Tag: examination

3D Ultrasound Effective for Breast Lesion Classification

Nancy A. Melville Mar 02, 2012 March 2, 2012 (Vienna, Austria) — Multimodal tomography (MUT), a novel 3-dimensional (3D) imaging technology, is effective in detecting and classifying breast lesions as small as 2 mm in size, according to research presented here European Congress of Radiology (ECR) 2012. The unique imaging method, first introduced at ECR…

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Mammography Could Reduce Mortality by 50%

Regular screening mammography reduces mortality from breast cancer by at least 50% in women 50 to 69 years of age, not by one fifth as estimated by the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care, in the opinion of one public health researcher speaking here at the Union for International Cancer Control World Cancer Congress…

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Urinary Incontinence Underreported in Young Women

July 16, 2012 — According to the conventional wisdom, urinary incontinence is a problem of middle-aged and older women, especially those who’ve had a baby. But a study out today suggests even young women who’ve never been pregnant could suffer from the problem. The Australian researchers say their study is the first to look at…

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Iron Supplements May Cut Fatigue in Some Premenopausal Women

July 13, 2012 — Iron supplements cut fatigue nearly in half for nonanemic women in a randomized placebo-controlled trial published online July 9 in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. Paul Vaucher, DiO, from the Department of Community Medicine and Primary Care, University of Geneva, Switzerland, and colleagues enrolled 198 women between the ages of 18 and 53 years…

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From a Vial of Mom’s Blood, a Fetus’s Entire Genome

NEW YORK (Reuters) Jul 04 – The days of pregnant women having a 3-inch-long hollow needle jabbed into their abdomens may be numbered. For the second time in a month, scientists have announced that a simple blood test, rather than more invasive tests such as amniocentesis, can determine a fetus’s genetic make-up, identifying mutations causing…

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AMA Supports Mammography Screening Beginning at Age 40 Years

June 25, 2012 (Chicago, Illinois) — The House of Delegates of the American Medical Association (AMA) voted here at the AMA 2012 Annual Meeting to support insurance coverage for screening mammography. The AMA further stated its belief that beginning at age 40 years, all women should be eligible for screening mammography. This differs from the…

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Are Statins Less Effective in Women? Another Meta-Analysis

June 25, 2012 (New York, New York) — The debate as to whether statins have less benefit in women than in men rumbles on. The latest contribution to this saga is a new meta-analysis suggesting that statins are effective in the secondary prevention of cardiovascular events in both men and women, but there is no significant…

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Risk of Infection During Labor Not Influenced by Number of Cervical Exams

By Megan Brooks NEW YORK (Reuters Health) Jun 15 – Obstetricians can be reassured that repeated cervical exams during active labor won’t increase the risk of maternal infection, say the authors of a report this month in Obstetrics & Gynecology. In a large retrospective study, they found no significant link between number of cervical examinations…

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Screening Mammography Finds Smaller, Less Invasive Tumors

Breast tumors that are detected on screening mammography in women between 40 and 49 years of age are smaller and are less likely to have nodal metastases compared with tumors found on physical examination. Results of a study showing this were presented here at the American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBrS) 12th Annual Meeting. Paul…

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Persons With Asymptomatic Genital Herpes Still Shed Virus

Persons with herpes simplex virus 2 (HSV-2) infection but without symptoms shed virus in the genital tract less often than symptomatic individuals, but even in asymptomatic individuals, genital HSV shedding was often not associated with a lesion, suggesting a high risk for transmission from persons with unrecognized HSV-2 infection. Anna Wald, MD, MPH, senior author…

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