October 19, 2010
Web Site for Hospital Comparisons Is Faulty:
Although designed to
highlight high-quality hospitals, the U.S. Medicare Hospital
Compare Web site doesn't help patients select the best facility in
which to have high-risk surgery, a new study contends.
Study Shows HRT Even Riskier Than Thought
Not only does prolonged use
of hormone replacement therapy raise the risk of breast cancer, new
research finds, but it also ups the risk for more severe forms of
the disease and increases a woman's chances of dying.
Low Testosterone May Raise Risk of Early Death:
Men with low testosterone
levels may be at increased risk for premature death from heart
disease and all causes, a finding that challenges the current
belief that testosterone is a risk factor for cardiovascular
disease, according to new research.