Tag: human papillomavirus

HPV Vaccine Safe For Pregnant Women, Study Finds

The HPV vaccine Gardasil doesn’t cause major birth defects if administered during pregnancy. The human papillomavirus vaccine is still not recommended for pregnant women, but a new safety study proves it’s OK to get vaccinated while carrying a baby.

Public Health March 30, 2017

Nearly Half Of American Men Infected With Genital HPV

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

Man With Tree Branch-Like Hands Undergoes Surgery: What Causes This Rare Condition?

The “tree man” from Bangladesh, 27-year-old Abul Bajandar, can now see his hands and feet after undergoing 16 surgical operations. What causes his rare skin disorder, and how will it be treated?

Healthy Living/Wellness January 11, 2017

Ontario Plans To Give Boys HPV Vaccine: Here's Why

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

Study Finds Many Doctors Passively Discourage HPV Vaccination: Here’s Why

A study found that 27 percent of doctors across the United States did not strongly endorse getting the HPV vaccine. Recommendations were also lower among doctors who were uncomfortable discussing sexually transmitted infections or thoughts that parents didn’t find the vaccine important.

Life October 23, 2015

Sexually Transmitted Virus Could Surpass Smoking And Drinking As Cancer Cause: Incidence Of HPV-Related Throat And Tongue Cancers Increasing

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 HPV Vaccine Mandate Met With Opposition By Concerned Parents

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

Large Majority Of US States Do Not Require HPV Vaccine For Girls

Health experts recommended that girls and boys receive the HPV vaccine but only three states in the country required kids to get immunized.

Life July 15, 2015

HPV Vaccine Under Investigation By European Board

Human papillomavirus vaccines are under investigation by a government agency in the United Kingdom. Are the immunizations worth the risk?

Life July 13, 2015

Teen Students Win Award For Conceptualizing Condom That Changes Color In Reaction To STDs

A new smart condom designed by student inventors in the United Kingdom warns users about a potential risk for sexually transmitted disease by changing its color depending on the kind of infection.

Life June 24, 2015

No Link Between HPV Vaccine And Promiscuous Sex, Says Study

The HPV vaccine may introduce the idea of sex early but it does not cause promiscuous behavior, according to researchers.

Life February 10, 2015

Nearly 70 percent of healthy Americans infected with HPV, but don't panic

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

Yikes! HPV is immune to common disinfectants and can transmit non-sexually

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

2 doses of HPV vaccine enough to protect girls from genital warts

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

HPV vaccine shot doesn't make teenage girls sexually promiscuous: Study

A study has put to rest concerns that human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine shots cause teenage girls to become sexually promiscuous.

Life February 3, 2014

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