NCHR Letter to Mayor Bowser Regarding Toxic Artificial Turf -

National Center for Health Research: July 19, 2017   Dear Mayor Bowser: I am writing as the president of the National Center for Health Research and as a D.C. employer to express our strong concerns about the dangers of artificial turf that is being widely used on school play grounds, athletic fields, and parks. Like […]

NCHR Comments on CPSC Agenda and Priorities for FY2018-2019 -

Diana Zuckerman, PhD, National Center for Health Research: July 26, 2017   Diana Zuckerman, Ph.D., President of National Center for Health Research¬† Comments on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission¬† Agenda and Priorities for FY2018/2019 The National Center for Health Research is a nonprofit research center staffed by scientists, medical professionals, and health experts who […]

When should women start regular mammograms? 40? 50? And how often is “regular”? -

In recent years, there has been a growing concern that annual mammograms starting at age 40 may do more harm than good for many women. That is why the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force, an expert group that reviews the latest research findings, recommends that mammography screening for most women start at age 50 rather than 40, and that the frequency be every two years (instead of annually) through the age of 74.