Some Cervical Cancer Screening Strategies More Cost-Effective
TUESDAY, May 14, 2019 -- A cervical cancer screening strategy that involves cytologic testing every three years from ages 21 to 29 years and then continuing cytologic testing or switching to low-cost high-risk human papillomavirus (hrHPV) testing... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 14, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The 4 Types of Doctors Visits You Should Make For a Long, Healthy Life
Prevention is often called the best medicine — but research has shown that millions of Americans are not getting the preventive care they should to live long, healthy lives. Obstacles like inadequate access to care and financial barriers can keep people away from the doctor, but anxiety and feeling like care is unnecessary are also common deterrents. “There are a lot of things that every person could do to stay healthy, and this could help people to feel better, improve their quality of life and help them to live longer,” says Dr. Alex Krist, a professor of family medicine at Virginia Commonwealth Univer...
Source: TIME: Health - May 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Longevity public health Source Type: news

DNA test is an effective cervical cancer screening tool for women in low-income countries
(Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center) Dartmouth researchers have introduced an inexpensive DNA-based test for human papillomavirus (HPV), the cause of cervical cancer, in Honduras. The test aid can effectively be used to screen women who have never been screened for this deadly disease. Results of the initiative revealed not only high positivity rates of HPV but unexpected differences in the types of HPV compared to those found in the US. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

DNA Test Is an Effective Cervical Cancer Screening Tool for Women in Low-Income Countries
Effective cervical cancer screening initiative by Dartmouth researchers in Honduras identifies different human papillomavirus types than those in the U.S. (Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School)
Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School - May 2, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Authors: NonPerson Geisel Web Service Acct Tags: News Research cancer cervical cancer Gregory Tsongalis HPV Norris Cotton Cancer Center Source Type: news

The Germiest Place in Your Bathroom Isn ’t Your Toilet
Have you hovered over a toilet seat in a public restroom, desperate not to touch it? Chances are good that you have. Americans are so grossed out by the thought of touching things in public bathrooms that 64% of people who use them flush the toilet with their feet, according to a 2013 survey, and 60% use paper towels to open bathroom doors. Several studies over the years have revealed that scary-sounding bacteria and viruses cover the surfaces of bathrooms. But there’s a lot you don’t know about the germs that lurk in the bathroom. Here are four surprising facts about the germs you encounter in restrooms at an...
Source: TIME: Health - April 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Julissa Treviño Tags: Uncategorized public health Source Type: news

Cervical cancer subtype rising in some sub-populations
(American Cancer Society) A new study reports that a type of cervical cancer that is less amenable to Pap testing is increasing in several subpopulations of women, pointing to the growing importance of human papillomavirus (HPV) testing and vaccination (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sexually transmitted infections are on the rise. Here ’s what you need to know to protect yourself
UCLA Health Rates of sexually transmitted diseases have risen for the past four years to record highs in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ’slatest analysis. In California, the state health departmentfound that the number of people diagnosed with syphilis, gonorrhea or chlamydia in 2017 was 45 percent higher than five years prior.These sorts of statistics may spark a fear that there ’s little we can do to protect ourselves — but that’s not the full story.Dr. Leena Nathan, an obstetrician/gynecologist at UCLA Health-Westlake Village, consults with peo...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - February 14, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

New Study Finds Discrepancies in Cervical Cancer Screening Rates
A new Mayo Clinic study shows that the percentage of women who are screened for cervical cancer could be far lower than national data suggests. The researchers' findings were published in the Journal of Women’s Health and show that less than two thirds of women ages 30 to 65 were up-to-date with cervical cancer screenings in 2016. What’s telling is the percentage is even lower for women ages 21 to 29, with just over half current on screenings. Mayo Clinic Researchers said those figures are well below the 81% screening compliance rate that was self-reported in the 2015 National Health Int...
Source: MDDI - January 7, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MDDI Staff Tags: IVD Testing Source Type: news

