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2009-02-06 00:15:34

Although only 25 percent of eligible African-American adolescent girls have received the HPV vaccine, a U.S. survey indicates more are open to the vaccine. The Pennsylvania department of public health funded research to develop ways to increase the rate of human papillomavirus vaccination. The HPV vaccination -- approved by the U.S. government in 2006 -- prevents cervical cancer by inoculating against the human papillomavirus. The consensus among those surveyed in our study was that it would...

2008-12-18 11:43:38

The public's concerns about costs and increased promiscuity among teenagers appear to be hindering use of a vaccine against the human papilloma virus (HPV) to prevent life-threatening diseases, according to a study by researchers at Yale School of Public Health. There is an ongoing public health campaign promoting the vaccination of girls against HPV to prevent against genital warts and cervical cancer, but the Yale study showed the public believes that the benefits are outweighed by...

2008-12-14 10:32:51

British health officials are disputing a mother's claim that a cervical cancer vaccine left her 12-year-old daughter paralyzed from the waist down. Ashleigh Cave, of Aintree, Merseyside, became ill within 30 minutes of receiving the human papillomavirus vaccine, her mother, Cheryl alleged, noting her daughter received the vaccine two months ago and has shown no improvement since. Cave was vaccinated with the drug Cervarix, made by GlaxoSmithKline, as part of a British government-funded...

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2008-12-03 14:57:00

Australian researchers said on Wednesday that a study of Merck & Co Inc's cervical cancer vaccine Gardasil found that allergic reactions were uncommon and most young women can tolerate subsequent doses. The study closely examined 25 Australian girls with suspected hypersensitivity to the vaccine which was administered as part of a national immunization program to all females aged 12 to 26 in the country beginning in 2007. Sharon Choo of the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne and...

2008-11-14 00:00:18

A group of U.S. researchers suggests it is premature for states to mandate the human papillomavirus vaccine as a condition for school attendance. The HPV vaccine, sold as Gardasil in the United States, is intended to prevent four strains of HPV, the most common sexually transmitted infection in the world. The vaccine also prevents against cervical cancer. Gail Javitt, Dr. Deena Berkowitz and Lawrence O. Gostin assert that Gardasil is relatively new and long-term safety and effectiveness...

2008-11-06 15:00:06

CINCINNATI, Nov. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- PDS Biotechnology Corporation today announced that the company has been selected as a collaborator of the US National Cancer Institute's Nanotechnology Characterization Lab (NCL) to complete preclinical development of Versamune(TM)-HPV prior to filing of the Investigational New Drug Application. The NCL will perform selected physical, chemical and biological studies on behalf of the company at its facilities at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in...

2008-11-05 00:00:15

The human papillomavirus, HPV, in cervical as well as head and neck cancers makes them resistant to therapy, U.S. researchers said. Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles, Jonsson Cancer Center, said virtually all human cancers experience a state called intratumoral hypoxia, or a low amount of oxygen within the tumor. Senior author Dr. Matthew Rettig showed that the HPV-positive cancers adapted to and took advantage of the hypoxic environment by expressing a protein that...

2008-10-17 06:00:06

By Generic For most women, it's a choice whether or not they want Gardasil -- a vaccine that protects against the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV). Not so for immigrant families with young daughters who are applying for U.S. citizenship. The only choice they have is to either abide by the mandate or give up their American Dream. A 12-year-old immigration law boils down vaccine requirements for green-card applicants to an issue of semantics. Accordingly, vaccines merely...

2008-10-10 21:00:02

One in four teenage girls received at least one dose of a relatively new vaccine against cervical cancer, U.S. health officials said. The 25.1 percent vaccination rate among 13- to 17-year-olds provides the first national estimate of use of Merck & Co.'s Gardasil vaccine, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. Gardasil, administered in a three-dose series, is a vaccine against certain types of human papillomavirus, which infects the skin and mucous membranes. Human...

2008-10-10 18:00:05

ATLANTA - One in four teen girls have rolled up their sleeves for the relatively new vaccine against cervical cancer, federal health officials said Thursday. The figures represent the government's first substantial study of vaccination rates for the Gardasil vaccine - Merck & Co.'s heavily advertised, three-shot series that targets the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus. The vaccine protects against strains of the virus that cause about 70 percent of cervical cancers. Health...


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