Vidyya Medical News Service
Volume 5 Issue 205 Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 24-July-2003 Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 25-July-2003
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Women who have undergone hysterectomy for non-cancerous diseases can forgo annual Pap smear exams
The study, published in the July issue of the Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease, found that even in the best conditions, women add only three weeks to their lives by having regular screenings. The cost of these screenings per year of life saved can run up to $12 million for more aggressive screening plans. It's the first study to look at the value of Pap smear screenings for women who have had a hysterectomy.  more

Common skin condition is worsened by stress
The skin condition acne may be worsened by stress, research has found. Scientists found that college students with acne were vulnerable to a worsening of their condition during examination periods.  more


Information for patients: Questions and answers about acne
This fact sheet contains general information about acne. It describes what acne is and how it develops, the causes of acne, and the treatment options for various forms of acne.  more

Fact sheet: Alpha-tocopherol, beta-carotene cancer prevention (ATBC) trial
In order to determine the long-term effects from vitamin supplements in smokers, ATBC researchers followed the participants for an additional eight years after the trial ended. more

Breast cancer risk among young women with hodgkin disease
Fifty years ago, Hodgkin disease (HD), a cancer of the lymphatic system*, was nearly uniformly fatal. With the introduction of effective treatment regimens, HD is now a potentially curable cancer, associated with an 85 percent five-year relative survival rate.  more

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