Vidyya Medical News Service
Volume 5 Issue 129 Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 9-May-2003 Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 10-May-2003
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Preventive screenings urged nationwide on day following Mother's Day
On Monday, May 12, more than 600 community health centers, hospitals and other health care providers nationwide will encourage women to visit a health care professional as part of the Department of Health and Human Services' first National Women's Check-Up Day.  more

Information for patients: Women: Stay healthy at any age with this checklist for your next checkup
What can you do to stay healthy and prevent disease? You can get certain screening tests, take preventive medicine if you need it, and practice healthy behaviors.  more


Antiperspirants, deodorants and breast cancer
Articles in the press and on the Internet have warned that underarm antiperspirants or deodorants cause breast cancer. The reports have suggested that these products contain harmful substances, which can be absorbed through the skin or enter the body through nicks caused by shaving.  more

FDA seeks injunction agains radioation therapy device company: Company violations led to patient deaths in Panama
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced that it has entered into a consent decree of injunction with Multidata Systems International Corporation to stop them from manufacturing and distributing radiation therapy medical devices.  more

Extreme heat effective in treating some kidney cancers
Image-guided radiofrequency ablation -- using heat to destroy cancers -- can preserve kidney function and avoid kidney dialysis for patients with solid renal tumors who are not surgical candidates, a new study indicates. more

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