GOOD NEWS ON PROSTATES
Does routine screening for prostate cancer save lives--or just lead to unnecessary biopsies? A major study out last week found that psa blood tests--which look for what's called prostate-specific antigens--do reduce the risk of early death 69%. And--thanks to a new blood test that's used when PSA levels are elevated--120,000 needless biopsies each year may be avoided too.
BAD NEWS FOR JET SKIERS
Riders of "personal watercraft" are far more likely to get hurt than conventional pleasure boaters, and a report issued last week helps explain why. Jet skiers, notably hourly renters, often get little instruction. They...