Navigation Links
Direct-to-Consumer Gene Tests Cause Little Anxiety: Study
Date:10/11/2011

TUESDAY, Oct. 11 (HealthDay News) -- With private companies marketing genetic tests -- which measure people's risk for certain diseases -- directly to patients, concerns have risen about people's ability to handle that information on their own.

Although a new study found the mail-in kits, which cost up to $2,500, do not result in excessive worry about illness, the researchers argued that being at very low risk for disease may prompt some users to make worse decisions about their heath.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has questioned the medical benefit of direct-to-consumer genetic tests, advising they only be conducted under a doctor's supervision. In conducting the study, researchers from the Mayo Clinic explored the emotional effects these tests have on patients.

"We looked for evidence of increased concern about disease based solely on genetic risk, and then whether the concern resulted in changes in health habits," said study co-author Dr. Clayton Cowl, a specialist in preventive, occupational and aerospace medicine, and a physician in the Mayo Clinic Executive Health Program, in a news release.

The study, published in the October issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, found that one week after undergoing the genetic testing, patients had slightly more anxiety. The researchers noted that people who took the tests were more worried about diseases they didn't know much about, such as Graves' disease, a thyroid condition.

One year later, however, people's fears subsided and their stress level was not greater than people who did not undergo the testing.

Men with a genetic risk for prostate cancer that was lower than the general population were much less stressed about the disease than those who did not undergo genetic testing, the researchers found. Experts warned that patients who learn they are at lower risk for a disease might not make the best decisions regarding their health, such as
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Study gauges emotional toll of direct-to-consumer genetic testing
2. Study to examine direct-to-consumer drug ads on TV
3. ASHG 2010: New research on implications of direct-to-consumer and clinical genetic testing
4. Experts say direct-to-consumer genetic tests need innovative oversight
5. The Time is Now to Capitalize on Today's Direct-to-Consumer Health Insurance Opportunity via the Exchange Marketplace
6. Blood tests may hold clues to pace of Alzheimers disease progression
7. New research shows $6.7 billion spent on unnecessary tests and treatments in one year
8. Annual Pap Tests Often Ordered But Unneeded: Study
9. Many Heart Patients Anemic After Too Many Blood Tests in Hospital
10. Frequent Tests Help Track Progression of Glaucoma, Study Finds
11. Abnormal liver tests associated with increased death rates in people over 75
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Direct-to-Consumer Gene Tests Cause Little Anxiety: Study
(Date:10/20/2014)... (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 AttorneyOne.com, a recognized ... latest information from the FDA on Sit and Slim ... 10 not to purchase or use Sit and Slim II ... Slim II is promoted as weight loss product on various ... from the market in 2010 for safety reasons, can significantly ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... October 20, 2014 Based on ... the only imaging assays capable of determining DNA ... test.  With these three dimensions of high-resolution data, ... detect the widest range of disease-causing genetic rearrangements, ... by other genomic tools, including today’s advanced sequencing ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 It’s hard to ... many orphans and vulnerable children around the world, it’s a ... some people, many children are forced to walk barefoot on ... their families or play with their friends. , Buckner ... with Air1 Radio in October to encourage support ...
(Date:10/19/2014)... Hastings and Hastings, a Phoenix personal injury law ... greater Phoenix area and across Arizona reports record demand ... automobile accidents. Statistics have indicated a steady increase in ... such, Hastings and Hastings has seen a steady increase ... have been injured through no fault of their own ...
(Date:10/19/2014)... Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 ... therapeutic development for Partial Seizure, complete with comparative ... target, mechanism of action (MoA), route of administration ... and featured news and press releases. It also ... for Partial Seizure and special features on late-stage ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:FDA Advises Not to Use Sit and Slim II: AttorneyOne Monitors and Keeps Consumers Informed 2Health News:KromaTiD Launches Genome Screening and Discovery Services 2Health News:KromaTiD Launches Genome Screening and Discovery Services 3Health News:Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls® Garners Support from Air1 Radio 2Health News:Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls® Garners Support from Air1 Radio 3Health News:Hastings And Hastings Reports Record Demand In 2014 For Legal Representation With Regard To Catastrophic Automobile Accidents 2Health News:Hastings And Hastings Reports Record Demand In 2014 For Legal Representation With Regard To Catastrophic Automobile Accidents 3Health News:Partial Seizure Therapeutic Pipeline Market Review H2 2014 in a New Report Available at RnRMarketResearch.com 2Health News:Partial Seizure Therapeutic Pipeline Market Review H2 2014 in a New Report Available at RnRMarketResearch.com 3Health News:Partial Seizure Therapeutic Pipeline Market Review H2 2014 in a New Report Available at RnRMarketResearch.com 4
