Tag Archives: Screening

Screening for Menopausal Depression: Are We Doing Enough?

Recent studies suggest that the burden of menopausal symptoms is greater than generally perceived.  About 80% of women experience vasomotor symptoms (VMS) – hot flashes and night sweats — as they transition into the menopause phase.  For many, the symptoms are manageable; however, a significant proportion of midlife women experience menopausal symptoms that negatively affect… Read More »

Controversial DNA screening technique used for at least one pregnancy

By Michael Le Page DNA can be taken from IVF embryos and analysedPASCAL GOETGHELUCK/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY A company called Genomic Prediction has confirmed that at least one woman is pregnant with embryos selected after analysing hundreds of thousands of DNA variants to assess the risk of disease. It is the first time this approach has… Read More »

“Reach Out” to Celebrate National Depression Screening Day

Every year Thursday of the first full week in October is conducted, as an education and National Depression Screening day event by hospitals, clinics, colleges, and community groups nationwide.  Reach Out This year’s theme is, “Reach Out”, focusing on connecting with those around you and finding support for yourself and others. By taking up regular… Read More »

Cancer screening rates decline when patients see doctors later in day

Compared to patients who see their primary care doctor earlier in the day, cancer screening rates decline significantly as the day goes on, according to a new study from researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School both of the University of Pennsylvania. The researchers, whose findings were published today in JAMA… Read More »

High Content Screening and the Problem of Edge Effects Posted By : Sinead Murphy

High content screening, or HCS, refers to the process in the biotechnology sector that focuses on using images of cells in drug discovery. Drug discovery is a hugely important part of the pharmaceutical industry and the constant quest to reach new solutions to medical problems and the search for new drugs. Also known as cell… Read More »