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On Guard! For HPV with Gardasil
It only makes sense that, to eradicate a sexually-transmitted disease, both sexes need to be vaccinated prior to engaging in sexual activity, which would mean before puberty or early teens.
Expecting the Flu
What should a woman expect when she's expecting? Expect a flu shot. It's safe and protective for both the mom and unborn child and it only hurts for a few seconds.
Possible Measles Exposure in Three U.S. Airports
Health officials are attempting to track travelers who may have been exposed to measles after a passenger who was contagious passed through three major U.S. airports recently.
Certain Vaccines May Help Guard Against Childhood Cancer
Children vaccinated against hepatitis B might be at a lower risk of developing leukemia, according to a new study.
Overdosing Our Children
Mainly due to limitations of current equipment, infants and children often receive poorly measured doses of medication from their doctors.
The question of whether autism can be caused by vaccination with the MMR (measles-mumps-rubella) vaccine can be put to bed once again, and the answer is still 'no.' In 1998, the British medical journal The Lancet published a paper by Dr. Andrew Wakefield and his colleagues titled “Ileal-lymphoid-nodular hyperplasia, non-specific colitis, and pervasive developmental disorder in children”. It looked at a population of twelve children who had simultaneously developed a bowel disorder, nine of whom also had symptoms of autism, and suggested that both sets of symptoms occurred after the ...
Two Is Better Than One
Researchers from Yale University and Colombia University recently tested the efficacy of a two dose vaccination for varicella, also known as chickenpox.
HPV Vaccination May be Your Best Shot
To ring in Cervical Health Awareness Month, let's start with a rather startling statistic: Did you know cervical cancer ranks as the third most common cancer in women worldwide?
Avoiding HPV: A Mother-Daughter Conversation
A recent study from Ohio State University reveals the importance of mothers talking to their daughters about the human papillomavirus (HPV) and its vaccine.
Hardly a Shot in the Dark
A study from the University of Maryland has found that few eligible young women choose to take the HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccine, and, of those who do, relatively few take the recommended three doses. HPV is a known cause of cervical cancer.