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Neck surgery for cervical spine disorders found to alleviate associated headaches

Rosemont, Ill -- A new study published in the August 2009 issue of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS) finds that two years after anterior cervical neck operations, patients who have arthroplasty (disc replacement) or arthodesis (spine fusion) can be expected to have significant improve...

Neck Surgery for Cervical Spine Disorders Found to Alleviate Associated Headaches

Improvement of headaches significant after anterior cervical reconstructive surgery ROSEMONT, Ill., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study published in the August 2009 issue of The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS) finds that two years after anterior cervi...

National Insurance Carriers Now Cover Artificial Cervical Disc Surgery

Insurance carriers across the country cover artificial disc replacement surgery for the cervical spine with greater frequency. The alternative to the more popular spinal fusion is gaining ground with 200,000 Americans with spinal disorders now having potential access to artificial disc surgery t...

New Technique May Improve Early Cervical Cancer Treatment

Modified hysterectomy method could boost survival, German study shows MONDAY, June 1 (HealthDay News) -- A new approach to performing radical hysterectomy in early-stage cervical cancer patients reduces the risk of complications, death and local tumor recurrence, a German study shows. ...

Broad-Spectrum Cervical Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise

Tests in animals get good results against more types of HPV, study finds TUESDAY, May 26 (HealthDay News) -- An investigational broad-spectrum cervical cancer vaccine induced strong immune responses in mice and rabbits, and protected them against human papillomavirus (HPV) type 16 for ...

Life Spine(R) Announces Nationwide Market Introduction of KINETIC(R)-SL Dynamic Anterior Cervical Plating System

-New internally dynamized anterior cervical plating system offers zero-step locking mechanism HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Life Spine announces the nationwide market introduction of the KINETIC-SL Dynamic Anterior Cervical Plating System. KINETIC-SL, which gained 510(k) app...

Women with previous abnormal cervical cells at higher risk for recurrence and invasive cancer

New research from the UC Davis Center for Healthcare Policy and Research has found that women who have been treated for cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (abnormal cervical cell growth), are at higher risk for a recurrence of the disease or invasive cervical cancer. The large, population-based st...

Don't Lower Age for Cervical Cancer Test, Study Urges

Researchers say older women need screening as much as younger ones,, THURSDAY, April 23 (HealthDay News) -- Cervical cancer screening should continue for women older than 50 -- even if they've had several negative test results -- because they have a similar level of risk as younger wom...

NuVasive Announces Acquisition of Cervical Total Disc Replacement Device

SAN DIEGO, April 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NuVasive, Inc. (Nasdaq: NUVA ), a medical device company focused on developing products for minimally disruptive surgical treatments for the spine, announced today that it has agreed to purchase Cervitech(R) Inc., a New Jersey based company focused o...

Women's Health Advocates To Moms: We Can Beat Cervical Cancer!

On Mother's Day, Wear and Share a Pearl of Wisdom to Help Prevent Cervical Cancer UPPER MARLBORO, Md., April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Cervical cancer is preventable - if every woman knows about and benefits from the tools - the Pap test, HPV test and HPV vaccine - now available to protect them fro...

Human papillomavirus genotype distribution in New Mexico cervical cancers

DNA from human papilloma virus type 16 (HPV16) and HPV type 18 (HPV18) were found in the majority of invasive cervical cancers in New Mexico in the 1980s and 1990s, according to a population-based study published in the March 24 online issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. T...

Women's Integrative Health Encinitas OB/GYN Selects LUMA Cervical Imaging System

First Southern California Practice to Join SpectraScience Network of Providers for the LUMA(R) Cervical Imaging System SAN DIEGO, March 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SpectraScience, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: SCIE), a San Diego-based medical device company, today announced that it has placed its...

MRI and PET/CT improve cervical cancer patient's chances for optimal treatment

Pretreatment MRI and PET/CT for cervical cancer may direct more women to optimal therapy choices and spare many women potential long-term morbidity and complications of trimodality therapy (surgery followed by chemoradiation), according to a study performed at the Institute for Technology Assessme...

