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  Health Highlights: Dec. 8, 2017

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:

Large Study Will Compare 3-D and Regular X-Ray Mammograms

A large study will try to determine whether 3-D mammograms are better than regular X-ray mammograms at finding the most dangerous breast tumors.

The U.S. National Cancer Institute-funded study will include 165,000 healthy women, ages 45-74, at about 100 mammography clinics across the U.S. and a few in Canada, the Associated Press reported.

They'll receive either regular or 3-D mammogram screening for five years. Most will be screened every year, but those with a lower risk will be screened every other year.

3-D mammograms are touted as being able to detect more cancers.

"But the idea isn't so much finding more cancers as finding the cancers that are going to be life-threatening," Dr. Worta McCaskill-Stevens, National Cancer Institute, told the AP.

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