All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘health recommendations’

Cancer Sample Handling Changes Called For By Doctors

In a column appearing this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), doctors have called on the medical community to change the way it handles cancer tissue samples. At issue is the rise of new gene sequencing technology, which traditional sample handling practices impede by damaging DNA. “Deciding how best to obtain (tumor) samples and how best …

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Birth Control Over the Counter Recommended by OB/GYNs

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recently recommended that oral contraceptives be sold over the counter in drugstores, without the need for a doctor’s prescription. The group’s recommendation will be published in the December 2012 issue of the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology. No oral contraceptives are currently over the counter in the U.S. ACOG cites cost, access, and …

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Hormone Therapy Not Recommended For Chronic Disease Prevention

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) today issued a final statement on the use of hormone therapy in post-menopausal women to prevent chronic conditions, saying that it recommends against the practice. The task force also stressed that its recommendation does not touch on whether hormone therapy should be used for women to manage menopausal symptoms. “In the past, it …

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