News tagged with medical screening

Understanding the benefits of bowel cancer screening

( -- University of Sydney researchers have extended the range of information available on the benefits and harms of bowel cancer screening in order to give Australians an opportunity to make an informed choice ...

Oct 28, 2010
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Screening does not reduce prostate cancer deaths

Screening does not significantly reduce prostate cancer deaths, but the risk of overdetection and overtreatment is considerable, concludes a 20-year study published in the British Medical Journal today.

Apr 01, 2011
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Selecting high-risk patients for heart screening

Using routine data from electronic patient records to select individuals at high risk of developing heart disease, rather than screening all adults aged between 40 and 74 years of age, is just as effective at saving lives ...

Apr 25, 2010
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