More than 10,000 cases of cancer of the prostate, the walnut-sized gland that sits just below the bladder, are diagnosed every year in the UK. It is the second-most common cause of cancer deaths
If your doctor suspects that you have an autoimmune disorder such as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), rheumatoid arthritis or scleroderma, he may arrange to have you take an antinuclear antibody (ANA) test.
There is no accurate blood or imaging diagnostic test for Parkinson’s. Doctors make the diagnosis based on clinical examination - though this can be difficult as other conditions such as Alzheimer's disease can resemble PD and must first be excluded.
Taking an accurate measurement of blood pressure in a clinical setting is an important prerequisite for making a diagnosis of hypertension. So why are doctors getting it wrong so much of the time? ...
There are quite a few alternatives to barium enemas, the best known of which is colonoscopy. This involves passing a fibreoptic cable up into the colon to view the colonic wall. Colonoscopy is now rapidly supplanting barium enemas
Negative pregnancy tests can be misleading, according to a recent report.
A severely dehydrated woman was admitted to hospital with vomiting and vaginal discharge.
Treating women who have had a false positive mammography screening (detecting cancer where there is none) is a third of the cost of providing screening for all women, Swedish researchers have disc ...
If you’re a woman, your GP or gynaecologist undoubtedly press-gangs you into having a Pap smear test periodically to screen against cervical cancer.
In these tests, named after Dr George Papanicolaou, who developed it in 1941,
PSA: A test too far and wide
The Ayre's spatula, which is widely used in the collection of samples for Pap smears, is the least effective of the major devices used for Pap smear collection, according to a review of 39 smear t ...