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28 Jun
Why Do Black Women Have More Delays for Lifesaving Breast Biopsies?

Why Do Black Women Have More Delays for Lifesaving Breast Biopsies?

Women of color may face delays in getting a biopsy after a screening mammogram suggests they might have breast cancer, a large, new study finds.

Rese...

27 Jun
HIV Testing Plummeted During Pandemic

HIV Testing Plummeted During Pandemic

Testing for HIV suffered a sharp setback during the first year of the pandemic, new government data shows.

The number of HIV tests funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention an...

16 Jun
New Approach Cuts Odds for Anal Cancer in People With HIV

New Approach Cuts Odds for Anal Cancer in People With HIV

Treating precancerous anal growths in people with HIV slashes their risk of anal cancer by more than half, according to a new study.

Researchers found that treating these growths — called high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions (

10 Jun
COVID Testing Requirement Lifted for Travelers Flying to the U.S.

COVID Testing Requirement Lifted for Travelers Flying to the U.S.

A requirement for all international travelers flying to the United States to take a COVID-19 test within a day of departure will be lifted on Sunday, a senior Biden administration official said Friday.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has determined th...

03 Jun
Pandemic Caused Millions of U.S. Women to Skip Cancer Screenings

Pandemic Caused Millions of U.S. Women to Skip Cancer Screenings

Millions of U.S. women missed breast, cervical and colon cancer screenings due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new study.

It found that compared to 2018, the number of women in 2020 who said they had

19 May
U.S. Hospitals Are Facing Shortage of Dye Needed for Life-Saving Scans

U.S. Hospitals Are Facing Shortage of Dye Needed for Life-Saving Scans

U.S. hospitals are running low on contrast dye injected into patients undergoing enhanced X-rays, CT scans and MRIs.

The fluid, which makes the routine but potentially life-saving scans r...

19 May
Obesity Stigma Keeps Many From Life-Saving Cancer Screening: Study

Obesity Stigma Keeps Many From Life-Saving Cancer Screening: Study

Many people who are overweight or obese avoid cancer screening for fear of stigma and judgment about their weight, British researchers report.

In a review of 10 published studies, researchers ...

18 May
Nearly Half of High-Risk Patients Delay Follow-Up After Lung Cancer Screening

Nearly Half of High-Risk Patients Delay Follow-Up After Lung Cancer Screening

Annual lung cancer screenings are strongly encouraged for men and women in danger of developing lung cancer. But new research finds that among those who do get assessed, nearly half fail to seek prompt follow-up care when the CT scans pick up a potential problem.

The sta...

18 May
Gene Tests Could Spot 1 Million Americans at Risk of High Cholesterol

Gene Tests Could Spot 1 Million Americans at Risk of High Cholesterol

A combination of genetic testing and health screenings could identify more than 1 million U.S. adults with an inherited risk for a cholesterol disorder that increases their risk for premature heart attack and death, according to a new study.

About 1 in 250 Americans may ...

17 May
Dogs Accurately Sniff Out COVID-19 at Airports

Dogs Accurately Sniff Out COVID-19 at Airports

Dogs' ultra-sensitive noses can detect illegal drugs and even cancer, and a new study suggests they may also be able to sniff out COVID-19 in airline passengers.

Not only that, these trained canines can do so with an accuracy comparable to a PCR nose and throat swab test...

16 May
Why Emphysema May Often Be Missed in Black Men

Why Emphysema May Often Be Missed in Black Men

Emphysema is missed more often in Black Americans than in white Americans, and now researchers report they have figured out why.

The investigators found that many Black men who were considered to have normal results after race-specific interpretations of a common lung fu...

13 May
Gallstones Can Warn of Pancreatic Cancer Risk

Gallstones Can Warn of Pancreatic Cancer Risk

A diagnosis of pancreatic cancer may feel like a death sentence because this fast-moving disease is often discovered at a later stage, when it's harder to treat.

Now, a new study offers hope for earlier diagnosis, finding an association between recent

13 May
Nurses Key to Spotting Postpartum Depression in New Moms

Nurses Key to Spotting Postpartum Depression in New Moms

Nurses can be trained to detect postpartum depression in new mothers and could be crucial in spotting the condition early, researchers report.

Postpartum d...

11 Apr
STDs May Be More Common Than Thought Among U.S. High School Kids

STDs May Be More Common Than Thought Among U.S. High School Kids

Too few sexually active teens are getting tested for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), according to a new report by U.S. health officials.

