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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...

2011-10-19 19:10:00

New Resource for Parents and Physicians Released at Annual American Academy of Pediatrics Meeting Philadelphia and Boston (PRWEB) October 19, 2011 This week at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Vaccine Education Center at The Childrenâs Hospital of Philadelphia (VEC) and the American Medical Association released an updated information guide called Vaccines and Teens for parents and physicians, detailing the most current recommendations and...

2011-10-19 13:56:40

Recommendations aim to reduce risk without reducing benefits of screening The American Cancer Society (ACS), the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (ASCCP), and the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) have proposed new guidelines for the prevention and early detection of cervical cancer. The proposed guidelines, which are now posted for public comment, generally advise that women reduce the number of tests they get over their lifetime to better ensure that...

2011-10-06 13:23:14

According to Anna R. Giuliano, Ph.D., program leader in cancer epidemiology at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., and colleagues in the Netherlands, earlier circumcision of males in South Africa may be a positive step in slowing the spread of both HIV and the human papillomavirus (HPV). Their commentary and data were published in a recent issue of the British medical journal The Lancet Infectious Diseases (Vol. 11) 581-582. "Countries with high incidences of HIV also have high...

2011-09-28 12:42:02

Pediatricians in Appalachia are less likely than doctors in other areas to encourage parents to have their children receive the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, according to a new study. The results are alarming because HPV infection is the most important risk factor for cervical cancer — and studies show that Appalachian women are more likely to get cervical cancer and to die from it than women living elsewhere. "We found that pediatricians in Appalachia were less likely than...


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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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