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February 2015 Media News

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)

High blood pressure may boost glaucoma risk. Long-term high blood pressure may increase the risk of glaucoma. HealthDay, 01/07/2015. (Also see Symptoms and Diagnosis of Normal Tension Glaucoma)

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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