Routine Physicals Don't Save Lives, Study Finds

Patients who had regular general health checkups died of cardiovascular disease and cancer at virtually the same rate as those who did not have checkups, results of a systematic review and meta-analysis showed. Analysis of 16 clinical trials involving 183,000 patients found no significant difference in mortality risk from cardiovascular disease and cancer for people who had general checkups versus those who did not, according to Lasse T. Krogsboll, of the Cochrane Nordic Center in Copenhagen,...Full Story
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