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One in 68 American children is diagnosed with autism. It's probably too many

Rates of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are not creeping up so much as leaping up. New numbers just released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention… 2,598 more words

— so I have been invited to meet with the great and the good! There’s an international conference entitled “Preventing Overdiagnosis” in September. It was held in the States last year, and I was well aware of it, but not in a position to go for multiple reasons. 213 more words

Emergency Rooms from the ER physician's perspective

I guess most people have been to the Emergency Department of a hospital, either as a patient or accompanying one. Maybe you’ve been fortunate enough to never have visited one, but you’ve heard stories from friends and loved ones who have. 517 more words

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Autism is not the new black

You may have heard that the CDC recently released new figures and now estimates that 1 in every 68 children are on the autism spectrum. The prior number was 1 in 88 children, so the new figures are an increase of 30%. 398 more words

Breast cancer: to screen or not to screen?

Last month, the results from 25 years follow-up of a Canadian trial into mammographic screening for breast cancer were published. The conclusion: breast cancer screening could be doing more harm than good. 190 more words


Screening does not prevent aggressive breast cancer

Breast screening was thought to detect cancer before it had spread, but a new Danish study of Norwegian women’s screening results shows that breast screening does not detect those aggressive killer cancers early enough. 199 more words


Elizabeth reblogged this on One Lump or Two and commented:

The evidence just keeps growing --