Latest J. Kathleen Tracy Stories

2012-10-18 11:28:48

Screening for cervical cancer was low among women who self-identified as lesbian – a finding that places them at a potentially elevated risk for the disease, according to data presented at the 11th Annual AACR International Conference on Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research, held here Oct. 16-19, 2012. "Despite our knowledge of the value of Pap testing for early detection of treatable cervical abnormalities, lesbians are one subset of women who are not getting screened at...

2010-11-10 09:23:51

University of Maryland researchers also find that the majority of those who receive the vaccine fail to get the recommended 3 doses In a study of more than 9,600 adolescent and young adult women in the Baltimore area, researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine have found that fewer than 30 percent of those eligible to receive the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine to prevent cervical cancer actually chose to get it. And only about a third of those who began receiving the...

2010-11-10 08:07:28

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a sexually transmitted disease that affects 50 percent of the sexually active population. HPV left untreated can develop into cervical cancer in women, which is why scientists developed the HPV vaccine. This study shows that, even though the vaccine is effective, few of the women eligible for the HPV vaccine take it. What's more, many of the teens who begin treatment do not complete the recommended three-dose regimen. "Only about...

Word of the Day
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.