The FDA has approved the HPV vaccine Gardasil to be administered to men and women aged 27 to 45. The vaccine can protect individuals from nine types of HPV that cause certain cancers such as cervical, vaginal, vulvar, and anal.
Medicine October 7, 2018
A report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed that cases of HPV-related cancers are rising in the country. Despite this, the vaccine which can prevent the virus is still underused.
Public Health August 24, 2018
Bill Gates told a story to an audience where it showed that the current president of the United States doesn't know the difference between HPV and HIV. Gates had to explain the difference between the two on two separate occasions.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 18, 2018
A study has found that the HPV vaccine is safe and effective in preventing cervical cancer. The study examined results of previous studies to show that the HPV vaccine doesn't cause serious side effects.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 10, 2018
The number of American teenagers who receive HPV vaccinations are still low, according to a new research. Only a measly 43 percent of them are up to date on the vaccines, in fact.
Public Health February 21, 2018
New diagnostic tools have been developed using the CRISPR gene editing tool. A bunch of researchers were able to come up with new CRISPR variants that can diagnose certain diseases, detect viruses, and even record a cell’s exposure to chemicals.
Public Health February 16, 2018
Being a virgin doesn’t safeguard you from catching HPV, according to a new study. Even if you’re having non-penetrative sex, you might still contract a sexually transmitted disease.
Healthy Living/Wellness December 16, 2017
A new study found that about one out of nine American men is infected with oral HPV. The growing risk of the STD calls for a renewed focus on the available HPV vaccine, but not everyone can take it.
Public Health October 17, 2017
More than 20 percent of the adults in the United States suffered from a type of high-risk HPV, exposing them to certain cancers. The CDC recommends vaccination for children as a means of prevention.
Public Health April 8, 2017
A CDC report revealed that HPV infection is higher among American men than it is in women. Doctors advised vaccination to prevent the onset of diseases related to the infection in men, including genital and oral cancer.
Healthy Living/Wellness April 8, 2017
Experts have finally decided on the best screening method for cervical cancer. HPV tests check for the presence of the human papillomavirus while pap smear tests work by checking for cell changes in the cervix.
Public Health February 9, 2017
Pre-cancer cervical surgery was associated with premature births and infants with low birth weight. Women suffering from cervical dysplasia who undergo the surgery are advised to wait a period of time before getting pregnant.
Healthy Living/Wellness January 31, 2017
A little over 45 percent of men in the United States are infected with genital HPV. The prevalence of infection increases and stays high as men age.
Public Health January 20, 2017
For children in their pre-teen years, the CDC is recommending a different dosage schedule for the HPV vaccine, simplifying the vaccination process touted to protect against certain types of cancers.
Public Health October 20, 2016
Our ancestors certainly got busy in the past and this 'hanky panky' led not only to gene pool diversification but also to the spread of sexually transmitted infections, giving rise to HPV prevalence today.
Healthy Living/Wellness October 19, 2016
HPV shots have been shown to be effective but many parents are still apprehensive about getting their children vaccinated. What happens when you opt out of getting HPV vaccines?
Public Health August 21, 2016
A new study has found a way to make parents more receptive to a mandatory HPV vaccine. So long as the vaccine comes with an opt out provision, parents will be more open to it.
Public Health August 20, 2016
Young boys in Ontario will be receiving free vaccinations against the human papillomavirus (HPV) and its potential subsequent cancers starting September. Ontario is expanding their HPV program to include all students in Grade 7.
Public Health April 23, 2016
Trading cards may be a thing of the past but a molecular biologist created her own deck of cards that allows users to swap viruses harmlessly. Each card contains important details about the virus.
Life April 17, 2016
The human papillomavirus is a common sexually transmitted infection among sexually active men and women, including teens. To prevent acquiring this virus, it is best to get vaccinated during early teens.
Life April 13, 2016
Why do rates of HPV vaccination remain low despite the established safety and effectiveness of the shot? One reason could be parental fears of teens having increased sexual activity.
