Zimbabwe: First Lady Salutes NAC for Donating Cancer Machines

[The Herald] Health and Child Care Ambassador, First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa yesterday commended the National Aids Council of Zimbabwe for donating cervical cancer screening machines to the Ministry of Health and Child Care.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news

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This study argues that Congress should repeal all federal aid-to-state programs for many reasons, including that aid comes with costly strings attached that destroy local democracy.Richard Epstein and Mario Loyolanoted about aid programs: “When Americans vote in state and local elections, they think they are voting on state and local policies. But often they are just deciding which local officials get to implement the dictates of distant and insulated federal bureaucrats, whom even Congress can’t control.”I came across a table (p. 82) in New Jersey ’s budget that lists the $15 billion the state rece...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - Category: American Health Authors: Source Type: blogs
AbstractPurposePractice-based guidelines recommend HIV testing during initial invasive cervical cancer (ICC) workup. Determinants of HIV testing during diagnosis of AIDS-defining cancers in vulnerable populations, where risk for HIV infection is higher, are under-explored.MethodsWe examine factors associated with patterns of HIV testing among Medicaid enrollees diagnosed with ICC. Using linked data from the New Jersey State Cancer Registry and New Jersey Medicaid claims and enrollment files, we evaluated HIV testing among 242 ICC cases diagnosed from 2012 to 2014 in ages 21 –64 at (a) any point during Medicaid enroll...
Source: Cancer Causes and Control - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Conclusions: this study revealed that all health regions presented a coverage lower than recommended, in some period or in all of them, even with the State growth tendency it demonstrated an unequal and heterogeneous characteristic.Resumo Objetivos: analisar o acesso ao exame preventivo para o c âncer de colo do útero em Pernambuco, entre 2002 e 2015, por meio da cobertura do citopatológico. Métodos: foram utilizados dados de domínio público do Departamento de Informática do SUS, processados no Tabnet e Excel® e calculados os coeficientes de inclinação de te...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Saude Materno Infantil - Category: Midwifery Source Type: research
Viruses, Vol. 12, Pages 852: Contribution of Human Retroviruses to Disease Development—A Focus on the HIV– and HERV–Cancer Relationships and Treatment Strategies Viruses doi: 10.3390/v12080852 Authors: Ching-Hsuan Liu Nicole Grandi Lalitha Palanivelu Enzo Tramontano Liang-Tzung Lin Animal retroviruses are known for their transforming potential, and this is also true for the ones hosted by humans, which have gathered expanding attention as one of the potent causative agents in various disease, including specific cancer types. For instance, Human T Lymphotropic virus (HTLV) is a well-studied...
Source: Viruses - Category: Virology Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
Conditions:   Cervical Cancer;   HIV/AIDS Interventions:   Other: HPV screening and triage tests;   Behavioral: HPV self-sampling Sponsors:   Albert Einstein College of Medicine;   National Cancer Institute (NCI) Completed
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CONCLUSION: Psychosocial factors, the major barriers for screening uptake in women have remained unchanged over the years. Increasing awareness campaigns, usage of decision-making aids and changes in government policies are crucial for improving the rate of uptake and successful implementation of national screening programs. PMID: 32334474 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Asian Pac J Cancer Prev Source Type: research
ConclusionHIV positivity is associated with increased prevalence of HPV infection on different anatomic sites, which will result in increased burden of HPV-related cancers among PLHIV. Furthermore, primary studies with robust study designs aimed at investigating the risk developing HPV-related cancers among PLHIV are recommended.Systematic review registration: PROSPERO CRD42017062403
Source: Systematic Reviews - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
This study was the first study to examine PrEP delivery preferences in Malawi using DCE —a powerful elicitation tool to apply to other key populations at risk for HIV.
Source: AIDS and Behavior - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
Treatment for cancer is a difficult time for patients and their families. While there are significant benefits of chemotherapy in treating and managing many types of cancers, some of the negative side effects may not always be so obvious. One of the potential negative effects of chemotherapy that you may not be aware of is hearing loss. Hearing loss caused by chemotherapy is generally considered a type of sudden hearing loss, so monitoring hearing before and after treatment with hearing tests is important. How are chemotherapy and hearing loss connected? Hearing loss as a potential side effect of chemotherapy is more likel...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Cancer Ear, nose, and throat Hearing Loss Source Type: blogs
Condition:   HIV/AIDS Intervention:   Behavioral: Storytelling narrative videos on tablets Sponsor:   University of Massachusetts, Boston Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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