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|Breast cancer testing guidelines out of date, missing genetic screening
The current guidelines for genetic testing of breast cancer patients limit the number of women who can get tested. Because of these restrictions, these tests miss as many patients with hereditary cancers as they find, according to a study published Monday in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
POSTED DECEMBER 10, 2018 3:08 PM
|Most US adults have not gotten a flu shot for this mild season
Most US adults have not gotten a flu shot this season, according to a new survey from NORC, a research organization at the University of Chicago.
POSTED DECEMBER 07, 2018 6:19 PM
|Ebola cases surge in Congo, with women and children disproportionately sick
There have been 18 more cases of illness and five more deaths reported in just two days in the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, according to the Ministry of Health. Since the outbreak began, the total number of probable cases is now 471, including 273 deaths, the ministry reported Thursday.
POSTED DECEMBER 06, 2018 10:25 PM
|Migrants are not a threat to health systems, report finds
POSTED DECEMBER 05, 2018 11:32 PM
|Tackling climate change could save millions of lives, report says
Climate studies often pinpoint the detrimental public health impacts related to rising atmospheric temperatures, extreme weather events and other consequences of a changing climate.
POSTED DECEMBER 05, 2018 11:30 AM
|HHS contradicts reports on fetal tissue research contract
Anonymous reporting led to an "inaccurate" story about federal funding of controversial fetal tissue research, the US Department of Health and Human Services said Wednesday.
POSTED DECEMBER 06, 2018 2:57 PM
|10-minute cancer test could detect cancer anywhere in the body, new study says
Researchers in Australia have developed a 10-minute test that can detect the presence of cancer cells anywhere in the human body, according to a newly published study.
POSTED DECEMBER 06, 2018 3:50 PM
|World first: Baby born to woman with uterus transplanted from deceased donor
For the first time, a baby has been born to a woman who received a uterus transplant from a deceased donor, according to Hospital das Clínicas at the University of São Paulo School of Medicine in Brazil.
POSTED DECEMBER 05, 2018 6:00 AM
|How to check your medical records for dangerous errors
In the worst-case scenario, an incorrect diagnosis, scan or lab result may have been inserted into a record, raising the possibility of inappropriate medical evaluation or treatment.
POSTED DECEMBER 10, 2018 11:27 AM
|Fatal brain-eating amoeba may have come from woman's neti pot
A Seattle woman rinsed her sinuses with tap water. A year later, she died of a brain-eating amoeba.
POSTED DECEMBER 08, 2018 3:40 PM