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Cervical smear tests: Essex women 'wrongly given all clear'
Seventeen women are contacted after samples were reanalysed following issues with a lab service. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Smear test lab gives 17 patients 'all clear' by mistake
The mistake happened in a lab in Basildon, Essex, called Pathology First, which is run by Southend University Hospital and Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother dies of cancer aged 36 having never had smear test
Sarah Glover, from Darwen, Lancashire, first fell ill in 2013. Her friend Louise Turnbull is speaking out to raise the importance of smear tests. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Preventing Cervical Cancer: 2 Things That Are Not Being Done
Here are the reasons why girls are not getting the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine and women are not getting Pap Smears. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 31, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

New tool for tracking 'kiss-and-run' communication between cells
(Rockefeller University) Virtually all aspects of life and disease depend of brief exchanges between cells. A new technique to study cell-to-cell contacts lets interacting cells 'smear' one another with the biological equivalent of lipstick. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Accounts assistant was too embarrassed to have smear test
Gemma Anderson, 34, from  South Shields, was diagnosed with cancer in 2016 after having her first screening at 32. She had no unusual symptoms but was urged by her husband to have the check up. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Theresa May urged to extend smear tests to under 25s
The prime minister says she will look at the rules and urges women not to avoid the tests. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'I felt violated'
Sexual assault victims say they may be risking their health but even booking a smear test is too traumatic. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women share lipstick smudging selfies for #SmearForSmear
One in three 25 to 29-year-olds do not take up their smear test invites. Women are snubbing them as they are too embarrassed about their bodies, a UK survey found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What happens during a smear test?
Doctor Philippa Kaye talks us through what's involved during a cervical screening test. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Embarrassment makes women avoid smear tests, charity says
Cervical cancer is the most common cancer in women under 35 but a majority are not aware of the risk. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS breast cancer screening not offered to trans men
Women who believe they are men are not being offered routine NHS screening for breast and cervical cancer but men living as women are being invited for cervical smear tests. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sister shares graveside photo to encourage smear tests
A cancer victim's sister has shared a graveside picture to highlight the importance of smear tests. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stage-3 myeloma cancer completely ELIMINATED with a turmeric supplement - British Medical Journal
(Natural News) For decades, the medical establishment has colluded with the for-profit cancer industry to smear anyone who talked about herbs, spices or superfoods fighting cancer. Food doesn’t contain “medicine,” we were told by the dishonest establishment. Only FDA-approved toxic medications can “treat” cancer, the propagandists insisted. Yet millions of people across the globe continued... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What To Do After An Abnormal Pap Smear
No need to panic. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What to know about new HPV test that replaces Pap smears
With changes to cervical screening coming into effect on Friday, FEMAIL sat down with leading Australian GP, Dr Daria Fielder, to tell you what you need to know about the HPV. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pap smear replaced by HPV cervical screening what to know
With changes to cervical screening coming into effect on Friday, FEMAIL sat down with leading Australian GP, Dr Daria Fielder, to tell you what you need to know about the HPV. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fake news can backfire for companies caught in the act
(University of British Columbia) In the era of fake news, less scrupulous businesses are using deceptive tactics to smear their rivals. But companies that spread fake news against their competitors ultimately experience the brunt of negative publicity and reputational damage. That's a key finding of new research co-authored by the UBC Sauder School of Business. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

HPV Testing Alone: Ready for Cervical Cancer Screening? HPV Testing Alone: Ready for Cervical Cancer Screening?
Cotesting with both Pap smear and HPV testing is unlikely to detect cancer cases that wouldn't be found using HPV testing alone, say researchers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

HPV testing is better than the Pap test at detecting cervical cancer
(Oxford University Press USA) A new paper in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute finds that testing for cervical cancer using HPV testing in addition to the Pap smear is unlikely to detect cancer cases that wouldn't be found using HPV testing alone. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 14, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology 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 jab means women ‘only need three smears in lifetime’
Women may only need three cervical screens in their lifetime if they have been given the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, according to UK researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - November 10, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Smear tests could be cut to three in a lifetime
At the moment women in England are invited for cervical cancer screening 12 times between the ages of 25 and 64. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HPV vaccinated women 'will only need three smear tests'
Since 2008, the HPV vaccine has been offered to girls aged 11 to 13 and reported HPV cases have fallen. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cervical cancer jab women will 'only need three smears'
Since 2008, the HPV vaccine has been offered to girls aged 11 to 13 and reported HPV cases have fallen. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Call for women to get life-saving smear test after uptake drops
Public Health England has issued a fresh appeal to young women to take up the invitation of a cervical cancer test as new figures published show a fall in the number of 25 to 29-year-old women being tested. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 8, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

