Is the Pap Smear On the Way Out?

TUESDAY, July 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The Pap test, used for over 50 years to spot the early signs of cervical cancer, may soon become a thing of the past, new research suggests. Its replacement? The human papillomavirus (HPV) test. Nearly all cervical cancer cases are linked to HPV infection, and HPV testing detected…

Could Flea Fighters Stem Spread of Diseases Like Zika?

TUESDAY, July 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Medicines that protect pets from fleas and ticks may help lower people’s risk of mosquito-borne diseases such as Zika, researchers report. “Insect-borne infectious diseases remain primary causes of severe illnesses and fatalities worldwide, and new approaches to preventing outbreaks of these diseases are critically needed,” said researcher Peter…