Consumer Health: Understanding cervical dysplasia
Cervical dysplasia is a term that can be reported on a Pap smear result. It indicates that abnormal cells were found on the surface of the cervix. These could be squamous intraepithelial lesions, atypical squamous cells or glandular cells. Cervical dysplasia can range from mild to severe, depending on the appearance of the abnormal cells. [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - September 16, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Effect of 940 nm Diode Laser as Adjunct Treatment to Mechanical Instrumentation on Root Surface Gingival Fibroblast Adhesion in Periodontally Compromised Extracted Teeth : An in vitro Study
Conclusion: A diode laser with a wavelength of 940 nm has a negligible effect on adhesion of fibroblasts to the root surface of teeth extracted because of chronic periodontitis (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 14, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Charity Provides Information On Cervical Screenings For Trans & Non-Binary Patients
One charity has recognized that the language surrounding smear tests and gynecological cancers can be so exclusive that it can put off trans and non-binary patients with deadly consequences. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 9, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Alice Broster, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Source Type: news

Peripheral Blood Examination Findings in SARS-CoV-2 Infection Peripheral Blood Examination Findings in SARS-CoV-2 Infection
This report presents qualitative and quantitative CBC and peripheral smear findings in COVID-19 patients as compared with a control group.American Journal of Clinical Pathology (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - September 8, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

How the COVID-19 Pandemic Has Changed Cancer Care, In 4 Charts
Before the pandemic, about 1,000 new patients came to Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute for treatment consultations each week. When COVID-19 hit Massachusetts this spring, the number of new consultations fell by half and the hospital moved as many appointments as possible online. Now, with daily case counts relatively low in the area, the hospital is back to scheduling about 800 consultations per week, using a mixture of telemedicine and in-person appointments, says associate chief medical officer Dr. Andrew Wagner—but that still means about 200 cancer patients per week are not getting the treatment consult...
Source: TIME: Health - August 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme and Emily Barone Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Anyone who criticizes communist China now gets SMEARED by the mainstream media
(Natural News) America’s corporate, state-sponsored media spin machine is at it again trying to smear and malign independent media outlets that expose the ugly truth about what is really going on in communist China. The latest attack comes from Axios, which has decided to go after The Grayzone by falsely accusing it of engaging in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MSM smear merchants target critics of establishment China narratives
(Natural News) As the US-centralized empire’s slow-motion third world war against unabsorbed governments continues to accelerate, narrative management campaigns are getting more and more frenzied. We see this exemplified in two recent smear pieces published by imperial spinmeisters about critics of the establishment-authorized narratives about what’s happening in China. (Article republished from CaitlinJohnstone.com) The oligarch-funded Axios has published a new... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Comparative evaluation of the sealing ability of filling materials on root end cavities treated with smear layer removing agents: A confocal laser scanning microscopic study.
Conclusion: Root end cavities restored with MTA plus and treated with Phyitc acid showed superior sealing ability. Furthermore, smear layer removing agents will aid in better adaptability of root end filling material.  (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 13, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

CNN hypocritically smears Christians for worship concert, says nothing about Democrats in Black Lives Matter protests
(Natural News) Mainstream media outlet CNN recently criticized an open-air concert in northern California attended by several hundred Christians. It has, however, not extended the same scathing rebuke toward riots held by Antifa and the Black Lives Matter movement in the state, which several Democrats attended. The event in question, known as “Let us worship,” was a Christian concert held... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

QOF points doubled for flu and cervical smears as GPs demand COVID support
QOF points for influenza and smear targets in 2020/21 have been doubled as part of an overhaul of the incentive framework driven by the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - July 17, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Contracts & funding Source Type: news

