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  Is MRI the 'Mammography' of Prostate Cancer Screening?
Scanning might reduce unneeded biopsies and overtreatment, study suggests

 

SATURDAY, March 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- MRI screening might greatly reduce overdiagnosis and overtreatment of prostate cancer in older men, a preliminary study suggests.

Compared to the current screening method, MRI can reduce overdiagnosis of prostate cancer by 50 percent, and unnecessary biopsies by 70 percent in men over 70, Dutch researchers reported Saturday at a conference i

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  How Doctors Decide to Treat a Ruptured Achilles
Your health and activity level influence recommendation for or against surgery

 

SATURDAY, March 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Whether your doctor recommends surgery for a ruptured Achilles tendon may depend partly on your age and activity level, foot experts say.

The Achilles tendon is a band of tissue that runs down the back of the lower leg and connects the calf muscle to the heel bone. A rupture is a complete or partial tear of the tendon that leaves the heel bon

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 FDA Approvals
 
   •  Bavencio Approved for Rare Skin Cancer
  First sanctioned treatment in U.S. for aggressive tumor
 
   •  New Parkinson's Drug Xadago Approved
  To help prevent 'off' episodes among users of levodopa/carbidopa
 
   •  Noctiva Approved for Frequent Urination at Night
  For adults who awaken to urinate at least twice nightly
 
   •  Xermelo Approved for Tumor-Related Diarrhea
  Drug will treat a condition called carcinoid syndrome diarrhea
 
   •  Siliq Approved for Plaque Psoriasis
  Injected drug is for use by patients who've failed other treatments
 
 FYI
 
   •  Health Tip: Kick Your Sugary Drink Habit
  And spare your smile
 
   •  Health Tip: Help Teens Say No to Drinking and Driving
  Here's how
 
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