Tanning early can raise the risk of skin cancer later on.
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March 26, 2010 An expert panel recommended the Food and Drug Administration step up the regulation of artificial tanning equipment and even consider a prohibition on its use for people younger than 18.
March 3, 2010 The American Cancer Society says doctors and patients need to decide together on whether to test for prostate cancer. The balance of benefits and risks for a PSA test hinges on a man's health particulars.
February 8, 2010 A increase in Medicare payments for the diagnosis and treatment of bladder cancer in doctors' offices was expected to save money by reducing hospitalizations. But a study of what happened at a New York hospital shows the approach backfired.
February 1, 2010 Radiation doses from medical tests are often not included in patients' medical files. Doctors at the National Institutes of Health's hospital will require that new imaging equipment automatically provide the data for computerized medical records.
January 25, 2010 Accidents involving medical radiation are uncommon. But the potential for harm and the cases of unintended injuries to patients serve as reminders for vigilance.
January 6, 2010 The doctors who read mammograms for a living recommend most women begin getting annual mammograms starting at age 40 and have one every year. For women at particularly high risk for breast cancer, mammograms should start by age 30 but not before 2...
December 8, 2009 Soy is OK, and maybe even helpful, to women who've had breast cancer, new research suggests.
December 8, 2009 More screening for cancers of the colon and rectum is lowering the rates of disease and deaths.
December 1, 2009 A revision proposed by Maryland Senator Barbara Mikulski appears crafted in part to squelch criticism of government rationing under Democrats' plans for health overhaul.
November 25, 2009 For now, mammography is the best bet for detecting breast cancer, but there's plenty of room for improvement.
November 20, 2009 Meddling in medical recommendations is nothing new for politicians
November 20, 2009 A new guideline suggesting that less testing for cervical cancer makes more medical sense comes as a separate recommendation that women delay the start of routine mammograms until age 50 has become part of the debate over health care reform.
November 18, 2009 In 1997, an expert committee argued over mammography advice for women in their 40s and concluded, in a split decision, that the evidence did not support their routine use.
October 21, 2009 Cancer experts are reconsidering the drawbacks and benefits of big pushes for cancer screening.
October 13, 2009 Men whose prostates were removed in robotic surgery were 30 percent more likely to be diagnosed as incontinent and 40 percent more likely to be found impotent than those who got standard surgery.
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