January 05, 2010
Start Mammograms by 40, Breast Imaging Experts Say
Annual breast cancer screening should begin at age 40 for most women and start earlier -- between 25 and 30 -- for those at high risk for the disease, say new recommendations from the American College of Radiology (ACR) and the Society of Breast Imaging (SBI).
Markers for Ovarian Cancer May Show Up Years Earlier
Concentrations of several biomarkers begin to grow three years before women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer, but only reach substantial elevation levels over the 12 months before diagnosis, new research finds.
Nurse Visitations May Improve Girls' Future Behavior
New research suggests that low-income mothers who were visited by nurses before the birth and during the infancy of their female child could reduce the chances that the child will get in trouble with the law by age 19.
Young, Overweight Fall Prey to Weight-Loss Spam
Many computer users lunge for the delete key when they get unsolicited e-mails about weight-loss products. But some respond, and new research suggests that almost one in five young, overweight people have fallen prey to the hard sell that shows up in their spam.
Health Tip: Caring for an Ankle Sprain
You can sprain an ankle during just about any activity, even walking. A sprain occurs when the ligaments that support the ankle become stretched beyond their normal range, or torn.
Stem Cells Likely to Help Genetic Disorders First
With new rules in place that lifted restrictions on federal funding of human embryonic stem cell research, health-care advocates are looking down the line and wondering when the first medical advances based on stem cells might occur.