News tagged with screening
Researchers at the University of Michigan's Life Sciences Institute have found that amlexanox, an off-patent drug currently prescribed for the treatment of asthma and other uses, also reverses obesity, diabetes ...
Medical research Feb 10, 2013 | 5 / 5 (7) | 3 |
Reactivating memories during sleep: Memory rehearsal during sleep can make a big difference in remembering later
Why do some memories last a lifetime while others disappear quickly? A new study suggests that memories rehearsed, during either sleep or waking, can have an impact on memory consolidation and on what is remembered ...
Neuroscience Apr 12, 2013 | 5 / 5 (7) | 0 |
Human diseases caused by misfolded proteins known as prions are some of most rare yet terrifying on the planet—incurable with disturbing symptoms that include dementia, personality shifts, hallucinations ...
Medical research Apr 03, 2013 | 5 / 5 (5) | 1 |
(Medical Xpress)—A new study by scientists in France and Denmark has identified a neurological marker in the brain of babies as young as five months that is associated with visual consciousness, or the ...
Neuroscience Apr 19, 2013 | 4.2 / 5 (5) | 6 |
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 time most of us spend looking at a screen has rapidly increased over the past decade. If we're not at work on the computer, we're likely to stay tuned into the online sphere via a smart phone or tablet. ...
Health Oct 19, 2012 | 4.8 / 5 (4) | 3 |
A simple screening test of musculo-skeletal fitness has proved remarkably predictive of all-cause mortality in a study of more than 2000 middle-aged and older men and women. The study, performed in Brazil by Dr Claudio Gil ...
Cardiology Dec 13, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Scientists have developed a way to produce three-dimensional X-ray images of the breast at a radiation dose that is lower than the 2D radiographies used in clinics today. The new method enables the production ...
Cancer Oct 22, 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 |
(Medical Xpress)—The prevailing wisdom has been that every cell in the body contains identical DNA. However, a new study of stem cells derived from the skin has found that genetic variations are widespread ...
Genetics Nov 19, 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 |
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.
Neuroscience Jan 04, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 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 |
Researchers in Manchester have found a link between several lifestyle factors and pre-existing conditions, including smoking cigarettes and diabetes, and an increased risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis.
Arthritis & Rheumatism Mar 18, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
The more choices people have, the riskier the decisions they make, according to a new study which sheds light on how we behave when faced with large amounts of information.
Psychology & Psychiatry Mar 25, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Screening, in general, is the investigation of a great number of something (for instance, people) looking for those with a particular problem or feature. One example is at an airport, where many bags get x-rayed to try to detect any which may contain weapons or explosives. People are also screened going through a metal detector. Even though the procedure aims at a large number of screens, it is always equivalent to sampling in statistics, because the complete population is almost always inaccessible for screening.
Screening has other, more specific meanings:
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