I had no cancer symptoms but a smear saved my life
Laura McAdam shares her story as part of new government campaign to boost the uptake of smear tests. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why, When and How to Test At-Home for COVID-19
As we close in on two years of living with COVID-19, quick and accurate tests for COVID-19 remain an urgent priority. In fact, as schools reopen, businesses resume operations and people return to work, rapid testing could be the key to preventing Delta or any new variants of SARS-CoV-2 from flaring into even larger outbreaks. But that’s only if testing is used in the right way, at the right time and in the right places. With more opportunities for people to interact in public settings where the virus can spread, it’s never been more important to know who is infected and potentially seeding new COVID-19 infectio...
Source: TIME: Health - October 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Abnormal smear test results explained – could dyskaryosis lead to cancer?
A SMEAR test - otherwise known as cervical screening - is offered for free by the NHS for women between the ages of 25 to 64. It is one of the best preventative tools from cancer, but what does it mean if you have abnormal results? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cincinnati exposes Notre Dame's weaknesses, but get ready for all the haters heading into the College Football Playoff
The haters are about to come out of the Power Five woodwork in attempt to smear Cincinnati's playoff case. But the Bearcats are better... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Media smear campaign against ivermectin timed to clear market for Pfizer's new ivermectin-like clone drug, which will be hailed as a "miracle"
(Natural News) If you are wondering why ivermectin has dominated the mainstream news cycle recently, the answer is Pfizer, which is right now trying to pirate the drug in an attempt to create a new “blockbuster” cash cow. On Monday, the pharmaceutical giant announced to the world that it is launching an “accelerated” Phase 2/3... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ireland ’s ‘CervicalCheck’ Cancer Screening Program Remains Plagued by Controversy Despite Reform Efforts
Two US clinical laboratories providing testing for the problem-laden program have been targets of lawsuits from women who allege their smear test results were misread In Ireland, the nation’s health service continues to deal with the consequences from problems with its “CervicalCheck” service that is designed to provide timely screening for the early detection of […] The post Ireland’s ‘CervicalCheck’ Cancer Screening Program Remains Plagued by Controversy Despite Reform Efforts appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - August 25, 2021 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jillia Schlingman Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice International Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing anatomic pathology CervicalCheck CervicalCheck Tribunal Cian O’Carroll clinical laboratory clinical pathology Clinical Pathology Source Type: news

How to prepare for a smear test: Can I request a female doctor for my smear test?
SMEAR tests are awkward and uncomfortable but essential to help prevent cancer and check for HPV. Here's how to prepare for your cervical screening. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Facebook Bans Firm Behind Pfizer, AstraZeneca Smear Campaign Facebook Bans Firm Behind Pfizer, AstraZeneca Smear Campaign
A network of 65 Facebook accounts and 243 Instagram accounts was traced back to Fazze, an advertising and marketing firm working in Russia on behalf of an unknown client.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - August 10, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Facebook bans firm behind Pfizer, AstraZeneca smear campaign
Facebook has removed hundreds of accounts linked to a disinformation network operating out of Russia that sought to smear COVID-19 vaccines made by Pfizer and AstraZeneca (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Dr. Mercola serves legal notice to New York Times, demands disinfo rag stop publishing blatant lies to smear him
(Natural News) As you may have seen, Dr. Joseph Mercola is all over the news these days for allegedly spreading “disinformation” about how people can keep themselves healthy with things like vitamin D and zinc. Well, now he is fighting back. In a legal notice to The New York Times, Dr. Mercola warned the fake... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NYTimes admits its smear against Babylon Bee was fake news
(Natural News) A media operation notorious for promoting fake news caved under pressure when the Babylon Bee threatened it with a defamation lawsuit. (Article by Ben Sellers republished from HeadlineUSA.com) The New York Times had claimed that the conservative, pro-Christian humor site “frequently trafficked in misinformation under the guise of satire.” The Bee relies upon a similar format to that of leftist humor... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Partners in crime: Agricultural pest that relies on bacteria to overcome plant defenses
(Tokyo University of Science) The oral secretions of herbivorous insects can activate plant defense mechanisms that protect plant cells from being digested. However, scientists at the Tokyo University of Science have discovered that some larvae " partner up " with bacteria that help interrupt these plant defense mechanisms. This disrupts the plant's defenses before the digestive proteins that the larvae smear on them. These findings may help agricultural scientists devise countermeasures that protect important agricultural species from the larvae. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 27, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Social media heavyweights wooed for Pfizer smear campaign
Social media influencers in France with hundreds of thousands of followers say a mysterious advertising agency offered to pay them if they agreed to smear Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine with negative fake stories (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

