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, 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

Flint Water Crisis Judge Refuses To Remove Counsel, May Appoint Special Master
DETROIT - A federal judge in Michigan overseeing Flint contaminated water litigation on June 19 denied motions to replace the co-liaison counsel and the interim co-lead class counsel, which had both sought the other's removal. The co-liaison counsel had contended that the co-lead class counsel had a conflict of interest, while the co-lead class counsel had argued that the co-liaison counsel had engaged in "a smear campaign" (In re Flint Water Cases [Luke Waid, et al. v. Richard D. Snyder, et al.], No. 16-10444, E.D. Mich.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - July 4, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

HPV test is better than Pap smear at detecting precancerous cervical changes, study says
A test for HPV detects precancerous changes of the cervix earlier and more accurately than the Pap smear, according to a large clinical trial published Tuesday.The randomized, controlled study — the kind of trial considered the "gold standard" of research — showed that the human papillomavirus... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - July 3, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Laurie McGinley Source Type: news

For Women Over 30, There May Be A Better Choice Than The Pap Smear
(Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sara Kiley Watson Source Type: news

Is the Pap Smear On the Way Out?
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - July 3, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gynecology, Infections, Oncology, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

HPV test may be better than pap smears to detect early cervical cancer: Study
A new study published in JAMA found a higher rate of detection with HPV tests. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

HPV test tops Pap smear in cancer screening study
A new study finds that testing for the human papillomavirus or HPV was linked with significantly fewer cases of precancer in a 48-month period -- meaning the precancer was detected earlier -- compared with using pap smear testing. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is the Pap Smear On the Way Out?
TUESDAY, July 3, 2018 -- The Pap test, used for over 50 years to spot the early signs of cervical cancer, may soon become a thing of the past, new research suggests. Its replacement? The human papillomavirus (HPV) test. Nearly all cervical cancer... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 3, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

IVF add-on shown to be of no benefit, say scientists
£350 procedure known as an endometrial scratch does not help embryos implant, according to large-scale studyA procedure thought to boost chance of a successful pregnancy for women undergoing IVF has been dealt a blow by research that reveals it does not improve the chances of having a live birth.An endometrial scratch involves grazing the tissue lining the womb, as occurs when taking a tissue biopsy, in a process that takes about a minute and is similar to a smear test – but more painful and invasive.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 3, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: IVF Fertility problems Science Health Society Medical research Source Type: news

Finding suggest HPV testing detects cervical pre-cancer earlier, more accurately than Pap smear
(JAMA Network) Nearly all cervical cancers are associated with persistent cervical infection from cancer-related human papillomavirus (HPV) strains. Testing for HPV alone, or combined with a Pap smear (cytology) for cervical screening, has been associated with increased detection of precancerous lesions compared with Pap smears alone. Some organizations have recommended primary HPV-based cervical cancer screening, while others have called for clinical trials of primary HPV testing alone. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 3, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Is the Pap Smear On the Way Out?
(Source: Cancercompass News: Gynecological Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Gynecological Cancer - July 3, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

SMEAR factory Southern Poverty Law Center has "lost all credibility," admits leftist Washington Post
(Natural News) The Southern Poverty Law Center has finally overstepped its bounds and mislabeled the wrong organization as a “hate group,” and in doing so has completely destroyed whatever credibility it had left. “After years of smearing good people with false charges of bigotry, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has finally been held to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Savagery of Rapes of Minors
Geetika Dang is an independent researcher; Vani S. Kulkarni is lecturer in Sociology, University of Pennsylvania, USA; and Raghav Gaiha is (Hon.) professorial research fellow, Global Development Institute, University of Manchester, England, and Visiting Scholar, Population Studies Centre, University of Pnnsylvania, USA).By Geetika Dang, Vani S. Kulkarni and Raghav GaihaNEW DELHI, Jun 22 2018 (IPS)Rapes of minors surged from 16 per day in 2001 to 46 per day in 2016. As if this was not horrendous enough, their savagery adds to it.In 2016, 43.3% of the total female rape victims were minors. Around 13% of the minor female vict...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Geetika 3 Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Asia-Pacific Crime & Justice Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Public Health Agency recalls 150 women for cancer test
150 patients are being contacted to have their cervical smear test redone. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nurse guidance published on cervical cancer and HPV
Young women ‘too embarrassed’ to get screened Related items fromOnMedica Only a third of women with regular bloating would see their GP Parents unsure of HPV vaccine for daughters Third of emergency cancer presenters never saw GP Some doctors misunderstand smear test says GP Young women shun smear tests out of embarrassment (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 12, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Pap Smear
Title: Pap SmearCategory: Procedures and TestsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/11/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General - June 11, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Ratting them out: Rats are better at detecting tuberculosis in children than standard tests
(Natural News) Tuberculosis ranks among the top ten causes of death around the world, mainly in low-income countries. One problem that makes it difficult to treat is the inability to detect it in the first place; the current methods used to find the disease leave a lot to be desired. Cheap smear tests are generally... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Atrium updates lawsuit, says fear-based campaign set to ‘poison public mindset’
Atrium Health  amended its countersuit against Mednax Inc. (NYSE:MD) on Monday, citing a ramped-up and “dishonest” advertising campaign and Mednax’s corporate difficulties as drivers. The Charlotte-based health-care system, formerly Carolinas HealthCare System, says that step is necessary as a very public contract dispute over anesthesia services continues to escalate.  “Mednax’s public, misleading statements and its smear campaign against Atrium Health are unprecedented in the health-care… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 8, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jennifer Thomas Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Gynecologic exams not necessary for all adolescent girls
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: At what age should a teenage girl have her first Pap smear and gynecologic exam? Should this be done by a pediatrician or another provider? ANSWER: Pelvic exams and Pap smears are not necessary in healthy, adolescent girls who are not sexually active and who do not have gynecologic symptoms or other [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - May 1, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

