"For women 21 years and older at average risk for cervical cancer , getting screened once every 3 years should be enough, according to advice from the American College of Physicians (ACP).There is also a recommendation against screening women younger than 21 for cervical cancer. Also, doctors should not test for human papillomavirus (HPV ) infections in women younger than 30, the group says. The advice was released at the ACP's internal medicine conference and published online in the Annals of Internal Medicine."
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" If you've ever had one (or a dozen) urinary tract infections, you might not be surprised to learn that they're the most common bacterial infections in the United States.
What you might not know is that doctors are running out of oral antibiotics to treat such infections, which account for nearly 10 million annual visits to doctors' offices or hospital emergency departments.
That's happening as the bacteria causing them become more resistant to the medicines used to treat them. Antibiotic resistance in general is on the rise worldwide, but one especially troubling example is the rise in resistant strains of E coli, the bacteria that cause more than 80% of UTIs."
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"Women in their 40s should talk with their doctors and then decide for themselves whether they need regular mammograms to screen for breast cancer before age 50, according to draft U.S. federal health guidelines.
The guidelines still recommend mammograms to screen for breast cancer every two years for women ages 50 to 74.
However, those recommendations are still at odds with the American Cancer Society and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Both of those groups recommend annual screening beginning at age 40."
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