Top Medical Stories for Thursday, May 16th

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT)– Here are today’s top medical stories from our partners at Ivanhoe Communications.

Chewing Tobacco Still Used by Teens Although smoking has been declining in youths since the 1990s, researchers discovered that between 2000 and 2011, there was no change in the prevalence of smokeless tobacco use among middle and high school students.

Breast Cancer Detection Rates May Vary The Prevention and Cancer Control at Cancer Care Ontario in Toronto, Canada has found that digital direct radiography (DR) is significantly more effective than computed radiography (CR) at detecting breast cancer.

Mothers Breastfeed Longer with Early Formula Use? Providing newborns with small amounts of formula for the first few days after birth may increase the amount of time mothers can breastfeed.

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