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List of five unnecessary vascular tests released

(HealthDay)—The Society for Vascular Medicine (SVM) has published "Five Things Physicians and Patients Should Question" in vascular medicine, a list of five tests and procedures that are commonly used but ...

Feb 26, 2013
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Cooking tips to possibly lessen risk of arsenic in rice

Last month rice lovers got some bitter news. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Consumer Reports released studies showing "worrisome" levels of cancer-causing arsenic in many popular rices and rice products.

Oct 08, 2012
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Genetically engineered rice: Protection from arsenic?

(Medical Xpress)—In an article this week, Consumer Reports is calling on the Food and Drug Administration to set standards for how much arsenic can be allowed in rice after finding the potential toxin in almost every ri ...

Sep 20, 2012
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US urged to set standards for arsenic in rice

(AP)—The U.S. Food and Drug Administration may consider new standards for the levels of arsenic in rice as consumer groups are calling for federal guidance on how much of the carcinogen can be present in food.

Sep 19, 2012
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Tiny batteries pose growing threat to kids

(HealthDay)—As the use of small button batteries has become more widespread to power devices such as toys, watches and hearing aids, more young children have swallowed them, resulting in choking and even ...

Aug 30, 2012
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Overdiagnosis poses significant threat to human health

Overdiagnosis poses a significant threat to human health by labeling healthy people as sick and wasting resources on unnecessary care, warns Ray Moynihan, Senior Research Fellow at Bond University in Australia, in a feature ...

May 30, 2012
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