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Concerns over radiation exposure in children undergoing preoperative abdominal-pelvic computed tomography (CT) has prompted a new study in Pediatrics characterizing “recent preoperative imaging use and accuracy among pediatric appendectomy subjects.” The study found 93.4% of children undergoing...

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Adjuvant Whole-brain Radiotherapy may Worsen Quality of Life

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – After focal treatment of a limited number of brain metastases, whole-brain radiotherapy (WBRT) appears to have a negative impact on health-related quality of life. That finding comes from a recently published EORTC (European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer)...

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The Harms of Breast Cancer Activism

In 2009, Connecticut passed a law requiring all physicians to explain to “patients with dense breasts that mammograms may not be effective and that they should ask about other screening tests, such as ultrasounds and MRI scans.“ Barron Lerner, MD, discusses the drawbacks of this policy as well as some of...