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Advice To Guideline-Writers: Keep Patients Involved in PSA Decision

Confused about the fuss over PSA screening for prostate cancer? A commentary in the New England Journal of medicine says there's a middle ground between business-as-usual and throwing PSA tests out altogether.
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Customer Outrage Forces Necco To Put Artificial Ingredients Back Into Wafers

The candy company that makes Necco wafers thought its customer base would approve of a switch to natural flavors and colors. But it was wrong. Now the company is going back to its original recipe.
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Looking For Lung Cancer With A Yearly X-Ray Doesn't Reduce Deaths

Yearly chest X-rays to look for lung cancer aren't worth doing because they don't save lives, according to a federally funded study. More than 150,000 people took part in the research.
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Supporters Of Health Overhaul Look To Reclaim 'Obamacare'

Two nonprofit advocacy groups in Colorado are trying to take back the moniker as something to be proud of. The president has said he likes the term, which has been used derisively by opponents of the health overhaul.
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Men Can Be Binge-Eaters, Too

Fasting after eating too much and pushing through an insanely long workout to compensate for overeating are behaviors associated with binge eating. Men are almost as likely as women to develop the disorder, a new study finds.
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Flu Shots: Far From Perfect, Still Advised

The flu vaccine has proven itself for most people, but researchers say it needs an overhaul to further reduce infection and death rates. Many doctors would like to see a universal vaccine that protects against all strains of flu.

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