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Watch Out: Acne may be more than a cosmetic problem

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For all those who believe that acne is merely a cosmetic problem in adolescents, one that most kids should be able to handle with some over-the-counter meds, or, if necessary, one of the many prescription meds that can help control acne flare-ups, a recent fascinating prospective study published online in the International Journal of Cancer […]

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Watch out: PSA testing yet again

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A paper published a little while ago in Annals of Internal Medicine about PSA testing for prostate cancer (PC) garnered lots of glowing headlines because the researchers, who had re-analyzed several previous important studies on PSA testing, concluded that “PSA testing reduces the risk of dying from prostate cancer (PC)” by roughly 20 % or […]

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Watch Out: Prostate cancer is often over-treated

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According to statistics from the American Cancer Society, about 161,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year, and about 26,700 men will die of prostate cancer. In other words, roughly one man in 7 diagnosed with prostate cancer  will die from that malignancy. Or looked at it from the other end, 6 in […]