Cotesting With Pap, HPV Tests More Likely to Detect Cervical Cancer, Precancer Cotesting With Pap, HPV Tests More Likely to Detect Cervical Cancer, Precancer
HPV or Papanicolaou test by liquid-based cytology alone are less likely to detect cervical cancer or precancer than combining both tests for the same specimen.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: COVID-19 Drugs Scandal Smears Mnangagwa
[East African] A corruption scandal involving top government officials is threatening to derail Zimbabwe's response to the coronavirus pandemic, with donors raising concern over the alleged pilfering of millions of dollars in public funds. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 7, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus UK: Thousands of women miss cervical screening
Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust warned only one in seven women said they would feel safe going for a smear test. The appointments have all been cancelled in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Missed smear tests put 'pressure' on NHS
Around 600,000 women should have been seen in April and May, a charity says. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ovarian cancer symptoms: Pain in this area of the body could signal the deadly disease
OVARIAN cancer is mostly diagnosed in women who have gone through the menopause. Not picked up during a routine smear test, pain felt in one specific area of the body could be a revealing sign. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Opinion: Trump is handing anti-vaxxers an invitation to smear coronavirus vaccines
Appointing a former pharma executive to run the coronavirus vaccine program is like handing live ammo to anti-vaccine misinformation campaigns. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - May 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mariel Garza Source Type: news

UN health agency chief unbowed amid attacks, Trump criticism
The head of the U.N.'s health agency has faced all sorts of criticism, smears and death threats over the handling of the coronavirus outbreak (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Protect Journalists ’ Rights so We can Stop the COVID-19 Disinfodemic
Jerald Aruldas, a journalist from the southern state of Tamil Nadu, and his colleague, were held by city police for 9 hours for reporting on stories around alleged government corruption around the food aid distribution system and how doctors in Coimbatore faced food shortages while working during the COVID-19 lockdown. Courtesy: Jerald AruldasBy Stella PaulHYDERABAD, India , May 1 2020 (IPS) Andrew Sam Raja Pandian, a digital journalist and founder of a news portal in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, was arrested for running two news articles related to COVID-19. One of the articles exposed corruption in the government fo...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Stella Paul Tags: Asia-Pacific Crime & Justice Editors' Choice Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Population Poverty & SDGs Press Freedom Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

World Press Freedom Day: The Assault on Media Freedom in Asia Worsens During COVID-19 Pandemic
By Josef BenedictKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Apr 29 2020 (IPS) May 3rd marks World Press Freedom Day around the world. During this COVID-19 pandemic, a robust media environment is critical: access to life-saving information is key in the fight against the virus. As governments impose a range of restrictions in attempts to curb the pandemic, journalists help hold authorities to account by providing analysis, engaging in debate about government actions, and creating a space for dialogue about the future we all hope to see. However, civic freedoms are under assault across the world. Data released by the CIVICUS Monitor in its Pe...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Josef Benedict Tags: Asia-Pacific Crime & Justice Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Press Freedom TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Nasal smear as an allergy screening test
(Technical University of Munich (TUM)) In the world of allergy diagnostics, the familiar blood samples and unpleasant skin prick procedures for testing allergen tolerance may soon be a thing of the past. A team of researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the Helmholtz Zentrum M ü nchen has demonstrated that sufficient quantities of allergy antibodies for a diagnosis can be effectively measured in nasal secretions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Scopio Labs Receives CE Mark for X100 Microscope and Decision Support System With Full Field Peripheral Blood Smear (PBS) Application
All-Digital Automated Scanning and AI-Powered Analysis Enables Precise and Comprehensive Diagnosis, Remote Consultation and Accelerated Results to Improve Care Outcomes TEL AVIV, Israel, April 13, 2020 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Scopi... Devices, Regulatory Scopio Labs, digital microscopy, Scopio microscope (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - April 13, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

