MRI Improves Prostate Cancer Biopsy Accuracy, Study Finds

TUESDAY, Jan. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Prostate biopsies that combine MRI technology with ultrasound appear to give men better information regarding the seriousness of their cancer, a new study suggests.

Advisers Endorse HPV Test for Cervical Cancer Checks

THURSDAY, Jan. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- An HPV test recently approved by U.S. health officials is an effective way to check for cervical cancer, two leading women's health organizations said Thursday.

Scans May Spot People Who'll Benefit From Surgery for OCD

TUESDAY, Dec. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Though most patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) can be successfully treated with medication and therapy, between 10 percent to 20 percent have a form of the illness that doesn't respond to standard care, experts say.

Are Routine Ultrasounds for Women With Dense Breasts Worthwhile?

MONDAY, Dec. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New research questions the value of ultrasound screening for women with dense breasts who've had a normal mammogram.

Prompt Treatment of Shoulder Dislocation May Prevent Future Problems

MONDAY, Dec. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Immediate medical treatment of a dislocated shoulder reduces the risk of bone, muscle and nerve injuries as well as the risk of future dislocations, a new study found.

Brain Scans Yield Clues to Future Stroke Risk

THURSDAY, Dec. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Brain scans taken shortly after a mild stroke can help identify patients at risk of suffering another stroke within three months, a new study suggests.

Many Kids Exposed to Unneeded X-Rays, Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many American children receive unnecessary chest X-rays, a new study indicates.

New Device May Make Mammograms More Comfortable

TUESDAY, Nov. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Dutch researchers have developed a device that may reduce the discomfort many women feel during a mammogram while preserving the quality of the image.

Study Finds No Added Benefit From Routine Heart Scans for Diabetics

TUESDAY, Nov. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Routine screening for heart disease isn't effective for people with diabetes who have no symptoms but are at high risk for a heart attack, according to a new study.

Medicare to Cover Lung Cancer Screening for Long-Time Smokers

MONDAY, Nov. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Annual lung cancer screenings for long-term smokers may soon be covered by Medicare, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced Monday.