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
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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

Middlesborough mother Amanda Booth dies of cervical cancer
Amanda Booth, 28, from Middlesborough, was diagnosed with the disease after she noticed she was bleeding, but had been too scared to go for a smear test. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 6, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anatomy Of A Smear Attack on GMO Supporting Scientists
This post was co-written with Val Giddings Recently on the Huffington Post we came across a disturbing article - an attack by Jeffrey Smith on two respected university professors who apply a critical eye to the claims made by various advocates alleging dangers to human health linked to genetically modified organisms (GMOs.) Smith, if you are not familiar with him, heads up a one-man band rabidly anti-GMO organization known as the Institute for Responsible Technology--he and his organization are controversial to say the least, but more on that later. The subject of the attack piece was co-written by University of Illin...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 3, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

9 Foods That Keep You Feeling Full Longer
SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Linda Melone Sticking to a low-calorie diet in an effort to lose weight immediately presents one big challenge: hunger. When you’re hungry you’ll grab the quickest food within reach and forget all your good intentions. It’s one reason why only one out of five people can last a month before falling off the diet wagon, according to a British survey. The foods you choose, however, can make all the difference between feeling hungry again within a half hour and being satisfied for several hours. “Key components of highly satisfying foods are protein and fiber,” say...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 3, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Johns Hopkins startup could help detect ovarian cancer
By the time ovarian cancer is diagnosed in most women, it's difficult — if not impossible — to eliminate. This cancer has few early symptoms and there is no test to detect it in its earliest stages. Of the 70,000 women diagnosed with cervical cancer every year, about a third die. Johns Hopkins startup PapGene thinks it has an answer. The startup is developing a way to detect ovarian and endometiral cancers through a test similar to a pap smear, the common minimally invasive test gynecologists… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 26, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Sarah Gantz Source Type: news

The Hysterectomy Post-Op – Himani’s Story
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. I am 6 weeks post op now after getting a TLH (Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy) done. Have read tons of blog posts, Googled on medical information and also found answers to my never ending questions that I was never prepared for in the first place, before going in for the surgery. This is an attempt to combine as much information about the hysterectomy post-op as possible based on the above reads as well as my own experiences. First ...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - February 23, 2015 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories recovery Source Type: news

How the Washington Post smears defenders of liberty with dishonest reporting
(NaturalNews) Political correctness. Allowable thought. Approved perspectives. Permitted speech. The political Left has a number of ways in which it seeks to control what Americans think and what they say, as well as how they perceive certain issues.Such techniques are anathema... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 22, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New HPV vaccine may protect against 90% of cervical cancers
Conclusion This double-blind randomised trial has shown that the new HPV vaccine provides increased protection from additional strains of HPV that cause cervical, vulval and vaginal cancers. Strengths of the study include: Blinding of the pathologists to the vaccine type, and blinding of the participants (they didn't know which vaccine they had been given), which reduces any bias – a double-blind randomised controlled trial is considered the gold standard of how best to assess a treatment or intervention. The large number of women included in the study, with diverse ethnic backgrounds, makes it likely that the...
Source: NHS News Feed - February 20, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Medication Source Type: news

Botswana: Pap Smear Turn-Around Impressive
[Botswana Daily News]Gaborone -Pap smear turn-around time has improved from six months in 2013 to the current turn - around time of four to six weeks following outsourcing of Pap smear investigations to private facilities, says the Assistant Minister of Health, Dr Alfred Madigele. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 19, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Medical tests critical for women's health
The right medical tests can save lives, so when is the right time for women to get mammograms, pap smears, colonoscopies and more? Susan McGinnis reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 16, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

She Died on World Cancer Day
Her name was Kelly and she was 33 years old and she died of cervical cancer. The truth is, I would be sad any day that she died, but there is something about her leaving this world on a day where we are supposed to reduce stigma and dispel myths about cancer that truly makes this even more difficult -- especially when talking about cervical cancer and its link to the human papillomavirus. I was first introduced to Kelly in December of 2011 via email through another cervical cancer advocate named Michelle. Kelly had just been diagnosed with cervical cancer and was meeting with her oncologist the next day to work out her tr...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 13, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Five dental health tips to keep your child smiling
Tooth decay is the single most common chronic childhood disease, according to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Early childhood cavities are more common than asthma, early childhood obesity and diabetes. That’s the bad news. But the good news, says Isabelle Chase, DDS, associate in the Department of Dentistry at Boston Children’s Hospital, is that dental cavities are entirely preventable. Even if your child has a history of dental cavities, her future smile can turn bright with these expert tips for life-long healthy mouth habits. Brush twice a day. Chase emphasizes the importance of brushing the te...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - February 12, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Meaghan O'Keeffe Tags: Dental health Parenting Source Type: news