1.2million women a year miss cervical cancer screening  
Nearly a third of women ignored smear test invitations last year, figures show. Health bosses urged GPs to provide more convenient appointments in a bid increase uptake. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GMO HUCKSTERS: How the biotech industry controls the media narrative and smears anti-GMO activists
(Natural News) The public relations arm of the biotech industry needs one thing — for consumers to believe in the safety of GMOs and agrochemicals. They want consumers to trust biotech experiments, even though they have tortured human health throughout history. Agent Orange, DDT, dioxin, saccharin, PCBs, aspartame, polystyrene, and glyphosate all pose severe health... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

InfoWars products heavy metals warning a SMEAR campaign: Here's the real science the fake news media won't report
(Natural News) It’s been all over the mainstream media for days: InfoWars nutritional products have been found to contain high lead, a toxic heavy metal, media stories claim. But is the story really true, or is this just a politically motivated smear campaign to try to destroy InfoWars’ primary revenue source? Without exception, every piece... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fake economist Paul Krugman falsely claims cholera outbreak in Puerto Rico in lame attempt to smear President Trump
(Natural News) The Alt-Left’s attacks on President Donald J. Trump are taking on an even nastier tone as these disgusting human beings continue to try and separate him from his widening base of support. Most of the time the things Leftists attempt to smear Trump with are complete fabrications, and of course in those cases... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Beauty Queen Says She Was Dethroned After Making a Video on the Rohingya Crisis
A Myanmar beauty queen claims she has been defamed and unceremoniously dethroned over a video she made commenting on ethnic and religious violence in her country’s volatile west. Shwe Eain Si, a 19-year-old pageant runner-up, lost her Miss Grand Myanmar title, as well as her eligibility to compete in an upcoming pageant after she waded into politically charged waters. In the video, Shwe Eain Si blamed the crisis, which has sent more than 509,000 refugees fleeing across the border to Bangladesh, on Rohingya militants. The video sets graphic images of mutilated bodies to a piano accompaniment as the beauty contestant s...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laignee Barron Tags: Uncategorized Burma myanmar onetime Rohingya Source Type: news

Altered rich-club and frequency-dependent subnetwork organization in mild traumatic brain injury: a MEG resting-state study - Antonakakis M, Dimitriadis SI, Zervakis M, Papanicolaou AC, Zouridakis G.
Functional brain connectivity networks exhibit "small-world" characteristics and some of these networks follow a "rich-club" organization, whereby a few nodes of high connectivity (hubs) tend to connect more densely among themselves than to nodes of lower ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes 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

