Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Medical Updates

A smattering of medical news:

Good news for:

1. Yappers, as a new study demonstrates that cell phones don't lead to brain tumors.


2. Saggy breasts, as a new study demonstrates that mammograms are beneficial after the age of 80. This is surprising, but for people in good health, chronological age may be irrelevant.


Bad News for:

1. Poor people in the US, as a study demonstrates that life expectancy in poor areas of the country is declining, due to smoking and obesity.


2. People living in Los Angeles, as a new study demonstrates that smog leads to premature death.

3. Surviving cancer and having a 2nd chance on life, as a new study shows that cancer survivors as just as obese and physically inactive as the general population.

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