Home samples for cervical screening tests could boost uptake
Women missing screening appointments could use self-sampling kits Related items fromOnMedica Some doctors misunderstand smear test says GP Parents unsure of HPV vaccine for daughters JCVI recommends universal HPV vaccination Experts call for wider HPV vaccination Vaccinating girls against HPV benefits men (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - December 6, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

PMQs: Theresa May and Helen Whately on smear tests
Helen Whately MP highlights to women the importance of smear tests in PMQs. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rebekah Vardy praised for 'open legs' smear test photo
Rebekah Vardy's photo has prompted women to have smear tests, a cervical cancer charity has said. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women booking smear tests after Rebekah Vardy Instagram post
Rebekah Vardy's Instagram post has been credited with reminding women to undergo cervical screenings. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Record FIVE MILLION British women are overdue for life-saving smear tests
Cervical cancer screening in Britain has fallen to an all-time low, with nearly five million women overdue for testing. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS cancer screening programmes set for major review
Review will be part of NHS Long-Term Plan Related items fromOnMedica Experts call for wider HPV vaccination Cancer strategies failed to improve one-year survival Third of emergency cancer presenters never saw GP Young women shun smear tests out of embarrassment Cancer diagnosis via screening offers best outcomes (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 16, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Reef scientist Terry Hughes awarded prize for standing up to political ‘smears’
Coral reef scientist jointly awarded John Maddox prize weeks after his research centre lost government fundingJudges have awarded an Australian scientist a prestigious international prize, saying he has battled political smears and public attempts to discredit his work in order to shine a light on the devastating effects of climate change on coral reefs.Prof Terry Hughes was jointly awarded the John Maddox prize on Wednesday for bringing public attention to coral bleaching.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 15, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Lisa Cox Tags: Great Barrier Reef Science Australia news Climate change Environment Source Type: news

Cervical smear blunder affects thousands
More than 40,000 women left in dark over screening error Related items fromOnMedica Is Capita too vital to fail? GP back-office privatisation 'put patients at risk' Capita primary care outsourcing was ‘shambles’ say MPs The HPV vaccine and cervical screening The risk factors for cervical cancer (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 15, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

From Cancer CTs to Pap Smears, Find the Health Tests Right for You
When DiAnne Spain, 66, received a call offering her a free heart scan, she jumped at the opportunity. ... But first, to get her scan, the Orange County, Calif., resident had to sit through an hour-... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - November 13, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Report: Journo-Terrorism confirmed as media SMEARS of Gab founder unleash attempted murder of his parents
(Natural News) Earlier this week CNN hack Don Lemon claimed that he “is not seeing” acts of violence being committed by Left-wing Democrats against conservatives, Trump supporters, and other non-Leftie lovers of liberty and freedom. Simply put, Don Lemon is a far better liar than he is a journalist. There are reports nearly on a daily... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New 'sensitive' cervical cancer screening could save women from smear tests after 55
Millions of British women could now be spared the ordeal of having a smear tests after their 55th birthday, a major new study, led by McGill University in Canada, has suggested. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New test could mean cervical cancer screening could stop sooner
Women with negative HPV DNA test may not need ongoing screening Related items fromOnMedica JCVI recommends universal HPV vaccination Experts call for wider HPV vaccination Some doctors misunderstand smear test says GP Vaccinating girls against HPV benefits men Parents unsure of HPV vaccine for daughters (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 2, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

The Lancet Oncology: For new HPV DNA test, study finds there may be little benefit in screening women aged 55 with a negative test
(The Lancet) Regular cytology screening (pap or smear test) is still the most commonly used HPV screening method, and can prevent cancers up to age 75 years, although benefits decline with age.For the newly introduced HPV DNA test, which offers a higher degree of accuracy, women aged 55 who have a negative test were predicted to be at low risk of cervical cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 1, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

How to guide your children through the political season
Today, when the latest campaign trail gaffe, political scandal, or candidate counterattack goes viral, your kids may hear about it before you do. How will they know whether a claim or a charge is based in fact, an unsubstantiated smear, or typical campaign overstatement? (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Millions of women at risk of cervical cancer by missing smear tests
Samme Allen, a business consultant from Kingston, was diagnosed with cervical cancer after putting off a smear test for 10 years. She said she didn't feel the need to 'go to the doctor'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cervical screening: Millions missing smear tests
Health data shows a lower proportion of women have been having the test when they should. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Irish smear scandal: Woman who highlighted failures dies
Emma Mhic Mhathúna was diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2016 after receiving two incorrect smear test results. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kavanaugh confirmed: We the People are taking America back from the lunatic mob
(Natural News) The confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court is yet another demonstration of how We the People are taking America back from the lunatic left-wing mob. To stop Kavanaugh, desperate Democrats tried everything: False allegations, fictional “witness” accounts, endless screaming in the Senate chambers, media smears, intimidation of conservative Senators, harassment... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

