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Mammograms a Personal Decision for Women in Their 40s, Panel Says
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends screening every 2 years for all after 50

Many Smokers Try to Quit After Cancer Diagnosis
But majority don't succeed in kicking the habit, study found

Swallowing Pills? Children Can Learn How
Five strategies were identified that help get the medicine down

Adults With Congenital Heart Trouble Need Follow-Up, Experts Say
New American Heart Association guidelines outline health care strategies for these patients

Medical Groups Issue Guidelines for Treating First Seizure
Epilepsy medication recommended to help stave off second attack

Immune-Focused Drugs Show Promise Against Melanoma
Keytruda, Yervoy and other medications harness immune cells to target cancers, experts say

'Tamper-Proof' Narcotic Painkiller May Be Curbing Abuse: Study
Number of prescriptions, overdoses dropped, but heroin overdoses went up

U.S. Breast Cancer Cases Could Rise 50 Percent by 2030
Elderly women will account for growing proportion of cases, study predicts

Treating Sleep Apnea May Help Those With Heart Rhythm Disorder
Researchers recommend sleep disorder screening for patients with atrial fibrillation

Black Women More Likely to Have Dense Breast Tissue, Study Shows
Finding may help explain greater breast cancer risk in this population, researchers say

Income May Affect Survival After Lung Cancer Surgery
Study also finds education level, hospital linked to odds of death in month after operation

FDA Warns of Bogus Botox
Doctors should closely examine wrinkle-reliever packaging

Antibiotics May Be Overused in Many Neonatal ICUs, Study Finds
Big variation seen in prescribing rates, despite little difference in infection rates

Pets Can Spread Infections to People: Review
Vet offers tips on how to protect vulnerable household members

Drug Shows Early Promise for Advanced Lung Cancer
Keytruda is already approved to treat melanoma

Aspirin May Help Ward Off Gastro Cancers, Study Finds
But experts caution against starting to take it every day in hopes of preventing disease

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