GynaeCheck allows women to take a smear test at home
A poll by GynaeHealth UK found 40 per cent of young women find it hard to get an appointment for a smear test, while 95 per cent of women over 50 said the procedure was painful. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 15, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Comparative study of spermatozoa detection using the genital swab versus bedside smear slide technique in sexual assault patients - Sathirareuangchai S, Phobtrakul R, Phetsangharn L, Srisopa K, Petchpunya S.
BACKGROUND: Specimen collection from sexual assault victims is an essential part of practice in forensic medicine. Semen analysis is a forensic test used to confirm sexual contact. Two methods of specimen collection were compared in this study: the genital... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - September 15, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Abortion advocates use undercover video all the time to smear 'pregnancy centers' that are pro-life
(NaturalNews) Planned Parenthood's leaders and defenders are up in arms over the use of undercover operatives and video by a pro-life organization to expose grotesque and likely illegal practices of harvesting body parts from aborted babies and then selling them for profit. However... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 13, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5 Steps to Transition to a Wholefoods Life
It's no secret: wholefoods have changed my life. They've helped me to find an energy, youthfulness and nourishment that I didn't know possible. Best of all, I've found a path that allowed me to say goodbye to diets, fads and guilt when it comes to the food I eat. I had no idea it could be so simple, delicious + nutritious. But yes, it absolutely can! And I want you to experience this incredible transformation for yourself. This post contains 5 simple steps to help you transition to a wholefoods life. No matter where you're currently at on your own journey, it's my hope that this post offers you inspiration, encouragement a...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 8, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

25-year-old dies from cervical cancer blamed on a urine infection
Emma Fisk, from Selby, Yorkshire, suspected something was wrong - but was initially told by medics she was suffering from a urine infection, or had a ‘little tear’. She was also refused a smear test. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 7, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bride told she was too young for cancer test dies aged 25
A YOUNG bride told she was too young for a smear test has died of a rare form of cervical cancer. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 3, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stigma around gynaecological cancers costs lives
Embarrassment or shame linked to ideas of sexual promiscuity prevents women from seeking helpRelated items from OnMedicaBeta blockers appear to lengthen survival in ovarian cancerThink tank calls on GPs to give ‘on the spot’ smear testsHPV vaccine protects from cervical abnormalitiesThe pill could give long-term protection against womb cancerSome doctors misunderstand smear test says GP (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 1, 2015 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Health & Wellness winner: Kim Stebbings
Dysis Medical Title: U.S. president Kim Stebbings grew the sales, marketing and customer support team at Anodyne Therapy, an under-the-radar medical equipment brand, from $600,000 to $29 million in revenue. There, she also built an 80-person sales team. At DySIS Medical, she was hired to launch a first-class cervical imaging system to be used on women with abnormal pap smears to improve detection of cervical pre-cancers. During the company’s first year, a newly hired team of 21 sales and clinical… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 31, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Rachel Sarjantson dies from cervical cancer after being turned down for a smear test
Rachel Sarjantson, 24, a mother-of-one from Blackpool, has died from cervical cancer after being denied a smear test because she was too young. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 24, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Young mother dies following year-long battle with cervical cancer because she was too young for a smear test
Her family has described her death as "completely avoidable" (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - August 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: cervical cancer died mother HPV jab young women cervical screening Source Type: news

