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Breast mammography
A new mammography controversy brews.


Proceed To Article Mammography Does Not Reduce Breast Cancer Mortality
Results from a major Canadian study show that yearly mammograms combined with physical breast examination for women 5059 years old who were also trained to perform breast self-examination does not lower breast cancer mortality compared with yearly physical examination alone. More...

Proceed To Article Information For Patients - Screening Mammograms
A screening mammogram is an x-ray of the breast used to detect breast changes in women who have no signs of breast cancer. It usually involves two x-rays of each breast. Using a mammogram, it is possible to detect a tumor that cannot be felt. More...

Proceed To Article Disease Outbreak - Rift Valley Fever In Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia has confirmed that there have been 16 deaths from Rift Valley fever in the country since 17 September 2000. Prior to the confirmation of Rift Valley in Saudi Arabia the disease was believed to be confined to the African continent. More...

Proceed To Article Fact Sheet - Rift Valley Fever
Rift Valley Fever (RVF) is a zoonosis (a disease which primarily affects animals, but occasionally causes disease in humans). RVF may cause severe disease in both animals and humans, leading to a high morbidity and mortality, and exacting substantial economic costs from loss of livestock. More...

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Another Obesity Gene Discovered
In a study to be published in the October issue of Diabetes, Australian researchers working with desert rats have discovered a human gene that experts say could lead to the first gene-based drug to treat obesity and diabetes. More...


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