Canadian doctors urge women to weigh pros and cons of breast cancer screening

(Reuters Health) – – When it’s unclear whether the potential benefit of breast cancer screening outweighs the possible harms, doctors should encourage women to make an informed decision based on their personal preferences, Canadian doctors recommend. The new guidelines released today by the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care are similar to recommendations released…

Continue Reading

Benefits of statins far outweigh risks

(Reuters Health) – – The benefits of statins in reducing the odds of heart attacks and strokes far outweigh any risks of side effects, according to a scientific statement released by the American Heart Association. The statement, based on a review of a plethora of studies evaluating the safety and side effects of the widely…

Continue Reading