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Study Links Long-term NSAID Use to Lower Colorectal Cancer Risk

USPSTF, AAFP Continue to Recommend Against Routine Use of NSAIDs to Prevent Cancer

09/02/2015 — Danish researchers conducted a population-based, case-control study that found an association between long-term, continuous use of low-dose aspirin and long-term use of nonaspirin nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and decreased colorectal cancer risk.

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AAFP, Other Groups Spur FDA Action Against Tobacco Makers

Agency Calls for Halt to Companies' Deceptive Advertising

08/28/2015 — Three days after the AAFP called on the FDA's Center for Tobacco Products to take enforcement action against the Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Co. for making misleading claims about its cigarettes, the FDA issued a warning letter to the company.

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08/26/2015 — A recent NIH study found that students who used electronic cigarettes before starting ninth grade were more likely than their nonuser peers to start smoking traditional cigarettes and other combustible tobacco products within the next year.

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USPSTF Draft Statement Recommends Against Routine COPD Screening

Evidence Shows No Benefit for Screening Asymptomatic Patients

08/25/2015 — The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has issued a draft statement recommending against screening asymptomatic individuals for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

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