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February 12, 2016

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February 12, 2016

Sleep Apnea Treatment Associated With Reduced Readmissions for Patients With Heart Failure

Jan. 26, 2016 — Early diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea may reduce six-month readmissions for patients hospitalized with heart failure, according to new ... read more

Dec. 4, 2015 — Future treatment of cervical cancer has been advanced by a new discovery, reports a team of scientists. Oncoviruses (cancer-causing viruses) are said to account for about 12% of new cancer cases ... read more

Around a Fifth of Unvaccinated Ethnic School Girls in UK Think They Don't Need HPV Jab

Nov. 2, 2015 — Around 20 per cent of girls from ethnic minority backgrounds are not being vaccinated against the Human Papilloma Virus because they feel they don't need to have ... read more

New Immunotherapy Treatment May Clear Cancer-Causing HPV Infections Faster

Oct. 30, 2015 — A new therapeutic vaccine, GTL001, developed to clear HPV strains 16 and 18 – the types most likely to cause cancer – is being evaluated for safety in a Phase I clinical ... read more

Oct. 5, 2015 — A smartphone-based device that can reliably carry out molecular diagnoses in under an hour for approximately two dollars per patient has been developed by researchers. The device could enable ... read more

Vaccine Clears Some Precancerous Cervical Lesions in Clinical Trial

Sep. 17, 2015 — Scientists have used a genetically engineered vaccine to successfully eradicate high-grade precancerous cervical lesions in nearly one-half of women who received the vaccine in a clinical trial. The ... read more

Cervical Pessary Does Not Reduce the Rate of Preterm Births or Neonatal Complications in Twin Gestations

Aug. 27, 2015 — Having twins accounts for only 1.5% of all births but 25% of preterm births, the leading cause of infant mortality worldwide. Successful strategies for reducing singleton preterm births include ... read more

Ultrasound Could Detect Signs of Preterm Labor

Aug. 18, 2015 — An international team of researchers has conducted a proof-of-concept study that raises the possibility of using ultrasound techniques to detect cervical stiffness changes that indicate an increased ... read more

Regenerating Nerve Tissue in Spinal Cord Injuries

Aug. 13, 2015 — Researchers are exploring a new therapy using stem cells to treat spinal cord injuries within the first 14 to 30 days of injury. The therapy uses a population of cells derived from human embryonic ... read more

Understanding Why Some Latina Women Discontinue Participation in Cancer Prevention Outreach

July 24, 2015 — It has long been known that rates of breast and cervical cancer screening among Latinas are low compared to rates for U.S. women overall. A new study found that age and fear of cancer diagnosis are ... read more

Former Professional Rugby Players Have Greater Cervical Spine Degeneration

July 21, 2015 — Clinical examinations and magnetic resonance imaging studies have determined whether retired professional rugby players experience more serious symptoms of cervical spine degeneration than people in ... read more

New Pap Smear Schedule Led to Fewer Chlamydia Tests, New Study Suggests

July 20, 2015 — 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 ... read more

Extended-Field Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy for Cervical and Endometrial Cancers Does Not Increase Risk of Duodenal Toxicity

July 7, 2015 — A study of women with cervical or endometrial cancer who require treatment to the para-aortic (PA) lymph nodes can safely receive extended-field intensity modulated radiation therapy (EF-IMRT) ... read more

Fatalistic Beliefs May Prevent Appalachian Women from Completing HPV Vaccination Series

June 27, 2015 — Could a fatalistic attitude toward cervical cancer serve as a barrier to prevention of the disease? A recent study suggests a link between fatalistic beliefs and completion of the human ... read more

Decreased Rates of High-Grade Cervical Lesions in Young Women

June 22, 2015 — A new analysis indicates that rates of high-grade cervical lesions decreased in young US women after vaccines were made available to protect against human papillomavirus (HPV), but the trend may be ... read more

Minor Obstetric and Gynecologic Procedure Linked to Increased Risk of Preterm Delivery

June 16, 2015 — Dilatation and curettage (D&C) is one of the most common minor surgical procedures in obstetrics and gynecology, used mainly for miscarriage or terminations. Today, use of the 15-minute procedure ... read more

Two Large Trials Provide Further Evidence That One Dose of HPV Vaccine Could Prevent the Majority of Cervical Cancers

June 9, 2015 — A single dose of the bivalent human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine (Cervarix®, GlaxoSmithKline group of companies) may offer a similar level of protection against HPV-16/18 infections, which cause ... read more

Study Redefines Role of Estrogen in Cervical Cancer

June 9, 2015 — Scientists have prior evidence that the hormone estrogen is a major driver in the growth of cervical cancer, but a new study examining genetic profiles of 128 clinical cases reached a surprising ... read more

May 27, 2015 — An international scientific team has successfully created a three-dimensional model of a cancerous tumour using a 3D printer. Their model could ultimately help discover new drugs and cast new light ... read more

Men Benefit from Vaccinating Girls Against HPV but Remain at Risk of Some Cancers

May 12, 2015 — Men benefit indirectly from vaccinating girls against human papillomavirus, but remain at risk of cancers associated with the virus, finds a study. Human papillomavirus is one of the most common ... read more

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