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Should hepatitis B screening be introduced?

Los Angeles - Some health professionals are recommending that all teens and adults who are high risk for hepatitis B get screened for the infection. A simple blood test can detect if a person is one of the 2 billion people worldwide infected with hepatitis B.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Senator Brown expands on unfair cancer screening costs Special

Washington - U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) has held a news conference call to announce legislation to ensure seniors who need colon cancer preventive procedures are not hit with unfair and burdensome costs.
Digital Journal Report by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Suspect multiple sclerosis trigger found

A bacterium has been identified which may trigger multiple sclerosis (MS), a chronic, debilitating disorder that damages myelin forming cells in the brain and spinal cord.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Improvements to lung cancer screening

A new health screening strategy has revealed that gene faults in tumor cells offer possible drug targets for the treatment of lung cancer.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

TSA hoping to double airport security fees

If the fee hike is approved by Congress, Americans will have to pay double for the privilege of being groped by TSA agents at the airport.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

Another mammography study, another controversy

Philadelphia - It seems as if every new study on mammography or breast cancer screening guidelines fuels yet another controversy about the right approach to this process for many women.
In the Media by Liz Seegert

New analysis shows life-saving benefit of lung cancer scans Special

A non-invasive process that makes 3D pictures of the lungs could reduce lung cancer deaths by 35 percent for relatively low cost per life saved.
Digital Journal Report by Liz Seegert - 3 comments

Two events build excitement for second season of Game of Thrones

Spring may be only a week away but the phrase “Winter is coming” is generating plenty of excitement for fans of HBO’s "Game of Thrones."
In the Media by John Duarte - 4 comments

Blogger claims to have found major flaw in TSA screening process

A major flaw in the TSA's screening process has been unmasked by a blogger. As shown in the video below, a person could get a metal object through the TSA body scanners by placing the item to the side of the body, rather than the front or back.
In the Media by Tucker Cummings - 2 comments

Colorectal Cancer screening needs improvement says CDC study

Most US doctors are not using the best methods to screen for colorectal cancer, the second leading cause of cancer deaths.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 8 comments

Bags and behavior being screened by TSA at U.S. airports

If you are acting suspiciously at a U.S. airport, it is likely that someone is watching you. TSA behavior-detection officers are on the job at 161 U.S. airports. In 2008 alone, 813 arrests were made based upon detection officers identifying suspects.
In the Media by Kay Mathews

Survey: 45% of employers using Facebook to screen new hires

Social networking is increasingly becoming a way to obtain a new job. It's also a way for your new boss to see who you really are. A new survey shows almost half of all employers are checking Facebook profiles during the hiring process.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 9 comments

DNA Testing Without Parental Consent?

Across the nation some state-mandated newborn screening programs have seen hospitals, birthing centers and midwives drawing blood from each newborn baby's heel without parental consent. The purpose has been to test infants for a number of birth defects.
In the Media by Barbara Sowell - 14 comments

Mobile Mammography Screening Device Approved

GE Healthcare announced on Wednesday that their mobile mammography machine has been given approval by the FDA. The mobile unit will make screening for breast cancer easier in rural areas that do not have the facilities available.
In the Media by KJ Mullins

New Push For Early Down Syndrome Screening Causes Debate

Currently most pregnant women receive their first ultrasound sometime in the second trimester. A recent decision by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists may change that. Parents are being urged to screen for Down Syndrome.
In the Media by Pamela Jean - 4 comments

Screening for Lung Cancer Does NOT up Chances of Survival

A few months ago a study published by the New England Journal of Medicine claimed that early detection by a CT scan of the lungs would increase the survival rate in lung cancer patients. This, however, is not true based on recent studies.
In the Media by dollygirl - 2 comments

Manitoba to Screen for Colorectal Cancer

Manitoba is sending out colorectal screening cancer kits to people between the ages of 50 and 74. The kits are going out to individuals in two regions of Manitoba.
In the Media by acehigh409 - 1 comment

Modification Of New Screening Machine Leaves Some Dissatisfied

The Transportation Security Administration has decided to modify its new low intensity x-ray machine before they use it to screen airport passenger in January
In the Media by Carolyn E. Price - 5 comments

Phoenix Airport to test X-Ray Screening

Phoenix Airport to test X-Ray screening for airline passengers who decline pat-down searches
In the Media by greger69 - 2 comments

Ontario Government Expands Newborn Screening

The McGuinty government is investing in screening for Cystic Fibrosis (CF) to ensure babies needing treatment receive it as early as possible. Currently over forty tests are done on newborns in Ontario.
In the Media by soome2000 - 3 comments

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