History of childhood abuse and risk for cervical cancer among women in low-income areas - Hindin P, Btoush R, Carmody DP.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to examine pathways through which childhood abuse increases the risk of cervical cancer, including smoking, stress, risky sexual behavior, and not having a Papanicolaou (Pap) test. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

USA Today smears Kavanaugh, implying he's a pedophile... this is the media that claims to have a monopoly on "facts"
(Natural News) The so-called “mainstream” media’s coverage of the sexual assault accusations against Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh has ranged from the bizarre to false to outright conspiratorial. But one outlet, USA Today, took its coverage to the lowest possible point, implying that a man who has obviously meticulously prepared for this point in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sen. Feinstein the evil mastermind behind disgusting attacks on Kavanaugh: Post-hearing analysis calls for U.S. Senate to remove "demon witch" from power
(Natural News) From the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee hearings today, it became obvious that U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein is the evil mastermind behind the entire disgusting smear campaign on Brett Kavanaugh. In fact, it’s now obvious that both Christine Ford and Brett Kavanaugh are victims of Sen. Feinstein. The upshot of the eight-hour hearing is... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The smear train against Kavanaugh goes ballistic, Avenatti fabricates "gang rape" accusation in last desperate ploy to halt Senate confirmation
(Natural News) And now for the grand finale of the deranged, clinically insane Left that will stop at nothing to halt the U.S. Senate confirmation of future U.S. Supreme Court justice Brett Kavanaugh: They’ve ginned up a desperate accusation that no one believes, claiming Brett Kavanaugh was present at a party where “gang rape” assaults... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer industry doctors fabricate fake complaints against Dr. Farrah's naturopathic clinic to try to smear her reputation and run her out of business
(Natural News) When a competitor offers a superior product or service and your clients start to take notice, what can you do? A smart businessperson would try to find out what is so much better about the competition and try to offer something just as outstanding. Of course, learning the secret to others’ successes might... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

There is an entire "smear industry" that spends billions to defame and character-assassinate anyone who tells the truth in America
(Natural News) Despite what the liberal-loving media may want you to believe, “fake news” is not a “conservative” phenomenon. The 2016 election saw the term get popularized, but perhaps the best use of the phrase was when President Donald Trump told CNN they were “fake news.” As you might suspect,”fake news” was first a tool... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Women over 65 may not need Pap tests
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am way past my childbearing years and do not have any health problems. Do I need to continue getting Pap smears? At what age is this test no longer necessary? ANSWER: Getting regularly scheduled Pap smears is important for almost all women. That said, whether you need to continue getting Pap [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - September 7, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Endocervical Cells With Gastric-Type Mucin on Pap Smears Endocervical Cells With Gastric-Type Mucin on Pap Smears
Does gastric-type mucin observed on Pap smears provide diagnostic value for endocervical adenocarcinoma and its precursors?American Journal of Clinical Pathology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

The White House Allegedly Has A Marijuana Smear Squad. Cannabis Experts Say Bring It On.
The Trump administration has reportedly assembled a federal team seeking to promote negative views on U.S. cannabis legalization. Industry members and advocates say they're too late. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Janet Burns, Women at Forbes Source Type: news

The White House Allegedly Has A Marijuana Smear Squad. Cannabis Experts Say Bring It On
The Trump administration has reportedly tasked federal agencies with compiling negative data on U.S. cannabis legalization, but industry members think it's too late. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Janet Burns, Women at Forbes Source Type: news

New Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines for Pap Smears
Cervical cancer screening guidelines from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force give older women choices on how often to schedule Pap smears and HPV tests. (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - August 28, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Here & #039;s What MD+DI Readers Said About The Bleeding Edge
As part of MD+DI's coverage last week of the Netflix documentary, The Bleeding Edge, we asked readers for feedback on the film and its assessment of the medical device industry. A total of 62 respondents took the three-question survey.  1. The Bleeding Edge claims that FDA's 510(k) process, reportedly the most popular way medical devices reach the U.S. market, doesn’t require the submission of as much safety data as does the premarket approval (PMA) process. Do you believe this is a fair depiction? Of the 62 respondents who answered this question, 48 (77.42%) said yes, and just 14 ...
Source: MDDI - August 27, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MDDI Staff Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

Heart Health and Dementia Risk; The End of Pap Smears: It's PodMed Double T! (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include dementia risk, the importance of serum cholesterol, Medicare's drug costs, and cervical cancer screening recommendations (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - August 25, 2018 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

New cervical cancer screening guidelines offer more options
New cervical cancer screening guidelines published in the Journal of the American Medical Association include more screening options including longer intervals between tests for women over 30. The two types of cervical cancer screening include cervical cytology, also known as a Pap smear, and high-risk HPV (hrHPV) testing, both of which can be done by swabbing the cervix during a pelvic exam. A Pap smear can detect abnormal cells or tissues while the hrHPV test looks for the presence of a virus… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 23, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Anne Stych Source Type: news

