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Clearing up the confusion over mammogram age guidelines
“Twenty-five percent of all women who died of breast cancer are in their forties so it does not make sense whatsoever.” But people who back the age 45 and 50 guidelines say it's not one-size-fits-all. They don't rule out mammograms for younger women. [...]
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The new federal dietary guidelines: Are they good for your heart? »
... many yogurts and some soy milk. Adding a teaspoon of sugar to coffee, tea, or cereal a few times a day is not a problem.” The FDA will probably add a line to the Nutrition Facts label for added sugar, which will make tracking your added sugar much ... [...]
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Guidelines for medicinal cannabis applications are under review as access …
OPINION: It's high time all the huffing and puffing about the Government not doing anything to broaden access to medicinal cannabis had some facts thrown in the mix. In the past fortnight two notable Kiwis, namely the late Martin ... have hit the ... [...]
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Coffee Gets Green Light in New Dietary Guidelines, But Hold the Sugar
The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee also presented coffee in a positive light for the first time, noting the alternative health benefits of the popular brewed bean. According to the new guidelines, moderate coffee consumption can be implemented ... [...]
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Zika virus: Centre issues guidelines; warns against travel to affected areas
NEW DELHI: A day after WHO declared emergency over the "explosive" spread of the mosquito-borne Zika virus, the Centre today issued detailed guidelines for combating the disease, including a travel advisory that asks pregnant women to either defer or ... [...]
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Health wrap: FDA issues guidelines for Zika blood transmission; synthetic mesh …
Synthetic mesh is more effective for correcting vaginal prolapse than using a woman's own tissue, but the overall benefit is small, according to a fresh look at some past research. In vaginal prolapse, the vagina may fall out of its normal position ... [...]
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Do new breast cancer screening guidelines put women at risk?
Breast cancer death rates have decreased by 36 percent since 1989, a fact that can be attributed to better treatment options and the use of mammography. Mammograms are the best screening tool that physicians have to detect breast cancer, Goulet said. [...]
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New follow-up care guidelines released for breast cancer survivors
Once out of treatment, breast cancer patients come to a tough juncture. After months of close monitoring by an oncology team, many are suddenly deemed “survivors” and set free. While some continue to see their oncologist every few months, others ... [...]
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Siouxland radiologists dissect new mammography guidelines
SIOUX CITY | Since the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) released its new breast cancer screening guidelines earlier this month, Adnan Qalbani, a radiologist at Mercy Breast Care Center, said his office has received numerous calls from ... [...]
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New breast cancer screening guidelines at odds with Congress
News that relates to the early detection and treatment of breast cancer is clearly news worth covering, particularly when it could inform the decision-making of women and health professionals — and have an effect on women's access to screening. [...]
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New Breast Cancer Guidelines Recommend Average-Risk Women Get First Mammogram …
But since then, new data has emerged regarding the benefits of screening programs, in addition to an "increasingly effective systemic treatment regiments for breast cancer have become standard" and consumer interest in more personalized screening ... [...]
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Differing guidelines of breast cancer screening in the U.S.
The recommendations by USPSTF slightly differ from those given less than three months ago by the American Cancer Society, the other leading voice on breast cancer screening in the U.S. These guidelines include that women should begin biennial screening ... [...]
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