New epigenetic cervical cancer test has 100 per cent detection rate
(Queen Mary University of London) A new test for cervical cancer was found to detect all of the cancers in a trial of 15,744 women, outperforming both the current Pap smear and human papillomavirus (HPV) test at a reduced cost, according to a study by Queen Mary University of London. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 17, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Mail-Based HPV Testing May Increase Access
TUESDAY, Dec. 11, 2018 -- A mail-based human papillomavirus (HPV) self-testing program appears to be a promising approach to screening women in Appalachia, according to a pilot study published online Nov. 19 in Sexually Transmitted Diseases. Paul L.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 11, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Increased cervical cancer risk in women with positive HPV, but no cellular abnormalities
(Wiley) Researchers have uncovered an increased risk of cervical cancer in women whose cervical cells test positive for certain high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) types but do not show any signs of cellular abnormalities. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the findings may help refine guidelines for cervical cancer screening. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 10, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Mailed HPV Tests Help Identify Women At Risk for Cervical Cancer Mailed HPV Tests Help Identify Women At Risk for Cervical Cancer
Kits to self-test for human papillomavirus (HPV) mailed to underserved women helped to identify virtually all of those with high-risk HPV oncogenic types, in a proof-of-principle study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Age to Stop Cervical Cancer Screening Depends on Test Used
FRIDAY, Nov. 2, 2018 -- Continuing regular cytology screening up to age 75 years or performing an exit human papillomavirus (HPV) test to confirm the absence of oncogenic HPV strains past the age of 55 years offers preventive benefit for older women... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 2, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

How Necessary Is HPV Cervical Cancer Screening for Women After Age 55?
FRIDAY, Nov. 2, 2018 -- Testing for human papillomavirus (HPV) has become the standard of care in screening for cervical cancer. But now, Canadian researchers say it may become unnecessary in women aged 55 or older who have one negative result with... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 2, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Liquid Biopsy Confirms Remission in HPV Oropharyngeal Cancer Liquid Biopsy Confirms Remission in HPV Oropharyngeal Cancer
A plasma circulating tumor human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA test had a negative predictive value of 100% and predicts patients at risk for cancer recurrence.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Quiz: Cancers Associated with Human Papillomavirus
Cervical cancer is the most common HPV-associated cancer. What are some of the others? Take our quiz to test your knowledge. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - October 10, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Adults Up to Age 45 Can Now Get the HPV Vaccine
Adults up to age 45 can now be vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV), reducing their chances of getting cervical, oral and other cancers. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced Friday that Gardasil 9, a vaccine that works against nine different types of HPV, is now approved for both men and women between the ages of 27 and 45. Previously, it was approved only for those between the ages of nine and 26, and recommended for all children at age 11 or 12. “Today’s approval represents an important opportunity to help prevent HPV-related diseases and cancers in a broader age range,” Dr. Peter M...
Source: TIME: Health - October 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime public health Source Type: news

HPV Testing Can Replace Pap Smears for Many Women, New Guidelines Say
Pap smears, long the gold standard for cervical cancer screening, may be used less frequently under new guidelines from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. The recommendations, which were published Tuesday in JAMA, say that women between ages 30 and 65 can rely on human papillomavirus (HPV) testing instead of, or in addition to, Pap smears. Women in this age group should get HPV testing every five years, a Pap smear every three years or a combination of the two tests every five years, the guidelines say. HPV causes the vast majority of cervical cancer cases, according to the National Cancer Institute, which makes HPV ...
Source: TIME: Health - August 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Cancer healthytime Innovation Health onetime Source Type: news

HPV Test May Replace Pap for Some Women, New Guidelines Say
TUESDAY, Aug. 21, 2018 -- The Pap smear has long been the gold standard for cervical cancer screening, but an expert panel now says the HPV (human papillomavirus) test is also an option for women over 30. These women now have three choices under... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Roche is on the “SurePath” for Cervical Cancer Screening with Approval
Roche has won a monumental approval from FDA that stands to enhance its cervical cancer detection offerings. The Basel, Switzerland-based company has received a nod for its cobas Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Test as a first-line screening test for cervical cancer in women 25 and older using cervical specimens collected in SurePath preservative fluid. "Before today, laboratories did not have an FDA-approved HPV test available that could cover all of the HPV screening options supported in professional guidelines and be used with both of the primary Pap test collection media," Ann Costello, Head of Roche Tissue Diagno...
Source: MDDI - August 3, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: IVD Source Type: news

