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Cervical cancer screening saves lives

UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center Credit: The University of New Mexico Cervical cancer is the third most common cancer in women worldwide, but most American women can prevent it by being screened with tests that detect human papillomaviruses (HPV). A new study led by University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center …

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General population screening reduces life-threatening diabetic ketoacidosis

Credit: Petr Kratochvil/public domain JDRF, the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research, today announced new research that found widespread screening for islet autoantibodies reduced the occurrence of life-threatening diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) among children with pre-symptomatic T1D. The JDRF-funded research study known as Fr1da was published in the …

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US beefs up screening of travelers for new virus from China

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar speaks at a news conference about the federal government’s response to a virus outbreak originating in China, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) U.S. health officials are expanding their checks of international travelers for signs of a worrisome new virus …

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Community-based diabetes screening feasible in barbershops

Community-based diabetes screening in barbershops owned by black individuals is feasible and can identify undiagnosed diabetes, according to a research letter published online Jan. 27 in JAMA Internal Medicine. Marcela Osorio, from the New York University Grossman School of Medicine in New York City, and colleagues assessed a community-based approach …

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Evidence grows for iron deficiency screening in childhood

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Two recent studies from the University of Toronto and the Hospital for Sick Children are adding to mounting evidence that Canadians would benefit from more screening for iron deficiency in early childhood. One study details the known association between iron levels and cognitive function, and identifies …

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Standardized screening for ASD recommended at 18, 24 months

(HealthDay)—Standardized screening for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is recommended at ages 18 and 24 months in primary care, according to a clinical report published online Dec. 16 in Pediatrics. Susan L. Hyman, M.D., from the Golisano Children’s Hospital at the University of Rochester in New York, and colleagues updated the …

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Targeted screening could prevent one in six prostate cancer deaths

Micrograph showing prostatic acinar adenocarcinoma (the most common form of prostate cancer) Credit: Wikipedia Nearly one in six deaths from prostate cancer could be prevented if targeted screening was introduced for men at a higher genetic risk of the disease, according to a new UCL-led computer modelling study. Prostate cancer …

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