Cancer, whatever the form, can often strike without warning. A diagnosis can send shock waves through a whole family and put lives on hold. Treatment and management become top priorities as patients figure out their next step. A positive diagnosis becomes much easier to handle when doctors detect cancer early. This is the aim with current EU guidelines on colorectal cancer, more commonly known as colon or bowel cancer.
Bowel cancer is remarkably common to contract, but also easy to overlook. Therefore, medical organisations across Europe need the best practices and guidelines.
Bowel Cancer Is A Common Cancer Across Europe
The prevalence of colorectal cancer is partly due to the fact that it can affect both men and women, …
At home, medical screening tests are an area of medical testing where researchers have made some important advancements. We have seen this in STD testing, disease screening, and now there are user-friendly at-home DNA testing kits.
23andMe is one of the most well-known names in DNA tests and gene testing. Their services have been used by countless people across the world to screen for diseases and genetic conditions. As these, Health and Ancestry DNA Tests become more accessible and more people can learn about their genetic makeup. (see latest review here)
Why Are DNA Screening Tests So Important In Modern Health Care?
Services like 23andMe, and the other companies that are …
Medical Screening Tests – EU Workplace Laws For Workers
Workplace drug testing is a tricky subject for some workers in the EU. It is possible for some employers to request drug samples from employees to provide medical screening tests for banned substances.
However, there are lots of rules and regulations in place that determine the nature of the test and the way that it performs. There are also different rules in place for employers in different member states.
It is important that workers and their employers know their rights before asking for, or agreeing to these medical tests.
EU Workplace Medical Testing Laws And Their Evolution
The EWDTS is the leading organization on the creation of workplace drug testing guidelines. …
STD testingis an important part of healthcare provision in Europe. Many nations are providing strong, sensitive screen methods in an accessible way. At the same time, some diseases seem to be on the rise with little sign of falling.
STD screening methods are vital for identifying diseases early and determining their scale across a country, or indeed the continent. The following six diseases are being screened and treated in Europe with varying levels of accuracy and accessibility.
HIV/Aids Medical Screening Tests In Europe
HIV/Aids is still a priority in EU healthcare guidelines. The 2014-2020 action plan focuses on the need for screening and treatment as one of its main aims. HIV increased …