Oncology & Cancer

Rapidly detecting cancer markers for diagnosis

Researchers at Okayama University report in the journal Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical that terahertz radiation can be used to rapidly detect makers for breast-cancer cells. The scientists present a technique that makes ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

USPSTF urges asymptomatic bacteriuria screen in pregnancy

(HealthDay)—The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening pregnant women for asymptomatic bacteriuria (ASB) but not nonpregnant women or men. These recommendations form the basis of a draft recommendation ...

Pediatrics

Tummy timetables: WHO has lifestyle advice for kids

The United Nations on Wednesday released its first-ever recommendations on physical activity for children under five, with disputed advice on subjects ranging from screen time to "tummy time".

Oncology & Cancer

CDC: Recent decline seen in high-grade cervical lesions

(HealthDay)—The number of cervical precancers (CIN2+ cases) in the United States declined from 2008 to 2016, likely in part because of prevention with the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, according to research published ...

Oncology & Cancer

Video plus brochure helps patients make lung cancer scan decision

A short video describing the potential benefits and risks of low-dose CT screening for lung cancer in addition to an informational brochure increased patients' knowledge and reduced conflicted feelings about whether to undergo ...

Health

How your smartphone can encourage active living

Physical inactivity is the fourth leading risk factor for death globally and has reached the status of a global pandemic —a definition that is usually associated with infectious diseases like influenza.

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