A DNA Site Helped Authorities Crack the Golden State Killer Case. Here ’s What You Should Know About Your Genetic Data Privacy
Police this week arrested a man suspected to be the notorious Golden State Killer with the help of a resource they could only have dreamed of in the 1970s, when a gruesome spree of rapes and murders began terrorizing California: databases filled with individuals’ genetic data. Genetic information listed in a largely unknown, open-source genetic database called GEDmatch proved instrumental in cracking the case, the Mercury News reports. Investigators used genetic databases to find relatives who matched genetic material taken from an old crime scene, the Sacramento Bee reports. They then cross-referenced family data fr...
Source: TIME: Health - April 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Genetics healthytime onetime Source Type: news

NYT attacks "right-wing conspiracy theory" then issues whopping correction, confirming it was true all along
(Natural News) The American Pravda media has lost whatever remaining credibility it had left in the era of President Donald J. Trump, having long ago abandoned any semblance of journalist integrity in their daily effort to besmirch and smear his supporters. The latest self-inflicted casualty of credibility is a returning champion — The New York... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Motion To Replace Flint Co-Liaison Counsel Is 'Smear Campaign,' Attorney Says
DETROIT - The co-liaison counsel that represents some of the individual plaintiffs in the lead-contaminated water crisis lawsuit brought against the city of Flint, Mich., on April 9 filed a brief in Michigan federal court contending that a motion filed by interim co-lead class counsel, which represents the entire class of plaintiffs, seeking replacement of the co-liaison counsel is "nothing but a retaliatory smear campaign" against the co-liaison counsel (In re Flint Water Cases [Luke Waid, et al. v. Richard D. Snyder, et al.], No. 16-10444, E.D. Mich.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - April 18, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Tampa doggie daycare where two dogs died sues former employee for alleged smear campaign
Since the two dog deaths, Lucky Dog has changed ownership twice. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - March 29, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Frances McMorris Source Type: news

Updating smear tests could save thousands of women's lives
Researchers from  Johns Hopkins University found assessing cervical fluid collected in smears for DNA mutations accurately detects 81 per cent of endometrial and 33 per cent of ovarian cancers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pap test fluids used in gene-based screening test for two gyn cancers
(Johns Hopkins Medicine) Cervical fluid samples gathered during routine Papanicolaou (Pap) tests are the basis of a new screening test for endometrial and ovarian cancers developed by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 22, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

RenovaCare Fights Back Against Alleged & #039;Predatory & #039; Trading
A company developing what has been dubbed a "skin gun" for burn victims claims it is the victim of predatory trading practices. RenovaCare said Monday that it has video evidence of "extensive and, in the company's opinion, potentially legal, on-going predatory trading practices," by several firms that are members of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). The company said it has informed investigatory agents of FINRA about these activities, and that the firms may be covertly collaborating with The Street Sweeper, a short-seller syndicate targeting RenovaCare. The Pittsburgh-b...
Source: MDDI - March 5, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Medical Device Business Source Type: news

Some smear test abnormalities 'self-heal'
Early cell changes linked to cervical cancer may not need treatment in more than 50% of cases, study finds. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria:I'm Ready to Fight Back Against Corrupt Interest, Says NHIs Boss
[This Day] Sokoto -The Executive Secretary, National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Alhaji Yusuf Usman, thursrday said the smear campaign in the media would not deter him, from fighting back against corrupt practices in the scheme. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 16, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

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

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

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

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

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

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

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