Oncology & Cancer

DNA alternative to Pap smear sparks medical debate (Update)

A high-tech screening tool for cervical cancer is facing pushback from more than a dozen American patient groups, who warn that the genetic test could displace a simpler, cheaper and more established mainstay of women's health: ...

Pediatrics

Preventive pediatric health care recommendations updated

(HealthDay)—Recommendations for preventive pediatric health care have been updated, according to an American Association of Pediatrics (AAP) policy statement published online Feb. 24 in Pediatrics.

Autism spectrum disorders

Revised checklist improves detection of autism in toddlers

(HealthDay)—The Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers, Revised with Follow-up (M-CHAT-R/F) is an effective screening tool for autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) in low-risk toddlers, according to research published online ...

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