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Virtual colonoscopy is less invasive than regular colonoscopy.

In addition to offering doctors a look at the inside of the colon, virtual colonoscopy examines the entire abdomen and pelvis. Not only does virtual colonoscopy identify colorectal cancer, it also boosts the likelihood of detecting cancers outside of the colon, a new study shows.

Source:
http://consumer.healthday.com/Article.asp?AID=642235

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Under a new law in New York, physicians who treat patients with a terminal illness must offer information about prognosis and options for palliative care.

Source:
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/24/health/24brod.html

People who work nights can develop shift work sleep disorder, putting them at risk of headaches, mood changes, accidents and weight gain.

Source:
http://consults.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/08/13/when-work-hours-disrupt-sleep/