cervical cancer

Does diet affect bone mineral density?An analysis looks at the impact of diet on bone mineral density. Also, an examination of which antidepressants in pregnancy may increase the risk of birth defects. Plus: Is the mortality rate of cervical cancer underestimated?
Top ob/gyn stories of 20162016 was a year of change and new challenges. Find out what the top news stories of 2016 were.
Is a urine-based test the future of cervical cancer screening?A Phase II study examines the efficacy of a urine-based test in screening for cervical cancer. Also, a study looks at whether cost is the reason why some patients do not adhere to breast cancer medications.
Should women over 65 be screened for cervical cancer?A study questions the existing guidance saying only women over 65 years who have risk factors should be screened for cervical cancer. Also, do placental syndromes increase the risk of cardiovascular disease? Plus: A look at Gardisil 9's safety profile.
Update: HPV preventionThe clinical impact of HPV vaccination and guidelines for its use.
Vaccine for cervical cancer precursors holds promiseIf proven effective, the vaccine, called VGX-3100, would be the first non-ablative therapy for cervical precancer.
Guideline change affects chlamydia screening rateChange in Pap smear recommendation has meant fewer occasions for testing for the STI, according to one study.
Ramifications of pelvic exam guidelinesHave pelvic guideline changes led to a reduction in other recommended screenings? Plus, how does menopause impact future cardiovascular health? And: Does childhood stress lead to negative obstetric outcomes?
Cervical cancer screening guidelines largely align, with one exceptionClinical guidelines recently put forth by the American College of Physicians indicate that Pap tests should remain the mainstay of cervical cancer screening in average-risk patients under the age of younger than 30 with HPV testing reserved for older patient populations.
Despite ACA, Americans still skip cancer screeningsEven though cancer screenings have become more available because of the Affordable Care Act, the percentage of adults getting certain cancer screenings has not increased significantly since 2010.