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Irish Outsourcing of Smear Test may Result in Cervical Cancer Being Undetected

...has warned that outsourcing of smear may result in cervical cancer being undetected in some patients. It could...zed the Health Service Executive (HSE) for sending cervical smear tests to the US, as it could have serious ramifications for women with abnormal smears. The...

Gadrasil Could Prove Effective in Men too

Gardasil, the new cervical cancer vaccine manufactured by Merck & Co., could...re in their prime child-rearing years, directly to cervical cancer, one of the top killers of women around the world. By most estimates as many as 250,000 wo...

Cancer Risk is High Among HIV/AIDS and Kidney Transplant Patients

...ancers associated with human papilloma virus, from cervical cancer to cancers of the mouth, penis and anus were significantly increased. One of the three cancers that were already linked with HIV is Kaposis sarcoma. In HIV population, there was a 3,640-fold increased likelihood for patients to develop the d...

FDA Says Tomatoes Unlikely to Cut Cancer Risk

...toes reduced the risk of lung, colorectal, breast, cervical or endometrial cancer." However, the report did point to "very limited evidence for associations between tomato consumption and reduced risk of prostate, ovarian, gastric and pancreatic cancers." Edward Giovannucci of the Harvard School of Public...

Efficacy of Lyme Disease Vaccination Examined

...ther girls should receive the HPV vaccine to fight cervical cancer. Ticks spread Lyme disease, which is usua...know that the sexually transmitted virus can cause cervical cancer; consequently, few take steps to prevent it because they are unaware of the risk. As a result...

Playing Music Helps Women Relax During Colposcopy

If a cervical smear test reveals abnormal cells the woman will be offered colposcopy, a technique that involves a doctor studying the cervix with a special microscope. Many women find the whole procedure highly stressful and have particularly high levels of anxie...

FDA Approves First Artificial Cervical Disc

...nistration (FDA) has approved the first artificial cervical (neck) disc for the treatment of cervical degenerative disc disease , one of the most common causes of neck and arm pain. The brand approve...

Gardasil Could Be Effective, but Aggressive Marketing Raises Ethical Concerns

... looming danger and one has to go all out to fight cervical cancer. But the multi-million marketing by the ... the impression that it could completely eliminate cervical cancer is quite misleading, they say. Merck used their deep pockets to make sure that even before ...

Cervical Cancer Vaccine for the 12 Year Old

... vaccinate all girls from the age 11 to 14 against cervical cancer. The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Imm...loped to protect against strains of HPV that cause cervical cancer. HPV is the extremely nasty sexually transmitted disease that causes 70% of cervical cancer...

Girls Could Be Vaccinated Against Cervical Cancer in Britain

...tep Wednesday toward offering vaccinations against cervical cancer for girls as young as 12, a measure that c...y transmitted infection which causes most cases of cervical cancer. The Department of Health said it had agreed "in principle" to accept the body's advice, bu...

Preterm Labor Drug Causes More Side Effects

...ing overactive uterine muscles and halting ongoing cervical changes that may lead to delivery. But it's not been clear if one is better than the others. Force of habit has dictated the use of magnesium sulfate by many physicians in the absence of a compelling reason to choose an alternative. Lyell and El-Sa...

Vaccine Ninety Percent Effective Against Cervical Cancer

...new vaccine protects nine out of ten women against cervical cancer linked to two strains of the deadly human p.... HPV types 16 and 18 account for 70 percent of cervical cancer cases worldwide, which number about 500,000 per year, according to the UN Population Fund (UN...

New Cervical Cancer Test Increases the Detection Rate of Abnormal Cells

Newswise A new computerised screening test for cervical cancer detects more abnormalities than the traditi...he manual screening of conventional pap smears for cervical cancer has been around for decades but liquid-based cytology (LBC) is now replacing it in many count...

Vaginal Lubricants can Reduce Cervical Cancer Risk

...caused by human papillomavirus (HPV), which causes cervical cancer. The study was conducted by a team of re...er Research UK in Hull, the study could help treat cervical cancer. "It could be key in understanding the early events in the development of cervical cancer,"...

Hepatitis C Carries Another Risk-Cancer Of The Immune System

... human papillomavirus, which protects against most cervical cancers. Giordano says that as there's no standard screening tool for lymphoma, there aren't any immediate practical implications from the findings. He said the findings may help researchers, and they may alert physicians to think of the possibilit...

Swallowing The Bitter Pill-Oral Sex Linked To Oral Cancer

...e drug recommended for young teenage girls against cervical cancer (caused by HPV) could not be in a firmer position. Experts expect the vaccine to be pushed for boys as well, to help cut the risks of developing oral cancer through oral sex....

Study Shows Continued Success for New HPV Vaccine Against Virus

A new vaccine aimed at preventing cervical cancer is nearly 100 percent effective against the...apillomavirus (HPV) responsible for most cases of cervical cancer. Results of a nationwide study of the vaccine will be published in the May 10 issue of the Ne...

Gardasil Effective in Preventing Vaginal, Vulvar Cancers, Study Finds

...rains 16 and 18, which together cause about 70% of cervical cancer cases, and about 99% effective in preventing HPV strains 6 and 11, which together with HPV strains 16 and 18 cause about 90% of genital wart cases, among women not already infected with these strains. FDA in June 2006 approved Gardasil for s...

Most Parents in U.S. Not in Favor of HPV Vaccine Mandates

... human papillomavirus, or HPV, the virus linked to cervical cancer and genital warts the majority of U.S. par...ge parents to prevent their daughters from getting cervical cancer caused by HPV infection, which is spread through sexual contact, says Davis, associate profes...

Minority Women in LA County Have Higher Rates of Chronic Disease Than Whites

...s to care, and they have lower rates of breast and cervical cancer screening than Chinese, Filipino and Vietnamese women. The report attributed poverty, lack of health care and insurance, and other socioeconomic factors to poor health among minority women in the county, according to the Times. "These findin...

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