HPV-associated head and neck cancers are disproportionately higher in men. A recent study, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, investigated the prevalence of HPV infections in the U.S. population. It also addressed how prevalent oral HPV infections were in those with concomitant genital HPV infections.
When it comes to cancer, prevention is always preferred to diagnosis and treatment. Discuss HPV vaccination and your eligibility (as well as your kids' eligibility) with your doctor. A new study reveals poor vaccine rates and significant prevalence in males.
A New York state court judge's ruling, revoking New York City's mandatory flu vaccination for pre-school and young school children, is a counterproductive public health move. Hopefully the state legislature can revise the law to allow the city to require such vaccinations, to protect its youngest kids.
This week, Senate Republicans released a budget proposal that would significantly cut funding for Title X (the federal family planning program) and the Teen Pregnancy Prevention (TPP) program. This comes just a week after the House of Representatives proposed eliminating Title X altogether.
New research found that a single dose of the bivalent human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine (Cervarix) may offer a similar level of protection against the serotypes of HPV types 16 and 18, which cause 70 percent of cervical cancers as the current two and three dose schedules. The findings come from a new analysis of two large phase
Since there are already quite enough problems that prevent people from getting the correct information on vaccinations, the last thing needed was another reason for people to oppose them. But, it happened anyhow.
A new study from Duke University found that encouraging more boys to get the HPV vaccine might provide greater overall protection with a better cost-benefit profile. The study was published in the journal Epidemics.
In December, we wrote about the FDA approval of Gardasil 9, which prevents approximately 90 percent of cervical,
Each year, about three million women in the United States will have an suspicious or abnormal pap test, according to the CDC. Following the abnormal results, women often undergo diagnostic testing a colposcopy or biopsy and if precancerous lesions are
HPV-vaccineThe human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine protects against several major types of HPV, a causative factor for cervical cancer and genital warts. Although the vaccine is safe and effective, vaccination rates among American girls and