In all, just 20% of sexually active high school students said they were tested for an STD — now called sexually transmitted in...

31 Mar
Lung Cancer CT Scans Have Already Saved More Than 10,000 U.S. Lives

Lung Cancer CT Scans Have Already Saved More Than 10,000 U.S. Lives

More than 10,000 American lives have been saved since lung cancer screening was introduced for high-risk people who are over 55 and have a history of smoking, a new study shows.

But many poor people and those in ethnic/racial minority groups are still missing out on the ...

01 Mar
Fewer Breast Cancers May Be 'Overdiagnosed' by Mammograms Than Thought

Fewer Breast Cancers May Be 'Overdiagnosed' by Mammograms Than Thought

Screening mammograms can lead to overdiagnosis of breast cancer, but a new study finds it happens less often than experts have thought.

Researchers estimated that about 15% of breast cancers caught through routine

16 Feb
Many Who Postponed Health Care During COVID Are Still Waiting

Many Who Postponed Health Care During COVID Are Still Waiting

In a sign that the pandemic continues to wreak havoc on routine health care, many of the nearly one-third of older Americans who had a medical procedure, primary care visit or dental appointment canceled or postponed due to COVID still haven't received that care, a new poll fi...

04 Feb
More Destructive Variant of HIV Spotted in the Netherlands

More Destructive Variant of HIV Spotted in the Netherlands

If the pandemic taught the world nothing else, it's that viruses can mutate, potentially giving rise to new and more harmful variants.

Now, new research reveals that's exactly what has happened with HIV, the virus that c...

03 Feb
Questions About COVID Home Tests?  A Pharmacy Expert Has Answers

Questions About COVID Home Tests?  A Pharmacy Expert Has Answers

Those hard-to-find COVID-19 home tests are becoming more available, particularly with the U.S. government offering four free tests for every household.

So far, roughly 60 million American households have ordered the free tests, according to the White House. But many folk...

02 Feb
Could a Pap Test Help Detect Breast, Ovarian Cancers, Too?

Could a Pap Test Help Detect Breast, Ovarian Cancers, Too?

Pap tests have long been used to detect cervical cancer early, but preliminary research suggests that cervical cells collected during those tests could also be used to catch other cancers, i...

01 Feb
Shedding Pounds Might Help Stop Pre-Cancerous Colon Polyps

Shedding Pounds Might Help Stop Pre-Cancerous Colon Polyps

Colon cancer rates are increasing for younger Americans, along with rates of obesity. Could slimming down reduce young people's risk for malignancy?

A new study suggests that even a small amount of weight loss may cut your odds for benign growths in the colon known as ad...

27 Jan
Did Your Gene Screen Turn Up Dangerous DNA? Study Finds Real Risk Is Low

Did Your Gene Screen Turn Up Dangerous DNA? Study Finds Real Risk Is Low

Most gene variants that have been labeled "pathogenic" may make only a small difference in a person's risk of actually developing disease, a new study suggests.

Scouring genetic data on more than 72,000 individuals,

24 Jan
England to Lift Travel Restrictions for Vaccinated Visitors

England to Lift Travel Restrictions for Vaccinated Visitors

Coronavirus testing requirements for vaccinated people arriving in England will be scrapped, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced Monday.

Details about the changes are to be provided later in the day by Transport Secretary Grant Shapps, the Associated Press...

22 Jan
You Don't Have to Smoke to Get Lung Cancer

You Don't Have to Smoke to Get Lung Cancer

Tobacco use is far and away the leading cause of lung cancer, but non-smokers are also at risk, experts say.

People who smoke have the highest risk, and smokeless tobacco is also a threat. About 90% of lung cancer cases could be prevented by eliminating tobacco use, acco...

19 Jan
Colonoscopy Surprise Bills Should Be Thing of the Past, Experts Say

Colonoscopy Surprise Bills Should Be Thing of the Past, Experts Say

Big surprise bills for any colonoscopy done after a positive result from a stool-based screening test will be prevented under new federal rules, a group of U.S. medical organizations say.

On Jan. 10, the Biden administration issued guidance requiring private insurers to ...

18 Jan
White House Launches Website for Free Home COVID Tests One Day Ahead of Schedule

White House Launches Website for Free Home COVID Tests One Day Ahead of Schedule

It was slated to debut on Wednesday, but the federal government quietly launched its website for Americans to order free at-home COVID tests one day early.

