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Written by Rolf Hefti
Garcinia cambogia extract is a widely known weight loss supplement, often touted by celebrity TV personality Dr. Oz. But is this dietary supplement as safe as he claims?
Written by Rolf Hefti
You may have heard of the latest mammogram study published in the BMJ, which found no reduction in the breast cancer specific mortality in those who undergo these screenings. Why did it cause such a backlash?
Written by Rolf Hefti
Breast cancer screening methods aimed at "early detection", whether they are orthodox tests such as mammography or alternative modalities such as thermography, have been marketed as procedures of "preventive medicine", allegedly helping to decrease mortality from breast cancer. But is this really true?
Written by Rolf Hefti
Getting a mammogram seems like a "no-brainer." The diagnostic test detects, by emitting allegedly harmless ionizing radiation, breast cancer early, thus it prevents the premature demise of the patient. Yet, many solid scientific facts invalidate these, on the surface, seemingly legitimate, highly plausible notions or claims about the value of mammography.

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