Top stories in health and medicine, May 7, 2013

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1. FDA Wants Cancer Warnings on Tanning Beds. Indoor tanning beds must must carry prominent warning labels indicating that children younger than 18 should not use them and that people who do use them need regular cancer screening.

2. Religion Powers End-of-Life Care. Terminal cancer patients with strong religious support were more likely to receive invasive treatments when near death than those without such connections.

3. Docs Don’t Test Kids for STDs, HIV. Despite guidelines calling for universal testing for HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), physicians administered these tests to adolescents less than 3% of the time.

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