Middle-age women can choose Pap smear or HPV test for cancer screening
(Reuters Health) - Middle-aged women can choose which test to undergo for cervical cancer screening, according to a draft recommendation from an influential group backed by the U.S. government. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Cervical cancer screenings are about to get much easier
The US Preventative Services Task Force is now recommending that women should be able to choose between getting an HPV test every five years or a Pap smear every three. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A specific pattern of gray matter atrophy in Alzheimer's disease with depression - Karavasilis E, Parthimos TP, Papatriantafyllou JD, Papageorgiou SG, Kapsas G, Papanicolaou AC, Seimenis I.
Considering the high incidence of depressive symptoms in Alzheimer's disease (AD), we conducted a large-sample study to investigate the pattern of gray matter (GM) abnormalities that differentiates depressive from non-depressive AD patients. We included 20... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Masks for smear test patients in Thailand
A health clinic in Thailand is handing out masks to encourage more women to attend their cervical smear tests. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brown taps DCBS director Allen as OHA's new acting director
A week after announcing the abrupt resignation of Oregon Health Authority Director Lynne Saxton, Gov. Kate Brown has tapped a replacement from her own cabinet. Patrick Allen, who has served as the director of the Department of Consumer& Business Services since 2011, will become acting director of OHA, Brown announced Wednesday. The move comes after Saxton resigned following disclosure that OHA staff had devised a communications plan to smear FamilyCare Health, a Portland-based Medicaid insurer… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 16, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Brown taps DCBS director Allen as OHA's new acting director
A week after announcing the abrupt resignation of Oregon Health Authority Director Lynne Saxton, Gov. Kate Brown has tapped a replacement from her own cabinet. Patrick Allen, who has served as the director of the Department of Consumer& Business Services since 2011, will become acting director of OHA, Brown announced Wednesday. The move comes after Saxton resigned following disclosure that OHA staff had devised a communications plan to smear FamilyCare Health, a Portland-based Medicaid insurer… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 16, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Senate to hold hearings on OHA's plan to discredit FamilyCare
The Oregon Senate government watchdog committee will hold hearings in September on the Oregon Health Authority ’s plan to discredit FamilyCare Health. Sen. Chuck Riley, a Hillsboro Democrat, announced he will set hearings during the upcoming Legislative Days, Sept. 18 through 20, in Salem. Riley said he will call on OHA staff to answer questions regarding the agency’s aborted smear campaign against Fam ilyCare, which is suing OHA over the amount of funding it receives to dispense Medicaid services. Following… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - August 15, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Senate to hold hearings on OHA's plan to discredit FamilyCare
The Oregon Senate government watchdog committee will hold hearings in September on the Oregon Health Authority ’s plan to discredit FamilyCare Health. Sen. Chuck Riley, a Hillsboro Democrat, announced he will set hearings during the upcoming Legislative Days, Sept. 18 through 20, in Salem. Riley said he will call on OHA staff to answer questions regarding the agency’s aborted smear campaign against Fam ilyCare, which is suing OHA over the amount of funding it receives to dispense Medicaid services. Following… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 15, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Ladies, We Need To Talk About Our Vaginas
There are so many issues that women need to discuss that have nothing to do with pap smears. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cytology versus HPV testing for cervical cancer screening in the general population: a DTA Review from the Cochrane Gynaecological, Neuro-oncology and Orphan Cancers Group, (CGNOC)
Cochrane Reviews are systematic reviews of research in health care and policy. They are internationally recognized as a high-quality source of evidence for decision-making. They collate and summarize all the best available research evidence on the effects of healthcare interventions or the accuracy of diagnostic tests into a systematic review.Diagnostic Test Accuracy Reviews (DTA) provide essential information regarding the accuracy of the available diagnostic tools for key decision makers, including patients, clinicians, guideline developers and researchers.  The purpose of a Cochrane DTA review is very like the purp...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - August 14, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: mumoquit at cochrane.org Source Type: news

Oregon Health Authority director resigns after PR controversy
Gov. Kate Brown on Tuesday forced Oregon Health Authority Director Lynne Saxton to resign on the heels of an aborted public relations plan to smear a local Medicaid services provider. Saxton on Monday publicly apologized to FamilyCare Health, the Portland-based coordinated care organization that is suing the agency. The CCO said the communications plan that came to light late last week showed OHA was out to "hurt and isolate it." FamilyCare contends OHA has been paying it the lowest per-member-per-month… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 9, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

OHA director Lynne Saxton resigns in wake of FamilyCare PR controversy
Gov. Kate Brown on Tuesday forced Oregon Health Authority Director Lynne Saxton to resign on the heels of an aborted public relations plan to smear a local Medicaid services provider. Saxton on Monday had publicly apologized to FamilyCare Health, the Portland-based coordinated care organization that is suing the agency. The CCO said the communications plan that came to light late last week showed OHA was out to "hurt and isolate it." FamilyCare contends OHA has been paying it the lowest per-member-per-month… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 9, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

OHA director Lynne Saxton resigns in wake of FamilyCare PR controversy
Gov. Kate Brown on Tuesday forced Oregon Health Authority Director Lynne Saxton to resign on the heels of an aborted public relations plan to smear a local Medicaid services provider. Saxton on Monday had publicly apologized to FamilyCare Health, the Portland-based coordinated care organization that is suing the agency. The CCO said the communications plan that came to light late last week showed OHA was out to "hurt and isolate it." FamilyCare contends OHA has been paying it the lowest per-member-per-month… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 9, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Non-HPV Pap Smear Abnormalities More Common With Pelvic Organ Prolapse Non-HPV Pap Smear Abnormalities More Common With Pelvic Organ Prolapse
Non-human papillomavirus (HPV) abnormalities on Pap smear are more common in women with pelvic organ prolapse (POP) than in those without it, according to a chart review.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Physicians evaluate new device to test for cervical cancer
(University of California - Riverside) When a woman has an abnormal pap smear she usually undergoes colposcopy. Typically a metal instrument is used to obtain a small sampling of cells inside the cervix--an oftentimes painful procedure for the patient. A clinical faculty member in the UC Riverside School of Medicine and colleagues have tested an alternative device called fabric-based endocervical curettage. This less painful device had significantly fewer 'inadequate' specimens--meaning, patients didn't need to return for repeat biopsies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cervical smear tests: 'Concerning' delays on results letters
A change to the screening system is thought to be the cause as fewer staff are replaced when they leave. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news