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2011-09-28 12:42:02

Pediatricians in Appalachia are less likely than doctors in other areas to encourage parents to have their children receive the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, according to a new study. The results are alarming because HPV infection is the most important risk factor for cervical cancer — and studies show that Appalachian women are more likely to get cervical cancer and to die from it than women living elsewhere. "We found that pediatricians in Appalachia were less likely than...

Two Doses Of HPV Vaccine May Offer Enough Protection
2011-09-09 13:18:27

  New government research shows that two doses of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine may offer just as much protection against cervical cancer as the three-dose treatment. According to the study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, the findings come from an analysis of data from the National Cancer Institute's Costa Rica Vaccine Trial.  This trial has 7,466 women enrolled in it. The women were either given the HPV vaccine Cervarix or a Hepatitis A...

2011-07-07 14:56:45

The research will be presented today [Thursday 7 July] at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society of Academic Primary Care, hosted this year by the Academic Unit of Primary Health Care, University of Bristol. The HPV vaccination programme, introduced in the UK in 2008, uses HPV vaccine that is effective against the two most common high risk HPV types (16 and 18), and offers 70 per cent protection against cervical cancer. However, vaccinated girls will still need to attend cervical...

2011-06-21 07:27:50

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- An Australian study is the first to show reduction of high-grade cervical abnormalities (HGAs- the precursors to cervical cancer) in women, following the introduction of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination programs. Australia introduced an HPV vaccination program, with the quadrivalent HPV vaccine, for all women aged 12-26 years between 2007 and 2009. In this study, the authors analyzed trends in cervical abnormalities (both high-grade and low-grade [LGAs]) in women...

2011-05-26 14:57:19

Results of a Chinese study showed that the HPV vaccine did not have significant effects on the number of disease flares or antibody measures in patients with inactive SLE receiving stable doses of medications after administration, and therefore was determined safe to use to prevent HPV in this group of patients. SLE, an autoimmune disorder, affects nine times as many women as men and studies have shown that the rate of HPV in this group is significantly higher than in the healthy population....

2011-05-09 03:00:00

BLUE BELL, Pa., May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE Amex: INO), a leader in the development of therapeutic and preventive vaccines against cancers and infectious diseases, has reported data demonstrating long-term durability of immune responses induced by VGX-3100, its investigational DNA vaccine for treating cervical dysplasia and cancer caused by human papillomavirus (HPV). These results were presented at the 15th Annual Conference on Women's Health Care...

2011-04-25 09:00:00

WOONSOCKET, R.I., April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MinuteClinic, the largest provider of retail-based medical clinics in the United States, has expanded its suite of accessible and affordable health care services to include Vitamin B-12 injections and the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination (GARDASIL®). "There is an increasing medical need for patients to gain more convenient access to B-12 injections and HPV vaccinations," said Nancy Gagliano, M.D., MinuteClinic chief...

2011-04-13 07:45:04

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Administration of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine doses over a longer period of time to adolescent girls in Vietnam resulted in antibody concentration levels that were comparable to the standard vaccine schedule, according to a new study. Cervical cancer is an important cause of illness and death among women throughout the world. "Each year, new cases of cervical cancer occur in approximately 529,000 women, and 275,000 women die. An estimated 88 percent of deaths due...

2011-04-12 14:16:23

Administration of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine doses over a longer period of time to adolescent girls in Vietnam resulted in antibody concentration levels that were comparable to the standard vaccine schedule, according to a study in the April 13 issue of JAMA, a theme issue on infectious disease and immunology. Kathleen M. Neuzil, M.D., M.P.H., of PATH, Seattle, presented the findings of the study at a JAMA media briefing at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. Cervical cancer...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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