Supplements are good for you, right? Maybe not so much.
Sea change in medical consensus
The latest data questions the most recent recommendation for breast cancer screening by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), which advised women to get mammograms every other year starting at age 50.
Doctors already have a hefty checklist of topics to go over with their patients. Will they be able to squeeze in discussions about the health hazards of tobacco during office visits?
For the first time, there’s evidence that screening smokers may save them dying of lung cancer.
Questions about alcohol use should be a part of regular physical checkups, according to a panel of experts.
For the first time, a federally convened panel of experts is recommending HIV testing for all adults based on evidence that early detection of the virus could lead to more effective treatment of infection.
Experts say that existing screening methods can identify at-risk individuals, but such tools may not help to prevent suicides.
Mammograms every other year do not increase the risk of breast cancer compared to yearly screening.
For most people, the evidence doesn’t support any bone benefit of the popular supplements.
Prevention is nearly always preferable to treatment when it comes to our health, and the stakes are even higher in cases of child abuse. But is it even possible to identify children at risk of abuse before it’s too late?
With more American adults qualifying as obese than ever before, doctors should be screening all adult patients for unhealthy weight, says a government panel.