‘Disgraceful’: AP slammed for sacking reporter amid Palestine row
US journalist Emily Wilder sacked by AP news agency after right-wing ‘smear campaign’ over her past Palestine activism. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'My exhausting smear test battle'
Transgender men, such as Laurie, are not automatically contacted for potentially life-saving smear tests. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lawyers spar over proposed evidence of Ahmaud Arbery's past law enforcement encounters
Prosecutors argued against allowing the evidence at the suspects' October trial, calling it an attempt to smear Arbery's character. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nearly $500 million a year in Medicare costs goes to 7 services with no net health benefits
FINDINGSA UCLA-led study shows that physicians frequently order preventive medical services for adult Medicare beneficiaries that are considered unnecessary and of “low value” by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force — at a cost of $478 million per year.The researchers analyzed national survey data over a 10-year period, looking specifically at seven preventive services given a “D” rating by the task force, and discovered that these services were ordered more than 31 million times annually.BACKGROUNDThe U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, an independent panel appointed by the Department of ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - April 29, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Same Apple that smears Georgia's voter ID laws as "racist" now launching vaccine passport ID system on all iPhones
(Natural News) According to Apple, it is totally racist for residents of Georgia to have to show proper identification before being allowed to vote. However, when it comes to allowing people to travel internationally without a Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) “vaccine passport,” Apple says not a chance. To help facilitate the global enslavement of all people... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New technology could replace Pap smear in cervical cancer screening, researchers say
New nanotechnologies and machine learning approaches may replace the Pap smear as the primary method for cervical cancer screening because they can accurately identify women with the disease, according to a new analysis. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cervical cancer testing tech could replace pap smears, save lives
(American Institute of Physics) Emerging technologies can screen for cervical cancer better than Pap smears and, if widely used, could save lives in areas where access to health care may be limited. In Biophysics Reviews, scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital write advances in nanotechnology and computer learning are among the technologies helping develop HPV screening that take the guesswork out of the precancer tests. That could mean better screening in places that lack highly trained doctors and advanced laboratories. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 30, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Stephen Miller slams Biden for 'detestable lie' and 'smear' about Trump border policy
Former Trump senior adviser Stephen Miller ripped President Biden’s "detestable lie" that his predecessor let migrant children starve to... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Namibia: Underprivileged Women in Walvis Bay Screened for Cervical Cancer Through Pap Smear Campaign
[Namibia Economist] Namport recently joined Dr. Jeketera Khumalo, a local Obstetrician and Gynaecologist in Walvis Bay, for a pap smear campaign, were they sponsored medical screening for 40 underprivileged women, in the celebration of Women's month. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

AI method can detect precursors to cervical cancer
(Karolinska Institutet) Using artificial intelligence and mobile digital microscopy, researchers hope to create screening tools that can detect precursors to cervical cancer in women in resource-limited settings. A study led by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden now shows that AI screenings of pap smears carried out with portable scanners were comparable to analyses done by pathologists. The results are published in the journalJAMA Network Open. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 17, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

EVE SIMMONS: I did the new DIY smear test in my office loo
EVE SIMMONS: I am standing in the toilet at work with my trousers around my ankles. An NHS instruction manual is balanced on the loo seat about how to take a DIY smear test. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctor shows the world we've all been pronouncing cervical wrong - 'sur-vi-kl'
A DOCTOR might have shattered the long-held preconception on how to pronounce cervical - in reference to a cervical smear test women over a certain age are encouraged to get. In her own words, Dr Nighat Arif said "sur-vi-kl". (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Self smear test kit: Can you order a 'DIY' at home smear test kit on the NHS?
SMEAR TESTS are essential and potentially life-saving medical screenings for all women over 25, and now you might be able to do your own smear test at home. Can you order your own DIY smear test on the NHS? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Smear tests: Women to trial 'do-it-at-home' kits for NHS
About 31,000 women will be offered the swab checks, which can help spot early signs of cervical cancer. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS in London will trial DIY cervical smear tests for women who are overdue cancer screening
People in the Barnet, Camden, Islington, Newham and Tower Hamlets boroughs of London will be offered the home swab kits to test themselves in a bid to boost screening uptake. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS gives women Human Papillomavirus Virus (HPV) home testing kits to cut cancer deaths
More than 31,000 women will be offered kits to carry out smear tests in the privacy and convenience of their own homes in a trial. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 24, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

CNN launches smear attack on The Truth About Cancer founders Ty and Charlene Bollinger
(Natural News) Fake news giant CNN launched a smear attack against Ty and Charlene Bollinger of The Truth About Cancer (TTAC) after the pair organized a “MAGA Freedom Rally D.C.” event about a block from the Capitol on Jan. 6. Through a political action committee (PAC) they run, the Bollingers gave a speaking platform to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

EVIL: Democrats changed house rules so they could smear President Trump repeatedly during impeachment sham as a racist and "White Supremacist-in-Chief"
(Natural News) Missouri freshman Rep. Cori Bush made a big splash on Wednesday by calling President Trump a “white-supremacist-in-chief” during the slapdash impeachment day. (Article by Jim Hoft republished from TheGatewayPundit.com) This is allowed now in the US House of Representatives. Democrats threw respect, integrity, wisdom and decorum out the window. Bush was so proud of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

At-Home Smear Tests Will Make Screenings Accessible During Coronavirus And Beyond, Says Charity
By creating home test kits cervical screenings may become more widely available for people who have always found them to be inaccessible. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 22, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Alice Broster, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Leadership /leadership ForbesWomen /forbeswomen Coronavirus Source Type: news