Massive failure in cervical cancer screening prompts Ireland to overhaul testing
Irish health authorities will start screening women for cervical cancer with a test for human papillomavirus (HPV) — something a Canadian study recently recommended. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

What is the Interval For Non-simultaneous Administration of Live Virus Vaccines?
Discussion Vaccines are a mainstay of infectious disease prevention and health promotion. Infants, children and adults benefit from vaccines the most when they are given on the recommended schedules. However there are times when this is not possible as children come to the physician a little early, or a little late, or had unavailable records and so received addition vaccine, etc. There are many questions that arise because of these timing issues such as the one above. Standard vaccine schedules can be reviewed here. Commonly administered vaccines includes: Live-attenuated vaccines Cholera Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 9, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

HPV test is better than Pap smear at detecting precancerous cervical changes, study says
A test for HPV detects precancerous changes of the cervix earlier and more accurately than the Pap smear, according to a large clinical trial published Tuesday.The randomized, controlled study — the kind of trial considered the "gold standard" of research — showed that the human papillomavirus... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - July 4, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Laurie McGinley Source Type: news

HPV Cervical CA Screening Cuts Odds of Later CIN3 & #43; Diagnosis
TUESDAY, July 3, 2018 -- The use of primary human papillomavirus (HPV) testing versus cytology results in reduced likelihood of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) grade 3 or worse (CIN3+) at 48 months, according to a study published in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 3, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

HPV test tops Pap smear in cancer screening study
A new study finds that testing for the human papillomavirus or HPV was linked with significantly fewer cases of precancer in a 48-month period -- meaning the precancer was detected earlier -- compared with using pap smear testing. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is the Pap Smear On the Way Out?
TUESDAY, July 3, 2018 -- The Pap test, used for over 50 years to spot the early signs of cervical cancer, may soon become a thing of the past, new research suggests. Its replacement? The human papillomavirus (HPV) test. Nearly all cervical cancer... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 3, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Finding suggest HPV testing detects cervical pre-cancer earlier, more accurately than Pap smear
(JAMA Network) Nearly all cervical cancers are associated with persistent cervical infection from cancer-related human papillomavirus (HPV) strains. Testing for HPV alone, or combined with a Pap smear (cytology) for cervical screening, has been associated with increased detection of precancerous lesions compared with Pap smears alone. Some organizations have recommended primary HPV-based cervical cancer screening, while others have called for clinical trials of primary HPV testing alone. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 3, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Increased Rate of ASCUS Diagnosis With HPV Reflex Testing Increased Rate of ASCUS Diagnosis With HPV Reflex Testing
Does concomitantly requested high-risk human papillomavirus reflex testing bias the cytologic interpretation of Pap tests?American Journal of Clinical Pathology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

New device nukes STD viruses with microwaves... including HPV
(Natural News) In the future, treating human papillomavirus (HPV) may be done with a microwave system. Tests with the device, a compact and portable applicator developed by Emblation Microwave, are underway and have yielded positive results thus far. According to HPV experts from the University of Glasgow, it works by delivering a precise and controlled... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Approves New HPV Test that Detects and Identifies HPV Genotypes that put Women at High Risk for Cervical Cancer
The BD Onclarity™ HPV Assay can detect 14 high-risk HPV types and provide additional information to guide physician decision-making FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Feb. 13, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYS... Diagnostics, FDA BD , BD Onclarity, HPV assay, human papillomavirus (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - February 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Is It Time to Scrap the Pap Test?
The combination of tests for cervical cancer includes a test to detect the human papillomavirus (HPV) and the test commonly known as the Pap test. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HPV Vaccine Could Mean 3 Pap Tests in a Lifetime HPV Vaccine Could Mean 3 Pap Tests in a Lifetime
Women who have had the human papillomavirus (HPV) jab may only need 3 smear tests for cervical cancer in their lifetime, a study suggests.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

