News tagged with medical tests

'Gene signature' test diagnoses benign thyroid growths

A new genetic test accurately and consistently diagnoses benign growths, or nodules, on the thyroid gland, according to a study from Chile. The results will be presented Saturday at The Endocrine Society's 95th Annual Meeting ...

Jun 17, 2013
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HPV testing could cut cervical cancers by a third

(Medical Xpress)—Testing women for the human papillomavirus (HPV) first, instead of using the traditional cervical screening test to detect abnormal cells in the cervix, could prevent around 600 cases of ...

Jun 14, 2013
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Most doctors feel they are under-using mobile apps

(HealthDay)—Most physicians feel they are not maximizing use of mobile applications, and would utilize additional electronic health record (EHR) functionalities if they were available, according to poll ...

Jun 11, 2013
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Doctors differ on prostate screening

Prostate screening tests detect prostate cancer early, but questions about whether the tests do more harm than good have made them one of the most hotly debated areas of medicine.

Jun 07, 2013
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U of A research leads to enhanced CFL concussion guidelines

Research from the University of Alberta shows CFL players are more likely to value medical tests after concussions compared to university-level players. But the professional athletes were more apt to incorrectly believe it's ...

Jun 05, 2013
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What's the buzz on caffeine?

The most popular addictive drug available in Australia right now is 1, 3, 7-trimethylxanthine, or C₈H₁₀N₄O₂. Let's call it 137TX until we can come up with something catchier.

Jun 03, 2013
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How patient centered are medical decisions?

A national survey sample of adults who had discussions with their physicians in the preceding two years about common medical tests, medications and procedures often did not reflect a high level of shared decision making, ...

May 27, 2013
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Future doctors unaware of their obesity bias

Two out of five medical students have an unconscious bias against obese people, according to a new study by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. The study is published online ahead of print in the Journal of ...

May 23, 2013
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