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2012-01-25 12:21:04

2-year study tracked results for 190,000 girls and women Gardasil, the human papillomavirus vaccine that is now recommended for male and female adolescents and young adults, does not trigger autoimmune conditions such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, type 1 diabetes or multiple sclerosis after vaccination in young women, according to a new study in the Journal of Internal Medicine. Kaiser Permanente researchers used electronic health records to conduct an observational safety study of...

2012-01-24 11:29:03

A sudden, serious allergic reaction–known anaphylaxis or anaphylactic shock– following vaccination, is "extremely rare," concludes research published online in the Archives of Disease in Childhood. Anaphylaxis can be fatal and can be triggered by several factors, including specific foods, airborne allergens, stings and bites, and drugs/vaccines. But because anaphylaxis is rare, it is usually very difficult to pick this up as a potential side effect of a new treatment during...

2012-01-18 08:00:00

The publication of the startling results of a Canadian study involving the effectiveness of the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine against cervical cancer demonstrate that vaccine policy and evidence-based medicine are at odds. Lucija Tomljenovic, PhD and Christopher A. Shaw, PhD of the University of British Columbia´s evidence-based study was recently published in the Annals of Medicine, a highly-ranked peer reviewed medical journal....

2012-01-18 20:04:25

Getting the human papillomavirus, or HPV, vaccine provides an important preventative benefit against cervical cancer, said a gynecologic oncologist from Baylor College of Medicine. "Disease prevention and early detection are key in the battle against cancer," said Dr. Celestine Tung, an assistant professor in the department of obstetrics and gynecology in the division of gynecologic oncology at BCM. "With cervical cancer, now we have a way to prevent it with the HPV vaccine." HPV and...

2011 Celebrities And Science List Announced
2011-12-28 09:45:24

Simon Cowell and Gwyneth Paltrow are among the celebrities who have made the annual list of bad science this year, an undertaking by the Sense About Science (SAS) charity. Along with celebrities, often comes fad diets, miracle cure-alls, and misunderstandings about science, and this year´s list of celebrity science feats are definitely out there. In 2011, X Factor producer Simon Cowell though it would be better to have vitamins delivered intravenously and news TV host Bill...

2011-12-26 06:23:33

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Mathematical models used to investigate whether vaccinating females only, males only, or both sexes is the best way to achieve reduction in the prevalence of sexuality-transmitted infections. For human papillomavirus (HPV), the authors found that single-sex vaccination was the most effective strategy for prevention of disease and that it was preferable to vaccinate the sex with the highest pre-vaccine prevalence of HPV infection which for HPV is females. "Our...

2011-12-21 10:07:03

In this week's PLoS Medicine, Johannes Bogaards of VU University, the Netherlands and colleagues use mathematical models to investigate whether vaccinating females only, males only, or both sexes is the best way to achieve the most effective reduction in the population prevalence of sexually-transmitted infections. Specifically for human papillomavirus (HPV), the authors found that single-sex vaccination was the most effective strategy for prevention of disease and that it was preferable to...

Global Alliance To Purchase Cervical Cancer Vaccines For Underprivileged Girls
2011-11-18 06:05:32

The Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization announced on Thursday an initiative to purchase cervical cancer vaccines for up to 2 million women and girls in nine developing nations by 2015. The plan is contingent upon negotiating a final price deal with manufacturers, the group said following a meeting this week in Bangladesh, where GAVI´s board gave the green light to the program. The vaccine would immunize girls and women against the human papillomavirus, or HPV, a sexually...


Latest HPV vaccine Reference Libraries

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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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