Karen Basen-Engquist

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Screening mammography every two years for most women recommended

Adoption of new guidelines recommending screening mammography every two years for women ages 50 to 74 would result in breast cancer screening that is …

Embrace the cold: Evidence that shivering and exercise may convert white fat to brown

A new study suggests that shivering and bouts of moderate exercise are equally capable of stimulating the conversion of energy-storing "white fat" …

Simple, at-home test will detect most colorectal cancers

Tests that require patients to collect a single stool sample at home and then send it to a lab for analysis will detect about 79 percent of …

Pinpointing the brain's arbitrator: Reliability weighed before brain centers given control

Researchers have, for the first time, pinpointed areas of the brain -- the inferior lateral prefrontal cortex and frontopolar cortex -- that seem to …

Credit card-sized device could analyze biopsy, help diagnose pancreatic cancer in minutes

Scientists and engineers are developing a low-cost device that could help pathologists diagnose pancreatic cancer earlier and faster. The prototype …

What makes us human? Unique brain area linked to higher cognitive powers

Researchers have identified an area of the human brain that appears unlike anything in the brains of some of our closest relatives.

The making of an mHealth maven

The mHealth Alliance is celebrating its fifth year of coordinating mHealth projects around the world. Patricia Mechael, the Alliance's executive …

Health Care Technology

6 Ways Cell Phones Are Changing the World (Beyond the Ways You're Probably Thinking)

<i>Getty Images</i><p>As cell phones have become commonplace in the developing world, the field of "mHealth" (mobile health) has emerged. mHealth programs …