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Hpv Vaccination

By 2020, The Most Common HPV-Related Cancer Will Affect Men

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 04.20.2015 | Healthy Living

While currently recommended for both boys and girls, the HPV vaccine was initially marketed -- and is still thought of -- as a way to protect young wo...

Should You Get Screened for Oral Cancer?

Mount Sinai Health System | Posted 06.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Mount Sinai Health System

About 40,000 Americans will be diagnosed this year with oral cancer, a form of head and neck cancer found inside the mouth, including on the tongue, floor of the mouth, and cheeks. Oral cancer can be deadly; historically, the cure rates for oral cancers diagnosed in advanced stages have been very low. That's why finding them early is so important.

No, The HPV Shot Doesn't Encourage Women To Have Unsafe Sex

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 02.24.2015 | Women

For some opponents of the HPV vaccination, the line of thinking goes like this: Give young women a shot to protect them from certain strands of the m...

The U.S. Could Prevent A Lot Of Cancers If We Really Used The HPV Vaccine

Huffington Post | Alissa Scheller | Posted 04.30.2014 | Healthy Living

The U.S. has a dismally low vaccination rate for human papillomavirus compared with other developed countries. Even though the vaccine is effective in...

When the Wicked Stepmother Fran Drescher Tells You to Get to Work, Better Listen

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 06.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

We all know about the wicked stepmother in the story of Cinderella, and how she orders poor Cinderella to do the cleaning and household chores. The ro...

HPV Vaccination Rate: 'We're Dropping The Ball,' CDC Director Says

Reuters | Posted 09.24.2013 | Healthy Living

By Yasmeen Abutaleb WASHINGTON, July 25 (Reuters) - Only slightly more than half of U.S. girls aged 13 to 17 had been vaccinated again...

HPV Vaccine Works, Time to Ramp Up Vaccination Efforts

Tom Frieden, MD, MPH | Posted 08.19.2013 | Impact
Tom Frieden, MD, MPH

Today, CDC released some really good news -- the prevalence of types of human papillomavirus (HPV) that commonly cause cervical cancer in women has dropped about half in girls aged 14-19 since 2006, when the vaccination program started.

Should Boys Be Given The HPV Vaccine?

Posted 01.30.2013 | Black Voices

It's been four years since the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine was approved for use in young men, and while subsequent studies show that HPV-relat...

Breaking It Down: The Human Papillomavirus

Brian Secemsky, M.D. | Posted 01.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Brian Secemsky, M.D.

Although the human papillomavirus (HPV) has been recognized as a transmissible pathogen for the past several decades, the controversial use of HPV vaccines has vaulted the pesky bug into eyes of the mainstream media and scientific communities alike.

WATCH: The HPV Vaccine And What It Means For Men Who Have Sex With Men

Posted 10.18.2012 | Gay Voices

There's been a lot of discussion in recent months about the controversial Gardasil vaccine which has been shown to protect against some types of the h...

Catherine Pearson

No, Vaccinating Girls Against HPV Does Not Make Them Promiscuous

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 10.15.2012 | Women

Vaccinating girls against the sexually-transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV) does not make them more likely to have sex, according to a new study. Th...

Catherine Pearson

HPV Vaccine May Protect You, Even If You Don't Get The Shot

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 07.10.2012 | Women

The HPV vaccine doesn't just help prevent infection among women who get the shot. It may also protect those who don't. A new study suggests that "...

Teenage Girls Mistakenly Think HPV Vaccine Reduces Risk For All STDs

Posted 01.06.2012 | Home

Although the Human Papillomavirus vaccine may be lowering teens' risk of contracting HPV, as many as one in four teenage girls falsely believes that t...

Boys Should Get HPV Vaccination, Too: Panel

AP | By MIKE STOBBE | Posted 12.25.2011 | Healthy Living

ATLANTA -- A vaccine against cervical cancer hasn't been all that popular for girls. It may be even a harder sell for boys now that it's been recommen...

Jason Cherkis

Perry Administration's HPV Emails Raise Questions Of 'Under The Table' Input, Merck Involvement

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 11.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON--The day before Texas Governor Rick Perry issued his now-controversial executive order mandating the administration of the HPV vaccine, an ...

Teen Vaccinations Against Cervical Cancer Lagging

AP | By MIKE STOBBE | Posted 10.25.2011 | Parents

ATLANTA -- Only about half of the teenage girls in the U.S. have rolled up their sleeves for a controversial vaccine against cervical cancer – a...

Study Finds Half Of Men May Have HPV

Reuters | Julie Steenhuysen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

February 28, 2011 11:32:24 PM By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) - Half of men in the general population may be infected with human papi...

Why Is HPV Vaccine Effective In Men?

Health.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Boys and young men who receive the human papillomavirus vaccine appear to be at reduced risk of contracting the virus and developing the genital war...

Would You Give Your Kids The HPV Vaccine?

Martha Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Martha Rosenberg

There are many reasons women may veto the vaccine for themselves or their children, starting with the fact that it doesn't work against all HPV strains, is not more effective than a Pap smear and even when it does work, requires a booster.

Why Aren't More People Getting The HPV Vaccine?

Leigh Vinocur, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Leigh Vinocur, M.D.

An alarming new study from the University of Maryland School of Medicine finds sadly very few young women are protecting themselves from cancer and taking this precaution of the HPV vaccine.

Natalie Morton, HPV Vaccination Girl, 'Died Of Tumor'

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A girl who was vaccinated against cervical cancer died from a malignant tumour of the chest and not from a reaction to the jab, it has emerged....