U.S. task force still advises against carotid artery stenosis screening

(HealthDay)—The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends against screening the general adult population for asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis. This recommendation forms the basis of a draft recommendation statement published online Aug. 4 by the USPSTF. Janelle M. Guirguis-Blake, M.D., from Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research in Portland, Oregon,…

Breast cancer screening falls to a record low in England

Breast cancer screening falls to a record low as nearly 800,000 women TURNED DOWN their mammogram last year, official figures reveal Out of 2.54million women invited for screening, 749,300 did not go for the test The screening saves lives by catching breast cancer early before it has spread  Falling figures…