How One Sexual Assault Survivor Is Helping Others Take Back Their Bodies
Olivia was a preteen when her mother died of ovarian cancer. One year later, she was raped.  When Olivia reached her 20s, her doctor began encouraging her to have regular cervical smear tests. But Olivia found pap smears invasive and traumatizing -- they reminded her of being raped.  "I couldn’t have [the test]," Olivia, now in her 30s, told The Huffington Post under the condition that her real name would not be used due to privacy concerns. "It’s not because I didn’t try. I tried really hard for a whole decade to have one and I gave up." Olivia attended seven diffe...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 17, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Smear tests and the reason why four women are skipping them
Despite cases of cervical cancer increasing in young women, more than one million Brits are still skipping their smear tests. These women tell FEMAIL why they have been avoiding the procedure. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 14, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cannot recognise this person – Paula’s story
The post Cannot recognise this person – Paula’s story appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. Well, it all began with a routine smear test march 2013 and a polyp was found. After having a ultrasound scan and booked in for day surgery for removal of polyp and biopsy in April 2013, back to my doctor told everything all right, so I get on with my life unaware that things where not right. About July 2014 had a slight discharge went back to doctor’s another ultrasound scan which show 3 polyps in the womb. An appointment was made with a consultant who found my notes from 2013 only to apologise that I had be...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - August 9, 2015 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories atypical hyperplasia uterine cancer Source Type: news

A year without a uterus – Saizo’s story
The post A year without a uterus – Saizo’s story appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. I went for visual inspection of the cervix on the 10th of April 2013; since this was a free service and being a nurse I had better chances of being screened for cervical cancer by my colleagues. The nurse gave me the positive results and we awaited the arrival of the Doctor to confirm the diagnosis. However the Dr said it was probably an infection and I was given some painkillers and had a follow up VIAC done; after taking the antibiotics which was clear. I had a pap smear which showed some pre-cancerous cells. I then c...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - August 9, 2015 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories cervical cancer Source Type: news

Reproductive Justice is Fundamentally an Economic Justice Issue
If you've ever had to request time off of work for a doctor's appointment and lost pay for that day, or remain one of the millions without health insurance because you can't afford it, or don't earn enough to pay for an annual pap smear that could be life-saving, then you deeply understand why reproductive healthcare is inherently an economic justice issue. Reproductive justice recognizes that women, particularly women of color and poor women, face intersecting oppressions based on race, ethnicity, cultural identity, class and gender identity that disproportionately burden them in most areas of their lives. These interfaci...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 7, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Jade Pateman told she was 'too young' for smear test has cervical cancer
Jade Pateman, from Shildon, County Durham, is now campaigning for the cervical screening age to be lowered from 25 to 20 after being told she has between just 18 months and two years to live. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 24, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can patient navigators reduce no-shows for cancer screening follow-up?
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) Researchers at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital reported a 20 percent decline in the rate of missed appointments for cervical cancer evaluation following a Pap smear when a patient navigator program was initiated at the referral center. The impact of the program and the main reasons for patient no-shows are explored in an article in Journal of Women's Health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 23, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

New Pap smear schedule led to fewer chlamydia tests, new U-M study suggests
(University of Michigan Health System) It's a tale of two tests: one for early signs of cervical cancer, the other for the sexually transmitted disease chlamydia. But a change in the recommended schedule for one may have dramatically lowered the chances that young women would get the other, a new study finds. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 20, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Total Abdominal Hysterectomy – my experience first 6 weeks, Karen’s story
The post Total Abdominal Hysterectomy – my experience first 6 weeks, Karen’s story appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. I am 43 yrs old, have suffered abnormal smear test results, endometriosis and blocked fallopian tubes since my early 20’s, resulting in four unsuccessful rounds of IVF treatment, and more recently, increased heavy bleeding during my menstrual cycle. Prior to Christmas (2014) I underwent my third laparoscopy, in which large cysts were found on one ovary. Due to my history, I was offered a hysterectomy and given the choice of partial or total removal. From research, I believed mysel...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - July 19, 2015 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Tags: Women's Health endometriosis total abdominal hysterectomy Source Type: news

