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Disparities in cervical cancer show education is still needed

The Affordable Care Act requires health insurers to provide all cancer screenings for free, with no charge to the patient. If this is the case, why are a majority of women still not getting screened for cervical cancer? The American Cancer...

source: By Jessica Taylor
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Although gene-reading technology is advanced and sophisticated, there are certain parts of DNA that it does not cope with perfectly; for instance, there are repetitive areas of DNA that cause the machinery to "stutter." But there is a way to examine these "blind spots" and...

source: Medical News Today

Semen increases HIV's ability to infect cells, which may explain why it's so difficult to develop genital creams or gels to protect against the AIDS-causing virus, a new study says. The researchers tested different microbicides on HIV and found that including semen in the...

source: HealthDay News via WebMD

University of California Davis researchers are getting a new look at the workings of HIV and other viruses thanks to new techniques in electron microscopy developed on campus. The envelope — or Env — protein of HIV is a...

source: UC Davis via PhysOrg

Many American doctors may not support genetic testing in patients without a major family history of certain illnesses, suggests a new survey of physicians. When presented with the hypothetical case of a middle-aged man with a family history of cancer in an aunt and uncle,...

source: HealthDay News via Physicians News Digest

Feeling judged because of your race could have a negative impact on your physical health, a new study finds. A team of researchers studied 1,574 residents of Baltimore as part of the Healthy Aging in Neighborhoods of Diversity across the Life Span study and found that 20...

source: TIME

Black children are less likely to be diagnosed with and less likely to receive broad-spectrum antibiotics for ear infections than white children are, a new study has found. But the discrepancy in prescribing fewer broad-spectrum...

source: Infection Control Today


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