Incidence rates of cervical cancer linked to deprivation

The rate of cervical cancer varies among different geographical areas in Southeast England according to a new study published today in the open access journal BMC Public Health . The study shows that the occurrence of cervical cancer is increased in more deprived areas. Dr Laura Currin and her...

LUMA Cervical Imaging System Installed in Edina at Minnesota Gynecology

First in the State of Minnesota MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SpectraScience, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: SCIE), a medical device company, today announced that it will place its LUMA(R) Cervical Imaging System to detect pre-cancers at Minnesota Gynecology and Surgery, located i...

New Local TV Ad Campaign To Educate St. Louis Women About Cervical Cancer Prevention and HPV Testing

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Through a new advertising campaign being launched in St. Louis today, local women will soon learn more about cervical cancer screening and prevention. Cervical cancer is caused by high-risk types of the human papillomavirus (HPV) and QIAGEN, the maker of the only...

New Local TV Ad Campaign To Educate Memphis Women About Cervical Cancer Prevention and HPV Testing

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Feb. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Through a new advertising campaign being launched in Memphis today, local women will soon learn more about cervical cancer screening and prevention. Cervical cancer is caused by high-risk types of the human papillomavirus (HPV) and QIAGEN, the maker of the o...

HPV18 DNA levels are not prognostic for precancerous cervical lesions

Perhaps surprisingly, the number of copies of the carcinogenic human papillomavirus type 18 (HPV18) relative to cellular DNA is not associated with the likelihood of progression to advanced precancerous lesions of the cervix, according to a study in the January 27 online issue of the Journal of t...

Photos: Despite Widespread Awareness, Most Women Still Don't Feel at Risk for Cervical Cancer

New survey results prompt women's health expert and celebrity designer to help women better understand how to help protect themselves and their loved ones NEW YORK, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Although there has been education about human papillomavirus (HPV), the virus that causes cervical c...

U.S. and European Advocacy Groups Launch United, Global Campaign to Prevent Cervical Cancer

Coalition Promotes the Pearl of Wisdom(TM) as Worldwide Symbol for Cervical Cancer Prevention WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Marking Cervical Cancer Awareness Month in the United States, a coalition of U.S. women's health advocacy groups, policymakers, healthcare providers and others is ...

Multiple Screening Strategy Boosts Cervical Cancer Detection

Two extra steps improve results, study finds TUESDAY, Jan. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Two extra steps may improve the accuracy of cervical cancer screening, a new study claims. A Pap smear is the standard test, but findings in the Jan. 13 online issue of the Journal of the National Can...

The PA Breast Cancer Coalition Urges You to Donate Your State Income Tax Refund to Breast and Cervical Cancer Research

'Check yes' and contribute to breast cancer research in Pennsylvania EPHRATA, Pa., Jan. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The PA Breast Cancer Coalition (PBCC) encourages PA residents to make a simple check mark on line 35 of the PA 40 tax form and donate all or part of their state...

Department of Health Recognizes January As Cervical Health Awareness Month

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As a part of National Cervical Health Awareness Month, Acting Secretary of Health Everette James today reminded women of the importance of cervical cancer prevention and the need for pap tests. "Every January as we begin a new year, we want...

Fears of promiscuity pose barrier to cervical cancer vaccinations

The public's concerns about costs and increased promiscuity among teenagers appear to be hindering use of a vaccine against the human papilloma virus (HPV) to prevent life-threatening diseases, according to a study by researchers at Yale School of Public Health. There is an ongoing public heal...

Male circumcision may decrease risk of HPV infection and cervical cancer

Two new studies suggest that male circumcision may assist in the prevention of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, particularly infection with the high-risk subtypes associated with cervical, penile, and other cancers. Both studies are published in the January 1 issue of The Journal of Infecti...

BD Receives FDA Approval for the BD FocalPoint(TM) GS Imaging System to Enhance the Detection of Cervical Cancer

BURLINGTON, N.C., Dec. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BD Diagnostics, a segment of BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX ), announced today that it received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Premarket Approval (PMA) for the BD FocalPoint(TM) GS Imaging System. This innovative new sys...

