08 Oct '11, 9pm

Is Routine Screening For Prostate Cancer Necessary? | Care2 Causes

Is Routine Screening For Prostate Cancer Necessary? | Care2 Causes

A government panel, the United States Preventive Services Task Force , said on Thursday that men 50 and over should no longer have routine P.S.A. screening for prostate cancer , based on the findings of five well-controlled clinical trial studies. The test, says the panel, does not save lives and has led to men taking more tests and undergoing treatments that have caused pain, impotence and incontinence in many. Given that there are 44 million men over 50 in the US and that over 33 million have had the P.S.A. test (which measures a protein — prostate-specific antigen — released by prostate cells) the new recommendation could have wide repercussions for men’s health. Could it be possible that tens of thousands of men have undergone medical procedures that have done them more harm than good, and that doctors — urologists in particular — have been routinely prescribing treatm...

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New Post: Did an interview about "My Workout Routine" - read article and my unedited answers

New Post: Did an interview about "My Workout Ro...

karencheng.com.au 10 Oct '11, 1am

A few weeks ago I did a fun little interview about my workout routine, and it appeared in The West Newspaper last week. Th...

Vitamin E supplements linked to 'significantly'...

straitstimes.com 12 Oct '11, 12am

WASHINGTON (AFP) - US researchers warned on Tuesday of an alarming link between vitamin E supplements and a 17 per cent in...

Dietary supplementation with vitamin E signific...

channelnewsasia.com 12 Oct '11, 1am

WASHINGTON: US researchers warned Tuesday of an alarming link between vitamin E supplements and a 17 per cent increased ri...

Abolish The Death Penalty Now | Care2 Causes

Abolish The Death Penalty Now | Care2 Causes

care2.com 10 Oct '11, 7am

October 10 is World Day Against The Death Penalty. Or we could re-name it, “Two-Thirds Of The World Is Against The Death P...

One positive from #SteveJobs death: cancer awareness has been raised. Searches up 7-fold for pancreatic cancer

One positive from #SteveJobs death: cancer awar...

weblogs.hitwise.com 14 Oct '11, 9am

Focusing on the Macmillan site, Cancer Information received 77% of its traffic from paid links in the week preceding Steve...

Hertz Suspends Muslim Employees Over Prayer Breaks | Care2 Causes

Hertz Suspends Muslim Employees Over Prayer Bre...

care2.com 08 Oct '11, 4am

A week ago, Hertz Rent-a-Car suspended 34 Muslim employees indefinitely for praying without clocking out. The drivers, who...

It Only Takes Seven | Care2 Causes

It Only Takes Seven | Care2 Causes

care2.com 15 Oct '11, 1pm

The Congressional Super Committee tasked with reducing America’s projected deficits and debt must make a deal. Failure is ...

Europe's 'last dictator' can't pronounce 'homosexuality' | Care2 Causes

Europe's 'last dictator' can't pronounce 'homos...

care2.com 09 Oct '11, 9am

The Belarussian gay website gay.by reports that Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenkо — who has been described as “Europe...

Care2 Victory! No More Shark Finning In California! | Care2 Causes

Care2 Victory! No More Shark Finning In Califor...

care2.com 08 Oct '11, 12am

Governor Jerry Brown today signed into law Assembly Bill 376 , meaning the sale, possession or distribution of shark fins ...

Syrians on Steve Jobs's Death: "The wrong Syrian died" | Care2 Causes

Syrians on Steve Jobs's Death: "The wrong Syria...

care2.com 08 Oct '11, 6am

Syrians opposed to the regime of President Bashar al-Assad mourned the death of Apple co-founder and innovator Steve Jobs ...