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November 5, 2014
New Topic Page: Cervical Cancer Screening
Female reproductive system

Visit the new MedlinePlus Health Topic page on Cervical Cancer Screening.

The cervix is the lower part of the uterus, the place where a baby grows during pregnancy. Cancer screening is looking for cancer before you have any symptoms. Cancer found early may be easier to treat...


November 5, 2014
New Topic Page: Prostate Cancer Screening
Illustration of male reproductive and urinary anatomy

Visit the new MedlinePlus Health Topic page on Prostate Cancer Screening.

The prostate is the gland below a man's bladder that produces fluid for semen. Cancer screening is looking for cancer before you have any symptoms. Cancer found early may be easier to treat...


November 4, 2014
November Issue of NIH News in Health Now Available
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The November issue of NIH News in Health is now available.

Featured stories include "Preventing Type 2 Diabetes: Steps Toward a Healthier Life" and "Parkinson’s Disease: Understanding a Complicated Condition". Also, check out the health capsules and the featured Web site.


November 3, 2014
Director's Comments: Firearms, Kids, & Hospitalization
Listen to the NLM Director's Comments

Listen to the NLM Director's Comments on Firearms, Kids, & Hospitalization. The transcript is also available.

An average of 20 U.S. children and teen agers are hospitalized daily (or about 7,400 kids a year) solely because of injuries from firearms, finds a recent, descriptive study published in Pediatrics.