The 6 Biggest Pap Smear Mistakes
Certain things can interfere with how accurate the results of your Pap smear may be. Get wise to common mistakes women make when it comes to Pap smears so you can ensure the best results. (Source: About.com Cervical Cancer)
Source: About.com Cervical Cancer - June 17, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: cervicalcancer.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

Your Guide to an LGSIL Pap Smear Result
Read more about LGSIL Pap smear results, an abnormal type of Pap smear result. (Source: About.com Cervical Cancer)
Source: About.com Cervical Cancer - June 17, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: cervicalcancer.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

Cheers – to new beginnings, bright colours and a bright future! – Michelle’s Story
I will start at the beginning as some of you may relate to symptoms I have experienced. 2 years ago, my periods were starting to get heavier and longer. This was very unusual for me, I was always like clockwork. It started to effect me emotionally and physically. I had the usual referral to the gynaecology dept and it was confirmed that I had fibroids. I didn’t really know much about these and no one really offered any comforting information, other than they should shrink over time. I wasn’t really convinced by the “should”. I was offered the Mirena Coil to stop my bleeding because that was the pri...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - June 13, 2014 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories fibroids mirena coil vaginal hysterectomy Source Type: news

Pap smear: Do I need one if I'm a virgin?
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Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - June 12, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Newspath June 2014 - Role of p16 and Ki67 Immunohistochemistry in the Evaluation of Cervical Dysplasia
Cervical dysplasia refers to abnormal microscopic changes in the cells on the surface of the cervix. It is usually associated with human papillomavirus infection and is frequently detected on Pap smears as "squamous intraepithelial lesions." (Source: NewsPath - Pathology News for the Medical Community)
Source: NewsPath - Pathology News for the Medical Community - June 11, 2014 Category: Pathology Source Type: news

GPs should offer 'on the spot' smear tests
Women should be offered on the spot smear testing in practices to increase uptake, a report has claimed Hide related content:  Show related content read more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - June 10, 2014 Category: Practice Management Authors: lspringer Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patients Practice development Latest News Source Type: news

Practices should offer 'on the spot' smear testing
Women should be offered on the spot smear testing in practices to increase uptake, a report has claimed. Hide related content:  Show related content read more (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - June 10, 2014 Category: Nursing Authors: Lalah-Simone Springer Tags: Women ' s health Cancer Editor s pick Latest News Source Type: news

Ask Well: Do Monogamous Women Still Need a Pap Smear?
Most cases of cervical cancer are linked with the sexually transmitted HPV virus. So why are monogamous women who test negative for HPV still given pap smears? (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - June 9, 2014 Category: American Health Authors: By TARA PARKER-POPE Tags: Ask Well Body medicine and health Featured Tests (Medical) Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Source Type: news

Ask Well: Do Monogamous Women Still Need a Pap Smear?
Most cases of cervical cancer are linked with the sexually transmitted HPV virus. So why are monogamous women who test negative for HPV still given pap smears? (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 9, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By TARA PARKER-POPE Tags: Ask Well Body medicine and health Featured Tests (Medical) Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Source Type: news

Ask Well: Do Monogamous Women Still Need a Pap Smear?
Most cases of cervical cancer are linked with the sexually transmitted HPV virus. So why are monogamous women who test negative for HPV still given pap smears? (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - June 9, 2014 Category: Nutrition Authors: By TARA PARKER-POPE Tags: Ask Well Body medicine and health Featured Tests (Medical) Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Source Type: news

Think tank calls on GPs to give ‘on the spot’ smear tests
RCGP says resources needed for such a serviceRelated items from OnMedicaOlder women too embarrassed to go for smear testsCervical smears could also detect ovarian and womb cancers Guideline to help GPs spot cervical cancer earlyCervical screening greatly increases cancer survival rateSome doctors misunderstand smear test says GP (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 9, 2014 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

The Sociopath at the Breakfast Table
Consider the following scenarios and see if any of them sounds familiar. Fifteen-year-old James was an intelligent only child from a wealthy family. He often became bored and listless, he skipped school by faking illness, and he was adept at manipulating his parents. He targeted certain classmates and engaged in emotional abuse, smear campaigns, and other disturbing tactics. John was a handsome and charming coworker who flirted with Mary, among other women, on a regular basis. Occasionally, John drove Mary home and talked about how his boss underestimated him, was against him, and intentionally held him back out of jealou...
Source: Psych Central - May 31, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: K.M. McCann, PhD Tags: Abuse Book Reviews Borderline Personality General Antisocial Personality Disorder breakfast table Jane McGregor Sociopath Tim McGregor Source Type: news

