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New National Cervical Cancer Screening Recommendation, Study

The findings, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), were used to inform the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, which published its updated recommendation on cervical cancer screening in the same issue of the journal.

The Task Force is an independent panel of experts that makes evidence-based recommendations on disease prevention. The Task Force also provides an annual report to Congress on the evidence base for clinical preventive services and recommends priority areas that deserve further examination.

Tobacco-Related Heart Disease Reduced through Prevention and Cessation, Experts

Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death in the world and encompasses a variety of products, including cigarettes, e-cigarettes, and smokeless tobacco. Combustible cigarettes remain the most common tobacco product used by U.S. adults, but studies have shown no level of cigarette consumption is safe.

A new review—published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology—examines policies to achieve complete cigarette abstinence as part of efforts to reduce the risk of heart disease.