HPV blood test: Throat CANCER chemotherapy treatment can cause THESE toxic side-effects
A TEST for throat cancer patients with the human papillomavirus could find whether chemotherapy treatment will be effective. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HPV blood test: Throat cancer treatment can cause THESE toxic side-effects
A TEST for throat cancer patients with the human papillomavirus could find whether chemotherapy treatment will be effective. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Screening for cervical abnormalities in women offered HPV vaccination
(PLOS) Human papillomavirus (HPV) testing detects a higher number of precancerous cervical lesions than cytology-based Pap smears in a female population including a proportion offered HPV vaccination, according to a new study published in PLOS Medicine by Karen Canfell of Cancer Council New South Wales, Australia, researchers at the Victorian Cytology Service, Melbourne, Australia, and colleagues. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 19, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Improving cervical cancer screening rates for transgender men
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) A new study indicates that alternative options for cervical cancer screening, including self-sampling for human papillomavirus (HPV) testing, could improve the screening rate among transgender men. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

3 Scientists and Planned Parenthood Win Lasker Prizes for Medical Research
(NEW YORK) — Two scientists who paved the way for widely used vaccines and another who discovered key players in cell growth have been awarded prestigious medical research awards. The Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation also announced Wednesday that it was giving its public service award to Planned Parenthood. Each award includes a $250,000 honorarium. The foundation’s clinical research award is shared by Dr. Douglas Lowy and John Schiller of the U.S. National Cancer Institute. In the early 1990s they began work that would eventually lead to vaccines against human papillomavirus, or HPV, which causes cervical can...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Malcolm Ritter / AP Tags: Uncategorized awards medical research onetime Planned Parenthood Science Source Type: news

How Common Are STIs?
Discussion Of the 30 different microbes which can be transmitted by sexual contact, 8 have the greatest incidence of transmitting disease. Four are curable (Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis and Trichomoniasis) and 4 are incurable at present (Hepatitis B, Herpes simplex virus (HSV), Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and Human papillomavirus (HPV)). Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are important as they can cause: Increased rates of acquisition of other STIs (ie HSV and syphilis increase the rate of HIV infection acquisition) Pelvic inflammatory disease and infertility Stillbirth and neonatal death Neonatal morbidity i...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 17, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

HPV Testing Speeds Cancer Diagnosis When Cytology Is Confusing HPV Testing Speeds Cancer Diagnosis When Cytology Is Confusing
Human papillomavirus (HPV) testing in women with cytology showing atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance (ASC-US) in the cervix leads to faster and more complete diagnosis, according to new research published in JAMA Oncology.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

HPV tests lead to earlier detection of cervical pre-cancer
Women who receive human papillomavirus (HPV) testing, in addition to a pap smear, receive a faster, more complete diagnosis of possible cervical pre-cancer, according to UK researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 23, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

