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Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care releases new guideline on screening for asymptomatic bacteriuria in pregnant women

Research needed to close evidence gaps in widely-used test OTTAWA, ON, July 9, 2018 – Today the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care (Task Force) made a recommendation to continue using a routine screening test ...

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Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care releases new guideline against screening for impaired vision for Canadians aged 65 and over without vision concerns 

OTTAWA, ON, May 14, 2018 – Today the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care (CTFPHC) made a recommendation against screening for impaired vision in primary care settings among those aged 65 who live independently ...

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Annual checkups do not result in better health outcomes, national task force reaffirms

The Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care affirms earlier findings that routine annual checkups do not offer sufficient health benefits to justify the expense or effort  Montreal, November 14, 2017 – As far back as ...

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CTFPHC Releases AAA Screening Guideline

Guideline recommends screening with ultrasound for men aged 65-80 but not for men over 80 years of age or women    OTTAWA, ON, September 11, 2017 –The Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care’s (CTFPHC) new ...

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Hepatitis C

Critics push back against hepatitis C screening advice, say boomers should be tested May 28, 2017 Critics push back against hepatitis C screening advice, say boomers should be tested May 28, 2017 Critics push back against hepatitis C screening ...

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CTFPHC Releases Its First Hepatitis C Population-wide Screening Guideline

Guideline recommends against screening for HCV in adults who are not at elevated risk  OTTAWA, ON, APRIL 24, 2017 – To help provide clarity for Canadian physicians and policy makers the Canadian Task Force on ...

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Tobacco Smoking in Children and Adolescents

Study Urges Physicians To Prevent Youth Smoking 27 February, 2017 Health officials urged to help prevent Canadian youth from smoking 27 February, 2017 Doctors ‘should interact with kids and their families about smoking,’ Canadian task force says 27 February, 2017 Doctors have role to ...

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Developmental Delay

Developmental delay screening for young children not recommended, Canada says 30 March, 2016 Don’t screen all kids for developmental delays, Canadians say 29 March, 2016 Developmental delay screens for healthy Canadian kids not recommended 29 March, 2016

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Updated guideline recommends against screening with standardized tools to detect unrecognized developmental delay in primary care

View guideline CTFPHC says there is a lack of high-quality evidence demonstrating the benefits of standardized screening tools in healthy children OTTAWA, ON, March 29, 2016 – Today the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care (CTFPHC) ...

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Lung Cancer

New guidelines recommend CT scans for lung cancer in long-time smokers 08 March, 2016 New guidelines for lung cancer screening introduced in Canada 08 March, 2016 New guidelines back CT scan for lung cancer screening 07 March, 2016 New guidelines back ...

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