Life February 23, 2016
A vaccine introduced in the United States 10 years ago has led to the reduction of HPV prevalence among teenage girls in the country, a new report revealed. Researchers said this indicates that the vaccine is indeed effective.
Life February 22, 2016
Men are twice as likely to develop mouth and throat cancer linked to HPV infection. The risk for HPV infection goes up with the number of oral sex partners men have.
Life February 14, 2016
Researchers found that oral HPV increased the risk for developing neck and head cancers. Findings showed that looking at the presence of HPV-16 in mouthwash samples can help determine a person's risk of developing neck or head cancer.
Life January 22, 2016
More Australians with oropharyngeal cancer tested positive for the human papillomavirus, suggesting that the virus and not smoking or heavy alcohol consumption caused their illness. Oral sex was identified as a likely culprit.
Life October 14, 2015
Rhode Island is gearing up to give seventh-graders HPV vaccines when they go back to school but parents voice opposition, citing concern over the move.
Life September 8, 2015
Human papillomavirus vaccines are under investigation by a government agency in the United Kingdom. Are the immunizations worth the risk?
Life July 13, 2015
Women should be aware of the signs and symptoms of cervix cancer particularly those with increased risks. The disease is preventable but thousands of women still get the disease per year.
Life July 11, 2015
The HPV vaccine may introduce the idea of sex early but it does not cause promiscuous behavior, according to researchers.
Life February 10, 2015
Cervical cancer is less common in states where HPV vaccines are more common, a new study from the University of North Carolina reveals.
Life November 11, 2014
Time to cut back on happy hour, boys. According to a study, men are at greater risk of getting HPV if they regularly drink alcohol in high amounts.
Life October 7, 2014
A simple urine test can detect human papillomavirus (HPV). Pap smears are currently used for HPV testing, which is avoided by many women.
Life September 17, 2014
HPV vaccine at an early age can ward off various types of cancers in the latter part of life. Only a small percentage of American children get full three doses of the HPV vaccine.
Life August 22, 2014
Avastin cancer drug approved for use in combination with existing chemotherapy drugs. FDA gave drug from Genentec expedited approval.
Life August 17, 2014
Despite availability of HPV vaccines, less than half of adolescent girls got vaccinated against the virus that could cause genital warts and certain forms of cancer.
Life July 27, 2014
Percentage of teens being vaccinated against cancer-causing virus "unacceptably low," CDC says. Agency calls on doctors for help in recommending vaccinations.
Life July 25, 2014
Jamie Dimon has been diagnosed with throat cancer and will undergo eight weeks if intensive radiation and chemotherapy. The chances of successful recovery are high, according to Dimon.
Life July 4, 2014
New research has found a cancer fighter. Genetically modified T-cells can destroy cancers, a study of women with cervical cancer has shown.
Life June 3, 2014
Up to two-thirds of American carries some variety of HPV virus, study finds. It's not a reason for concern, researchers say, as most of the varieties are harmless types.
Life May 27, 2014
Research teams said most viral infections are likely harmless but they recommend a doctor assessment and vaccination.
Life May 21, 2014
A recently study from the Medical University of South Carolina has found that throat and mouth cancers caused by HPV have different signs and symptoms from the same cancers that occur in people without HPV.
Life March 20, 2014
An advisory panel of the Food and Drug administration (FDA) has given its approval on an HPV test that can be used to replace Pap smear for detecting cervical cancer in women who are 25 years old and over.
Life March 14, 2014
Non-sexual transmission of HPV is possible and a new study has unveiled the risks of this transmission, revealing that the virus is immune to common disinfectants.
Life February 16, 2014
A new study shows just two doses of the drug HPV vaccine, which is taken by young women around the world, provide nearly as much protection from cervical cancer as three. Researchers also concluded more American women should be taking the drug, driving sales for manufacturers. But, who funded the study?
Life February 15, 2014
A study has put to rest concerns that human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine shots cause teenage girls to become sexually promiscuous.
Life February 3, 2014