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Inadequate proof to justify routine prostate screen

...comes. Hence it cannot be recommended as a routine screen at the present time. If a man wants a PSA test, his physician should discuss the benefits and risks. Early diagnosis of a curable cancer is an obvious benefit, but there is the risk of a false positive result, which could lead to unnecessary invest...

Cancer gene mystery to be cracked!

...nce of a malignant cell. The researchers will then screen the treated cells for those that have reverted to type and become normal again. They hope that those genes switched off by RNA interference in these cells may represent a crucial group of genes, which future anti-cancer drugs could target. Dr. Downw...

Flying with caution, with SARS

...air cleaning systems that has stringent filters to screen out spores, bacteria and viruses. Air flow patterns are designed in such a way that there exists a minimal flow between the front and back //parts of the plane. Passengers get a mix of outside and recycled cabin air run through a high efficiency par...

Answers For OCD soon

... Fearful or disgusting images were flashed on a TV screen and people were studied based on their MRI scans. Scientists said that the brain uses different areas for processing disgusting images than for fearful pictures.// Doctors hope that study conducted in these specific regions of brain would help them f...

Screening Newborns Questioned

...ers required a separate test, but now, doctors can screen for up to 20 genetic disorders with just one sample of blood by using a device called the tandem mass spectrometry. Currently, 24 states are using the expanded newborn screening test. Researchers from Children’s Hospital in Boston conducted a study...

Screening For Prostate Cancer in men over 75 Questioned

...oing a PSA test on older men. The decision to not screen older men with a PSA test is because the life expectancy without the test is nearly identical to men who have the test and undergo therapy for prostate cancer. Researchers reviewed information from a previous study to see who was initiating the idea ...

Link Between Musculoskeletal Pain and Vitamin D Deficiency

... say that it should be made a standard practice to screen all patients with such pain for hypovitaminosis D....

Screening Test For Early Diagnosis Of Colorectal Cancer

... A new study shows primary care providers do not screen all eligible patients for colorectal cancer. Resea...these tests are widely available and used often to screen for colorectal cancer. Researchers conclude saying greater reimbursement for performing screening ...

Factors That Might Increase The Risk Of Schizophrenia

... small proportion of people with schizophrenia who screen positively for celiac disease but do not show its classical symptoms, since gluten damages the intestines, the damage also keeps the body from absorbing nutrients, like vitamins, calcium, protein and fat from food...

The Importance Of Skin Cancer Screening

...hether they had ever undergone a full body exam to screen for skin cancer or if they would be willing to undergo one. Only 32 percent said they regularly underwent such an exam (55 percent among those with previous skin cancers), but 87 percent said they would welcome the screening. Most patients were not c...

Early Detection Of Facial Abnormalities in a Fetus

...detect cleft lip and palate prenatally in order to screen for associated syndromes and chromosome abnormalities. If cleft lip and palate is detected, families can be prepared for the appearance of the baby at the time of the birth. The parents can also be appropriately counseled regarding the expected appea...

Identifying Irregular Heart Beats

... should have their pulse checked by a physician to screen for atrial fibrillation at every doctor’s visit and at least every two years....

Cleft Lip And Cleft Palate Can Now Be Predicted Before Birth

...eft cases. Therefore, researchers say they can now screen for about 15 percent of cases. Researchers say their study shows that they have reached a point where it’s possible to take blood samples from parents, test certain genes, and determine whether their risk for a second child with a cleft lip or palat...

The Risks Of Vitamin D Deficiency

... say that it should be made a standard practice to screen all patients with such pain for hypovitaminosis D....

Analyzing The Side Effects Of Some Common Medications

...e significant, they say that they were not able to screen out every factor to eliminate error....

A Better Understanding Of The Brain Network

...movements as they aligned a cursor on the computer screen with 50 different targets. The fMRI technology identified signs that neurons in a specific area of the brain were processing and giving commands to the body. Thus researchers say once they are able to understand which part of the brain network does ...

Acupunture relieves pain and improves function in knee Osteoarthritis

...n both the sham and true acupuncture procedures, a screen prevented patients from seeing the knee treatment area and learning which treatment they received. In the education control group, 189 participants attended six, 2-hour group sessions over 12 weeks based on the Arthritis Foundation's Arthritis Self-H...

Stanford Medical Center Implements The First Virtual Cardiac Ultrasound

... The physicians will be able to try out options on screen before they’d want to implement them on patients. Link: http://www.stanfordhospital.com/cgi-bin/print/printable.pl?url=newsEvents/newsReleases/2005/01053DcardiacUltrasound.html courtesy By: www.stanfordhospita.com...

Colonoscopy may be better to detect colon cancer in women

...ut that colonoscopy may be the favorable method to screen women// for colorectal cancer. For patients suspected with colorectal cancer, flexible sigmoidoscopy is used to detect colorectal neoplasias, which are adenomas of 1cm in diameter, adenomas with dysplasia, or cancer. Researchers had used colonoscopy...

Oral cancer screenings to reduce the mortality rates

...ia, have found out that it is possible to visually screen people for oral cancer in order to provide early medical intervention to save lives of thousands of oral cancer patients. Oral cancer is the growth of malignant tissues or cells in the oral cavity. This can happen as a lesion on he lips, tongue or o...

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