Today's Health News

Cancer Yield Similar for Dense Breast Ultrasound After DM, DBT

Detection rates for additional cancers similar after digital mammography, digital breast tomosynthesis

Incidence of Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Anus Increasing

Greater increase seen for distant-stage and regional-stage SCCA than for localized-stage SSCA

Cervical Cancer Screening Remains Low in Women Ages 45 to 65 Years

Screening rates are insufficient to reduce cervical cancer incidence

CDC: ~20 Percent of U.S. Adults Currently Use Tobacco Products

Prevalence of use higher for men, adults aged ≤65 years, uninsured, those with disability or limitation

Cancer Patients Say Ask Before Using Medical Records for Research

Majority comfortable if insurance company uses health information to ensure recommended care is received

Endurance Exercise May Offer Vascular Benefit in Sickle Cell Disease

Increases in capillary density, functional exchange surface seen in microvasculature of skeletal muscle

Common TB Vaccine Associated With Lower Lung Cancer Rates

In 60-year follow-up, significantly lower lung cancer rates seen for those with childhood BCG vaccination

Studies Confirm Safety of 9-Valent HPV Vaccination

Studies based on searching Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System, six Vaccine Safety Datalink sites

White House Wants Hospitals, Insurers to Provide Actual Costs of Care

Government officials say the objective is to encourage competition and reduce costs

Bipartisan Bill to Curb Drug Costs Backed by White House

Senate bill does not give Medicare bargaining power but would cap out-of-pocket payments by beneficiaries