View: The ‘Covid-19 vaccine’ buzz should silence the anti-vaccination lobbies
The western societies which had led the smear campaign are those turning most fervently to the same labs for deliverance. Hope has taken the shape of an 82-year-old TB vaccine, BCG (Bacillus Calmette –Guérin) –whose effectiveness in its primary role happens to be iffy. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - April 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Birds, buds and bright days: how spring can make us healthier and happier
Longer, lighter days can help us banish old habits, sleep better and improve our mental health, even during the lockdownThank goodness that, in this time of crisis, it is now spring. In the northern hemisphere, at least, we can say hello to green shoots, flowers, bumblebees and butterflies. Finally, the clocks have gone back to British Summer Time. We ’ve lost an hour of sleep, but hello, light.The greatest hope for the new season this year isthatbetter weather will start to makeit harder for coronavirus to spread. And for those lucky enough to still have their health, spring can provide other consolations. Its stron...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 29, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Amy Fleming Tags: Health & wellbeing Life and style Mental health Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases World news Society Fitness Gardens UK news UK weather Medical research Science Psychology Source Type: news

Mother, 31, is diagnosed with cervical cancer - after she waited 10 years to go for a smear test
Kim Montgomery, 31, from Dunfermline, Fife, had her first screening when she was 21 and avoided another one ever since. She was diagnosed with cervical cancer on February 5. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

West Midlands smear test results delayed by 10 weeks
Thousands of women are thought to have been affected by the backlog in the West Midlands. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Do You Do For Breast Milk Jaundice?
Discussion Almost all infants in the first few days of life have some elevation of their bilirubin because of the various physiologic changes they undergo in the transition to extra-uterine life. This is a common problem managed by many different inpatient and outpatient healthcare providers. This hyperbilirubinemia is usually unconjugated and resolves in the first 1-2 weeks of life. However, when it does not resolve, health care providers have 3 general paths to follow when considering a cause: inadequate breast milk intake, an underlying organic cause or breast milk jaundice. Inadequate breastfeeding is not uncommon and...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - February 3, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Trauma-informed care may ease patient fear, clinician burnout - Kuehn BM.
For many sexual assault survivors whom Anita Ravi, MD, MPH, sees as a New York City –based family physician, the prospect of even basic medical care can be frightening. Some have put off Papanicolaou tests and mammograms for years or even decades ...... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Woman died after being told smear test was 'normal'
Julie O'Connor, 49, died from cervical cancer after being given the all-clear by doctors. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Smear test fear 'cost my sister her life'
More than 100 NI women died from potentially "preventable" cervical cancer between 2013 and 2017. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HPV puts 'strain' on sex and dating
Changes to smear tests will mean more HPV diagnoses but there is concern over myths about the virus. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New cervical screening test rolled out nationally
Potential to totally ‘eliminate cervical cancer’ Related items fromOnMedica Some doctors misunderstand smear test says GP Decision to give boys HPV jab will save thousands of lives HPV programme linked to dramatic fall in cervical disease JCVI recommends universal HPV vaccination NHS must improve access to screening to save lives (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 20, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Mother-of-two, 31, is dying of incurable cervical cancer after doctors refused a smear test
Maxine Smith, of Cheadle, claims she was refused a smear test because she wasn't due one. She was diagnosed with cancer in 2018 and then told in November 2019 that her cancer was incurable. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Many Pelvic Exams, Pap Tests Unnecessary in Teens and Young Adults
MONDAY, Jan. 6, 2020 -- More than half of bimanual pelvic examinations (BPEs) and more than 70 percent of Papanicolaou (Pap) tests performed among adolescent girls and women younger than 21 years in the United States are unnecessary, according to a... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 6, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Beautician rushed to book a smear test when a client broke down about her own results
Jamie Lea Church, of Sunderland, was treating a client in August. Her story prompted Ms Church to get a smear test and she was diagnosed with cancer weeks later. She has been treated. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about bleeding after a Pap smear
Light bleeding after a Pap smear is not uncommon as the test can irritate the cervix. Learn more about why bleeding can occur after a Pap smear here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Women's Health / Gynecology Source Type: news

Thank you for your tremendous support - we are seeing record sales at the Health Ranger Store, which gives us the resources to keep fighting for truth, health and humanity
(Natural News) A quick thank you to all Health Ranger Store customers who have showered us with unprecedented support over the last several days, taking advantage of the Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals we still have running until midnight, Monday night. Despite the extreme censorship, de-monetization, de-listing, news media smears and all the other... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Smear test attendance rises for the first time in FIVE years in England
Statistics from the NHS show 71.9 per cent of women in England attended their cervical screening appointments last year but experts warn there are still too many turning down the offer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

