Young women who carry the breast cancer genes may not benefit from routine mammograms.
Researchers used a mathematical model to estimate how many radiation-induced cancers would occur among women who got annual mammograms at various ages.
They found women who underwent five mammograms between age 24 and 29 would have an additional 26 breast cancers when included in a random group of 10 thousand women.
Once they deducted the benefit of early detection -- they still found mammogram screenings increased the risk for disease.
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.