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HPV Vaccine Guidelines Get Thumbs Up
The American Cancer Society (ACS) has given its endorsement to updated human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination guidelines.
Preventing HIV with a Pill
A single pill could soon become an important tool in the fight against HIV.
Breathe Easy, Parents: Vaccine Not Tied to More STDs
Some parents have raised concerns that vaccinating young girls against HPV, a sexually transmitted illness, might lead to more unsafe sexual activity in these girls. New evidence, however, suggests that's not the case — and the vaccine could prevent serious health problems.
A Clean Vaccine
It's a clean vaccine — the HPV shot doesn't appear to raise patients' risk of nervous system diseases.
Recommendations to Reduce STDs Focus on Teens, At-Risk Adults
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) continue to be a major health concern. New recommendations call for more measures to address this problem.
HPV Vaccine Wards Off Warts
Cervarix, the HPV vaccine used to help prevent infection with the human papillomavirus that can lead to cervical cancer, may have an unexpected benefit.
Mama's Boys and the HPV Vaccine
A vaccine is available to help reduce the risk of girls getting cancer later in life. This same vaccine is also available for boys. New research suggests a boy’s mother plays a significant role in whether or not he gets the vaccine.
Single Guys and Smokers Going Viral
Viruses are interesting bugs. Just because you catch one doesn’t mean it will make you sick. That said, being infected with a virus many times can lead to health issues. And for one virus, that issue could be cancer.
Protecting Women In Underdeveloped Nations From Cancer
More than a quarter of a million women around the world die of cervical cancer every year. In this country, because of the Pap test, cervical cancer is much rarer.
One Shot, Two Shot, HPV Shots
The only vaccine that can prevent a type of cancer is the HPV vaccine. But it requires three rounds of shots. Wouldn't it be nice to make it just two shots?