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NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – People without health insurance in rural areas are less likely to be up-to-date for routine health check-ups and cancer screening than those with coverage, according to a new study.

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NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Doctors vary when it comes to deciding when an older man can stop routine PSA screening for prostate cancer, a new study finds.

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – A task force advising the U.S. government on Monday recommended against routine use of the prostate-cancer screening test called PSA, or prostate specific antigen, for lack of a discernible health benefit.

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Reports that an influential group of advisers plans to recommend against routine screening of prostate cancer has drawn criticism from health groups worried the move will increase cancer deaths in men.

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WEDNESDAY, Sept. 8 (HealthDay News) — Health reform will put insurance cards in the hands of tens of millions of previously uninsured Americans. Many will need physicals, immunizations, preventive screening tests and care for chronic health conditions.

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New coverage for colorectal cancer screening to drive US markets for gastrointestinal endoscopy devices in 2010
According to Millennium Research Group (MRG), the global authority on medical technology market intelligence, new coverage instituted under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 will remove the financial disincentives associated with colorectal cancer screening for a large segment of the US population. As a result of these changes in reimbursement, a growing number of colorectal …

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Rep. Pitts discusses how provisions in Speaker Pelosi’s healthcare bill could empower government panels to limit the care provided by insurance plans enrolled in the federal exchange.

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Screening programme targets student health
Abu Dhabi Starting in the new school year, students from KG1 to Grade 12, with a Body Mass Index (BMI) percentile of less than five per cent or over 85 per cent will be required to seek medical assistance at their nearest clinic, Gulf News has learnt.

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Bowel Cancer Screening Test Significantly Less Accurate In Summer
The bowel cancer screening test is significantly less likely to pick up cancerous changes in summer than it is in winter, shows research published online in the journal Gut. This could have significant implications for the risk of interval cancers – malignancies that develop between screenings – say the authors, who point out that this is the first research to highlight the impact of temperature …

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