New HPV, pap smear guidelines released

Cancer, Woman's Health
The CBS Evening News reported, "The government put out new guidelines today for screening for cervical cancer. ... For decades, women have been told to get a pap smear as often as once a year." Now, "the new recommendation calls for a test every three years for women 21 to 65" and women "ages 30 to 65 are being told they can wait five years if they get an additional test for human papilloma virus, or HPV." (more…)
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Studies: Children raised by lesbians not necessarily problem-free

Children's Health, Marriage and Family Health, Parenting, Woman's Health
Over the last few years, a few published studies have claimed that children raised by same-sex couples compare favorably to — and sometimes even better than — children raised by moms and dads on measures of self-esteem and academics. Those studies, in turn, have served as fodder for a media campaign that two loving parents are all children really need. Here are details that challenge that from a report in Citizen Link: (more…)
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Women report feeling more pain than men

General Health, Men's Health, Woman's Health
A Stanford Medical Center study found women report feeling more pain than men do on a variety of common ailments including back and neck injuries, digestive problems and sinus infections. In a Stanford news release one of the authors said part of the reason women reported much higher levels of pain could be because men simply don't want to admit how much pain they experience." (more…)
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