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A glove to prevent premature birth

Changes to the microbiological equilibrium in the female genital tract can lead to obstetric complications. In the current issue of the Deutsches Ärzteblatt International (Dtsch Arztebl Int 2011; 108[6]: 81𔃄), the working group around Eva-Ma...

Higher volume reduces false positives in screening mammography

OAK BROOK, Ill. -- Radiologists who interpret a high volume of mammograms may not detect more cancers but are better at determining which suspicious lesions are not malignant, according to a new study published online and in the April print edition...

Time to raise how many mammograms radiologists must read?

Radiologists who interpret more mammograms and spend some time reading diagnostic mammograms do better at determining which suspicious breast lesions are cancer, according to a new report published online on February 22 and in print in the Apr...

Breast cancer screening with MRI benefits women with radiation therapy history

OAK BROOK, Ill. -- Breast cancer screening with MRI can detect invasive cancers missed on mammography in women who've undergone chest irradiation for other diseases, according to a new study published online and in the April print edition of Radiol...

Home and away: Are invasive plant species really that special?

Invasive plant species are a serious environmental, economic and social problem worldwide. Their abundance can lead to lost native biodiversity and ecosystem functions, such as nutrient cycling. Despite substantial research, however, little is...

Repeat MRI screening for breast cancer results in fewer false positives

OAK BROOK, Ill. -- MRI screening for breast cancer delivers consistent rates of cancer detection and fewer false-positive results over time, according to a new study published online and in the April print edition of Radiology. While MRI can be m...

Yearly mammograms from age 40 save 71 percent more lives, study...

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- A new study questions the controversial U.S. Preventative Service Task Force recommendations for breast cancer screening, with data that shows starting at a younger age and screening more frequently will result in more lives sa...

Study finds MRSA screening saves hospitals money

Washington, DC, January 27, 2011 -- Screening patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) produces cost savings for the whole hospital, according to a study that used a statistical simulation mod...

Young minority women screened at higher rate for chlamydia than young...

INDIANAPOLIS -- A new study from the Indiana University School of Medicine and the Regenstrief Institute has found that Black and especially Hispanic young women are screened for chlamydia at a significantly higher rate than young white women. ...

Women with false-positive mammograms report high anxiety and reduced quality of...

Doctors are calling for women to receive more information about the pitfalls of breast cancer screening, as well as the benefits, after some women who received false-positive results faced serious anxiety and reduced quality of life for at least a y...

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