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CDC: Domestic TB data shows need to expand screening, testing, treatment reach

Categories: TBU.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report finds newly discovered tuberculosis higher among foreign-born with more than 10 years in United States than among more recent arrivals With a drop in the numbers of new tuberculosis patients between 2015 and 2016, TB incidence in the U.S. is once again going in the right direction, […](Read more…)

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Performance and Cost-Effectiveness of Computed Tomography Lung Cancer Screening Scenarios in a…

by Kevin ten Haaf, Martin C. Tammemägi, Susan J. Bondy, Carlijn M. van der Aalst, Sumei Gu, S. Elizabeth McGregor, Garth Nicholas, Harry J.

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Screening of the Open Source Malaria Box Reveals an Early Lead Compound for the Treatment of…

The metacestode (larval) stage of the tapeworm Echinococcus multilocularis causes alveolar echinococcosis (AE), a very severe and in many cases incurable disease. To date, benzimidazoles such as albendazole and mebendazole are the only approved chemotherapeutical treatment options.

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Implementation and Operational Research: Feasibility of Using Tuberculin Skin Test Screening…

Introduction: The tuberculin skin test (TST) can be used to identify HIV-infected people who would benefit the most from long-term isoniazid preventive therapy (IPT).

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Re: To screen or not to screen for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis? A review of the literature

In a recently published article in Public Health 129 (2015) 1262–1272 entitled: ‘To screen or not to screen for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis?

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Validation of the Breast Cancer Screening Beliefs Questionnaire among African Australian women

The Breast Cancer Screening Beliefs Questionnaire (BCSBQ) has been designed as a culturally appropriate instrument for assessing women’s beliefs, knowledge and attitudes to breast cancer and breast cancer scre…

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IntraHealth International Project Trains HCWs To Screen For Cervical Cancer Among Kenyan Women

IntraHealth International’s “Vitals”: Cervical Cancer Screening Uncovers a Great Need in Kenya Peter Abwao, a communications and knowledge management officer for the FUNZOKenya Project at IntraHealth International in Kenya, discusses the project’s efforts to “train health workers to screen for cervical cancer among women of reproductive age, particularly those who live with HIV” (2/1).

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The Effect of the 2009 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Breast Cancer Screening…

Objective To examine the effect of a change in U.S.

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Re: Letter to the Editor of Public Health in response to Deurloo and Verkerk To screen or not…

We thank Adobor et al.

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The prevalence, risk factors, and screening measure for prediabetes and diabetes among Emirati…

The aim of the study was to estimate the prevalence of prediabetes and type 2 diabetes (T2D) among overweight/obese children and adolescents using different diagnostic/screening methods in comparison.

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Haitian Pilot Program To Screen Women For Cervical Cancer, Vaccinate Against HPV

Associated Press: Program launched to reduce deadly cervical cancer in Haiti “…Expectations are that the two-year initiative launched by Zanmi Lasante, the Haitian program of the Boston-based nonprofit Partners in Health, will screen 20,000 women for cervical cancer and vaccinate some 6,000 girls against the strains of human papillomavirus that most commonly cause the illness.…More

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Health Screenings At West African Borders Help Detect Ebola, Prevent Spread

USAID’s “Impact”: Strong Border Management is Vital to the Fight against Ebola Al Dwyer, the USAID Ebola Disaster Assistance Response Team leader, discusses the importance of health screening stations at border crossings between West African countries as part of USAID’s and partners’ efforts to detect new Ebola cases and prevent the disease’s spread (11/27).

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HIV/AIDS prevalence in Israeli prisons: Is there a need for universal screening?

This article –  HIV/AIDS prevalence in Israeli prisons: Is there a need for universal screening?

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Ethical concerns with cervical cancer screening trials in India

Recently, the Indian Journal of Medical Ethics published an article by Dr. Eric Suba regarding ethical and scientific controversies about large-scale longitudinal randomized trials of various Read More

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