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(CBS) - A review of Medicare spending finds nearly $150 million dollars are spent each year on prostate cancer screenings for men 75 years and older, even though the tests have little benefit for men in that age group.

Many prostate cancers are slow-growing and unlikely to ever become harmful.

Researchers at Yale also found the costs vary widely according to region, depending on how many follow-up procedures are ordered.  

The study concludes that many older men who are diagnosed with early stage prostate cancer may end up receiving therapy that could be harmful and costly.




(CBS) - Researchers at Harvard medical school may be one step closer to preventing sudden heart-related deaths.

Researchers say they were able to stop the cardiac muscle from thickening for several months by reducing production of a mutant protein. When the muscle thickens, it weakens the heart.

The study was done in mice, but more research is needed.



(CBS) - An walking an hour a day may help lower your risk of breast cancer.

A large new study from the American Cancer Society found moderate recreational activity was associated with a 14 percent lower risk in post-menopausal women.

High physical activity was associated with a 25 percent lower risk. 

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