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Atrial fibrillation: Diagnosis and testing

A doctor may perform one or more tests to diagnose atrial fibrillation (A-fib). The doctor will look for signs of A-fib as well as any underlying conditions that might be causing arrhythmia and possible complications. Sometimes a doctor will refer someone to a cardiologist, who is a specialist in heart disease. In this article, we

Alan Turing’s mathematical work could detect cancer faster

WWII codebreaker Alan Turing’s mathematical genius could create better detection tests for cancer and other fatal diseases, experts say Turing’s ‘weight of evidence’ theory may assist in better diagnostic tools  It could also personalise treatment to maximise a person’s chances of recovery Currently, modern-day testing relies on techniques developed in the mid 1980s  Alan Turing’s

Early PSA testing could help predict prostate cancer among black men

Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in American men. But black men bear a disproportionate burden of its effects. It’s more common—and more than twice as deadly—among black men compared to their white counterparts. Yet the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations for prostate cancer screening do not differentiate for race,

Attending Surgeon Influences Genetic Testing in Breast Cancer

WEDNESDAY, July 11, 2018 — The attending surgeon is associated with variation in the receipt of genetic testing after breast cancer diagnosis, according to a study published online July 3 in JAMA Surgery. Steven J. Katz, M.D., M.P.H., from the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor, and colleagues examined the correlation of attending