The finding is at odds with current recommendations by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force that women with typical risks for breast cancer have screening mammograms every two years starting at age 50 and until they turn 75

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New antibody drugs show promise in slowing the advance of Alzheimer’s disease (Image: Dwayne Reed at en.wikipedia)

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Identifying Alzheimer’s well before symptoms appear may become easier with a saliva test

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The genetics startup GenePeeks has just partnered with a fertility clinic to screen egg donors for their likelihood of passing on nearly 450 genetic changes linked to disease. As this technology advances, some critics worry about an emerging market for designer babies

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The BabySeq project in Boston has begun collecting data to quantify the risks and benefits of DNA sequencing at birth

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Overall, 26 percent of the visits by women with Medicaid included at least one of five services, compared with 31 percent of the visits by privately insured women

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It’s a little more complicated than shaking your phone like a Magic 8 Ball, but just a little. And, for now, only California residents can use it. But the Planned Parenthood Direct app, released this week as pilot program in California, puts the answers to potentially embarrassing medical questions at your fingertips

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Researchers raise alarms about unknown health risks of GE’s Omniscan and Bayer’s Magnevist, drugs injected to get better MRI pictures that contain the heavy metal gadolinium

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