News tagged with medical tests
(HealthDay)—An experimental blood test could help show whether women with advanced breast cancer are responding to treatment, a preliminary study suggests.
Cancer Mar 13, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
In ten years time, routine preventive health care for adults may include genetic testing alongside the now familiar tests for cholesterol levels, mammography and colonoscopy. As genomic testing prepares to enter the realm ...
Genetics Mar 07, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Pregnant women who have a reduced number of capillaries under their skin during pregnancy may be at heightened risk for preeclampsia, according to research being presented at the American College of Cardiology's 62nd Annual ...
Cardiology Mar 07, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
In a Clinical Crossroads article featured in the March 6, 2013 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), Dr. Dan Alford from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and Boston Medical Center (BMC) ...
Medications Mar 05, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
A new study led by the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania adds support to current medical recommendations stating that screening colonoscopy substantially reduces an average-risk adult's likelihood ...
Cancer Mar 04, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) is participating in the Choosing Wisely campaign and has identified five tests and treatments that may be overused.
Ophthalmology Mar 01, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
A new systematic review published in The Cochrane Library has raised doubts as to the effectiveness of "red flag" indicators at both identifying and excluding cancer in patients with lower back pain. The authors of the re ...
Cancer Feb 27, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—One in six people worries that they're sick even though their symptoms don't signal disease, and often these patients aren't swayed by tests that show they're fine, Scottish researchers report.
Psychology & Psychiatry Feb 26, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)— New guidelines on testing newborns and children for genetic diseases recommend screening for childhood diseases but note that testing for diseases that strike in adulthood may not be worthwhile.
Genetics Feb 21, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Doctors may in the future be able to take a blood test to determine if a patient is suicidal, hopefully decreasing the number of people taking their own lives.
Psychology & Psychiatry Feb 20, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Almost everyone (98 per cent) who had the new bowel cancer test – soon to become part of the national screening programme – said they were glad to have gone through the experience, according to a study1 published in the ...
Cancer Feb 18, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Germany's upper house of parliament on Friday gave its green light to testing embryos after in vitro fertilisation in certain cases after a passionate ethical debate in the country on the issue.
Obstetrics & gynaecology Feb 01, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
A mailing or phone call to help patients get screened for colorectal cancer significantly increases their chances of actually getting tested, according to a study published in the January issue of Cancer Epidemiology, Bi ...
Cancer Jan 28, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
In a study designed to see if doctors who are told the exact price of expensive medical tests like MRIs in advance would order fewer of them, Johns Hopkins researchers got their answer: No.
Health Jan 23, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
A simple, inexpensive blood test performed on trauma patients upon admission can help doctors easily identify patients at greatest risk of death, according to a new study by researchers at Intermountain Medical Center in ...
Health Jan 18, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0