replace current screening methods without diminishing effectiveness, according to a groundbreaking study published today in the open access journal ...
Cardiology May 04, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
The most lethal and sudden cardiovascular event can be the toughest for doctors to diagnose.
Cardiology May 16, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
About 1 in every 120 babies are born with congenital heart disease (CHD), of which about 25 percent is critical, requiring special care early in life. CHD is responsible for more deaths in the first year of life than any ...
Cardiology Aug 22, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
About 15 percent of cases of an aggressive, difficult-to-detect form of ovarian cancer contain a unique fusion between two neighboring, normally separate genes, say researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. ...
Genetics Sep 20, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(AP) -- Men finally may be getting a clearer message about undergoing PSA screening for prostate cancer: Don't do it.
Cancer Oct 07, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(HealthDay) -- A second company reports that it has developed a prenatal blood test to detect Down syndrome, potentially providing yet another option for pregnant women who want to know whether their unborn ...
Obstetrics & gynaecology Feb 23, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
People with mild vascular disease that causes damage to the retina in the eye are more likely to have problems with thinking and memory skills because they may also have vascular disease in the brain, according to a study ...
Neuroscience Mar 14, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(HealthDay) -- A leading U.S. government panel has renewed its 2004 recommendation that women at average risk for ovarian cancer not get screened for the disease.
Cancer Apr 10, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0