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Unsatisfactory Grade On Women's Health Issues

...ts for pregnant women. Many states improved health screenings for women's cancers. Still, few states have made progress in women's diabetes rates or in promoting programs to cut obesity, smoking or high blood pressure in women....

Use of CT scans to detect lung cancer questioned

... concluded that consumers may want to hold off the screenings until solid data is available. He also added that smoking cessation is the only proven, cost-effective method to reduce lung cancer risk....

The Beneficial Effects Of Breast Feeding

...n the early 1980s. The teens underwent cholesterol screenings to compare their good and bad cholesterol. Their C-reactive protein was also tested. Higher concentrations of CRP are associated with the development of atherosclerosis. Researchers say , based on their findings they observed that adolescents who we...

Women not Getting Screened Adequately

...y that women might now also need to add colorectal screenings to the list. To compare cancer-screening tests, researchers looked at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s 2001 Behavioral Risk Factors Surveillance Survey. It asked more than 54,000 women over the age of 50 what cancer checks they’ve ha...

HIV Screening May Increase Patient Life Span

...lth benefits and costs of performing voluntary HIV screenings in health care settings and they found that screening for HIV infection is cost effective....

Small lumps in breast if not treated may cause long-term harm

...ns in the breast were not recognized microscopical screenings and hence were thought to be benign. Research now says that these, if left untreated, have a strong chance of developing into invasive breast cancer. These lumps in the breast are called ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) and are now recognized as a s...

MRI screenings may be better to identify breast cancer

...r. These women had undergone contrast enhanced MRI screenings and mammography for 2 to 7 years. Results of such intense screenings showed that contrast enhanced MRI screenings are more sensitive for cancer detection. However, the r...

Appendectomy need reduced with CT screening

CT screenings can reduce the rate of negative appendectomy by a ...ompared to 20% cases that used to happen before CT screenings were done for appendicitis cases. Acute appendicitis is a condition that can mostly be confirmed af...

Early detection of alcohol abuse is better option for treatment

...l problems. The current method of self-reports and screenings for liver damage is not always effective in detecting alcohol abuse. According to the research finding one such way to find out a suitable biomarkers may be getting the ribonucleic acid (RNA) from human blood and use microarray analysis that will re...

Guide for physicians launched to help them identify alcohol disorders

...he new guide describes effective methods for early screenings and interventions, meant for helping the physicians and patients. When correct method of screening is coupled with appropriate interventions, research reports have showed that then it becomes possible to reduce drinking levels and alcohol related hea...

Ethiopian Children Face Threat From Malnutrition

... liberally to a package of life-saving treatments, screenings and other interventions. Not only does this condition raise botheration about malnutrition but also urges the need to ponder over serious consequences about the developmental process in these children. Poor rainfall, failed crops and delays in the ...

CT Scans Found To Do More Harm Than Good

...ent study conducted shows that unregulated medical screenings using CT scan can cause significant harm. // The amount of ionizing radiation to which a patient is exposed during a CT exam is nearly 100 times more than an ordinary X-ray film. This raises serious concerns about high radiation exposure to patient...

China to double HIV Prevention Funding to $185M In 2006, 2007

...of the number of HIV cases, which is based on 2004 screenings of high-risk groups, is lower than the 2003 estimate....

Huge demand for high street chlamydia tests

...on. The stores are poised to provide around 50,000 screenings a year using the over-the-counter tests. By making this free service available in pharmacies on the high street, people will find it easier to call in for a screening test - helping to speed up both the detection and treatment of chlamydia in people ...

Thinner Women Are More Healthy

... on national standards. 'We now know that these screenings provide an additional and unforeseen benefit. Not ...illions of women who may not be able to attend the screenings in person but are at risk of heart disease,' said a researcher. Edited (ANI)...

Smokers Sue Tobacco Major Philip Morris

...is being sued by four Marlboro smokers for hi-tech screenings aimed at the early detection of lung cancer. The four people are demanding that the company pay for spiral CT scans which is estimated at £300. //If this were to be brought into force, it will serve to save several thousand lives as a result of early...

Kryptiq Care Manager Diabetes Module Effective In Managing Diabetes

...dical Group documented a 250% increase in the foot screenings thereby helping to reduce the rate of later amputations. The module also reduced the risk of heart disease among the 6000 diabetic patients. This program was the result of reduced outcomes of the chronic patients from the electronic medical reco...

SEEK To Avert Chronic Kidney Disease

... kidney disease project) is holding programmes and screenings all over the country to educate the public.”...

Progressive Genetic Diseases Can Be Detected By A Simple Blood Test

... a single machine should be able to process 85,000 screenings a year. This would be enough to cover the state of Washington, for example. A screening which could look for up to 20 different enzymes at a time should cost as little as five cents after the purchase of a suitable mass spectrometer, they say. -...

Did You Know That 50% Of Deaths Due To Cancer, Can be Prevented?

...ting nutritious food habits, regular exercise, and screenings as per advise from medical specialists. This study has been enabled by the American Cancer Society. Vilma Cokkinides, co-author of the report and program director of risk-factor surveillance for the American Cancer Society in Atlanta said “What's a...

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