Go to COVIDTests.gov and you can quickly order four tests...

18 Jan
Here's How to Get Your Free Home COVID Test Kits

Here's How to Get Your Free Home COVID Test Kits

Home COVID tests are now available at no cost to most Americans, as part of the Biden administration's effort to increase testing around the United States.

Folks can buy home tests online or in stores and be

18 Jan
At-Home COVID Tests Accurate for Kids: Study

At-Home COVID Tests Accurate for Kids: Study

Despite earlier concerns that at-home COVID-19 tests might be less accurate than PCR tests, new research in U.S. children and teens adds to evidence that the rapid tests are highly accurate.

The scientists said the accuracy of the tests -- which can be used at home and i...

17 Jan
Baby's Feeding Troubles Tied to Later Developmental Delays

Baby's Feeding Troubles Tied to Later Developmental Delays

Parents struggling with infant feeding issues may have another reason to persevere: New research ties feeding problems with an increased risk of developmental delays.

For the study, the mothers of nearly 3,600 children were surveyed about feeding problems at 18, 24 and 3...

12 Jan
Progress on Lung Cancer Drives Overall Decline in U.S. Cancer Deaths

Progress on Lung Cancer Drives Overall Decline in U.S. Cancer Deaths

A new report offers hope on the lung cancer front: Patients are being diagnosed at an earlier stage in their disease and living longer due to better access to care, higher screening rates and improved treatments.

And that is driving overall cancer rates down, researchers...

10 Jan
Do Not Use At-Home COVID Test Swabs in the Throat: FDA

Do Not Use At-Home COVID Test Swabs in the Throat: FDA

Swabs that come with at-home rapid antigen COVID-19 tests should be used in the nose and not the throat, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns.

It issued the warning on Twitter...

08 Jan
You Can Help Prevent Cervical Cancer

You Can Help Prevent Cervical Cancer

Cervical cancer is the only gynecologic cancer that can be prevented, yet there were more than 4,000 deaths in the United States in 2021 and nearly 14,500 new cases, the American Cancer Society says.

The best way to prevent this is to make sure you and your children get ...

06 Jan
Could New Blood Test Predict Pregnancy Complications?

Could New Blood Test Predict Pregnancy Complications?

A simple blood test may help spot pregnant women who are at risk for developing preeclampsia -- dangerously high blood pressure during pregnancy -- before it becomes a threat to both mother and child.

Marked by a sudden spike in blood pressure, protein in urine or other ...

05 Jan
'Benign' Adrenal Gland Tumors Might Cause Harm to Millions

'Benign' Adrenal Gland Tumors Might Cause Harm to Millions

Millions of people are at increased risk of type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure and don't even know it, due to a hidden hormone problem in their bodies.

As many as 1 in 10 people have a non-cancerous tumor on one or both of their adrenal glands that could cause the g...

04 Jan
Many Cancer Patients Face Mounting Bills Despite Having Insurance

Many Cancer Patients Face Mounting Bills Despite Having Insurance

Many insured cancer patients still experience serious money problems linked to their illness, new research affirms.

For example, nearly 3 out of 4 insured patients with colon cancer have major financial hardship in the year after their diagnosis, which affects their soci...

02 Jan
Make 2022 Your Year for a Free Memory Screening

Make 2022 Your Year for a Free Memory Screening

When it comes to routine health screenings, resolve to include a memory assessment in 2022.

The Alzheimer's Foundation of America offers routine screenings that are both virtual and free every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

The process is quick, taking about 10 to ...

23 Dec
CT Lung Cancer Screening Saved His Life, and Could Do So for More

CT Lung Cancer Screening Saved His Life, and Could Do So for More

Wolfgang Lehner always considered himself "a triple threat" when it came to cancer risk.

One grandfather died of lung cancer in the 1970s. His other grandfather had his own bout with stomach cancer. And Lehner himself was a smoker.

Although the New York City cinema...

09 Dec
Risk of Vision Trouble Rises in Children With Type 2 Diabetes

Risk of Vision Trouble Rises in Children With Type 2 Diabetes

A condition called "diabetic retinopathy" often threatens the vision of adults with diabetes, but new research suggests that kids with type 2 diabetes may be particularly vulnerable to the vision-robbing complication.