Obesity ‘link to bright bedrooms’
Intriguing link between night light exposure and obesityRelated items from OnMedicaFat-busting drug available over-the-counterYoung people warned of sunbed cancer risksAlcohol tax will cut consumption, say doctorsNHS on target to cut cancer death toll'Jade Goody effect' sparks smear review (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - May 30, 2014 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Should HPV Testing Replace The Pap Smear?
The recent FDA approval of an HPV test to screen for cervical cancer has ignited debate among doctors. Some say the viral test will catch cancers earlier. Others warn it increases needless biopsies.» E-Mail This (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - May 21, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fay Harryman sues NHS for 'appalling mistakes' in her care
Fay Harryman, from Kent, was told her smear test was normal but she soon developed bladder problems and abnormal bleeding and further tests revealed a tumour. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 19, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why You Shouldn't Get a Pap Smear on Your Period
Can you get a pap smear if you are on your period? Find out more in this FAQ about having a Pap smear while menstruating. (Source: About.com Cervical Cancer)
Source: About.com Cervical Cancer - May 18, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: cervicalcancer.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

Refreshing rationality: Why NOT believing in conspiracies is a sure sign of mental retardation
(NaturalNews) The phrase "conspiracy theorist" is a derogatory smear phrase thrown at someone in an attempt to paint them as a lunatic. It's a tactic frequently used by modern-day thought police in a desperate attempt to demand "Don't go there!"But let's step back for a rational... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 17, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What to Expect During a Pap Smear
A Pap smear is a screening test used to detect precancerous cells and cervical cancer in women. Learn what to expect during a Pap smear. (Source: About.com Cervical Cancer)
Source: About.com Cervical Cancer - May 16, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: cervicalcancer.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

How to Get a Free or Low Cost Pap Smear
A Pap smear is a vital test for optimum health care. For some women, the Pap smear is added expense that cannot be afforded. Financial difficulties and lack of insurance are often the reason why women don't have regular Pap smears. Here are some resources on how to get a free or low cost Pap smear. (Source: About.com Cervical Cancer)
Source: About.com Cervical Cancer - May 16, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: cervicalcancer.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

How Often Do You Need a Pap Smear?
Cervical cancer screening guidelines vary from woman to woman. Learn when to have your first Pap smear and how often screening should occur thereafter. (Source: About.com Cervical Cancer)
Source: About.com Cervical Cancer - May 16, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: cervicalcancer.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

How Much Does a Pap Smear Cost Without Insurance?
For some women without health insurance, it may seem difficult to get a Pap smear because of the cost. Learn how much a Pap smear costs without insurance, and options if you do not have insurance. (Source: About.com Cervical Cancer)
Source: About.com Cervical Cancer - May 16, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: cervicalcancer.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

U.S. cervical cancer rates higher than previously reported, especially among older women, African-American women
Cervical cancer rates in the United States are higher than previously believed, particularly among 65- to 69-year-old women and African-American women, according to a study. Current U.S. cervical cancer screening guidelines do not recommend routine Pap smears for women over 65 if their prior test results have been normal. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 12, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

US cervical cancer rates higher than previously reported, especially among older women
(University of Maryland Medical Center) Cervical cancer rates in the United States are higher than previously believed, particularly among 65- to 69-year-old women and African-American women, according to a study led by a researcher at the University of Maryland School of Medicine published in the journal Cancer. Current US cervical cancer screening guidelines do not recommend routine Pap smears for women over 65 if their prior test results have been normal. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 12, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Science with Societal Implications: Detecting Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Africa
This report provides a summary of the Xpert technology and both the benefits and challenges of its implementation as a POC test in resource-limited settings. (Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter)
Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter - May 5, 2014 Category: Microbiology Authors: Aubri S. Carman, Arpita G. Patel Tags: Lead Article Source Type: news

