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Making the case for self-collection HPV screening in the US

Do you regularly screen for cervical cancer? The Pap smear has undeniably made a major impact on cervical cancer since its inception, but the discomfo...

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HPV and HIV

Most of us are familiar with the three letters: HIV (human immunodeficiency virus). Today, however t...

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How can I prevent an HPV infection that can cause cervical cancer?

Unfortunately, all women are at risk of having cervical cancer. Although there is no single way to p...

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Increasing acceptance for stand-alone human papillomavirus (HPV) testing

There is a growing worldwide movement encouraging the use of human papillomavirus (HPV) testing alon...

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In remembrance of the Pap smear

Recently, we were involved in quite a number of inspiring corporate wellness days to increase awaren...

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Shocking statistics – but there is some light at the end of the tunnel

Millions of women around the world owe their lives to the Pap smear. The test, together with organis...

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What causes cervical cancer in women?

Whilst most infections of the HPV (human papillomavirus) are cleared up by the immune system without...

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What you need to know about HPV in women

HPV (human papillomavirus) is the cause of majority of cervical cancers world-wide. Once HPV has pro...

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The treatment of HPV

Infection with HPV (human papillomavirus) is common. In fact there are more than 100 different types...

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Am I gluten intolerant? Get accurate results with the UDoGlutenTest

Ecstasy to agony. That is the best description what can transpire between (a) the last delicious spo...

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Pap smear misses 46% of HPV detection

Invented in the 40’s, the Pap smear has been the recognised gold standard test for cervical cancer. ...

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UDoTest screens over 100 women in 3 hours at one corporate

Quick, easy-to-use, non-intrusive, accurate. While these words have frequently been associated with ...

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Chlamydia as an STD

Chlamydia is a common sexually transmitted disease or infection (STD) that affects both men and wome...

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The HPV vaccine and why it’s important

The human papillomavirus (HPV) is the cause of cervical cancer, which is one of the biggest female k...

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What to do when you think you have an STD

According to the World Health Organisation, a staggering more than one million people contract an ST...

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What is the difference between an HPV test and a Pap smear?

When taking a traditional Pap smear, a gynaecologist or physician usually requests that you lay down...

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Easy STD testing for students

College and universities – and their newfound freedom - is epitomised by furthering boundaries, in b...

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HPV and HIV in women

Among women the 5 most common sites diagnosed were breast, colorectum, lung, cervix, and stomach can...

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Our bowel (colon) cancer screening solution

Leaders in the home medical testing space, UDoTest, have launched a simple do-it-yourself home scree...

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Test from Home for Bowel (Colon) Cancer and Gluten Intolerances

The start of a new year is the ideal time for a fresh start; making new resolutions, setting new goa...

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HPV Testing In Rural Communities

We have a huge problem in developing countries. That problem is HPV in women and its development int...

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World AIDS Day 2016: Making the case for testing and awareness of other STIs

Many companies are aiming to combat this “AIDS fatigue” by offering broader testing opportunities at...

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Broaching the topic of STD screening tests with your partner

Are you in a new relationship that is just about to reach a new, physically intimate level? If your ...

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Test for colon cancer at home today to increase your chance of early detection

The National Cancer Registry for 2011 (most recent available) estimated that 1 in 85 men and 1 in 14...

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UDoTest: Proud finalist in The Global Cervical Cancer Quest Awards

Out of 70 world-wide applicants, UDoTest came in the top 5 at the global cervical cancer Quest Award...

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SA women can test themselves at home long before cervical cancer signs appear

In South Africa, cervical cancer statistics are unacceptably high. The disease affects one out of ev...

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“My STD test result is positive. Now what?”

Discovering that you have HPV or STDs can have an impact on how you see yourself. But it can also be...

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Discovery energises medical start-up

One of the 13 successful entrants chosen to participate, was South African self-screening medical testing company, UDoTest™. ...

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“I wish all medical could be this painless"

We love what we do and it’s so rewarding to receive positive feedback from you, our customers. This month, we thought we’d share some of the great com...

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Bypass embarrassing doctor’s visits and test for STDs at home

The introduction of the STD home test by UDoTest has made it “easy, discreet and convenient” for people in South Africa to do home screening with thei...

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Screening for Colon Cancer: Your questions answered

Colorectal cancer (CRC) – cancer that starts in the colon or rectum – is the fourth most common cancer in adults and the second leading cause of cance...

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Potential new weapon in the fight against gonorrhoea

For the first time, scientists have found a potential vaccine to reduce gonorrhoea infections...

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7 Reasons to get tested for an STD

Anyone who is sexually active should be screened for STDs, regardless of whether they have symptoms or not. Here are seven reasons why....

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How does an HPV infection turn into cervical cancer?

It is well accepted that most cases of cervical cancer are caused by an HPV infection. But not all cases of HPV infection in women progress to cervica...

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“I don’t have any symptoms of colon cancer so I don’t need to screen.”

It’s easy to recognize that the above statement is naïve but, if you’re honest with yourself, it’s a likely reason you’re putting off screening for co...

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UPDATED GUIDELINES: Screen for Colorectal Cancer by Age 45

On Wednesday the 30th of May 2018, updated guidelines for colorectal cancer screening in average-risk adults were published by the American Cancer Soc...

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How human-centered design is changing the game

Human-centered design is changing the way we think about healthcare. Bold new ideas are surfacing, all with one thing in common: They evolve by asking...

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Employers, is your current cancer strategy good enough?

The flip side of brilliant advances in cancer treatment is the staggering treatment cost increase. Medical expenditure for cancer is expected to reach...

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5 symptoms of a sick healthcare system

In the US, healthcare expenditure almost doubles the average expenditure of comparable countries. The US ranks highest for per capita spending on phys...

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