RACKETEERING: Google is a drug company that uses its platform to smear and silence its competitors in natural health
(Natural News) In response to having his science-based content arbitrarily de-platformed from Google’s search results back in June, Dr. Joseph Mercola of the popular Mercola.com health website is boldly sounding the alarm about Google’s quiet entry into the pharmaceutical business, and how this is negatively affecting the overall functionality and integrity of Google’s search engine.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The financial investigation of human trafficking in the UK: legal and practical perspectives - Middleton B, Antonopoulos GA, Papanicolaou G.
This article conducts a contextualised study of Human Trafficking in the UK, examining the underpinning lega... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Could Home Test Replace'Smear' for Cervical Screening? Could Home Test Replace'Smear' for Cervical Screening?
A small study shows that self-collected vaginal or urine samples can be used to detect precancerous cervical lesions, and could eventually replace the Pap'smear'test.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - November 6, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Cervical screening: DIY alternative to smear test 'promising'
Self-testing kits could help more women get checked for cervical cancer risk, researchers say. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DIY urine and swab tests could 'replace smear tests'
A study of 620 women by the Queen Mary University in London showed the self-sampling tests detected pre-cervical cancer in more than 83 per cent of women. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cervical cancer self-tests may be key smear alternative – study
Swabs or urine self-sampling could be less invasive at identifying high-risk womenSwabs or urine samples taken at home could be as effective at identifying women at high risk of cervical cancer as traditional smear tests, according to new research.Cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer in women globally. In the UK, women aged between 25 and 64 are invited for cervical screening every three years.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 4, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Cervical cancer Science Health Society UK news HPV vaccine Source Type: news

Podcast: Xpert MTB/RIF and Xpert Ultra for diagnosing pulmonary tuberculosis and rifampicin resistance in adults
Most Cochrane Reviews look at the effects of interventions on health, but a growing number provide evidence on how to diagnose a disease. In June 2019, one of these, on a test used to detect tuberculosis, was updated. The lead author, David Horne from the University of Washington in Seattle in the USA, sets the scene and tells us what the review found.Tuberculosis, or TB, causes more deaths than any other infectious disease: 1.6 million people died from it in 2017. Most of these deaths could have been averted with earlier detection. The early diagnosis of TB is also important to prevent disease progression and long-term co...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 28, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

The digital routes of human smuggling? Evidence from the UK - Diba P, Papanicolaou G, Antonopoulos GA.
There are justified concerns but little empirical evidence about the implications of the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) in the business of human smuggling. The knowledge base on the use of ICT in human smuggling has rarely gone bey... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Women must be offered breast cancer checks and smear tests during their lunch hour, report demands
Women must be offered lunchtime mammograms or smear tests to halt a collapse in screening rates, a report commissioned by the NHS has stated. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DR ELLIE CANNON: Am I really too old for a smear?
DR ELLIE CANNON: Those aged between 25 and 50 will be offered a smear every three years. For women aged 50 to 65, it's every five years. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cervical cancer: Nottingham woman calls for earlier smear tests
Paige Hart, from Nottingham, calls for the smear test age to be lowered. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman reveals agony of losing twin daughters after they were born at 24 weeks
EXCLUSIVE: Chloe Turner, 30, from Northamptonshire, underwent a loop biopsy (LLETZ) in 2014 after a routine smear test discovered abnormal cervical cells. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Media's attempted smear of Trump over Ukraine revelations turns into massive DUMP of Joe Biden's corruption and money funneling operations
(Natural News) Once again, the so-called “mainstream media” is doing more damage to the political party it aligns with and always seeks to protect — the Democrats — than it is helping in their ongoing effort to “get” President Donald Trump. Last week, media reports claimed that Trump pressured Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky over the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news