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A US government panel says that healthy men should not receive routine prostate-specific antigen blood tests to screen for prostate cancer, reports The New York Times' Gardiner Harris. This latest recommendation by the United States Preventive Services Task Force comes on the heels of a recent New York Times article highlighting the ongoing debate over the utility of PSA tests.

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