Docs suggest HPV screening first for cervical cancer. Two medical organizations have recommended testing for the human papillomavirus (HPV) to screen women for cervical cancer before using a Pap smear for screening. Reuters Health, 01/08/2015. (Also see Cervical Cancer.)
Compression stockings may ease sleep apnea. Wearing compression stockings during the day may slightly improve sleep apnea at night, a small study suggests. Reuters Health, 01/09/2015. (Also see Treatments for Sleep Apnea)
Beyond bed spins: Now we know why boozy snoozing is bad for slumber. While experts have known for years that pre-slumber alcohol causes poor sleep, researchers finally reveal why: drinking interrupts our brain waves as we doze. Today Health, 01/16/2015. (Also see Sleep Disorders)
Breaking the pain barrier. Chronic pain is suffered by up to 10 million Britons - for many, it's worse in winter. So what's the best way to tackle it? The Telegraph, 01/17/2015. (Also see Pain Management)
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