This Week in Medical News: MERS Back With a Vengeance
(MedPage Today) -- Coverage of the renewed MERS outbreak in the Middle East, possible heart risks from cannabis, and the FDA's approval of using an HPV DNA test in place of Pap smears for cervical cancer screening topped the headlines this week. (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 26, 2014 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Ministers blamed over smear tests
Labour has criticise ministers after figures showed an 11 per cent rise in the number of women whose smear test was overdue. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - April 24, 2014 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

4m are missing vital cervical cancer tests
Around 3.7million were overdue smear tests in 2012/13 – a rise of 11 per cent from 2009/10. This includes more than a million women in their 30s. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 24, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

11% rise in women overdue for cervical screening
Labour blames the rise on the difficulty working women have in getting appointments at GP surgeries Related items from OnMedicaFifth of women still miss cervical screenDoctors should regard FGM as child abuseFifth of women fail to attend smear testsOne or two doses of HPV jab may be enoughCervical cancer risk no higher with HIV, research shows (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 24, 2014 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

A Tale of Two Diseases: Tuberculosis Control and Malaria Eradication in China
Last month, the World Health Organization declared that China has achieved the Millennium Development Goals target of reversing tuberculosis (TB) incidence by 2015.  According to a recent study published by the Lancet, between 1990 and 2010, China more than halved the prevalence of smear-positive TB. The achievement prompted the WHO representative in China to note that “over the last 20 years, China has been the single country that has shown the biggest gains in TB control in the world.” The Lancet piece attributes China’s success in TB control to the government’s ...
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 18, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Yanzhong Huang Source Type: news

Smear campaign unleashed against Obamacare cancer victims who speak out
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Source: NaturalNews.com - April 12, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sometimes wish I had never bothered – Debra’s Story
My story begins in January 2009 when a routine smear test revealed CIN3 cells and I was advised I would need treatment as soon as possible. I had these cells removed under general anaesthetic in March 2009. My general health at this time was fine but I was then unexpectedly made redundant from a job I loved so went through a bit of low period. I underwent a follow-up smear a year later which revealed the CIN3 cells were still present but in a less severe form so I was advised to return for a follow up check the following year. After a period temporary employment I was then lucky enough to find a new permanent job in Decemb...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - April 11, 2014 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories cervical cancer total abdominal hysterectomy Source Type: news

What Treatment is Available for Malaria?
Discussion Malaria is a life-threatening yet preventable and curable disease caused by parasites. In humans, there are 4 species that cause malaria: Plasmodium falciparum, Plasmodium vivax, Plasmodium malariae,and Plasmodium ovale. Plasmodium falciparum is the most deadly and Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax are the most common. Plasmodium parasites are transmitted by bites from Anopheles mosquitoes from an infected human. The incubation period is 7-30 days. In 2012, it is estimated to have caused 627,000 deaths mostly among African children. Mortality rates have been decreasing but children, pregnant women, peop...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 7, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Worldwide Cervical Cancer Test Market & Patients - Pap Smear, HPV...
ResearchMoz.us includes new market research report "Cervical Cancer Test Market & Patients - Pap Smear, HPV DNA, VIA - Test & Patients - Worldwide" to its huge collection of research...(PRWeb April 03, 2014)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/04/prweb11731571.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - April 5, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Decoding a Common Abnormal Pap Smear Test Result
An ASCUS Pap smear is a common result to the Pap test. Explore what an ASCUS Pap means and how it relates to cervical cancer. (Source: About.com Cervical Cancer)
Source: About.com Cervical Cancer - April 5, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: cervicalcancer.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

Vegetarians have 'poorer quality of life' study claims
Conclusion Despite the media headlines, the results from this Austrian cross sectional survey provide no proof that vegetarians are in poorer health than meat eaters. The study has simply compared a group of people with a “vegetarian” diet with three different groups of people following “carnivorous” diets on a range of different health and lifestyle measures to see if any differences are observed. The study has numerous limitations: The cross sectional study cannot prove cause and effect and that the dietary pattern is responsible for any of these self-reported differences. In fact it is possi...
Source: NHS News Feed - April 4, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food/diet Lifestyle/exercise Mental health Source Type: news

