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Friday, May 25, 2012

Top News Stories: May 19-25


Listeria prompts salad recall, new prostate cancer screening guidelines, dangerous dietary supplements, and more of this week’s top news stories.

Panel: Don’t Get PSA Prostate Cancer Screen

The U.S. Preventive Service Task Force, the independent panel that sets U.S. cancer-screening policy, has reaffirmed its stance than men should not get routine PSA tests to screen for prostate cancer. Read more

CDC: All Baby Boomers Should Get Tested for Hep C

One in 30 baby boomers may be unknowingly infected with the hepatitis C virus, putting their lives at serious risk and prompting the CDC to call for all adults born between 1945 and 1965 to be tested. Read more

Nationwide Recall of Bagged Salads Expands

A wide range of salads sold under various brand names are being recalled due to possible listeria contamination. Read more

Sleep Apnea: Treatment May Help Keep BP Low

Treating obstructive sleep apnea may have a positive effect on sufferers’ risk for high blood pressure and heart disease. Read more

Some Dietary Supplements Linked to Liver Damage

Bodybuilding and weight-loss supplements have been linked to liver damage, according to a new study. Read more

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