Mexican Department of Public Health to Launch Screening for Papillomavirus, Cause of Cervical Cancer

World's First National Cervical Cancer Screening Program to Use QIAGEN Test MEXICO CITY, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- In a campaign to significantly reduce the most common cancer affecting Mexican women, the Mexican Public Health Agency (Secretaria de Salud) announced today that it is launchi...

HPV virus helps cervical and head and neck cancers resist treatment and grow and spread

The human papillomavirus (HPV) allows infected cervical and head and neck cancer cells to maintain internal molecular conditions that make the cancers resistant to therapy and more likely to grow and spread, resulting in a poor prognosis for patients, researchers with UCLA's Jonsson Cancer Center ...

Model highlights benefits and risks of cervical cancer screening methods

In an analysis based on a computer model, it appears that comparing the benefits and risks of different cervical cancer prevention approaches may help women and their physicians choose appropriate screening strategies, according to a report in the September 22 issue of Archives of Internal Medici...

Obese women in Canada are less likely to be screened for cervical cancer

Research in the United States has shown that obese people are less likely than their normal-weight peers to undergo screening for breast, colon and cervical cancer. Raj Padwal, Rebecca Mitchell and Scott Klarenbach, from the University of Alberta's Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, have undertaken ...

AUDIO from Medialink and Merck: Women Unite to Fight Cervical Cancer

NEW YORK, May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- It is estimated that there were 11,000 American women diagnosed with cervical cancer last year. Did you know that African-American women have a 50 percent higher incidence of cervical cancer than white women? A new campaign, One4One, is empowering women to help...

UNC study firms up promise of potential new cervical cancer screening tool

CHAPEL HILL New research into the causes of cervical cancer appears to lend weight to the promise of a potential early detection method that could help prevent the disease. According to a study involving scientists from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, persistent infection with...

Review of cervical cancer screening program shows effectiveness and room for improvement

Women who do not undergo regular cervical cancer screening tests are more likely to be diagnosed with the disease than those who do, according to an audit of the Swedish national cervical cancer screening program that will be published online April 29 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institu...

Artificial Cervical Disc Surgery Cheaper Than Fusion

Savings of almost $6,000 primarily due to earlier return to work, analysis finds MONDAY, April 28 (HealthDay News) -- Treating cervical degenerative disc disease by surgically implanting an artificial vertebrae onto one's spine may cost more initially than a traditional disc fusion op...

Phone counseling improves quality of life, immune systems of cervical cancer survivors

Irvine, Calif., April 22, 2008 A unique telephone-counseling intervention not only improved the quality of life for cervical cancer survivors but also altered associated stress-related effects on their immune systems, a UC Irvine study has found. Along with reporting psychological and social b...

Dealing Cervical Cancer a Knockout Blow

Doctors step up efforts to vaccinate young women against virus that causes the disease FRIDAY, April 18 (HealthDay News) -- For the first time, a doctor's arsenal now includes a vaccine that can actually prevent cancer. Gardasil targets human papillomavirus, or HPV, which causes ...

MRI and PET/CT can prevent unnecessary treatment of some cervical cancer patients

MRI and PET/CT can help spare patients with clinically operable cervical cancer from unnecessary high-morbidity treatment, however, pretreatment imaging does not lead to increased survival of these patients, a new study shows. We developed a decision-analytic model to determine the value of pre...

Obesity may keep some women from getting screened for breast, cervical cancer

CHAPEL HILL A review of cancer screening studies shows that white women who are obese are less likely than healthy weight women to get the recommended screenings for breast and cervical cancer, according to researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hills School of Public Health. ...

Global Cervical Artificial Disc Market to Hit $1 Billion by 2012

Global cervical artificial disc market will see a compound annual growth rate of 65% from 2008 through 2012, according to Millennium Research Group WALTHAM, Mass., March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- According to Millennium Research Group's (MRG) Global Markets for Spinal Nonfusion Technologies 2008 rep...

Society of Gynecologic Oncologists 39th Annual Meeting on Women's Cancer to Include Sessions on HPV and Cervical Cancer

Eight Sessions to be Dedicated to the Prevention and Treatment of Cervical Cancer and HPV's Related Correlation to the Disease CHICAGO, March 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It has been almost two years since the first vaccine to prevent cervical cancer was approved for regular clinical use,...
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