'I was too scared to have a smear test - but dying is worse' says mum with cervical cancer
A TERMINALLY ill mum-of-three who was afraid to have a smear test has created a bucket list so she can make precious memories with her family in the time she has left. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 12, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What You Should Know Before You Schedule Your Next Doctor Appointment
Before we were able to Google our every itch and twinge and ache, we had very different relationships with our doctors. “In the early years of my career, information was something the doctor had and the patient didn’t,” Dr. Michael L. LeFevre, a professor and physician at the University of Missouri, tells The Huffington Post. Today, he says, patients bring their information to him for his input. “They want my opinion about how good the information is and what it means and how to interpret it for them in their lives.” Of course, the Internet is rife with misinformation, and sometimes a well-m...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 10, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

There's something wrong with my vagina, but I'm too scared to see the doctor. Help
Dr Petra Boynton, the Telegraph's sex and relationships expert, offers advice to a reader concerned about visiting the GP with an intimate problem (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - January 30, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: worried sex discharge genitals vagina pain penis smear test bleeding virgin frightened smell vulva doctor Source Type: news

'Smear for smear' campaign leaves many uncomfortable
The current #smearforsmear campaign may be well intended but risks overlooking and even trivialising the seriousness of the situation for many women. Let’s change the way we do this Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 30, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Vicki Jamieson Tags: Science Women Health & wellbeing Health policy Science and nature Cancer Society Source Type: news

Cervical smear tests less regular among older women
CervicalCheck says Irish over-50s seek fewer screenings as European Cervical Cancer Prevention Week continues (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - January 29, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cervical Cancer Prevention Week: Everything you need to know about smear tests
CERVICAL cancer is the most common cancer in women under 35, which is a travesty as it's one of the few that can actually be prevented (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 28, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chef, 30, who ignored smear test letters for EIGHT YEARS is left infertile by cervical cancer treatment
Lindsay Davies, from Nottinghamshire, shunned the screening because she was 'embarrassed' by the thought of medical staff examining her. She needed a hysterectomy to get rid of the tumour. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cervical cancer rates in under 35s soar as number having smear tests fall
The charity Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust has launched a new social media campaign #smearforsmear (pictured) to encourage more young women to ensure they have their regular smear tests. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 26, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Increase in number of young British women being diagnosed with cervical cancer
A new study has found the number of women diagnosed with cervical cancer under 35 has risen, while the number attending smear tests has fallen to an all time low (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - January 26, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: lipstick cervical cancer prevention week facebook social media charity jo's trust twitter screening smear test Source Type: news

Why Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel Doesn't Believe In Annual Physical Exams
Bioethicist Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel made waves earlier this month with his New York Times op-ed about how annual physical exams — arguably the cornerstone of preventive medicine — are a waste of time and money. At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Emanuel continued to make his case against the preventive health measure in an interview with HuffPost Live’s Jonathan Cohn, saying that overwhelming data from studies involving tens of thousands of people show that the annual exam makes no difference when it comes to improving health outcomes or extending lives. Of course, Emanuel clarified, his p...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel Doesn't Believe In Annual Physical Exams
Bioethicist Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel made waves earlier this month with his New York Times op-ed about how annual physical exams — arguably the cornerstone of preventive medicine — are a waste of time and money. At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Emanuel continued to make his case against the preventive health measure in an interview with HuffPost Live’s Jonathan Cohn, saying that overwhelming data from studies involving tens of thousands of people show that the annual exam makes no difference when it comes to improving health outcomes or extending lives. Of course, Emanuel clarified, his p...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 23, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

January Cervical Cancer Month: Progress Is Promising
January is Cervical Cancer Month. So it is time to look at what has been accomplished recently in control of this disease. Getting treatment for advanced cervical cancer is challenging. Patients often have pelvic pain, sometimes with blockage of intestines and the urinary tract. Regrettably many patients have fistulas (holes) develop where they leak urine or stool through the skin, vagina or bladder. These are cruel consequences of failed cancer control. About 13,000 women will develop cervical cancer every year, and tragically 4,000 will die of the illness. In 2014, the FDA approved a new treatment for advanced cervical...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 9, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Docs suggest HPV screening first for cervical cancer
(Reuters Health) - Two medical organizations have recommended testing for the human papillomavirus (HPV) to screen women for cervical cancer before using a Papanicolaou – or Pap – smear for screening. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 8, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news