Arkansas PSA reaction, Asthma meds and heart
Arkansas PSA reaction
|Updated: 5/23/2012 4:33 pm
||Published: 5/23/2012 4:31 pm
The Arkansas Prostate Cancer Foundation is not happy about new government testing recommendations.
I told you about this story yesterday.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force said doctors should not perform prostate cancer screenings on healthy men.
That's because a protein called prostate-specific antigen often leads to unnecessary biopsies for men without cancer.
And those biopsies lead many men to be treated for slow-growing cancers that are harmless.
The Arkansas Prostate Cancer Foundation says it's deeply disappointed in yesterday's announcement and the detriment that it will cause to men and their loved ones.
Asthma meds and heart
New research suggests that young asthma patients who use certain inhalers could be more likely to suffer from an irregular heartbeat.
Illinois researchers looked at over 280,000 asthma patients.
They found those who use anti-cholin-ergic drugs are just over one and half times more at risk than non-users.
Researchers say the type of inhaler also makes a difference with the increase risk of irregularity seen with higher doses of the medication.
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