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New pathways for implementing universal suicide risk screening in healthcare settings

December 21, 2018

A new report, authored in part by researchers at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), part of…
Why Many Older Patients with Low Risk Still Want Colorectal Cancer Screenings

December 14, 2018

It’s a simple message, but as screening recommendations for colorectal and other cancers become more complicated, what happens…
New blood test detects early stage ovarian cancer

November 23, 2018

Research on a bacterial toxin first discovered in Adelaide has led to the development a new blood test…
A Radiologist Explains What to Expect at Your First Mammogram

October 31, 2018

The days leading up to a woman’s first mammogram can be intimidating. The screening, after all, has one purpose: to…
Be in the know about your health, and be rewarded

October 31, 2018

As part of this year’s “Be in the Know” campaign, through Friday, Nov. 30, the Division of Human Resources is…
Gynecologists: More women need to be screened for cervical cancer

October 19, 2018

Up to 30 per cent of Canadian women are not being regularly screened for cervical cancer, and the…
New high-throughput screening study may pave the way for future Parkinson’s disease therapy

September 20, 2018

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is the most common movement disorder in the world. PD patients suffer from shaking, rigidity,…
HPV study could spur new cervical-cancer screening guidelines

July 16, 2018

New research on human papillomavirus (HPV) testing drew the same reaction from Drs. Rachel Winer and Constance Mao: It’s about…
Stanford team developing rapid screening for bacterial infections

July 13, 2018

Inside a peculiar printer, acoustic pulses shoot through a blood sample of an ailing patient, pushing individual blood…
This UVA doctor led creation of the new colorectal cancer screening guidelines

June 4, 2018

The American Cancer Society has announced significant new guidelines for colorectal cancer screenings, and a major contributor to…
MicroRNAs show signs of promise for prostate cancer screening tests

May 11, 2018

A team of medical researchers have taken a step in investigating whether a type of RNA found to…
Scientists developed a way to screen infants for type 1 diabetes

April 10, 2018

People are born with some conditions even though diagnosis doesn‘t come immediately. Scientists from the University of Queensland…
Simpler option could replace multi-test Lynch screening in colorectal cancer

April 5, 2018

Genetic sequencing of tumor DNA may be simpler and better than the multiple tests now used to check…
Oral cancer screening should be mandated for dental profession

January 19, 2018

Dentists and dental hygienists in particular should be conducting oral cancer screenings on all patients, according to University…
False Positives: Good as Gold

September 5, 2017

Few experiences invoke as much anxiety as a call from your doctor saying “you need to come back…
Study shows feasibility of cancer screening protocol for patients with Li-Fraumeni syndrome

August 4, 2017

In a new study from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health, researchers…
Illumina to Roll out its Liquid Biopsy Service for Cancer Screening by 2019

January 13, 2016

Illumina Inc., an American company that manufactures technology for use in the field of genetic research, is launching…
First proof that ovarian cancer screening may help saving lives

December 24, 2015

Typically we tend to think that reducing deaths from cancer is an extremely hard process, requiring huge scientific…
Airport screening for viruses misses half of infected travelers but can be improved

February 25, 2015

In the past decade, the H1N1 virus and Ebola are just two of the diseases whose spread was…
Satcoms fast-tracking breast cancer detection

September 10, 2014

Satellites are linking mobile breast cancer screening units directly to hospitals so that radiologists can start their diagnoses…
Simple screening test at UCLA catches newborn’s hidden heart condition

June 3, 2013

Before he was discharged from UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, baby Gaël Villegas received the standard panel of…
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