Virus DNA test better than Pap smear for cervical cancer screening

Virus DNA test  better than Pap smear for cervical cancer screening

DNA screening for the virus that causes cervical cancer is more effective than Pap-smear-like methods for detecting pre-cancerous cells, even in women vaccinated against the virus, Australian researchers have found. EMBARGO 4AM HPV KEY POINTS Key points: First time effectiveness of HPV screening tested in women immunised against strains of virus that cause cervical cancer Study compared effectiveness of HPV DNA screening every 5 years versus cell-based screening techniques every 2.5 years Scientists say findings indicate upcoming changes to cervical screening program “safe and appropriate” They said the study, published…

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Trump to UN: 'Rocket Man is on a suicide mission'

Trump to UN: 'Rocket Man is on a suicide mission'

In blunt terms, Trump warned the US would “totally destroy North Korea” if forced to defend itself or its allies. He said while the US has “great strength and patience,” its options could soon run out. Directly putting the country’s leader on notice, Trump suggested Kim Jong Un could not survive an American attack. “Rocket Man is on a suicide mission for himself,” he said. It was a characteristically bombastic approach to a crisis that’s growing in scale. Throughout his address — the most closely watched foreign policy remarks of…

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Manus and Nauru refugees to be approved for US resettlement

Manus and Nauru refugees to be approved for US resettlement

Posted September 20, 2017 00:18:32 About 50 refugees on Manus Island and Nauru will be told today that they have been granted resettlement in the United States. The refugees have been given notice that they will receive a decision on their refugee admission to the US. The ABC understands their applications have been approved and that they’ll arrive in the US by the end of the month. Rohingya refugee Jalaluddin Mohammad is one of the men on Manus Island who has been approved. “I am hopeful now I can go…

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'I knew them, yet they were killing us'

'I knew them, yet they were killing us'

Khatun has eight children, but since the attack on her village of Shairapara, in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, she can only find one of them, her 16-year-old son. He had been shot in the back and is now receiving treatment. “It is an ethnic cleansing,” said 50-year-old Khatun, who like her son is a member of Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslim minority. “They massacred only the Rohingya villages. The other villages were left untouched while ours burned to the ground.” Similar stories are repeated throughout the many hastily constructed refugee settlements in southeastern…

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Trump joins UN club he once slammed for 'utter weakness and incompetence'

Trump joins UN club he once slammed for 'utter weakness and incompetence'

His history with the international body on Manhattan’s East Side doesn’t start there — as a real estate creature of New York, Trump has long interacted with the UN. On his first day attending the UN’s yearly meeting, Trump tried to play nice, and ahead of his speech on Tuesday, he teased “a big day” at the UN on Twitter. But it’s clear that his skepticism for the organization remains. “The main message is: make the United Nations great, not again, make the United Nations great,” Trump said Monday. The…

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