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Two new studies are bursting the bubble about the value of screening men for prostate cancer. from www.shutterstock.com

Prostate cancer testing: has the bubble burst?

Two major studies cast doubt on the value of screening for prostate cancer, yet it continues regardless.
Some of the equipment used during a Pap smear procedure. Pap smears are at the centre of the South African government’s cervical cancer prevention strategy, despite it yielding little success. shutterstock

Failure to set up affordable cervical cancer tests costs South Africa

South Africa's cervical cancer strategy has not yielded great results. Despite this, the country has still not opted for an alternative screening methods.
For the most part, pregnant women wish to remain pregnant – no matter how they came to be so. Jerry Lai/Flickr

Why should we offer screening for Down syndrome anyway?

The details of a surrogacy case involving an Australian couple commissioning a pregnancy in Thailand have created outrage in all sorts of quarters. But the father’s admission that he would have asked the…
The HPV vaccination program has had a profound impact on lowering the risk of cervical cancer in young women and suggested changes complement it. Emilian Robert Vicol/Flickr

Recommended cervical screening regime will save even more lives

Australian women may soon have fewer of those uncomfortable visits to the doctor for cervical cancer screening. After an extensive evidence review, the Medical Services Advisory Committee has recommended…

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