Obamacare insanity: so-called 'tax' covers pap smears and mammograms for transgender men
(NaturalNews) In Brave New America, simply acknowledging the historical value of a flag that has always stood for states' rights can earn you the scarlet letter title of "racist." If you're an American parent, you also stand to be accused of child abuse if you refuse to inject your... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 14, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'A national hero': psychologist who warned of torture collusion gets her due
Jean Maria Arrigo was largely ignored and the subject of a smear campaign for sounding alarms about psychologists’ post-9/11 torture complicity but has emerged from the damning report as the story’s hero – and martyrJean Maria Arrigo’s inbox is filling up with apologies.For a decade, colleagues of the 71-year-old psychologist ignored, derided and in some cases attacked Arrigo for sounding alarms that the American Psychological Association was implicated in US torture. But now that a devastating report has exposed deep APA complicity with brutal CIA and US military interrogations – and a smear ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 13, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Spencer Ackerman in New York Tags: Torture September 11 2001 Doctors Psychology US news Source Type: news

CMS to Cover HPV Testing With Pap Smear to Screen for Cervical Cancer
CMS has issued a final decision to cover HPV testing once every five years -- in conjunction with a Pap smear test -- as an additional preventive service benefit under the Medicare program for asymptomatic beneficiaries 30 to 65 years old. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - July 11, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

New screening method every five years to replace pap smear
Under the Federal Government's recently announced budget, changes to the way women are screened for cervical cancer will spell the end of the pap smear every two years. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 7, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Siobhan Galbraith diagnosed with cancer after being denied smear test three times
Siobhan Galbraith, 21, from Birmingham, said she was denied the smear test on every occasion and is now receiving radiotherapy - leaving her unable to have more children. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 26, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why are older women not having regular smear tests?
Often perceived as a young women's disease, the dramatic fall in the uptake from women over 50 for the smear test is leading to more cases of advanced stage cervical cancer and Cheryl Swann tells of her shock at being diagnosed at the age of 57 (Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice)
Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice - June 22, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) Peter Sasieni cervical cancer Cherrill Hicks smear test Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust Jady Goody cervical screening Source Type: news

Cervical cancer: One-in-five cases now in over-64s as experts call for extension to smear testing
Researchers at Keele University find 20 per cent of cases diagnosed each year were in women over age at which smear testing currently ends (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - June 14, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: smear testing researchers over-64s Cervical cancer Jade Goody Keele University Source Type: news

What The Heck Is Paraffin Wax, And Why Is It In Beauty Products?
"Beauty Glossary" is a HuffPost series that breaks down beauty product ingredients so you know exactly what you're putting onto and into your body. Photo Credit: Alexander Dubovitskiy via Getty Images You may have seen women dipping their hands or feet into an opaque white or pink substance at the nail salon and wondered what the heck that was about. The liquid is actually paraffin wax, which is commonly used in beauty products to soften and smooth skin. Paraffin comes in many forms and is a type of mineral oil often found in face creams and body lotions. Paraffin is used in beauty products because it is a l...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 10, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

My hysterectomy for cancer – Carol’s story
The post My hysterectomy for cancer – Carol’s story appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. In March 2013 I went for my routine annual smear, I have been on yearly smears since the birth of my last daughter in 1997. Two weeks later I received a letter with an appointment to attend the colposcopy clinic which was scheduled for two weeks later (end of April). I attended this and was told I had cin3 pre-cancer cells on my cervix. They tried to do the leep whilst I was there but were unable to do it as the pain was horrendous. So I was advised it needed to be done under a general. The end of May I had my l...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - June 9, 2015 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Tags: Your Stories cancer cervical cancer Source Type: news

Single smear test will one day predict woman's risk of four cancers
Scientists at University College London will lead a four-year study with colleagues in 14 EU countries to test if a single smear test can help predict a woman's chances of developing four cancers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 2, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctors aim for single test to detect risk of four cancers in women
Europe-wide trial launched in attempt to develop test similar to cervical smear, but also checking for ovarian, womb and some forms of breast cancer Doctors have raised the possibility of a single screening test which could detect the risk of four different cancers in women, raising hopes of catching them early and saving lives.A four-year Europe-wide trial was announced on Monday with the aim of developing a test similar to the current simple cervical smear, which will identify a woman’s risk of developing cervical, ovarian, womb or certain sorts of aggressive breast cancer. Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 1, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Joanna Moorhead Tags: Cancer Medical research Science Health Society UK news Europe World news Source Type: news

