With 1 in 10 Americans saying they misuse drugs, doctors should ask everyone about both illegal and prescription use, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force said

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A new video from Jill Rosenbaum at Retro Report, in association with American Experience, premiering on The Atlantic today, depicts some major bioethics quandaries that have resulted from advances in genetic screening technology. Watch now

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In Burkina Faso, A Minibus Brings Free Cervical Cancer Screenings To Villages. Low- and middle-income countries like Burkina Faso bear 70 percent of the global burden of cervical cancer

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A study in Washington state found that in a single year more than 600,000 patients underwent treatment they didn’t need, at an estimated cost of $282 million. “Do no harm” should include the cost of care, too, the report author says

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CancerSEEK is a noninvasive test that can detect cancers of the ovary, liver, stomach, pancreas, esophagus, colorectum, lung, or breast

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The diagnostics company Myriad Genetics introduces a DNA test that could reveal a woman’s risk even if she doesn’t have one of the gene variants now associated with the disease

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Elena Altemus is 89 and has dementia. She often forgets her children’s names, and sometimes can’t recall whether she lives in Maryland or Italy. Yet Elena, who entered a nursing home in November, was screened for breast cancer as recently as this summer

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Fertility centres are making a massive push to increase preimplantation genetic diagnosis in a bid to eradicate certain diseases

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