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Catherine Pearson

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

Cancer, Oral Sex and Presidential Politics: Did Bill Clinton Cause an Increase in Throat Cancer?

Hal Herzog | Posted 09.04.2012 | Science
Hal Herzog

Bryan Fischer is most famous for his gay-bashing diatribes. But in a recent attack on Democrats, he also took on heterosexual oral sex (which he cryptically refers to as "the kind of activity that President Clinton practiced in the Oval Office").

Another Potential Health Benefit Of The HPV Vaccine

The New York Times | Posted 04.04.2012 | Women

A new study suggests that the vaccine against human papillomavirus can significantly cut the likelihood of virus-related disease even among women who ...

Blacks Have Trouble Clearing Cervical Cancer Virus: Study

AP | MARILYNN MARCHIONE | Posted 04.02.2012 | Black Voices

CHICAGO -- Provocative new research might help explain why black women are so much more likely than whites to develop and die from cervical cancer: Th...

HPV Vaccine: Are Black Girls Missing Out?

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 03.23.2012 | Black Voices

Despite its reputation as a "strong weapon in prevention," the HPV vaccine may not be benefiting adolescent females equally, a new study has found. ...

What You Don't Know CAN Hurt You: 5 Shocking STD Stats

| Posted 02.16.2012 | Home

STDs are one of those topics no one likes to talk about. It might feel awkward to bring STDs up to a doctor or embarrassing to mention getting tested ...

How I Live With An STD

Posted 02.09.2012 | Women

Anonymous | The Daily Muse From the time I received the first call notifying me of my abnormal Pap smear results until the day the doctor confir...

Latinas and Cervical Cancer Prevention

Destiny Lopez | Posted 03.24.2012 | Latino Voices
Destiny Lopez

Latinas have the highest cervical cancer rates in the country and the third highest death rate from cervical cancer.

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...

Emma Gray

Home Health Tests Round-Up: 6 Tests You Can Self-Administer | Emma Gray | Posted 12.29.2011 | Women

This month, one piece of news relating to HPV had nothing to do with vaccines. It turns out that women may soon be able to detect HPV for themselves u...

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...

Seven-Person Bike Used as Schoolbus and to Fight Obesity (VIDEO)

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 12.20.2011 | Green
Kirsten Dirksen


Anita Perry On Husband's HPV Decision: 'I Wish He'd Talked To Me First'

Posted 12.10.2011 | Politics

Anita Perry, wife of GOP presidential contender Rick Perry, sat down with PARADE Magazine to discuss her husband's candidacy. The interview, which ...

The Vilification of a Vaccine

Michele Promaulayko | Posted 12.06.2011 | Healthy Living
Michele Promaulayko

At least the Bachmann flap helped the HPV vaccine get some ink. Though we've thoroughly reported on the HPV epidemic in Women's Health, I'm troubled by the dearth of coverage out there.

HPV, Which Causes Cervical Cancer, Can Also Fuel Oral Cancer

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 12.04.2011 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — A prolonged sore throat once was considered a cancer worry mainly for smokers and drinkers. Today there's another risk: A sexually ...

WATCH: SNL's Lil Poundcake Makes HPV Vaccine Fun!

Posted 12.02.2011 | Comedy

The HPV vaccine has gotten some bad PR these days thanks to Michele Bachmann and the term "government injection." Plus, it doesn't help that Rick Perr...

Jason Cherkis

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

Jon Ward

Rick Perry's Sudden Fall Due To Unforced Errors | Jon Ward | Posted 11.23.2011 | Politics

ORLANDO – How did Rick Perry get here? Just a few weeks ago, the Texas governor was taking the Republican presidential primary by storm, but his...

CDC Considering HPV Vaccine Recommendation For Boys, Too

The Huffington Post | Dean Praetorius | Posted 11.23.2011 | Healthy Living

Vaccinating just half the population against human papilloma virus (HPV) only solves half the problem. Now that the Centers for Disease Control and...

Amanda Terkel

Michele Bachmann Defends Controversial Comments, Goes After Rick Perry | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.22.2011 | Politics

Michele Bachmann went after Rick Perry again during the GOP debate Thursday night for his 2007 executive order mandating that young girls receive the ...

'She's Tough To Work For': Ex-Bachmann Staffers Talk About Former Boss

The Star Tribune | Kevin Diaz | Posted 11.19.2011 | Politics

As her presidential campaign enters a decisive phase this fall, Michele Bachmann is facing new questions about her propensity for gaffes and the recur...

Nikki Haley Has Complicated History On HPV Vaccine Issue

CNN | By Shawna Shepherd | Posted 11.19.2011 | Politics

As the debate over Texas Gov. Rick Perry mandating the HPV vaccine continues between Republican presidential candidates, a woman whose endorsement is ...

Jay Leno Presses Bachmann On Controversial Remarks

Posted 11.17.2011 | Politics

Michele Bachmann appeared as a guest on "The Tonight Show" with Jay Leno Friday, and the talk show host used the opportunity to press the Republican p...

WATCH: Bachmann Chooses STDs?

Posted 11.16.2011 | Comedy

American scientist and noted public intellectual Michele Bachmann stirred up quite a controversy after speaking out in opposition of Texas governor Ri...

Va. Tea Party Candidate: Mandated HPV Vaccinations Are 'Offensive'

Patch | Jason Spencer | Posted 11.16.2011 | DC

U.S. Senate candidate Jamie Radtke called Virginia’s mandate for girls to be vaccinated against human papillomavirus, or HPV, “offensive” in a p...