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HPV Vaccinations Not Associated With Increased Sexual Activity In Adolescent Girls
2012-10-15 10:20:49

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Despite previous warnings that adolescent girls who receive vaccines for human papillomavirus (HPV) would be more sexually active, a new study has found those concerns to be grossly unwarranted. The new study, conducted by Robert Bednarczyk PhD, of Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research-Southeast in Atlanta, and his colleagues, have found there is no difference in the sexual behaviors of adolescent girls who have received...

2012-10-02 14:28:01

Procedure evokes traumatic memories and feelings of powerlessness and shame Women who have been sexually abused as children or young adults are much less likely to get screened for cervical cancer than other women, indicates exploratory research published in the Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care. Figures published last year by the national NHS Cervical Cancer Screening Programme indicate that around one in five eligible women had not been tested for the disease...

2012-10-02 10:53:39

A study of almost 200,000 young females who received the quadrivalent human papilloma virus (HPV4) vaccine found that immunization was associated only with same-day syncope (fainting) and skin infections in the two weeks after vaccination. These findings support the general safety of routine vaccination with HPV4 in a clinical care setting to prevent cervical and other genital and reproductive cancers. The association between HPV4 and syncope was not unexpected, the researchers noted,...

2012-10-02 10:49:52

A study of girls and young women in California suggests that the quadrivalent human papillomavirus vaccine (HPV4) appeared to be associated with syncope (fainting) on the day of vaccination and skin infections in the two weeks after vaccination, according to a report published Online First by Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, a JAMA Network publication. Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a family of small DNA viruses and infections with this viral family are the most commonly...

HPV Test Combination Better Than Viral DNA Test Alone
2012-09-19 09:44:56

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Two new studies published in the journal of the American Association for Cancer Research discovered that assessments of the human papillomavirus (HPV) that test for a single DNA biomarker alone are a weak indicator for determining the risk of HPV-driven head and neck cancers. On the other hand, the studies point to a combination of genetic markers that may provide a more robust test. Past research has found that HPV can lead to...

Hispanics Have Higher Rate Of Death From Cancer Than From Heart Disease
2012-09-18 08:41:48

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online New evidence from the American Cancer Society reveals that, even though there is an overall drop in death rates, cancer has become one of the leading causes of death for Hispanics in the U.S. In 2009, a total of 29,935 individuals of Hispanic heritage died of cancer compared to 29,611 deaths from heart disease. In the study, researchers tracked how cancer had surpassed heart disease as the number one disease causing death. In...

2012-09-17 16:55:31

Human papillomavirus (HPV) has long been implicated in cervical cancer, but details of how it happens have remained a mystery. Now researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have found that a single HPV protein is required for cervical cancer and even pre-cancer growths in the cervix to survive. In anticipation of a clinical trial in humans, the scientists and their collaborators are moving quickly to test if a gene-silencing technique could cripple the protein and eliminate...


Latest cervical cancer Reference Libraries

Colposcopy
2013-01-18 11:34:29

The Colposcopy is a preventive procedure to identify a possible abnormal cells or tissue on the cervix, vagina and vulva. By illuminating and magnifying the area with a coloscope during the examination, areas of concern can be identified earlier by the colposcopist. The procedure was developed by a German physician Hans Hinselmann in 1925 with the help of Dr. Helmut Wirths. Cause for the Procedure This examination has multiple candidates. If a patient has been a victim of a sexual...

Colposcopy
2012-12-31 11:42:30

The Colposcopy is a preventive procedure to identify a possible abnormal cells or tissue on the cervix, vagina and vulva. By illuminating and magnifying the area with a coloscope during the examination, areas of concern can be identified earlier by the colposcopist. The procedure was developed by a German physician Hans Hinselmann in 1925 with the help of Dr. Helmut Wirths. Cause for the Procedure This examination has multiple candidates. If a patient has been a victim of a sexual assault...

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2011-02-17 14:56:32

A human papillomavirus (HPV), a member of the papillomavirus family, is capable of infecting humans. HPVs establish productive infections in the skin or mucous membranes. Most of the 200 known types cause no symptoms in most people. Some types can cause warts, while others can lead to cancer. There are more than 30 to 40 types of HPV that are typically transmitted through sexual contact and infect the anogenital region. High risk HPV, can lead to cancer, in fact HPV infection is a cause of...

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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
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  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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