Tag Archives: Finds

Health screening 'not meeting targets', report finds

None of the three main health screening programmes in England – bowel, breast or cervical – met their targets last year, according to a report by the National Audit Office. There were also delays in cervical screening results reaching half of women tested, with a backlog of nearly 100,000 samples. Bowel screening performed best, narrowly… Read More »

SickKids study finds blood tests alone may be effective strategy for detecting cancer relapse in certain patients

For most cancer patients, medical tests and examinations don’t end with the completion of therapy, even if their cancer has gone into remission. They will be due for several follow-up appointments, which can include blood tests, imaging tests and other exams as part of a surveillance protocol to detect possible relapse. One of the regular… Read More »

Monday is no longer the most dangerous day for cardiac arrest, study finds

Manic Monday is no longer the most dangerous time for cardiac arrest: Every day is now equally risky for Americans who are constantly stressed by ’24/7 contact’ Most cardiac arrests occurred during the afternoon between 12pm and 6pm The least amount of cases took place in the early morning between 12am and 6am Previous studies… Read More »