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

'I felt violated'
Sexual assault victims say they may be risking their health but even booking a smear test is too traumatic. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women share lipstick smudging selfies for #SmearForSmear
One in three 25 to 29-year-olds do not take up their smear test invites. Women are snubbing them as they are too embarrassed about their bodies, a UK survey found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What happens during a smear test?
Doctor Philippa Kaye talks us through what's involved during a cervical screening test. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Embarrassment makes women avoid smear tests, charity says
Cervical cancer is the most common cancer in women under 35 but a majority are not aware of the risk. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS breast cancer screening not offered to trans men
Women who believe they are men are not being offered routine NHS screening for breast and cervical cancer but men living as women are being invited for cervical smear tests. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sister shares graveside photo to encourage smear tests
A cancer victim's sister has shared a graveside picture to highlight the importance of smear tests. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stage-3 myeloma cancer completely ELIMINATED with a turmeric supplement - British Medical Journal
(Natural News) For decades, the medical establishment has colluded with the for-profit cancer industry to smear anyone who talked about herbs, spices or superfoods fighting cancer. Food doesn’t contain “medicine,” we were told by the dishonest establishment. Only FDA-approved toxic medications can “treat” cancer, the propagandists insisted. Yet millions of people across the globe continued... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What To Do After An Abnormal Pap Smear
No need to panic. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What to know about new HPV test that replaces Pap smears
With changes to cervical screening coming into effect on Friday, FEMAIL sat down with leading Australian GP, Dr Daria Fielder, to tell you what you need to know about the HPV. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pap smear replaced by HPV cervical screening what to know
With changes to cervical screening coming into effect on Friday, FEMAIL sat down with leading Australian GP, Dr Daria Fielder, to tell you what you need to know about the HPV. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fake news can backfire for companies caught in the act
(University of British Columbia) In the era of fake news, less scrupulous businesses are using deceptive tactics to smear their rivals. But companies that spread fake news against their competitors ultimately experience the brunt of negative publicity and reputational damage. That's a key finding of new research co-authored by the UBC Sauder School of Business. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

HPV Testing Alone: Ready for Cervical Cancer Screening? HPV Testing Alone: Ready for Cervical Cancer Screening?
Cotesting with both Pap smear and HPV testing is unlikely to detect cancer cases that wouldn't be found using HPV testing alone, say researchers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

HPV testing is better than the Pap test at detecting cervical cancer
(Oxford University Press USA) A new paper in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute finds that testing for cervical cancer using HPV testing in addition to the Pap smear is unlikely to detect cancer cases that wouldn't be found using HPV testing alone. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 14, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

HPV Vaccine Could Mean 3 Pap Tests in a Lifetime HPV Vaccine Could Mean 3 Pap Tests in a Lifetime
Women who have had the human papillomavirus (HPV) jab may only need 3 smear tests for cervical cancer in their lifetime, a study suggests.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

HPV jab means women ‘only need three smears in lifetime’
Women may only need three cervical screens in their lifetime if they have been given the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, according to UK researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - November 10, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Smear tests could be cut to three in a lifetime
At the moment women in England are invited for cervical cancer screening 12 times between the ages of 25 and 64. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HPV vaccinated women 'will only need three smear tests'
Since 2008, the HPV vaccine has been offered to girls aged 11 to 13 and reported HPV cases have fallen. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cervical cancer jab women will 'only need three smears'
Since 2008, the HPV vaccine has been offered to girls aged 11 to 13 and reported HPV cases have fallen. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Call for women to get life-saving smear test after uptake drops
Public Health England has issued a fresh appeal to young women to take up the invitation of a cervical cancer test as new figures published show a fall in the number of 25 to 29-year-old women being tested. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 8, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

1.2million women a year miss cervical cancer screening  
Nearly a third of women ignored smear test invitations last year, figures show. Health bosses urged GPs to provide more convenient appointments in a bid increase uptake. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GMO HUCKSTERS: How the biotech industry controls the media narrative and smears anti-GMO activists
(Natural News) The public relations arm of the biotech industry needs one thing — for consumers to believe in the safety of GMOs and agrochemicals. They want consumers to trust biotech experiments, even though they have tortured human health throughout history. Agent Orange, DDT, dioxin, saccharin, PCBs, aspartame, polystyrene, and glyphosate all pose severe health... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

InfoWars products heavy metals warning a SMEAR campaign: Here's the real science the fake news media won't report
(Natural News) It’s been all over the mainstream media for days: InfoWars nutritional products have been found to contain high lead, a toxic heavy metal, media stories claim. But is the story really true, or is this just a politically motivated smear campaign to try to destroy InfoWars’ primary revenue source? Without exception, every piece... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fake economist Paul Krugman falsely claims cholera outbreak in Puerto Rico in lame attempt to smear President Trump
(Natural News) The Alt-Left’s attacks on President Donald J. Trump are taking on an even nastier tone as these disgusting human beings continue to try and separate him from his widening base of support. Most of the time the things Leftists attempt to smear Trump with are complete fabrications, and of course in those cases... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Beauty Queen Says She Was Dethroned After Making a Video on the Rohingya Crisis
A Myanmar beauty queen claims she has been defamed and unceremoniously dethroned over a video she made commenting on ethnic and religious violence in her country’s volatile west. Shwe Eain Si, a 19-year-old pageant runner-up, lost her Miss Grand Myanmar title, as well as her eligibility to compete in an upcoming pageant after she waded into politically charged waters. In the video, Shwe Eain Si blamed the crisis, which has sent more than 509,000 refugees fleeing across the border to Bangladesh, on Rohingya militants. The video sets graphic images of mutilated bodies to a piano accompaniment as the beauty contestant s...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laignee Barron Tags: Uncategorized Burma myanmar onetime Rohingya Source Type: news

Altered rich-club and frequency-dependent subnetwork organization in mild traumatic brain injury: a MEG resting-state study - Antonakakis M, Dimitriadis SI, Zervakis M, Papanicolaou AC, Zouridakis G.
Functional brain connectivity networks exhibit "small-world" characteristics and some of these networks follow a "rich-club" organization, whereby a few nodes of high connectivity (hubs) tend to connect more densely among themselves than to nodes of lower ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Screening for cervical abnormalities in women offered HPV vaccination
(PLOS) Human papillomavirus (HPV) testing detects a higher number of precancerous cervical lesions than cytology-based Pap smears in a female population including a proportion offered HPV vaccination, according to a new study published in PLOS Medicine by Karen Canfell of Cancer Council New South Wales, Australia, researchers at the Victorian Cytology Service, Melbourne, Australia, and colleagues. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 19, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Middle-age women can choose Pap smear or HPV test for cancer screening
(Reuters Health) - Middle-aged women can choose which test to undergo for cervical cancer screening, according to a draft recommendation from an influential group backed by the U.S. government. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Cervical cancer screenings are about to get much easier
The US Preventative Services Task Force is now recommending that women should be able to choose between getting an HPV test every five years or a Pap smear every three. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news