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2011-02-24 14:06:00

ATHENA study shows the cobas HPV Test advances the standard of care by providing valuable information on the risks associated with the genotypes which cause 70 percent of cervical cancer PLEASANTON, Calif., Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) announced that a study published online today in the American Journal of Clinical Pathology demonstrated the ability of the cobas HPV Test to individually detect HPV-16 and HPV-18, two of the highest risk HPV genotypes...

2011-02-18 17:11:33

Cost-effectiveness analysis should play a bigger role in the American health care system, argued a University of Chicago researcher Friday at the annual conference of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. "The effects of science and technology on health care costs depend on the policy context in which those technologies are developed and applied," said David Meltzer, Associate Professor of Medicine, in his presentation, "Policies to Mobile Technology and Science for Health...

2011-02-04 06:15:00

RALEIGH, N.C., Feb. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Cancer Coalition (NCC) and BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), a leading global medical technology company, are pleased to announce the implementation of a cervical cancer early detection program to benefit 75,000 underserved women in Peru. With a goal to reduce the high cervical cancer mortality levels in the mountainous region surrounding Cusco, this extensive three-year program is set to conduct liquid-based cytology...

2011-02-02 15:37:57

Study led by St. Michael's Hospital finds older, poorer women from South Asia have lowest screening rates Immigrant women in Ontario are not screened for cervical cancer as often as native-born Canadians, with the lowest rates being among older, poorer South Asians, new research shows. Only one in five "“ 21.9 per cent "“ of South Asian immigrants over the age of 50 living in low-income neighborhoods had had a recent Pap test, according to a study led by doctors at St. Michael's...

2011-01-20 07:00:00

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As our country observes National Cervical Cancer Awareness Month in January, a growing number of public health experts are working to stamp out this preventable disease - state by state - once and for all. The Cervical Cancer-Free America (CCFA) initiative, led by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Gillings School of Global Public Health, announced today that six states have already joined its multi-state, multi-year effort to...

2011-01-17 00:00:00

Women's Oncology Research & Dialogue (WORD) urges women to take action and protect themselves in the new year against cervical cancer and HPV during Cervical Health Awareness Month. WORD has launched "WORD on HPV" health education campaign including a four-minute animated short, posters, brochures, rack cards, informative videos and more to help raise awareness of HPV and cervical cancer. Indianapolis, IN (PRWEB) January 13, 2011 This year, Over 11,000 American women will learn they have...

2011-01-06 07:00:00

UPPER MARLBORO, Md., Jan. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cervical cancer is the second leading cause of cancer in women worldwide, yet it is almost always preventable - with the Pap test, the HPV test and the HPV vaccine. That's what the Pearl of Wisdom Campaign to Prevent Cervical Cancer wants women to know - and share with their mothers, daughters, sisters and friends. Starting in January, National Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, this coalition of leading women's health advocates is asking...

2011-01-05 00:00:38

The VA Maryland Health Care System encourages all women Veterans enrolled for VA health care to get tested for cervical cancer. Baltimore, MD (Vocus/PRWEB) January 04, 2011 Attention all women! You may want to consider scheduling a pap smear as part of your New Year's resolutions! January is Cervical Cancer Screening Month. A pap smear can find abnormal cells that may indicate cervical cancer. Screening for cervical cancer using the pap test has decreased the number of new cases of...

2010-12-14 00:01:27

New Report from CDC claims despite effective screening, breast cancer and cervical cancers still diagnosed late. Florida Attorney Lisa Levine from Levine & Glassman, P.A. talks about how late screening can increase medical malpractice cases. Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) December 13, 2010 Early detection and screening is the best way for women to ensure they survive most breast and cervical cancers. A recent Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report from the Centers for Disease Control and...

2010-11-29 15:02:00

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Gen-Probe Incorporated (Nasdaq: GPRO) announced today that the Company has submitted a Premarket Approval Application (PMA) to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its APTIMA® HPV (human papillomavirus) assay, a new molecular test that detects high-risk HPV infections that are associated with cervical cancer and precancerous lesions. "Developing and testing our APTIMA HPV assay was our largest and most complex...


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Colposcopy
2013-01-18 11:34:29

The Colposcopy is a preventive procedure to identify a possible abnormal cells or tissue on the cervix, vagina and vulva. By illuminating and magnifying the area with a coloscope during the examination, areas of concern can be identified earlier by the colposcopist. The procedure was developed by a German physician Hans Hinselmann in 1925 with the help of Dr. Helmut Wirths. Cause for the Procedure This examination has multiple candidates. If a patient has been a victim of a sexual...

Colposcopy
2012-12-31 11:42:30

The Colposcopy is a preventive procedure to identify a possible abnormal cells or tissue on the cervix, vagina and vulva. By illuminating and magnifying the area with a coloscope during the examination, areas of concern can be identified earlier by the colposcopist. The procedure was developed by a German physician Hans Hinselmann in 1925 with the help of Dr. Helmut Wirths. Cause for the Procedure This examination has multiple candidates. If a patient has been a victim of a sexual assault...

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2011-02-17 14:56:32

A human papillomavirus (HPV), a member of the papillomavirus family, is capable of infecting humans. HPVs establish productive infections in the skin or mucous membranes. Most of the 200 known types cause no symptoms in most people. Some types can cause warts, while others can lead to cancer. There are more than 30 to 40 types of HPV that are typically transmitted through sexual contact and infect the anogenital region. High risk HPV, can lead to cancer, in fact HPV infection is a cause of...

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caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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