News tagged with screening tests

Faster help for stroke victims

Scientists have developed a quick, easy and cheap vision test to find out which part – and how much – of the brain of a stroke victim has been damaged, potentially enabling them to save more lives.

Jan 04, 2013
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Printed reminders for doctors improve health care

In an age when physicians are often short on time and deluged with information, printed reminders about screening tests, vaccinations and other health topics can help them provide care that more closely reflects ...

Dec 12, 2012
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Britons want bowel cancer screening recommendation

Britons want a recommendation from the NHS on whether to attend bowel cancer screening, along with all the information on benefits and risks, according to research published in the British Journal of Can ...

Dec 05, 2012
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Canada should adopt routine HIV testing

Offering routine HIV testing to the general population rather than only to high-risk individuals will significantly reduce illness and death, argues Dr. Julio Montaner and coauthors in an editorial in CMAJ (Canadian Medical A ...

Nov 26, 2012
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Study finds mammograms lead to unneeded treatment

Mammograms have done surprisingly little to catch deadly breast cancers before they spread, a big U.S. study finds. At the same time, more than a million women have been treated for cancers that never would ...

Nov 21, 2012
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