Radical Leftist group smears veterans, Oath Keepers, and patriots as 'extremists'
(NaturalNews) Men and women who serve America in the armed forces are some of the most honorable, selfless citizens we have, but to one left-wing hatemonger, they are among the most dangerous and should not be trusted.The professional "radical" feels the same about "patriots"... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 26, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teenage cancer survivor campaigns to reduce age for smear tests
A TEENAGE cancer survivor is campaigning for the Government to reduce the smear test age from 25. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 22, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Motorcycle helmets: What about their coating? - Schnegg M, Massonnet G, Gueissaz L.
In traffic accidents involving motorcycles, paint traces can be transferred from the rider's helmet or smeared onto its surface. These traces are usually in the form of chips or smears and are frequently collected for comparison purposes. This research inv... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - May 16, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

The Only Person Who Judges Me for My Abortion -- Who Matters  -- Is Me
I have a recurring dream wherein I am staring into a mirror and shouting at myself. I have run the gamut of pregnancy experiences: children, miscarriage and abortion. Having children and miscarriages and saying "those things were really hard" is completely acceptable. They are hard. Childbirth is hard, parenting is hard, losing a baby is hard -- they are physically and emotionally devastating in their various ways. On the other hand, it seems we are allowed to speak about abortions in one of two ways: our insurmountable regret, or our complete lack of doubt. I have spent the past six years tormenting myself f...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 12, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Not everything your child does is adorable
There. I said it. Not everything your child does is adorable. Yes, I’m talking about your kid. I’m also talking about my kid. Don’t get me wrong. They’re great. Kids are fabulous and inspiring. They can make you realize that your capacity for love is greater than you have ever imagined. They’re also rude. They’re selfish like you wouldn’t believe. Gross. Shockingly vicious. Thoughtless beyond comprehension. On their best days, they’re like puppies who are extra-resistant to potty training. On their worst? They’re tornadoes with teeth. They’re animals. Nothing but ...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - May 11, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Steve Coldwell Tags: parenting Source Type: news

Cervical Cancer Screening and Treatment at Malamulo Hospital in Rural Malawi: A 2-Year Comprehensive Review (Chrishelle Shank MD)
AAFP Family Medicine Global Health Workshop, September 11-13, 2014, San Diego. Title of presentation Cervical Cancer Screening and Treatment at the Malamulo Seventh-Day Adventist Hospital in rural Malawi: A two-year comprehensive review. Author(s) Crischelle Shank, MD; Jacqueline Uy, MD; Christina Miller, MD; Karen Studer, MD, MPH; Marc Debay, MD, MPH, PhD Learning objectives At the end of the presentation, attendees will be able to: 1. Appreciate the preventable burden of disease from cervical cancer in Southern Africa 2. Identify the resources needed to establish cervical cancer screening prevention and treatment s...
Source: Family Medicine Digital Resources Library (FMDRL) Recently Uploaded - May 11, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Yes, Your Beard Might Be As Dirty As A Toilet Seat. No, You Don't Have To Shave It.
If you’re a bearded man or love someone who has a beard, you may have recently heard the horrifying news rattling around the Internet that there is fecal bacteria in some men’s beards. Or, as Buzzfeed so pithily put it: “It turns out men’s beards are covered in poop, says science.” That unpleasant nugget of information comes courtesy of a swab analysis conducted by ABC affiliate KOAT in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Several bearded men volunteered to have the bacteria on their facial hairs analyzed, and what Quest Diagnostics microbiologist John Golobic found wasn’t pretty. While some bea...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 5, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Experts Continue to Scale Back Annual Pap Smear
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - May 4, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Experts Continue to Scale Back Annual Pap Smear
Title: Experts Continue to Scale Back Annual Pap SmearCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/2/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/4/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General - May 4, 2015 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Experts Continue to Scale Back Annual Pap Smear
For women 21 years and older at average risk for cervical cancer, getting screened once every 3 years should suffice, according to advice from the American College of Physicians (ACP). (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 1, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Flashback: FDA abused power of federal government to smear whistleblowers and protect corporations
(NaturalNews) To be an honest person and also hold a high position within the government is a paradox, especially at the federal level. And if its the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) you're working for from a position of integrity, don't plan on keeping your job for long,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 1, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women miss smear tests because they can't see GP during out of hours
The number of women missing checks for cervical cancer has risen by 11 per cent in five years while locum doctors are less trusted and offer a ‘very poor’ overall service, research shows. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 30, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Great Success And Enduring Dilemma Of Cervical Cancer Screening
The Pap smear has dramatically decreased rates of cervical cancer, but testing too often has a downside, too. Many women say they aren't yet ready to follow new guidelines and skip the annual tests.» E-Mail This (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - April 30, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Haelle Source Type: news