Worldwide Cervical Cancer Test Market & Patients - Pap Smear, HPV...
ResearchMoz.us includes new market research report "Cervical Cancer Test Market & Patients - Pap Smear, HPV DNA, VIA - Test & Patients - Worldwide" to its huge collection of research...(PRWeb April 03, 2014)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/04/prweb11731571.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - April 3, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cervical Cancer Test Market & Patients 2020 Forecasts in New...
RnRMarketResearch.com adds Latest Report on “Cervical Cancer Test Market & Patients – Pap Smear, HPV DNA, VIA – Test & Patients – Worldwide” to its store. Purchase a copy of this report at...(PRWeb April 01, 2014)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/cervical-cancer-test/market-patients-report/prweb11723790.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - April 2, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The Afterlife of Oil Spills
MoreNavy Seals Capture Rogue Oil Tanker Off Cyprus CoastLibyan Forces Intercept North Korean Tanker with ‘Illicitly Obtained’ OilCrews Try to Contain Oil Spill in Galveston BayOn a shelf at my home, I have a small jar that contains a smear of crude oil. I dug it up on the shore of a small island in Alaska’s Prince William Sound in May of 2009, on a reporting trip for a story about the legacy of the Exxon Valdez oil spill. That crude oil is more than 25 years old now, and its existence is a reminder of just how long lived the effects of a major oil accident can be. Years after the spill has been stopped, a...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - March 24, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Bryan Walsh Tags: Uncategorized BP BP oil spill deepwater horizon ecology energy exxon valdez gulf of mexico health Marine Life prince william sound Source Type: news

Teenage model dies from cervical cancer after doctors refused to give her a smear test because she was too young
Sophie Jones, 19, from Eastham, near Liverpool, was initially told she had Crohn's Disease after going to the doctor saying she had bad stomach pains. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 17, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Move to replace Pap smear with HPV test meets with skepticism
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. health experts recommended that a test for cancer-causing strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV) be approved to replace Pap smears in screening most women for cervical cancer, but the plan met with some skepticism within the medical community. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 13, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Pap smear may be replaced by HPV DNA test
WASHINGTON, Calif., March 13 (UPI) -- An advisory committee to the U.S. government voted unanimously to recommend a HPV test as the first-line standard of care for cervical cancer screening. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 13, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA panel recommends HPV test as replacement for Pap smear
HPV, a sexually transmitted virus, is thought to cause the majority of cervical cancers (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 13, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Panel Recommends HPV Test As Replacement for Pap Smear
Title: FDA Panel Recommends HPV Test As Replacement for Pap SmearCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/13/2014 12:36:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/13/2014 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General - March 13, 2014 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

FDA Panel: Roche's DNA Test Can Replace Pap Smear
(MedPage Today) -- COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- An FDA advisory committee voted unanimously Wednesday to recommend that the Pap smear be replaced with a human papillomavirus test as the first-line standard for cancer screening. (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - March 13, 2014 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

FDA Panel Recommends HPV Test as Replacement for Pap Smear
Experts voted 13-0 that Roche's test was safe and effective as first step in cervical cancer screening Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cervical Cancer, HPV, Women's Health Checkup (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - March 12, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Panel Recommends HPV Test As Replacement for Pap Smear
Panel could recommend HPV test as a woman's new first option for cervical cancer screening (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 12, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bid to Replace Pap Test Goes to FDA Panel
WASHINGTON (MedPage Today) -- An FDA advisory committee will hear the case for replacing the Pap smear with a test for human papillomavirus (HPV) as the first-line standard for cervical cancer screening. (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - March 11, 2014 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Dark matter looks more and more likely after new gamma-ray analysis
Scientists describe as 'extremely interesting' new analysis that makes case for gamma rays tracing back to Wimp particlesOriginal story reprinted with permission from Quanta Magazine, an editorially independent division of SimonsFoundation.org whose mission is to enhance public understanding of science by covering research developments and trends in mathematics and the physical and life sciences.Not long after the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope took to the sky in 2008, astrophysicists noticed that it was picking up a steady rain of gamma rays pouring outward from the center of the Milky Way galaxy.This high-energy radiati...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 4, 2014 Category: Science Tags: theguardian.com United States World news Science Space Source Type: news

Do You Believe These Cervical Cancer Myths?
I receive a lot of questions about cervical health, especially from young women who have heard incorrect information about Pap smears and cervical cancer. I decided to address these questions in a new article, "9 Commonly Believed Cervical Cancer Myths". By reading I hope you learn something new and empower yourself to make good decisions about your cervical health. (Source: About.com Cancer)
Source: About.com Cancer - February 28, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news