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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

Do I Need a Pap Smear if I've Had a Hysterectomy?
Title: Do I Need a Pap Smear if I've Had a Hysterectomy?Category: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 7/17/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/17/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General - July 17, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Target launches SMEAR campaign against nondairy, non-GMO Hampton Creek
(Natural News) Retailers pulling products from their shelves is often the direct result of a confirmed contamination or people getting sick. So, it seems odd that, though no complaints have been filed, Target just removed all of Hampton Creek Inc.’s non-GMO, plant-based products from its stores and website. Since Target is responsible for one-third of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Howell to receive Papanicolaou Award for outstanding achievements in cytopathology
(University of California - Davis Health System) Lydia Pleotis Howell, a national leader known for her work to improve women's health, will receive the American Society of Cytopathology's most prestigious honor, the Papanicolaou Award, at the annual scientific meeting in Phoenix on Nov. 12. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 6, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Health Ranger blasts "crybully" CNN for outrageous double standards, gross hypocrisy and very fake news
(Natural News) CNN, once the leader in cable news, is now the leader in crybully journalism. After fabricating fake news to smear Donald Trump — and getting caught — CNN is now crying and whining that it’s the victim in all this. I call it “crybully journalism,” and it’s the same style of putrid, passive-aggressive... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Some women in the UK still unaware of cervical screening
Conclusion This study presents interesting findings on the proportion of women who don't go for cervical screening tests, and the possible reasons for their non-attendance. Researchers found most non-participants were either unaware of screening or intended to go to screening but still failed to go. This was most common in single women aged 25-34. One point to note is that the data was collected through self-reported questionnaires, which carry the risk of inaccurate reporting because of the perceived social stigma around screening and the desire to give the "right" response. In the case of cervical cancer scre...
Source: NHS News Feed - June 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Source Type: news

More than a quarter of women are unaware of smear tests  
Researchers from University College London found that women who speak English as a second language are more likely to be unaware of cervical screening. Some 51 per cent of women put it off. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cervical cancer - testing for THIS virus during a smear test could save lives
CERVICAL cancer is a type of cancer that develops in a woman's cervix, which is the entrance to the womb from the vagina. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5 Ways The Senate Health Care Bill Is Cruel To Women
Americans finally got their first look at Senate Republicans’ proposed health care overhaul this week, a dense 142-page document that HuffPost’s Jeffrey Young and Jonathan Cohn described as a “massive rollback of the federal commitment to promote health care access.” Reproductive rights advocacy groups and non-partisan health organizations that serve women wasted no time in condemning the bill, issuing a flurry of statements on Thursday calling it an “assault on women’s health” (The Center For Reproductive Rights) “reckless” (The American College of Obstetrici...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health 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

Screen women for HPV at the same time as their smear test
Currently NHS England only tests women for HPV if their smear test shows abnormal cells in their cervix. Despite making plans to change this, they don't come into place until 2019. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News 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

What Does it Mean if I Bleed After a Pap Smear?
Title: What Does it Mean if I Bleed After a Pap Smear?Category: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 6/19/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/19/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - June 19, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Sister advises women not to ignore cervical screening
A hospital sister has spoken out about the importance of smear tests ahead national Cervical Screening Awareness Week, which is running from 12-18 June. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 9, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Health Care Reform And Women: A Comparison Of The ACA And The AHCA
By Susan Blumenthal, M.D. and Alexandrea Adams The recent commemoration of National Women’s Health Week provided an important time to mark the progress that has been made in advancing women’s health over the past two decades and to highlight what more needs to be done to achieve women’s health equity in America. Historically, women have experienced discrimination in health care despite making 80 percent of health care decisions for their families, using more medical services than men, and suffering greater disability from chronic disease. Before the mid 1990’s, women were often excluded as subjects ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pap smear: Do I need one if I'm a virgin?
(Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist)
Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - June 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Monsanto caught running massive "troll farm" to maliciously smear the Food Babe, Health Ranger, Jeffrey Smith and anyone questioning the fake science behind GMOs
(Natural News) Have you ever wondered why the debate over the safety of Roundup and glyphosate rages on despite the mounting evidence that it is indeed dangerous for every type of life on our planet? New court documents have revealed something that many people have long suspected: Roundup manufacturer Monsanto has a troop of trolls... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news