Is MRI the ‘Mammography’ of Prostate Cancer Screening?

Scanning might reduce unneeded biopsies and overtreatment, study suggestsMRI screening might greatly reduce overdiagnosis and overtreatment of prostate cancer in older men, a preliminary...

Many Dialysis Patients Get Unnecessary Colonoscopies

Study finds that a limited life span offsets the benefits of the screening testOlder Americans on kidney dialysis have high rates of colonoscopy screening...

Many Talks on End-of-Life Wishes End in Confusion, Study Shows

Just 3 out of 10 accurately understood what their loved one wantedYou've filled out a living will, and designated a surrogate to make medical...
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Less Salt, Fewer Nighttime Bathroom Trips?

Study participants also reported better quality of life, possibly from less interrupted sleepLowering your salt intake could mean fewer trips to the bathroom in...

How Doctors Decide to Treat a Ruptured Achilles

Your health and activity level influence recommendation for or against surgeryWhether your doctor recommends surgery for a ruptured Achilles tendon may depend partly on...

Fewer Patients Die During Hospital Inspection Weeks: Study

Slight differences in death rates were possibly due to increased vigilance by staff, researcher suggestsHospital patients may be less likely to die if...

U.S. Teens Less Sweet on Soft Drinks

Survey finds consumption dropped one-third in just 2 years, and more are drinking waterAmerican teens are turning their backs on soft drinks, says a...

Ways to Stay Active in Winter

Sledding, climbing stairs -- even house-cleaning -- are great pursuits that burn calories, dietary experts sayAdults should get at least 30 minutes of physical...

The Motherlode of ‘Mother Love’ Chemicals

Moms secrete more dopamine when watching their own babies, study findsThe feel-good brain chemical dopamine appears to play a role in the development of...
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Cancer Isn’t ‘One Size Fits All’ for Hispanics

Study shows wide variance in how different ethnic groups are affectedCancer death rates can vary widely between different Hispanic ethnic groups in the United...