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Will bowel cancer screening policy failures be an election issue?

An indictment of federal health policy-making (under successive governments and health ministers) has just been published in this article tracing the history of bowel cancer screening in Australia. Am... read more

Rural Americans Already Have Poor Health Care. Trump’s Policies Will Hurt Further.

After he got access to regular, affordable care, a timely screening colonoscopy found a nascent colon cancer ... Trump in the presidential election. He had been promised economic succor. His health wa... read more

Democrats: Where gubernatorial candidates stand on issues

why have you continued the mistake of declining free federal money and the backward policy of not expanding Medicaid? As a bonus question, I’d also like to know why her political ads focus on the cult... read more

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Let the Debate Begin; Health Leaders to Debate Top 3 motions – 8:30am – St. John’s Conference Centre

The showdown will take place as an election ... screening of the short film “Falling Through the Cracks: Greg’s Story” which tells the story of Greg Price who was 30 years old when he began developing ... read more


Coalition health policy is all barbs and no risks

The Coalition’s health policy is ... extend colorectal cancer screening is another piece of unfinished business from Abbott’s period as health minister. A national screening program was added to Coali... read more

What does your MP think about bowel cancer screening? It’s time to ask the question says one expert

It is just a few weeks since Croakey wondered whether the policy failures in bowel cancer screening would be an election issue. In light of health policy’s noticeable absence from the election campaig... read more

Silver lining of old age: Ditching the screenings

Take heart in the fact that growing old comes with a silver lining of sorts: You can cross a bunch of things off your health-related to-do list, including routine screening tests for cancer and other ... read more

EXACT Sciences: It Has Happened Again

The Russian Roulette With a low specificity rate of 87%, Cologuard, EXACT Sciences' (NASDAQ:EXAS) non-invasive screening test for colorectal cancer, yields false positive ... of Medicine), Cologuard f... read more

What to Do With an Expensive Life Insurance Policy

Eliminating premiums, particularly on pricey whole and universal life policies, can free up money in your budget ... Barriers such as fewer referrals for cancer screening in certain geographic locatio... read more

Zimbabwe: Tsvangirai's Death Fractures MDC-T

The death of founding MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai, aged 65, has widened the factional fissures ahead of the country's make-or-break general elections slated for July. Tsvangirai succumbed to colon ca... read more

Doing more harm than good? Epidemic of screening burdens older patients

Yet Elena, who entered a nursing home in November, was screened for breast cancer as recently as this summer. “If the screening ... really bad heart failure and we need to get that under control,’” Wa... read more



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