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

Using hand sanitizer may be giving you a false sense of security
That blob of hand sanitizer you quickly smear onto your hands probably won't kill those cold and flu bugs. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists Say Amazon Wildfires Caused by Rise in Deforestation
Blazing wildfires in the Amazon rainforest have garnered international attention and concern, which prompted French President Emmanuel Macron to call on international leaders to hold discussions about the fires during the August 24-26, 2019, G7 summit in France. According to Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research (INPE), the country has experienced more than 76,000 wildfires this year, most of them in the Amazon. This represents an 80 percent increase from the same period last year. Brazilian Minister of the Environment Ricardo Salles blamed “Dry weather, wind, and heat” for the fires, but leadi...
Source: Public Policy Reports - September 4, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Sec. 230 protections need to be stripped from Wikipedia, which is nothing but a smear machine run by coordinated corporate gangs
(Natural News) Now that Wikipedia has been exposed as little more than a pharma-pushing, truth-squelching disinformation racket that’s cloaked as some kind of independent online “encyclopedia,” the time is now for this obvious deep-state propaganda front to finally lose its Section 230 “Safe Harbor” protections. What we mean by this is that Wikipedia, along with... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diagnosis of late-stage prostate cancer at all-time high
Charity calls on men and GPs to be more aware of risk factors, signs and symptoms Related items fromOnMedica Urine test could end fear of smears How a ‘grumpy’ GP can have a disproportionate effect on a young person’s health Male students shun university mental health support Forget Brexit, it ’s all about TRexit Smoking may worsen cancer pain (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 3, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Disabled women blocked from accessing potentially lifesaving smear tests for decades, report reveals
Kerry Thompson, 40, from Milton Keynes, waited more than a decade for a smear test as a result of her disability. Luckily, Kerry's results came back clear. But her story is not unique. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Confused About Who Should Get the HPV Vaccine, and When? The CDC Has New Recommendations
For its first few years on the market, the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine was approved only for young girls. Over time, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has broadened its approval to include boys, as well as adults up to age 45—allowing more people to get the cancer-preventing vaccine, but also breeding confusion about who should get vaccinated and when. On Thursday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new recommendations, based on guidance from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, that should clear up some of that confusion. The CDC reaffirmed that its prior...
Source: TIME: Health - August 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized onetime public health Source Type: news

Marina Wheeler urges women to take smear tests
Boris Johnson's estranged wife, who was diagnosed with cervical cancer in May, says she is "cancer-free". (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How did Twitter help a sexual abuse survivor brave a smear test?
Support from people on Twitter has helped a woman take a smear test for the first time. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Healthy woman diagnosed with cervical cancer at 25 begs Government to lower smear test age 
Emily-Rae Rushmer, 26, of Milton Keynes, was diagnosed in November 2018 after having abnormal bleeding. She is urging other women not to 'put off' their smear test. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Judge dismisses defamation lawsuit against Nick Sandmann, affirms that the Washington Post can lie, smear and defame anyone with malicious fictions
(Natural News) Anyone who is being fair knows that the garbage “mainstream media” was brutal to the teen boys from Covington Catholic High in Kentucky earlier this year when they described an encounter between them and a known Left-wing Native American activist. That activist — Nathan Phillips — was the one who actually initiated contact... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NBC News has devolved into a radical left-wing SMEAR engine targeting conservative and Christian journalists
(Natural News) We in the independent media have long known that our ‘colleagues’ in the “mainstream” establishment press have been in bed with the Democrat Party, serving as its propaganda division. But in the age of POTUS Donald Trump, more and more Americans are learning about the relationship as evidenced by the manner in which... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Google employees label notable conservatives Dennis Prager, Jordan Peterson, and others as “Nazis” in latest malicious smear stemming from left-wing bias
(Natural News) Documents from tech giant Google that were leaked to investigative journalism organization Project Veritas show that the company refers to popular leading conservatives such as PragerU founder Dennis Prager and Jordan Peterson, a Canadian clinical psychologist and a professor of psychology at the University of Toronto, as “Nazis.” A report published by Project... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer patient, 25, diagnosed WEEKS before her first smear test is calling for lower screening age
Amy Anderson, of Gateshead, was diagnosed with cervical cancer in March this year, three weeks before she was eligible to have a smear test. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DNA analysis reveals cryptic underwater ecosystem engineers
(University of British Columbia) They look like smears of pink bubblegum on the rocks off British Columbia's coast, indistinguishable from one another.But a new DNA analysis of coralline algae led by UBC and Hakai Institute researchers has revealed a wealth of different species -- a diversity that could hold the key to protecting critical underwater habitats like kelp forests. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 11, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

'Women over 40 can safely go ten years between cervical smear tests'
The Government-funded study looked at 24,500 Britons attending routine smear tests in Manchester. It found women over 40 who tested negative for HPV did not need to be screened for a decade (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Smear tests: Actress writes play based on own experiences
Gabrielle wrote a play about her experiences of smear tests so more women can understand how much of a difference they can make. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Public 'confused' over relationship between cleanliness and hygiene
Over 60% of people believe getting dirty hands from outdoor play will spread germs Related items fromOnMedica Urine test could end fear of smears How a ‘grumpy’ GP can have a disproportionate effect on a young person’s health The star fish and the link worker GP gatekeepers linked to reduced patient satisfaction Not so ‘smart’ drugs (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 25, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Facebook bans Natural News; Health Ranger responds with message for humanity
(Natural News) In response to a coordinated, heavily-funded smear campaign against Natural News and myself, the Health Ranger, Facebook has now permanently banned Natural News from posting content. The channel name that has been banned is Facebook.com/healthranger, which was our primary channel reaching over 2.5 million people. This is on top of the permanent bans... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DR ELLIE CANNON: How do I get rid of nose blisters? 
The Mail on Sunday's GP discusses cold sores, blisters, pap smear tests, constipation and how forest bathing can help treat mental health problems. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Clemson researchers, Prisma Health doctor collaborate on ovarian cancer screening tool
(Clemson University) A team of researchers from Clemson University and Prisma Health-Upstate are working to create a screening process to catch ovarian cancer in the early or pre-cancerous stages. Their goal is to make this screening as simple and easy for women as getting a pap smear. The idea is to identify the pre-cancerous changes through the makeup of the cervical mucus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Yes, it's time to change America's libel laws to stop the deliberate lies and false smears pushed by left-wing “journalists"
(Natural News) Our founders thought that a free press was so important to the maintenance of the new republic that they included it as part of the very first amendment to the Constitution. But thanks to the American Left, extremists one and all, that concept is has been stretched beyond its limits in the age... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Don't be too quick to believe the FBI's smear attacks on Martin Luther King... haven't we already learned the FBI fabricates everything?
(Natural News) Over the last several days, conservative media outlets have been leaping on a report that claims FBI agents told each other that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. had 40 extra-marital affairs and even stood by and laughed while his friend raped a woman. In hearing these allegations, we must all remember that the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gay and HIV positive men should be getting an 'anal Pap smear,' doctors suggest  
Anal cancer rates are have risen steeply, driven by HPV and, likely, wider acceptance of anal sex. Doctors at the University of California, San Francisco, think that an anal swab could prevent the disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news