In fact, these kids were nearly twice as likely to de...

07 Dec
What's Behind Unexplained Epilepsy in Kids? A Gene Test May Tell

What's Behind Unexplained Epilepsy in Kids? A Gene Test May Tell

Genetic testing can help guide management and treatment of unexplained epilepsy in children, new research suggests.

"A genetic diagnosis impacted medical management for nearly three out of four children in our study," said study author Dr. Isabel Haviland. She's a postdo...

06 Dec
High Heart Rate Linked to Dementia Risk

High Heart Rate Linked to Dementia Risk

Checking older adults' resting heart rate could help identify those who are more likely to experience a decline in mental function, a Swedish study suggests.

The researchers found that a high resting heart rate was associated with a greater risk of dementia.

"We be...

06 Dec
More Evidence That Pandemic Delayed Cancer Diagnoses

More Evidence That Pandemic Delayed Cancer Diagnoses

New research offers fresh proof that the COVID-19 pandemic delayed cancer diagnoses in the United States, increasing patients' risk for poor outcomes.

For the study, researchers analyzed data from more than 9 million patients at over 1,200 Veterans Affairs (VA) medical f...

27 Nov
A Routine Skin Check Could Save Your Life

A Routine Skin Check Could Save Your Life

It may sound dramatic, but skin checks save lives.

While encouraging people to do routine self-exams, the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) shares some case studies that led to important discoveries.

Richard Danzer, of West Palm Beach, Fla., found a large, pain...

23 Nov
Brain's 'White Matter' Changes in People With Autism

Brain's 'White Matter' Changes in People With Autism

Teens and young adults with autism show marked differences in their brains' white matter compared to those without the disorder, a new study finds.

"If you think of gray matter as the computer, white matter is like the cables," said study co-author Clara Weber, a postgra...

19 Nov
President Biden to Undergo Routine Colonoscopy

President Biden to Undergo Routine Colonoscopy

President Joe Biden is undergoing a routine colonoscopy Friday, and will briefly transfer power to Vice President Kamala Harris while he's sedated for the procedure, the White House said.

The colonoscopy will be part of Biden's first routine physical exam as president, a...

16 Nov
Lung Cancer Survival Continues to Improve, But Not for All

Lung Cancer Survival Continues to Improve, But Not for All

Lung cancer survival rates in the United States continue to rise, but certain racial groups are still hit hard by the disease, the American Lung Association reports.

Its fourth annual "State of Lung Cancer" report shows that the average five-year survival rate increased ...

12 Nov
Child Nasal Swab Tests Conducted by Parent Yield Accurate Results: Study

Child Nasal Swab Tests Conducted by Parent Yield Accurate Results: Study

Parent-collected nasal swab samples from kids could be as good at detecting respiratory infections such as COVID-19 as those taken by nurses, but that's not the case with saliva samples, British researchers say.

Respiratory infections such as colds and flu are among...

11 Nov
More Than 2 Million COVID Home Test Kits Recalled Due to False Positive Results

More Than 2 Million COVID Home Test Kits Recalled Due to False Positive Results

A recall of Ellume at-home COVID-19 test kits has been expanded to include roughly 2 million of the 3.5 million tests that had been shipped to the United States by last month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday.

The original recall, involving 427,000 kits...

11 Nov
50 Years On, Real Progress in War Against Cancer

50 Years On, Real Progress in War Against Cancer

Since 1971, when the U.S. government made defeating cancer a goal and put major funding behind it, death rates for many cancers have plummeted, but some are increasing, according to a new American Cancer Society report.

Death rates for all cancers combined have decl...

10 Nov
Black Men Less Likely to Get Follow-Up MRI When Test Suggests Prostate Cancer

Black Men Less Likely to Get Follow-Up MRI When Test Suggests Prostate Cancer

Black, Hispanic and Asian men in the United States are less likely than white men to receive a follow-up MRI after a screening suggests prostate cancer, a new study finds.

"We can't say definitively if the reason Black, Hispanic, and Asian men did not receive this partic...

10 Nov
Two New Symptoms That Could Point to Pancreatic Cancer

Two New Symptoms That Could Point to Pancreatic Cancer

Researchers have identified two previously unrecognized symptoms of pancreatic cancer -- a discovery that might help with earlier detection and improve extremely low survival numbers, they say.

"When pancreatic cancer is diagnosed earlier, patients have a higher chance o...

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