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What To Think About Conflicting Medical Guidelines

npr.org — Medical researchers are in a constant search for truth. Each study is supposed to be another step toward that goal. But it's pretty obvious that many studies just don't hold up. Think about the contradictory advice about what you should eat or drink. We've heard that coffee is bad for you, then sometimes it's good for you.

Aggressive Lowering Of Blood Pressure Carries Risks As Well As Benefits

wvpublic.org — In early September, the National Institutes of Health halted a study that aimed to figure out the right blood pressure goal for people with hypertension and other risks for heart disease and stroke. The accepted target has been to get patients' systolic pressure ( the first number in the pair used to gauge blood pressure) below 140.

Aggressive Lowering Of Blood Pressure Carries Risks As Well As Benefits

npr.org — In early September, the National Institutes of Health halted a study that aimed to figure out the right blood pressure goal for people with hypertension and other risks for heart disease and stroke. The accepted target has been to get patients' systolic pressure ( the first number in the pair used to gauge blood pressure) below 140.

Poll: Most Americans Support FDA Regulation Of E-Cigarettes

wvpublic.org — A majority of Americans say electronic cigarettes should be regulated by the Food and Drug Administration the same way the agency handles cigarettes containing tobacco, according to results from the latest NPR-Truven Health Analytics Health Poll. Overall, 57 percent of people said the FDA should regulate e-cigarettes like tobacco products.

Poll: Most Americans Support FDA Regulation Of E-Cigarettes

wlrn.org — A majority of Americans say electronic cigarettes should be regulated by the Food and Drug Administration the same way the agency handles cigarettes containing tobacco, according to results from the latest NPR-Truven Health Analytics Health Poll. Overall, 57 percent of people said the FDA should regulate e-cigarettes like tobacco products.

Poll: Most Americans Support FDA Regulation Of E-Cigarettes

news.wabe.org — A majority of Americans say electronic cigarettes should be regulated by the Food and Drug Administration the same way the agency handles cigarettes containing tobacco, according to results from the latest NPR-Truven Health Analytics Health Poll. Overall, 57 percent of people said the FDA should regulate e-cigarettes like tobacco products.

Poll: Most Americans Support FDA Regulation Of E-Cigarettes

kcur.org — A majority of Americans say electronic cigarettes should be regulated by the Food and Drug Administration the same way the agency handles cigarettes containing tobacco, according to results from the latest NPR-Truven Health Analytics Health Poll. Overall, 57 percent of people said the FDA should regulate e-cigarettes like tobacco products.

Poll: Most Americans Support FDA Regulation Of E-Cigarettes

kalw.org — A majority of Americans say electronic cigarettes should be regulated by the Food and Drug Administration the same way the agency handles cigarettes containing tobacco, according to results from the latest NPR-Truven Health Analytics Health Poll. Overall, 57 percent of people said the FDA should regulate e-cigarettes like tobacco products.

Poll: Most Americans Support FDA Regulation Of E-Cigarettes

npr.org — A majority of Americans say electronic cigarettes should be regulated by the Food and Drug Administration the same way the agency handles cigarettes containing tobacco, according to results from the latest NPR-Truven Health Analytics Health Poll. Overall, 57 percent of people said the FDA should regulate e-cigarettes like tobacco products.

Poll Finds Most Women Believe Mammograms Should Be Done Annually

wabe.org — Most women 40 and older believe they should have mammograms every year to screen for breast cancer, the latest NPR-Truven Health Analytics health poll finds. The finding is at odds with current recommendations by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force that women with typical risks for breast cancer have screening mammograms every two years starting at age 50 and until they turn 75.
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