Tag Archives: screening

Brothers deploy COVID-19 screening tool for refugee populations

Soon after starting the spring semester, brothers Hassaan and Senan Ebrahim recall having frequent conversations about COVID-19 in their respective classes. “At the Kennedy School, we started having discussions along the lines of, ‘Let’s consider the impact of a policy given COVID-19,’” said Hassaan Ebrahim, a Master’s in Public Policy candidate. “For Senan, who’s in… Read More »

Hepatitis C screening among PrEP users could eliminate hepatitis C infections in gay men in the UK

Increasing the frequency of hepatitis C screening in gay and bisexual men taking pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in the United Kingdom has the potential to reduce new hepatitis C infections in the UK by 2030, especially if the proportion of men taking PrEP increases to 25%, researchers report in the journal EClinical Medicine. Background Hepatitis C… Read More »

Researchers urge prostate cancer screening for men with BRCA gene defects

Prostate cancer screening with the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test has been criticized for flagging too many slow-growing tumors that might never be life-threatening. But some men have inherited gene defects that boost their risk of developing prostate cancers that can be quite aggressive. Is PSA screening particularly well-suited for these genetically defined groups? New research… Read More »

When is cholesterol screening

Children of parents when is cholesterol screening familial hypercholesterolemia should be given a cholesterol check by the age of 10. That way, you don’t have to spend a whole day hungry while waiting to have your test. HDL numbers, then you can work out your cholesterol ratio. This is put into a machine that checks… Read More »