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Recommended time between smear tests could increase thanks to HPV test

Smear tests remove a sample of cells from the cervixLalocracio/Getty By Clare Wilson A new approach for cervical cancer screening set to begin this year in the UK could let women safely wait longer between tests. Existing forms of screening, sometimes known as the smear or pap test, involve brushing some cells from the neck… Read More »

Benzodiazepine Use May Increase Risk for Pneumonia

January 29, 2019 Share this content: The risk for pneumonia was slightly higher in recent benzodiazepine users compared with former users. Patients who either are currently or have recently taken benzodiazepines may have an increased risk of developing pneumonia, according to study results published in The International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. Using the PubMed and EMBASE… Read More »

Slight increase in GP bulk billing rate

More Australians are visiting their doctor for free, according to Australian government statistics, which show a slight increase in the country’s GP bulk billing rate. The GP bulk billing rate rose by 0.2 per cent for the September quarter, bringing the overall rate to 86.1 per cent, health minister Greg Hunt said on Friday. Mr… Read More »