A form of breast screening called "PEM" Imaging may provide more accurate results for women with dense breasts or fluctuating hormones.
Researchers here in Florida say these women face a higher risk for false positives when they have a breast MRI.
PEM imaging involves injecting small amounts of radioactive material that highlights breast lesions.
Researchers found the imaging was able to detect 100 percent of lesions in fatty breasts, and 93 percent of lesions in women with and without a history of hormone therapy.
U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius reiterated Tuesday that she won’t intervene in the “incredibly agonizing” case involving a 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl who is waiting for a lung transplant, telling members of Congress that medical experts should make those decisions.
One of the first provisions of the 2010 health reform law has had its intended effect: shifting costs from hospitals, taxpayers and families to health insurance companies, researchers reported on Thursday. It’s one of the most popular aspects of the law.
People may realize that fast food isn’t health food, but they don’t realize just how fattening it really is, researchers report. They surveyed people eating at 10 burger, chicken, sandwich and doughnut chains and found they greatly underestimated just how much they were chowing down.
A new line of caffeinated chewing gum is causing jitters among health advocates and prompting federal officials to take a new look at the proliferation of jolt-infused foods, including those marketed to children and teens.