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The concept of screening tests is to detect disease in an asymptomatic healthy subject, at an early stage to maximize the chance of treatment, reduce the treatment cost and increase the quality of life of patients. Screening tests are not new to the medicine. By definition, screening tests are done in the healthy population in hope of detecting diseases at the earliest possible stage when interventions are most effective. Today, multiple screening programs are running and have benefited the society.
Successful programs include mammograms for breast cancer, colonoscopy for prostate cancer, blood glucose test for diabetes and other tests including the famous Pap smear for cervical cancer. As for the prostate cancer, which happens to be the
Israeli scientists show that weakening communication between two parts of the brain in mice reduced their fear levels
Erasing unwanted memories isn’t yet possible. However, Israeli scientists are now reporting that they have succeeded in erasing one type of memory in mice – fear.
This new technique may one day help extinguish traumatic memories in humans – for example, in people with post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD.
“The brain is good at creating new memories when these are
A new center for personalized medicine in Israel gives advanced detective tools to doctors and researchers
Why is a certain type of cancer more often fatal in obese patients, and another type more fatal in the elderly? Why does a serious eye disease develop in many Bedouin children?
Doctors and researchers in Israel search for answers to medical mysteries like these at the Nancy & Stephen Grand Israel National Center for Personalized Medicine (G-INCPM) at the Weizmann Institute of Science
Study found some people with gallstone pancreatitis are OK years later even without gallbladder removal
Gallbladder removal may not always necessary for gallstone pancreatitis, a new study suggests.
Gallstone pancreatitis occurs when one or more gallstones get stuck in a duct in the pancreas. This blocks pancreatic enzymes from leaving the pancreas and traveling to the small intestine to aid in digestion. When those enzymes back up into the pancreas, it causes inflammation and pain, according
Executives from Monmouth Medical Center, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, recently joined local officials in a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially mark the opening of the Jacqueline M. Wilentz Comprehensive Breast Center’s new satellite location in Howell.
Designed to make breast health services more convenient for area patients, the Wilentz Breast Center at Howell, one of three satellite locations, features expanded services, including general X-ray, along with screening mammography, bone