ALLERGY, RESPIRATORY
Childhood Food Allergies on the Rise
'Safe' Ozone Levels May Not Be for Some
Climate Change Could Sting Allergy, Asthma Sufferers
ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
Yoga May Bring Calm to Breast Cancer Treatment
Meditation, Yoga Might Switch Off Stress Genes
Placebo Acupuncture Tied to Higher IVF Pregnancies
ANIMAL CARE
Separation Anxiety, Canine-Style
'Comfort Dogs' Come to Emotional Rescue
Rest Easy. When It Comes to Swine Flu, Your Pet Is Safe
BONES & JOINTS
Low Vitamin D Raises Women's Hip Fracture Risk
Arthritis Hits More Than Half of Diabetics
In Elderly Women, Hip Fractures Often Follow Arm Breaks
CANCER
Researchers ID Genetic Markers for Esophageal Cancer
Meditation May Reduce Stress in Breast Cancer Patients
Scams and Shams That Prey on Cancer Patients
CAREGIVING
What Moms Learned May Be Passed to Offspring
Most Women Struggle With Rising Health Care Costs
Babies Born in High Pollen Months at Wheezing Risk
CIRCULATORY SYSTEM
Grapefruit-Heavy Diet Helped Spur Dangerous Clot
Tai Chi and Qigong Offer Many Health Benefits: Review
Laughter Can Boost Heart Health
COSMETIC
Get Sugared!.... Its a sweet choice for hair removal
Contact Lenses Boost Kids' Self-Image
Health Tip: After Liposuction
DENTAL, ORAL
Acid Drinks Blamed for Increase in Tooth Erosion
Gum Disease Treatment Doesn't Cut Preterm Birth Risk
Holistic Dentistry-My View
DIABETES
Americans Consuming More Sugary Beverages
Fish Twice a Week Cuts Diabetics' Kidney Risks
Red-Grape Compound May Improve Diabetes
DIET, NUTRITION
Lose Weight, Sleep Apnea May Improve
HELP TO LOSE WEIGHT ON A LOW CAL BUDGET
An Apple a Day May Help Keep Heart Disease Away
DISABILITIES
Review Finds Marijuana May Help MS Patients
Could Your Cell Phone Help Shield You From Alzheimer's?
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
Greener Neighborhoods Mean Slimmer Children
Controversial Chemical Lingers Longer in the Body
Environmental Chemicals May Affect Male Reproduction
EYE CARE, VISION
Kids Who Spend More Time Outdoors Have Better Vision
Impotence Drugs Don't Harm Vision: Study
Contact Lens Cases Often Contaminated
FITNESS
You Can Get Great Exercise In The Garden
Strenuous Daily Workout May Keep Cancer at Bay
Marathoners Go the Distance on Heart Health
GASTROINTESTINAL PROBLEMS
Gum Chewing May Speed Colon Surgery Recovery
Japanese Herbals May Ease Gastro Woes
Peppermint Oil, Fiber Can Fight Irritable Bowel
GENERAL HEALTH
Sun, Smoke, Extra Weight Add Years to Skin
Time to Remind Teens About Sun Protection
Soluble Fiber, But Not Bran, Soothes Irritable Bowel
HEAD & NECK
Ski Helmets Encouraged for All
Zen May Thicken Brain, Thwart Pain
Many Children Will Outgrow Headaches
HEALTH & TECHNOLOGY
Study Suggests Link Between Cell Phones and Brain Tumors
Subway Defibrillators Save Lives
E-Mailing Your Way to Healthier Habits
HEARING
Noise Hurts Men's Hearing More, Study Shows
Summer Sounds Can Lead to Hearing Loss
HEART & CARDIOVASCULAR
Potassium-Rich Foods May Cut Stroke, Heart Disease Risk
Rheumatoid Arthritis a Threat to the Heart
Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to Heart Disease
INFECTIOUS DISEASE
Hand Washing 10 Times a Day May Help Keep Flu Away
Swine Flu Closes Three Schools in NYC
Surgical Masks Could Prevent Flu, Maybe
INFERTILITY
Obesity May Affect Fertility in Young Womene
KID'S HEALTH
Better Sleep, Grades Seem to Go Up
Quick Orthopedic Repair Can Save Young Shoulders
Frequent Feedings May Be Making Babies Fat
MEN'S HEALTH
Vigorous Exercise Cuts Stroke Risk for Men, Not Women
Soy Linked to Low Sperm Count
Low Iron Levels Cut Cancer Risk in Men With PAD
MENTAL HEALTH
Meaningful Conversations Boost Kids' Language Skills
A Little Alcohol May Stave Off Alzheimer's
Fear Response May Stem From Protein in Brain
PAIN
'Cell Phone Elbow' -- A New Ill for the Wired Age
Acupuncture, Real or Fake, Eases Back Pain
Are We Exercising Pain Away? Not So Much.
PHYSICAL THERAPY
PREGNANCY
Placebo Acupuncture Tied to Higher IVF Pregnancies
Pregnant Women Exposed To Certain Pollutants Could Lower Childs IQ
Pre-Pregnancy Weight Linked to Babies' Heart Problems
SENIORS
Vitamin D May Help Keep Aging at Bay
Community Exercise Programs Boost Seniors' Strength
Mediterranean Diet Plus Exercise Lowers Alzheimer's Risk
SEXUAL HEALTH
SLEEP DISORDERS
Daylight Savings: Not a Bright Time for All
Sleeping Could Help Women Lose The Baby Fat
Meditation May Help Put Primary Insomnia to Bed
WOMEN'S HEALTH
Lifting Weights Can Ease Arm Swelling in Breast Cancer Survivors
Rheumatoid Arthritis Rising Among U.S. Women
Bitter Melon Extract May Slow, Stop Breast Cancer
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Multiple Screening Strategy Boosts Cervical Cancer Detection

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 Cancer Institute call for patients to get human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA testing first and then again after the Pap smear if they have HPV infections.

The study, led by Dr. Joakim Dillner of Lund University in Sweden, found this screening approach improved detection of precancerous growths with minimal increase in false-positive tests.

In tests done on more than 6,200 women, those found to have HPV infections through the primary screening went on to have a standard Pap test; those with normal Pap smears were given a repeat HPV DNA test at least one year later. The method found 30 percent more cases of cervical cancer, but with only 12 percent more tests required.

More information

The U.S. National Cancer Institute has more about cervical cancer.



-- Kevin McKeever



SOURCE: Journal of the National Cancer Institute, news release, Jan. 13, 2009

Last Updated: Jan. 13, 2009

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