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Less than two years after the HPV vaccine was approved as a routine vaccination for girls aged 11 and older, one-quarter of California adolescent girls have started the series of shots that protect against human papillomavirus, which is strongly linked to cervical cancer.
The human papillomavirus vaccine has not increased risks of Guillain-Barre but it warrants monitoring, U.S. researchers said. Thirty-six cases of Guillain-Barre syndrome -- a muscle disorder caused by the immune system attacking the peripheral nervous system -- have occurred after HPV vaccination.
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 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.
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
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.
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 human papillomavirus, HPV, in cervical as well as head and neck cancers makes them resistant to therapy, U.S. researchers said.
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.