... , ST. LOUIS, Aug. 24 ... herbicide Atrazine have attorney and clean water advocate Steve Tillery ... and accountability for the herbicide,s manufacturers. , , ... the New York Times and the Peoria Journal Star have ...
... , , , OAKLAND, ... LATINA Style magazine on the publication,s list of the 50 ... , The LATINA Style survey, now in ... the value of diversity in the workplace, and identifies the corporations in ...
... Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), a component ... applications for a new initiative to establish a consortium ... these cooperative centerswhich together will receive funding up to ... immune system under normal conditions and to understand how ...
... - Concussions, whether from an accident, sporting event, or ... mental processes. Scientists have debated for centuries whether concussions ... changes that merely impair the way brain cells function, ... at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University ...
... State University study shows that invigorated and dedicated employees ... home life. K-State psychology researchers studied how positive ... interactions. They found that employees who are engaged in ... dedication and absorption in daily activities, have better moods ...
... , SWARTZ CREEK, Mich., Aug. ... Health Services Division is partnering with CareSource in Ohio to ... outcomes and reduce healthcare costs associated with the disease. As ... is focused on the early identification and treatment of their ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Korein Tillery: Is Time Running Out for the Manufacturers of the Herbicide Atrazine? 2Health News:Korein Tillery: Is Time Running Out for the Manufacturers of the Herbicide Atrazine? 3Health News:Kaiser Permanente Named 2009 Company of the Year by LATINA Style Magazine 2Health News:Kaiser Permanente Named 2009 Company of the Year by LATINA Style Magazine 3Health News:NIAID to fund new human immune profiling research centers 2Health News:Strong link found between concussions and brain tissue injury 2Health News:Strong link found between concussions and brain tissue injury 3Health News:Researchers find that employees who are engaged in their work have happier home life 2Health News:Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy Partners With CareSource -- Launches Chronic Kidney Disease Management Program with Ohio Plan 2
(Date:10/17/2014)... , Oct. 17, 2014  Ameritox SM , ... the appointment of Thomas Smith , M.D., as ... a field-based team offering scientific resources for healthcare providers, ... has held leadership positions at a variety of healthcare ... benefit both the pain and behavioral health sides of ...
(Date:10/17/2014)... Oct. 17, 2014   ndd Medical Technologies , ... employing precise ultrasound technology, announced that its EasyOne Pro® ... Healthcare Center , a 140,000 square foot, 44-bed hospital ... hospital serves a large number of Native ... Oklahoma and beyond. A portion of its ...
(Date:10/17/2014)... , Oct. 17, 2014  STAAR Surgical Company (NASDAQ: ... lenses and delivery systems for the eye, today announced that ... Meeting on Saturday, October 18, 7:00 a.m. CT at the ... Chicago, IL. Dr. Erik Mertens ... in Antwerp, Belgium , will present his ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Ameritox Appoints New Chief Medical Officer 2EasyOne Pro Mobile Respiratory Testing from ndd Medical Technologies Chosen by Choctaw Nation 2STAAR Surgical to Webcast Investor Presentations at American Academy of Ophthalmology's Annual Meeting 2STAAR Surgical to Webcast Investor Presentations at American Academy of Ophthalmology's Annual Meeting 3
... 13, 2011 Pharma Major Lupin Limited announced today ... with the 2011 DIANA Award by the Healthcare Distribution ... Manufacturer among those companies with sales of up to ... The DIANA award winners are selected by HDMA ...
... 2011 Enox Biopharma, Inc., a leader in the ... devices, today announced that it has received notification from ... "Device and Method for Administering Therapeutic Agents" has been ... Enox acquired this patent from its Swedish Inventors, ...
Cached Medicine Technology:HDMA Honors Lupin with DIANA Award for Best Overall Generic Manufacturer 2HDMA Honors Lupin with DIANA Award for Best Overall Generic Manufacturer 3Enox Biopharma, Inc. Will Be Granted a Patent for the Delivery of Therapeutic Agents From Within Medical Devices 2
... products are offered as 1-piece or modular, ... modular instruments may be customized with handles ... ratchets, insulation and flush ports. Many standard ... specifications may affect delivery times. , ...
... The Featured Products are ... Mediflex and are offered ... in regular or extra ... equipped with insulation, flush ...
... Products are kept in ... are offered as 1-piece ... or extra long lengths. ... insulation, flush ports, rotating ...
... The 5mm AEM Laparoscopic Instruments incorporate a ... Instruments are shielded and monitored to prevent ... the instrument caused by insulation failure or ... The protective shield built into all AEM ...
Medicine Products: