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|7/14/2013 - Still a common practice for doctors to order annual chest X-rays for their patients with suspected lung cancer, it has been long proven that this type of screening tool is useless. Even as far back as the Mayo Lung Project of chest radiographs and cytology screening, conducted during the 1970s and 80s,...|
|6/6/2013 - Most of the women who undergo routine mammogram screenings for breast cancer will never actually derive any real benefit from the radioactive procedure, while the majority of those who end up testing positive for tumors as a result of mammography will undergo needless treatments for malignancies that...|
|5/7/2013 - The medical-industrial complex is backtracking heavily these days from recommending that men undergo prostate-specific antigen (PSA) tests for prostate cancer, as continually emerging evidence reveals the test to be dangerous, inaccurate, and essentially useless for most men. In fact, the American Urological...|
|4/15/2013 - Presumably in response to the continued release of independent studies that warn about the uselessness of prostate cancer screenings, the American College of Physicians (ACP) has issued its own alert about the questionable practice. In a recent statement published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine,...|
|4/10/2013 - Men, especially after the age of 50, have long been told they need to be screened regularly for the dreaded disease of prostate cancer with a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test. The reason? Because if caught early, this common cancer can be treated before it supposedly kills. Sound familiar? If you...|
|1/17/2013 - New and expensive breast cancer screening techniques do not appear to provide greater health benefits to women than older, less expensive techniques, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Yale School of Medicine and published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine.
|1/13/2013 - Medicare spends more than a billion dollars every year on a variety of breast cancer screenings, especially mammography. There must be a good medical reason for these tests, right? Not according to researchers at Yale School of Medicine. In a study just published online in JAMA Internal Medicine, the...|
|12/3/2012 - It's a long-simmering question that has now turned into a full-blown controversy: What is the real value of mammograms if 33 percent of the cancers found during the procedure aren't deadly but lead to poisoning chemotherapy or worse, breast removal, anyway?
A new study that examined three decades'...|
|8/6/2012 - It is time for the truth to be told about Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The organization is, flatly stated, engaged in fraud. Funded by drug companies and mammogram manufacturers, the organization preys upon women in order to grow its own financial power while feeding female victims into the conventional...|
|7/6/2012 - Do you really think that a colonoscopy is still the best screening test or the screening test of choice when it comes to checking a person for signs of colorectal cancer? It turns out that something called the sigmoidoscopy may be just as good as a colonoscopy for testing or even better!
For a long...|
|2/15/2012 - Even from the campaign trail, where he http://news.nationalpost.com, Rep. Ron Paul of Texas has not forgotten his roots, his vision and, most importantly, his liberty-first philosophy.
As a practicing physician, Paul has the most insight into what is right - and wrong - with the U.S. healthcare system...|
|12/15/2011 - The breast cancer scare has women everywhere racing to get a mammogram in hopes that breast screening will safe their lives. But a new research report says breast screening harms as many women as it supposedly benefits. Researchers from the United Kingdom say women, who get regular mammograms, are at...|
|11/18/2011 - The use of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, better known simply as MRI, for breast cancer screening is increasing and so is its use in guiding breast surgery when cancer is discovered. Obviously, that means healthcare costs are soaring, too, as more and more women are advised to get MRIs in addition to mammograms....|
|11/16/2011 - Three of the most widely used screening tests in medicine have taken a hit lately and been cast into disfavor or abandoned.
The Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) test has been condemned as useless in saving lives and accused of leading to unnecessary surgical interventions. This test, which had previously...|
|10/25/2011 - Depression in adolescents appears to be a serious and growing problem in this country, but is mental health screening the answer? Or does the appropriation of a label merely serve to drop a possibly troubled kid into psychiatry's default position of "let's fix this problem with a pill"?
|10/12/2011 - Treating cancer is BIG business in America -- in fact, it's a $200 billion a year business. Yet 98 percent of conventional cancer treatments not only FAIL miserably, but are also almost guaranteed to make cancer patients sicker.
What's worse: The powers are suppressing natural cancer cures that could...|
|7/24/2011 - What's better than receiving a free groping by the TSA? How about getting your breasts checked for cancer at the same time? That's the new offering from the TSA, which says that squeezing and twisting your breasts during security pat-downs is now a "medical procedure" and that it's all being done "to...|
|6/9/2011 - There's no denying ovarian cancer is usually a terrible disease. A stealthy malignancy, it's often misdiagnosed as indigestion and by the time ovarian cancer is actually discovered by a doctor, the disease may have spread extensively. According to the National Institutes of Health, ovarian cancer is...|
|5/26/2011 - A new study published in the Journal of Urology warns about a newly-recognized danger associated with cancer screenings -- the spread of deadly "superbugs." According to the report, biopsies, prostate-specific antigen (PSA) tests, and other invasive cancer screening procedures are a direct cause of...|
|5/10/2011 - Over the past 13 years, huge numbers of people have likely been treated for a blood clot in the lungs (known as a pulmonary embolism, or PE) that didn't need treatment at all. As a result some have suffered serious and potentially deadly side effects from blood thinning drugs, in addition to being exposed...|
|4/4/2011 - Don't let anyone from the cancer industry lie to you about PSA screening: The test is completely bogus and offers zero improvement in your lifespan. That's the conclusion from a 20-year study that followed over 9,000 men. After 20 years of follow-up, guess what the results were? No significant difference...|
|3/9/2011 - In my experience, it's not often that pro-mammogram literature or textbooks tell the truth about the limitations of mammography so imagine my surprise when I came across this section in the 1,100 page textbook I'm studying called Breast Imaging by Dr. Daniel B. Kopans.
"Because screening does not...|
|1/3/2011 - Alzheimer's researchers are pushing for the disease to be redefined so that treatment can begin years earlier than under current practices.
Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia, and can currently be conclusively diagnosed only with an autopsy. It already affects more than 26 million...|
|12/31/2010 - Health experts are becoming increasingly vocal in warning that prostate cancer screening may often do more harm than good.
Doctors screen for prostate cancer by measuring levels of the prostate specific antigen (PSA), a marker of prostate inflammation. Because inflammation can be caused by other...|
|11/10/2010 - Earlier this year, NaturalNews reported the kind of story that almost seems too far-fetched to be true. According to a study by University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) researchers that was published in the American Journal of Public Health, unneeded, expensive mammograms are regularly pushed...|
|11/1/2010 - A campaign is growing within the medical establishment, calling for the screening of all children for high cholesterol so that more of them can be put on cholesterol-lowering statin drugs.
Currently, U.S. medical guidelines recommend cholesterol screening for children whose parents or grandparents...|
|10/13/2010 - Want to know the disturbing truth about the greed-driven cancer industry? I've written about it using blunt language here on NaturalNews, and awareness is spreading. People are sick of pinkwashing nonsense, and they're wising up to the fundraising "run for the cure" scams that only funnel more money...|
|8/2/2010 - Researchers in the U.K. are questioning the effectiveness of a $387 million a year heart screening program started in the country back in 2008. According to a report published in the British Medical Journal on the issue, the money being spent on this program would be much better spent on patients who...|
|5/3/2010 - The American Cancer Society has admitted that the benefits of breast cancer screening have been overstated, even while refusing to rescind its endorsement of yearly mammograms for women over the age of 40.
In recent years, scientists have become extremely critical of U.S. health recommendations that...|
|4/22/2010 - Only about one in 10 prostate cancers detected by screening actually poses a threat to a man's life, according to a new analysis conducted by researchers from the University if Cambridge.
The findings come from a preliminary analysis of data from the ongoing Prostate Testing for Cancer and Treatment...|
|4/7/2010 - A 2005 study concluded that a push in Denmark to screen large numbers of women for breast cancer with mammography had reduced breast cancer deaths in Copenhagen by a whopping 25 percent. Sounds like proof that regular mammograms are truly life-savers, right? Wrong. Scientists from the Nordic Cochrane...|
|3/19/2010 - Experts from the Nordic Cochrane Centre (NCC) in the U.K. have estimated that about 7,000 British women are improperly diagnosed for breast cancer each year because of mammography. The group is urging the National Health Service (NHS) to reevaluate its breast cancer screening program, citing a failure...|
|2/18/2010 - Western medicine relies heavily on convincing people that they need some sort of drug or surgery to remedy their ills and gain health. Studies often contain manipulated facts and skewed statistics that paint a favorable picture of some new procedure or treatment while shrouding the truth about the risks...|
|1/11/2010 - Several years ago, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (PSTF) issued an updated set of recommendations about mammogram screenings, suggesting which and how often women should get them. Since the last time the group issued its recommendations in 2002, new study data emerged that has led to a few...|
|12/15/2009 - A new study presented on December 1 at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) verified that annual mammography screenings may be responsible for causing breast cancer in women who are predisposed to the disease. Epidemiologist Marijke C. Jansen-van der Weide from the...|
|12/11/2009 - Two studies published in the Journal of the American Medical Association have added to the evidence that the C-reactive protein test provides little benefit to doctors seeking to assess their patients' risk of cardiovascular disease.
"The evidence does not support routine screening of people for...|
|11/18/2009 - Dr. Otis Brawley, chief medical officer of the American Cancer Society, recently participated in an interview with the New York Times concerning a Journal of the American Medical Association analysis of breast and prostate cancer screening. The study questioned the legitimacy of such screenings in saving...|
|11/18/2009 - In countries with public breast cancer screening programs, one in every three diagnosed with invasive breast cancers would never have produced symptoms in a patient before she died of other causes, a new study has revealed.
"Screening for cancer may lead to earlier detection of lethal cancers but...|
|11/17/2009 - Cancer experts are expressing increasing concern over the explosion of campaigns urging people to get regularly screened for a wide variety of cancers, warning that such programs may do more harm than good.
"It is a real problem," said Otis W. Brawley of the American Cancer Society. "They are doing...|
|11/11/2009 - According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), breast cancer is the most common cancer in women, affecting over 200,000 women in the U.S. each year and killing more than 40,000. For American men, cancer of the prostate is the type of malignancy that strikes with the greatest frequency.
The ACS says...|
|11/8/2009 - As we near the end of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, once again our country has been awash from shore to shore in a sea of pink - from pink ribbons and donation boxes to pink products, charity promotions, celebrities by the score and even pink cleats on NFL players. Tragically, most people are unaware...|
|10/15/2009 - Regular readers of NaturalNews know that recent studies have found little if any benefit to prostate cancer screening tests (http://www.naturalnews.com/026787_cancer_Prostate_prostate_cancer.html). What's more, although about one in six men will be diagnosed with the disease during their lifetime, only...|
|8/27/2009 - This is part four of an article series by Evelyn Pringle. Find previous parts here: Part One (http://www.naturalnews.com/026634_drugs_suicide_adhd.html), Part Two (http://www.naturalnews.com/026707_health_disease_depression.html) and Part Three (http://www.naturalnews.com/026742_depression_disease_postpartum_depression.html)....|
|8/19/2009 - A new study has cast fresh doubt on the widespread assumption that regular mammograms save lives, showing that 2,970 women must be screened for breast cancer in order to prevent even one death.
"For a woman in the screening subset of mammography-detectable cancers, there is a less than 5 percent...|
|8/6/2009 - If you are a man, you've probably had the fear of prostate cancer drilled into you -- along with the idea that it is critical to your health, and probably your life, to have regular prostate cancer screenings. But two just released large randomized trials indicate that if there is any benefit to screening,...|
|8/4/2009 - Two large studies published recently in the New England Journal of Medicine found that the PSA blood test used to screen for prostate cancer saves few lives and can lead to risky and unnecessary treatments for 95% of the men who are screened.
Dr. Otis Brawley, the chief medical officer of the American...|
|7/6/2009 - Anne is a good patient. She sees her doctor for regular checkups, has yearly mammograms, Pap tests, and colon cancer screenings, and she even paid for a full-body CT scan out of her own pocket. She figures she's doing everything she can to make sure she doesn't get cancer.
Truth is, Anne is doing...|
|5/18/2009 - The British National Health Service has been accused of promoting the benefits of breast cancer screening without warning women of the risks, in a letter signed by 23 people and published in The Times. The letter came in response to the findings of a study conducted by researchers from the Nordic Cochrane...|
|5/18/2009 - A new study in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute adds more evidence to the increasingly prevalent belief that regular prostate screenings may lead to more harm than good for older men.
Under current recommendations, most men over the age of 50 are advised to regularly undergo a screening...|
|5/15/2009 - Regular prostate screening provides no benefit for the majority of men over the age of 75 and should be discontinued, according to a study conducted by researchers from Johns Hopkins University and published in the Journal of Urology.
Because many prostate tumors are very slow growing, many men who...|
|5/2/2009 - Rep. Ron Paul has introduced the Parental Consent Act to protect families from mandatory "mental health screening" -- a thinly-veiled attempt by Big Pharma to drug expectant mothers and new moms with dangerous psychiatric drugs.
Here's the full text of the speech given by Ron Paul in the House of...|
|4/20/2009 - The promotion of the Mother's Act is like a rewind of a bad movie dating back to the 1960's when rock stars were singing songs about "mother's little helpers."
Women fought for years to gain acceptance of the fact that many female health problems were real and not symptoms of hypochondria. The psycho-pharmaceutical...|
|3/15/2009 - Genetic screening for the trait most strongly linked to early heart attacks does not, in fact, improve the ability to predict the risk of heart attack or other forms of cardiovascular disease, a new study has concluded.
"Once you already know the traditional risk factors, the additional information...|
|11/19/2008 - It takes a long wait to get a mammogram these days, sometimes up to a month. The waiting rooms are jammed despite the opening of new mammography centers. It is clear that more women than ever are operating under the delusion that mammograms reduce the risk of death from breast cancer, even in the face...|
|10/24/2007 - This is the second annual publication of NaturalNews's "Education, Not Medication" program designed to teach women the truth about how to prevent and even cure breast cancer. This disease is 90 percent preventable, mostly using completely free therapies. The breast cancer industry does not want women...|
|5/14/2007 - The American College of Physicians has recommended women in their 40s consult with their doctors before undergoing routine annual mammography screening. An expert panel from the American College of Physicians (ACP), which represents 120,000 internists, made this recommendation in the April 3rd issue...|
|10/23/2006 - The breast cancer industry is now run by corporations that profit from women with disease. With nearly all breast cancer nonprofits being subjugated by drug companies, the FDA censoring alternative cancer solutions, and the mainstream media wildly exaggerating the benefits of near-useless cancer drugs...|
|10/19/2006 - A new study by researchers from the Nordic Cochrane Centre in Denmark found that mammograms may harm ten times as many women as they help.
The researchers examined the benefits and negative effects of seven breast cancer screening programs on 500,000 women in the United States, Canada, Scotland and...|
|10/2/2006 - The UK branch of pharmaceutical giant Merck & Co. was recently suspended from the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) after "serious breaches" were discovered in its ethical conduct.
Merck Sharp & Dohme Ltd (MSD) recently engaged in a campaign to promote its prescription blood...|
|8/23/2006 - Despite years of public outcry, based on recommendations by President Bush's New Freedom Commission to screen all school children for mental illness, TeenScreen is now being administered in the nation's public school system and children are being regularly diagnosed with one, or more, disorders chosen...|
|8/10/2006 - Screening women for breast cancer could result in a 10% rate of over-diagnosis, finds a study published online by the BMJ today.
Although it is widely agreed that breast screening can reduce deaths, more discussion around this negative side effect of screening is needed, say the authors.
|8/15/2005 - Breast cancer is the leading cause of death among American women between the ages of 44 and 55. Dr. Gofinan, in his book, Preventing Breast Cancer, cites this startling statistic along with an in-depth look at mammographic screening, an early-detection practice that agencies like the American Cancer...|
|11/29/2004 - Bureaucrats in Chicago are currently discussing a proposal to require the mental health screening of all pregnant women and children up to the age of 18 years old. The purported mission of the program is to protect the health of the public by diagnosing mental disorders before they become full blown...|
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|8/7/2004 - The latest act of state-sponsored medical insanity has been announced by the Bush administration with their so-called New Freedom Commission on Mental Health that plans to conduct mental-health screening on all children and adults in the United States. As people are screened under this plan, they will...|
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