Why Clinical Trials Are Helpful to Society and Patients

Why Clinical Trials Are Helpful to Society and Patients

Virtually all the modern medical miracles we know today began their road to routine practice through clinical trials. This includes vaccinations for flu, measles, and polio; cancer treatments, including radiation and chemotherapy; drugs to treat HIV, diabetes, and hypertension, as well as common antibiotics that are used to treat a variety of infections.

Mammogram in Women Under 40

Mammogram in Women Under 40

A new report finds that mammograms in women under 40 are not as beneficial as previously believed. After reviewing records from nearly 200,000 women under the age of 40 who had mammograms performed, radiologist Bonnie Yankaskas of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and colleagues concluded that mammograms did more harm than good.

Mammograms for 40-Somethings Supported by New Study

Mammograms for 40-Somethings Supported by New Study

Women diagnosed with breast cancer in their 40s commonly lack well-known risk factors for the disease, according to new research that could fuel debate about preventive screening for this age group.

The study of 136 women diagnosed with breast cancer after a mammogram found few had dense breast tissue and a family history of the disease...

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