HPV testing leads to earlier detection and treatment of cervical pre-cancer
(Queen Mary University of London) Women who receive human papillomavirus (HPV) testing, in addition to a pap smear, receive a faster, more complete diagnosis of possible cervical precancer, according to a study of over 450,000 women by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and the University of New Mexico (UNM) Comprehensive Cancer Center. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 22, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Henrietta Lacks' Cells Are Still Helping Protect Women From Cervical Cancer
When Henrietta Lacks was being treated for cervical cancer more than 60 years ago, her cells were taken for medical research without her consent. This ethical controversy became the subject of a 2010 best-selling book, Rebecca Skloot’s The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks, and now an HBO movie of the same name starring Oprah Winfrey. Despite radiation therapy and surgery, Lacks died from the cancer in 1951. But her cells, known to scientists as HeLa cells, have played a role in many scientific advancements ― and have helped protect other young women from the cervical cancer that took Lacks’ lif...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Henrietta Lacks' Cells Are Still Helping Protect Women From Cervical Cancer
When Henrietta Lacks was being treated for cervical cancer more than 60 years ago, her cells were taken for medical research without her consent. This ethical controversy became the subject of a 2010 best-selling book, Rebecca Skloot’s The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks, and now an HBO movie of the same name starring Oprah Winfrey. Despite radiation therapy and surgery, Lacks died from the cancer in 1951. But her cells, known to scientists as HeLa cells, have played a role in many scientific advancements ― and have helped protect other young women from the cervical cancer that took Lacks’ lif...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 22, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Who Was Henrietta Lacks? 5 Striking Facts About The ‘Mother Of Modern Medicine’
Hardly anyone knew of Henrietta Lacks’ life story prior to 2010.   That year, Rebecca Skloot’s The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks was released, and went on to become a New York Times best-seller. The biographical book told the story of a black woman born on a tobacco farm in Roanoke, Virginia, in 1920 who revolutionized medical research and saved the lives of millions, without ever knowing it. Now, a new film by the same name starring Oprah Winfrey aims to make her life and impact more widely known. Who exactly was Henrietta Lacks? And why is she described as the “Mother of Medicine&...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 19, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Who Was Henrietta Lacks? 5 Striking Facts About The ‘Mother Of Modern Medicine’
Hardly anyone knew of Henrietta Lacks’ life story prior to 2010.   That year, Rebecca Skloot’s The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks was released, and went on to become a New York Times best-seller. The biographical book told the story of a black woman born on a tobacco farm in Roanoke, Virginia, in 1920 who revolutionized medical research and saved the lives of millions, without ever knowing it. Now, a new film by the same name starring Oprah Winfrey aims to make her life and impact more widely known. Who exactly was Henrietta Lacks? And why is she described as the “Mother of Medicine&...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Henrietta Lacks's Cells Made These Breakthroughs Possible
Since its establishment in 1951, the HeLa cell line has been used to study everything from influenza to in vitro fertilization—and HeLa cells can now be found in laboratories the world over. Among the breakthrough medical moments Lacks’s DNA made possible: 1952 Jonas Salk develops the world’s first polio vaccine—but the lifesaving advancement must be tested before being given to children. Enter the first HeLa distribution center, created to produce trillions of cells and expose them to the virus. 1953 HeLa cells are mistakenly mixed with a liquid that causes their chromosomes to unclump, offering a...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Henrietta Lacks's Cells Made These Breakthroughs Possible
Since its establishment in 1951, the HeLa cell line has been used to study everything from influenza to in vitro fertilization—and HeLa cells can now be found in laboratories the world over. Among the breakthrough medical moments Lacks’s DNA made possible: 1952 Jonas Salk develops the world’s first polio vaccine—but the lifesaving advancement must be tested before being given to children. Enter the first HeLa distribution center, created to produce trillions of cells and expose them to the virus. 1953 HeLa cells are mistakenly mixed with a liquid that causes their chromosomes to unclump, offering a...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 17, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Pittsburgh docs on pap smears: Still relevant, but maybe not for long
Pap smears, once recommended annually to screen women for cervical cancer, have decreased in frequency in the past few years as screening and vaccinations for human papillomavirus, the virus that causes the vast majority of cervical cancer cases, have become more widespread — a trend Pittsburgh doctors say could lead medicine away from the pap smear altogether. While countries like the Netherlands and Australia have abandoned the pap smear in favor of HPV-only testing, most U.S. doctors still… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - March 6, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Lydia Nuzum Source Type: news

We've Been Seriously Underestimating Cervical Cancer Risks
Women, especially black women, might face a greater chance of dying of cervical cancer than previously thought, according to a study published Monday in the journal Cancer. Estimates from previous studies may have been artificially low because they included women who had had hysterectomies, a procedure to remove the uterus. The new study suggests that black women are dying at a rate 77 percent higher, and white women are dying at a rate 47 percent higher, than researchers had previously thought. After adjusting for hysterectomies, cervical cancer killed 10 out of every 100,000 black women and approximately 5 out ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

These Numbers Show Just How Safe Vaccines Are
Anti-vaccine advocate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. said that President-elect Donald Trump asked him to lead a new government commission on vaccine safety. But science on this issue is already clear; numerous studies show that vaccines are safe and effective, and that serious side effects are rare. On Jan. 10, Kennedy met with the president-elect at Trump Tower, and later told reporters about the new commission. However, the Trump administration did not confirm that such a commission was in the works. A spokesperson for Trump said only that the president-elect was “exploring the possibility of forming a committee on autism,&...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news