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Protein could stop HPV virus infection

Birmingham - The crucial role of protein which could stop HPV virus infection has been discovered by medical scientists. This means drugs could soon be produced with the ability to cancel out the HPV virus.

Many Americans still not getting HPV vaccine

It has been surprisingly tough to get people to use a vaccine that protects against the most common sexually transmitted infection in the U.S.

New study shows that HPV vaccine may prevent cancer in men

A recent Dutch study provides more evidence that males derive indirect benefits when girls are immunized against human papilloma virus (HPV), a sexually transmitted disease.

JP Morgan Chase CEO diagnosed with throat cancer

New York City - Even all of the money and power that go hand in hand with running one of the most powerful financial institutions in the United States of America can't keep a man for being human. JP Morgan Chase CEO, Jamie Dimon, can attest to that.

First Derm, a 'Crotch Selfie' app from Sweden, makes headlines

Launched in Sweden as an STD triage app, First Derm now accepts photos of any rash, bump, wart or strange mole above and below the waist, and works with a team of dermatologists to help identify the issue. The "Crotch Selfie" app is making headlines.

Op-Ed: Is there benefit to the Gardasil vaccine? Opponents say no

The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is given to prevent the risk of cancer associated with HPV and is typically administered between the ages of eight and 26. Opponents argue that not only is the vaccine risky, but it is of no value.

Japan Daily Press: HPV eradicated by Japanese mushroom extract

In a Japan Daily Press post dated yesterday, Maan Pamintuan-Lamorena reported that a Japanese mushroom extract may eliminate the human papillomavirus (HPV) found in cervical cancer cells.

Op-Ed: One more girl: 13-year-old American injured by the HPV vaccine Special

Thirteen-year-old Skylee Butler's life has not been the same since receiving the Human papillomavirus or HPV vaccine in Massachusetts last August.

United States CDC announces an HPV vaccine recall

The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) was informed by Merck on Monday that the pharmaceutical company planned to recall one lot of Gardasil [Human Papillomavirus Quadrivalent (types 6, 11, 16, and 18) Vaccine, Recombinant].

Michael Douglas: Throat cancer 'not caused by oral sex'

Los Angeles - Various reports surfaced earlier Monday that actor Michael Douglas blamed oral sex for his cancer. His publicist, Allen Burry, is now saying that the actor never said he got cancer because of oral sex.

Michael Douglas blames oral sex for battle with throat cancer

Doctors say the claim is dubious, but the Academy Award-winning actor is placing the blame on a sexually transmitted disease for causing his cancer.

US guidelines might result in higher incidence of cancer

Current US guidelines on Pap smear and starting screenings at a later age might result in higher incidence of fast-moving cancer.

Parents encouraged to talk about STDs with their teens

Chlamydia. HPV. Herpes. Gonorrhea. Not easy topics for any parent to discuss with their children but with a growing number of teens being infected it's become very important.

Michele Bachmann clarifies her position on HPV and 'Perrycare'

Republican presidential candidate and Tea Party favorite Michele Bachmann released a video statement, seeking to clarify her stance on the HPV vaccination issue and her criticism of Texas Governor Rick Perry.

Oral sex the leading cause of oral cancer in the U.S.

It may be tough for some to believe considering the amount of deaths caused each year by substances such as tobacco, alcohol and air pollution. However, recent studies show that oral sex causes an overwhelming percentage of oral cancer in the U.S.

UK girl died of chest tumour, not of HPV vaccine

The teenage British girl who passed away shortly after being vaccinated against HPV, the virus that causes cervical cancer, died as a result of a large tumor in her chest and not due to the vaccine.

HPV virus linked to some forms of breast cancer, vaccine may help

Scientists working out of the University of South Wales have found that a vaccine for the HPV virus could prevent some forms of breast cancer. The study proves another important link between viral infections and more complex disease.

Mouth cancer from HPV virus reaches all-time high

The British Dental Health Foundation is insisting that the government include boys among the recipients of the HPV vaccinations. The foundation cites the record high in mouth cancer, affecting more men than women.

Sexually Transmitted Disease May Lead to Head and Neck Cancers

Over half of head an neck cancers may be due to HPV 16, a specific strain of the human papilloma virus. This sexually transmitted disease is one of the most common in the U.S., with approximately 70 per cent of men and women to become infected.

Dutch controversy over cervical cancer shots for 600,000 teens

The Dutch ministry of health called up 180,000 Dutch teen-aged girls aged 13 to 16 through their GPs. From September, another 400,000 twelve-year-olds will have themselves inoculated for free against cervical cancer.

Scottish Girls Will Be Given The HPV Vaccine But Denied Safe Sex Literature

Scottish schoolgirls are set to get the HPV vaccine next month but additional information about safe sex that generally goes hand in hand with the shot will be denied to them because of the Catholic Church.

HPV causes oral cancers in men, vaccine urged for boys

A study says human papillomavirus (HPV), the virus that causes cervical cancer in women, also causes oral cancer in men. The researcher advises that boys be vaccinated to prevent oral cancer.

HPV Vaccine To Be Funded in Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia will be the first province in Canada to offer the HPV vaccine to its residents. The vaccine has the potential to stop cervical cancer in years to come by preventing the HPV virus. The virus has been proven to cause cancer.

Political Correctness in Preventing Cervical Cancer

Cancer prevention has fallen victim to the culture wars. Throughout the United States, state legislatures are scrambling to respond to the availability of Merck's human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, Gardasil.

Oral Sex Increases Risk of HPV Cancer

The New England Journal of Medicine released some startling findings this week that just might hit men where it hurts!

Texas legislators reject HPV vaccine order

An overwhelming majority of Texas legislators reject the Governor's anti-cancer HPV vaccine order....

HPV Vaccine No Easy Decision for Parents

Doctors are urging parents to vaccinate daughters as young as nince against human papillomavirus. This virus is sexually transmitted and can cause genital warts and cervical cancer.

CA to Mandate HPV Shots

Girls would be required to get the new shot when they enter the sixth grade.

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HPV Vaccination in Sao Paulo Brazil  March 2014
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Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States. S...
Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States. Some health effects caused by HPV can be prevented by the HPV vaccines.
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