CMS Proposes Covering Pap Smear/HPV Testing For Cervical Cancer
CMS recently proposed covering cervical cancer screening that would combine HPV testing in with a Pap smear once every five years for certain Medicare beneficiaries. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - April 29, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Biotech front group's smear campaign against Doctor Oz spectacularly backfires as he publicly outs the felons and frauds behind it
(NaturalNews) The contrived attacks on Doctor Oz backfired in spectacular fashion today as he took to the air to expose the convicted felons, frauds and hucksters -- all doctors operating as corporate front men -- who tried to silence him.To confront the vicious attempts at defamation... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More disturbing details emerge over Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales and his porn network history
(NaturalNews) It is astonishing that the Wikipedia website smears so many thousands of people with false, defamatory information -- celebrities, authors, activists, scientists, journalists and so on -- yet almost no one has published the dubious history of its co-founder, Jimmy Wales... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 20, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Less Is More (William Cayley MD MDiv)
Evidence-based medicine advocates the "conscientious, explicit, and judicious use of current best evidence in making decisions about the care of individual patients" (1), and campaigns such as "Choosing Wisely" (2) and the BMJ "Too Much Medicine" (3) are encouraging critical thought as to what amount of "medicine" is appropriate for patients and when. While evidence-based medicine can be one helpful guide to choosing wisely and avoiding doing too much in medicine, evidence can also help clarify those clinical situations in which "less" is actually "more" - ie, whe...
Source: Family Medicine Digital Resources Library (FMDRL) Recently Uploaded - April 16, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

10 Things You MUST Know About Relationships
Life has a way of answering questions you didn't even ask. As I lean upon my 40th birthday and reflect upon my adult life so far, I find this to be especially true when it comes to relationships. From being the recipient and the perpetrator of heartbreak, to cyclically selecting the wrong type, to over expectation, to self-doubt, to romantic bliss... the list is seemingly endless on the ways I have grown in my understanding of relationship dynamics. While I'm sure there is still plenty of room for self-sabotage and reflective growth, this is a list of 10 nuggets of wisdom I am happy to have shaped from my experiences thu...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 14, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How a Routine Health Exam Saved My Life -- and Bank Account
In our Money Mic series, we hand over the podium to people with controversial views about money. These are their views, not ours, but we welcome your responses. Today, one woman shares how an early-detection annual exam saved her life, and how the wise insurance decisions she made paid off -- she only had a mere $100 tab for her entire treatment. For all 44 years of my life, I've been diligent about my health. I've never smoked, hardly ever drink, eat a healthy diet of mostly organic foods, and never forget my omega-3 supplements. I maintain a healthy weight, and lead an active lifestyle with my husband and two son...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 12, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman diagnosed with cervical cancer despite all-clear on smear test
A YOUNG woman had to have a full hysterectomy to save her life after a golf-ball sized tumour was found on her cervix. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 7, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news