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2011-11-11 06:49:54

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — The HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccine sufficiently protects against the more serious immediate precursor to invasive cervical cancer (ICC), particularly when given to young adolescent girls before they become sexually active, according to this study. In addition the vaccine partially protects against four other cancer-causing HPV types not targeted by the formulations. "Provided that organized vaccination programs achieve high coverage in early adolescents...

2011-11-07 06:41:15

By: Alicia Rose DelGallo, Ivanhoe Health Correspondent (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Parents of teenagers aged 13 to 17 years old are not vaccinating their teens against major diseases, even though they understand the importance, a new study shows. A recent online survey, done by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) showed significant differences between the perceived importance and whether parents´ teens were fully vaccinated. The survey, released at the AOA´s OMED 2011...

2011-10-28 06:45:08

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — The rate of anal cancer is increasing, particularly among men who have sex with men. A new study shows that a vaccine, used to fight HPV, successfully lowers the rates of anal intraepithelial neoplasia (AIN), which leads to cancer. Anal cancer caused by human papillomavirus (HPV,) type 16 or 18, is preceded by AIN, grade 2 or 3, which is the abnormal cell growth in anal tissue that may progress to cancer. The study attempted to prevent anal cancer related to...

2011-10-27 10:25:46

A large, international clinical trial led by doctors at the University of California, San Francisco indicates that a vaccine to prevent anal cancer is safe and effective, according to a study reported in the Oct. 27, 2011 issue of New England Journal of Medicine. Though anal cancer is less common than other forms of the disease in the United States, the number of cases has increased in recent years, and is particularly common among men who have sex with men and HIV-infected individuals....

Government Medical Panel Recommends HPV Vaccine For Boys
2011-10-26 04:54:52

A government medical panel said on Tuesday that the controversial HPV shot given to girls should also be given to boys to help prevent the spread of the sexually transmitted virus. Experts say a key benefit of routinely vaccinating boys could be preventing the spread of the human papilloma virus to others through sex. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices made the recommendation on Tuesday. The vaccine has been available to boys for two years but Tuesday's vote was the...

2011-10-24 22:58:31

First-of-its-kind study identifies cancer-causing strains of HPV as possible cause of heart disease when no other risk factors are present Women with cancer-causing strains of human papillomavirus (HPV) may be at increased risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and stroke even when no conventional risk factors for CVD are present. Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) at Galveston are the first to investigate a potential connection between CVD and HPV, one of the...

Task Force Recommends Women Receive Pap Smears Every 3 Years
2011-10-20 12:35:17

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) said healthy women between the ages of 21 to 65 should only receive a Pap smear every three years. The medical panel said it still did not have enough evidence to see the health benefits and harms of HPV testing in women older than 30. The panel maintained that a Pap smear test in women between 21 and 65 years of age "substantially" reduces the number of cervical cancer cases and deaths. The panel is highly influential in setting the...


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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