Steam treatment for enlarged prostate approved for use on NHS
Transurethral water vapour ablation may cause less sexual dysfunction than current surgical options as it is less invasive Related items fromOnMedica JCVI recommends universal HPV vaccination Genetic risk model could guide prostate cancer screening Some doctors misunderstand smear test says GP UK facing sperm donor crisis Men with highly active jobs tend to die earlier than men with inactive jobs (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 22, 2018 Category: UK 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
For decades, the Pap smear has been the standard way to test for cervical cancer. But under new government guidelines, women over 30 will have options: a pap test every three years, a test for the human papilloma virus every five years, or both tests together every five years. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News 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

Research informs new national cervical cancer screening recommendation
(University of California - Davis Health System) A comprehensive analysis of eight clinical trials and four cohort studies on cervical cancer screening by researchers from UC Davis and Kaiser Permanente Northwest has found that while Pap smears are still highly effective for detecting pre-cancerous cells and cancer, testing for the virus that causes these cancers also is an excellent screening tool. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 21, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Anti-Trump CNN launches ugly smear campaign against Darla Shine because her husband now works in the Trump White House
(Natural News) Leave it to vehemently anti-Trump “fake news” giant CNN to go after yet another person associated with Donald Trump – this time the wife of White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications, Bill Shine. In a segment of his show, available at REAL.video, Robert Scott Bell defends Darla Shine, revealing that the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yes, it's time to criminally investigate the SPLC, a radical left-wing "info terror" group that smears Christians and conservatives
(Natural News) We’ve been highly critical of Attorney General Jeff Sessions in the past over his needless recusal from anything having to do with the bogus “Russian collusion” scandal currently being dragged out needlessly by special counsel Robert Mueller. But on just about every other issue, Sessions has been spot-on. He’s been the point man... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yes, the media really is the ENEMY of the People (new video from Adams)
(Natural News) After maliciously lying about President Trump in tens of thousands of fake news articles that have driven America to the brink of civil war, the “media monopolists” now claim it’s wrong for Trump to talk about how evil they are. While the media can freely criticize, smear, defame and slander Donald Trump, Alex... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Will the Pap Smear Become Obsolete? Will the Pap Smear Become Obsolete?
It's looking that way, but the challenge will be to reach women who aren't being screened at all.Medscape Ob/Gyn (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Commentary Source Type: news

Stupefying hypocrisy - Founder of liberal hate group that harasses conservative sites now whines about being harassed after being outed
(Natural News) In 2016 a liberal hate group called Sleeping Giants popped up with the sole goal to harass advertisers that showed ads on conservative websites until they stopped advertising on those sites, quite literally sending mobs of online liberals to flood advertisers in a smear campaign, falsely accusing the conservative sites of “hate” and “bigotry.” (Article by Susan... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women who say treatment after a smear test ruined their sex lives
When Kate Orson, from Glasgow, developed abnormal cervical cells, she had a procedure called large loop excision of the transformation zone - which changed her body forever... (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The women who say treatment after a smear test RUINED their sex lives
When Kate Orson, from Glasgow, developed abnormal cervical cells, she had a procedure called large loop excision of the transformation zone - which changed her body forever... (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to safely forage for pokeweed
(Natural News) Nothing says “survival” quite like the pokeweed. The shockingly beautiful plant, with its deep purple berries, is a favorite among unsuspecting children who crush the fruit and smear it on their faces. Unfortunately, pokeweed is one of the deadliest plants to touch and eat. Almost all parts of the weed are poisonous and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HPV Versus Pap; DOACs and Warfarin: It's PodMed Double T! (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include DOACs and warfarin, use of defibrillators after Department of Justice involvement, HPV testing versus Pap smears, and interfering with RNA in a genetic disease (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - July 7, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

HPV test is more effective than Pap smear
Pap smears are less effective at finding early abnormal precancerous cervical cells than a test for the human papilloma virus (HPV), Canadian researchers found, suggesting that doctors should routinely use both during women ’s annual screening exams.  A four-year randomized controlled study of 19,000 women reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that the HPV test was more likely to pick up pre-cancerous cervical lesions earlier in the study so women were significantly… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 5, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Anne Stych Source Type: news

Is the Pap Smear On the Way Out?
Title: Is the Pap Smear On the Way Out?Category: Health NewsCreated: 7/3/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/5/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General - July 5, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

WATCH: HPV test may be better than Pap smears at detecting early cervical cancer: Study
Dr. Ashton discusses what to know about the stunning new study that says HPV blood tests were more likely to detect pre-cancerous lesions. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news