Cannock mum developed cancer after wrong smear result
A hospital apologises to Rachael Foley after she undergoes a hysterectomy following the error. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid smear-test delays prompt calls for home HPV tests
Delays to smear tests in lockdown prompt cervical cancer charities to call for home-testing kits. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Consumer Health: Who needs a Pap smear, when and why?
January is Cervical Health Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about detecting cervical cancer. A Pap smear, also called a Pap test, is a procedure to test for cervical cancer. A Pap smear also can detect changes in cervical cells that suggest cancer may develop in the future. Early-stage cervical [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - January 14, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

What Does an Abnormal Pap Smear Indicate
? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - January 12, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

NBC News smears pro-life, pro-family org as 'hate group,' defends PornHub
(Natural News) “NBC’s hypocrisy is sickening,” said Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D., president of the Ruth Institute. “While it smears the Institute and other pro-family organizations as ‘hate groups,’ it defends PornHub, a major distributor of pedophilia videos.” (Article republished from LifeSiteNews.com) Morse reported: “On December 9 and December 12, NBC published stories claiming to expose how ‘anti-gay hate groups,’ including the Ruth Institute, benefited from... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Drop In Mammograms During Coronavirus Could Have Serious Implications In Years To Come
As clinics put a pause on elective and preventative procedures during the pandemic, a serious backlog has built up of people who are due to have mammograms, smear tests and other cancer screenings. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 4, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Alice Broster, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Source Type: news

Dominion Voting lawyers warn Trump attorney Giuliani of litigation over alleged smear campaign, report says
Dominion Voting has pushed back hard against claims by President Trump and others that Joe Biden won the election because of fraud... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Situation Update, Dec. 13th - Trump readies evidence to leverage against Biden, Gen. Perna announces "vaccine D-Day... the beginning of the end"
(Natural News) Highlights of today’s Situation Update for Dec. 13th, 2020: (full podcast below) CIA assassination squads are active in America, taking out election fraud witnesses. We are all now living on an active battlefield (CONUS). Millions of Americans being held as Prisoners of War (POWs) by Democrat governor lockdowns. Media hit pieces and smears... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

From 'smear campaign' to 'Russian disinformation,' liberal media teamed up to dismiss Hunter Biden story
There has been plenty of criticism in recent days of the mainstream media's refusal to cover the New York Post's bombshell reporting on... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Almost 250,000 women are overdue cervical smear tests this year due to Covid-19
Some 3.2million women in England have been screened for the cancer in the last 12 months, down 240,000 on the 3.43million checked last year. The NHS shut down in March to free up beds for Covid. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Report: Democrat operative who pushed vote-by-mail also pushed the phony Russian dossier
(Natural News) Enjoying all the havoc surrounding the 2020 election? How would you feel if the same Democratic lawyer behind the changes in voting laws across the country that has turned our election process into that of a third-world banana republic was also behind the Russian dossier to smear President Trump for the 2016 election?... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

' Soak-and-Smear' AD Protocol Backed by Evidence'Soak-and-Smear' AD Protocol Backed by Evidence
The most effective initial step for clearing atopic dermatitis in infants and young children involves daily bathing, followed by immediate application of a moisturizer, topical steroid, or both.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - November 5, 2020 Category: Dermatology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Can you have a smear test on your period?
SMEAR TESTS are medical screenings to check the health of your cervix, and all women with a cervix need to have one once they hit 25 years old. Can you have a smear test on your period? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Letter Slams Major Hospital Chain for Poor COVID-19 Protection Letter Slams Major Hospital Chain for Poor COVID-19 Protection
HCA Healthcare, the nation's largest for-profit hospital chain, contends it is doing everything it can to safeguard employees, and says the letter is part of a union campaign to smear hospitals.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - November 2, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Trump Told A Cheering Rally Crowd He May Fire Anthony Fauci After The Election
As he seeks to downplay the coronavirus pandemic, Trump has repeatedly tried to smear and discredit Anthony Fauci, the top US infectious... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Murdoch news smear campaign against former Australian Prime minister for demanding Australian Media diversity
Kevin Rudd has revealed he was “blindsided” and “deeply disturbed” to learn that paedophile Jeffrey Epstein donated $650,000 to the... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

In memoriam: Helene Brown, 91, ‘political oncologist’ who campaigned for cancer research, prevention
Helene Brown, a UCLA alumna  and member of UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center who was a trailblazing advocate for cancer research and public education about the disease, died Oct. 4 at her home in Los Angeles. She was 91.Brown began serving as director of community applications of research at the Jonsson Cancer Center in 1982, following several decades of activism in cancer prevention and early detection. During her tenure at UCLA, she was the recipient of numerous awards for her leadership in addressing cervical and breast cancer issues in the political arena.Although she had no formal medical training,...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 27, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

The FBI, militias, truth and Comey's legacy
Is it possible that the militia story [about planning to kidnap the governor of Michigan] is another contrived, anti-Trump, smear job by elements within the FBI? Current FBI Director Christopher Wray hardly engenders confidence as a strong leader bent on cleaning house and reforming a corrupt agency that attempted a soft coup against the presidency.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news