Top five leading health problems in women!

Most women don't realise that they are at risk of an illness and even death from various diseases that catch them unawares while caring for their loved ones.

Health Ministry to put spl stress on breast, cervical cancer screening

The Union Health Ministry is going to come up with new guidelines which will focus on ensuring wider cervical and breast cancer screening in India even as doctors say that women are becoming increasingly vulnerable to these diseases.

Women becoming increasing vulnerable to cervical cancer

With lifestyles in India changing, women are becoming increasingly vulnerable to cervical and breast cancers.

SC asks Centre to respond on clinical trial of vaccines

Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Centre to file its response giving details like process of taking consent of persons on whom clinical trial of cervical cancer prevention vaccines, Gardasil and Cervarix, have been carried out.

Cervical cancer: 5 facts you should know

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HPV vaccine not linked to riskier sexual activity

 The sexual behaviour of teenaged girls does not appear to be impacted by the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine, according to Canadian researchers.

WHO makes cervical cancer protection easier, cheaper

The World Health Organization introduced new cervical cancer guidelines Wednesday, making it easier and cheaper to protect women against one of the deadliest, but most preventable, diseases.

Inexpensive cervical cancer screening method devised

Researchers at a city hospital have found an inexpensive way to screen for cervical cancer by visual inspection with acetic acid (VIA) method, which they state is as good as a pap smear test.

`It is now possible to prevent cervical cancer in women by vaccination`

Dr Meenakshi Ahuja, the director (Gynaecology & Obstetrics) Fortis La Femme talks with Shruti Saxena of ZeeNews.com about various aspects of cervical cancer.

Japanese mushroom extract kills off HPV in cervical cancer cells

Researchers have demonstrated that treating cervical cancer cells with Japanese mushroom extract active hexose correlated compound (AHCC) led to the eradication of human papillomavirus (HPV).

Brazil starts HPV vaccination program

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said the country was rolling out a vaccination program to protect five million 11-to 13-year-old girls against the human papilloma virus (HPV), which can cause cause cervical cancer.

Targeted drug raises hope for cervical cancer patients

There`s good news for patients suffering from cervical cancer, the second most common cancer in women.

New method promises longevity for cervical cancer sufferers

Researchers have found that women with advanced cervical cancer live about four months longer with the combined use of bevacizumab and chemotherapy compared to chemotherapy alone.

Common HIV drug can kill virus that causes cervical cancer

In a world-first clinical trial, scientists have found that a commonly-used HIV drug can kill off the human papilloma virus (HPV) that leads to cervical cancer.

Now, simple blood test to detect cervical cancer

A team of researchers have found a more convenient, less intrusive test for detecting and staging cervical cancer.

Simple test can detect cervical cancer

Scientists have found that using the heat profile from a person`s blood, called a plasma thermogram, can indicate the presence or absence of cervical cancer and also predict the stage of the disease.

Simple blood test can detect cervical cancer

In a ground-breaking research, scientists have confirmed a more convenient, non-invasive test for detecting and staging cervical cancer.

New cervical cancer analysis offers clues on role of HPV

Efforts to analyze the genome of cervical cancer has finally yielded some results and discoveries.

Men at equal risk of cervical cancer: Study

And you thought vaccination against cervical cancer is what only women need to deliberate upon? Wrong.

Vaccination key to combat cervical cancer

Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer in women and is responsible for nearly 10 percent of cancer deaths in women - particularly in developing countries. In India, it kills over 74,000 women every year.