Medical News Today: Cancer, infection, and autoimmunity in 2018: Will we win the war?
Vaccines have changed the way we treat disease. But cancer, infection, and autoimmunity have not been eradicated. Are biomaterials the missing link? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Immune System / Vaccines Source Type: news

Memory T cells responsible for long-term immunity have been cross-trained
(St. Jude Children's Research Hospital) St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and Emory University research offers insight into origins of the T cells that provide enduring immune protection; findings should aid vaccine development and cancer immunotherapies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Scientists identify promising new approach for immune system defense against cancer
(University of California - San Diego) Researchers have identified a promising new strategy to fight infections and cancer. They uncovered a novel function for a protein known as 'Runx3' that is key to the development of killer T cells -- immune cells important for fighting infections and cancer. The researchers believe Runx3, if properly directed, could be combined with other approaches to help T cells recognize and destroy tumor cells and enhance vaccine efficacy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 11, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

$6.6 million grant will fund UCLA-led study on how to increase use of HPV vaccine
The discovery of human papillomavirus, or HPV, as a major cause of many cancers — including cervical, anal, oropharyngeal, vaginal, vulvar and penile — and the subsequent development of prophylactic HPV vaccines was a revolution in cancer prevention.But 10 years after the vaccine ’s introduction, HPV vaccination rates among U.S. adolescents remain unacceptably low. Now, a five-year study led by UCLA cancer researcher Roshan Bastani will examine the comparative effectiveness of strategies designed to increase the number of adolescents who receive the HPV vaccine. The work i s being funded by a $6.6 million...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - December 8, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Japan's HPV vaccine rate dropped after fake antivaxx study
An allegedly fake study in 2013 commissioned by the Japanese government found the vaccine caused brain damage, driving a huge downturn in coverage rates for the shot which prevents cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fears for women ’s health as parents reject HPV vaccine
Three nations blame social media for fall in number of girls given cervical cancer jabsHealth officials have become increasingly alarmed at campaigns aimed at blocking the take-up of the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine, which protects women against cervical cancer.Three leading nations have now seen major reductions in the take-up of the vaccine and a growing number of doctors fear its use could be blocked elsewhere, despite its capacity to provide protection against a condition that kills hundreds of thousands of women a year.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 3, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Robin McKie Science editor Tags: HPV vaccine Health Vaccines and immunisation Women Life and style Science Society World news Source Type: news

Doctor wins 2017 John Maddox prize for countering HPV vaccine misinformation
Riko Muranaka awarded prize for efforts to explain jabs ’s safety amid scare campaigns which have seen Japanese vaccination rate fall from over 70% to 1%A Japanese doctor who has stood up to a campaign of misinformation around a common anti-cancer vaccine has won a prestigious prize for championing evidence in the face of hostility and personal threats.Riko Muranaka at Kyoto University was awarded the 2017 John Maddox prize on Thursday for her efforts to explain the safety of thehuman papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine amid strong opposition from anti-vaccine activists and a small group of academics.Continue reading... (S...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 30, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Science prizes HPV vaccine Vaccines and immunisation Science and scepticism Health Society People in science Cervical cancer Source Type: news

New vaccine technique effectively fights breast cancer in mice
(University of Copenhagen The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences) The body's own immune system can effectively fight breast cancer with the help of a new vaccine technique, researchers from the University of Copenhagen show in mice trials. The technique holds great potential if the effect translates to humans, the researchers find. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 30, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

HPV vaccine is effective, safe 10 years after it's given
(Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University) A decade of data on hundreds of boys and girls who received the HPV vaccine indicates the vaccine is safe and effective long term in protecting against the most virulent strains of the virus, researchers report.The findings support more widespread and early administration of the HPV vaccine before preadolescents and adolescents are exposed to the nation's most common sexually transmitted infection and the most common cause of cervical cancer, they report in the journal Pediatrics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 29, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Malaria: Protective antibodies following natural infection
(German Cancer Research Center (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, DKFZ)) No effective vaccine exists to date against the tropical disease malaria. Scientists from the German Cancer Research Center have now studied how the human immune system responds to natural infection by the malaria parasite. Analyzing individual immune cells, they discovered that the immune system produces antibodies that are protective against the disease in mice. In addition, long-lived memory cells are formed and produce this antibody again if needed. These findings will help develop more specific next-generation vaccines. (Source: EurekAlert! - Inf...
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 28, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Global Health Blog: Cervical Cancer Deaths: a Blind Spot in Global Women ’s Health
Global Health Blog: Cervical Cancer Deaths: a Blind Spot in Global Women ’s HealthNovember 22, 2017With a global average of 528,000 new cases of Cervical Cancer, and 266,000 deaths annually, Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) launched a successful vaccination campaign in the slums of Manila, Philippines. In partnership with a local women's health organization, Likhaan, MSF was able to provide HPV vaccines that protect young girls from contracting Cervical Cancer. View External Media.   (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - November 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Press Intern Source Type: news

ACP and CDC issue recommendations for hepatitis B screening, vaccination, and care
(American College of Physicians) Reducing chronic hepatitis B infections by screening at-risk adults, increasing hepatitis B vaccination rates, and linking infected persons to care is a public health priority, the American College of Physicians and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advise in a new paper published today in Annals of Internal Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 20, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

HPV Vaccine Could Mean 3 Pap Tests in a Lifetime HPV Vaccine Could Mean 3 Pap Tests in a Lifetime
Women who have had the human papillomavirus (HPV) jab may only need 3 smear tests for cervical cancer in their lifetime, a study suggests.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Cancer immunotherapy uses melanin against melanoma
(North Carolina State University) Researchers have developed a melanin-enhanced cancer immunotherapy technique that can also serve as a vaccine, based on early experiments done in a mouse model. The technique is applied via a transdermal patch. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 10, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Cervical cancer jab women will 'only need three smears'
Since 2008, the HPV vaccine has been offered to girls aged 11 to 13 and reported HPV cases have fallen. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HPV Vaccine May Prevent Rare Childhood Disease
The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, first developed to help guard against cervical cancer, also seems to protect against a rare, chronic childhood respiratory disease. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HPV Vaccine Linked to Drop in Cases of Rare Childhood Disease
THURSDAY, Nov. 9, 2017 -- The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, first developed to help guard against cervical cancer, also seems to protect against a rare, chronic childhood respiratory disease, a new study suggests. It's believed that the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 9, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

HPV vaccine also prevents uncommon childhood respiratory disease, study suggests
(Infectious Diseases Society of America) The vaccine that protects against cancer-causing types of human papillomavirus (HPV) also prevents an uncommon but incurable childhood respiratory disease, according to a new study published in The Journal of Infectious Diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 9, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

HPV jab means women only need 3 cervical screens in a lifetime
(Cancer Research UK) Women may only need three cervical screens in their lifetime if they have been given the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, according to a new study published in the International Journal of Cancer today. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 9, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

UCLA helps many to live long and prosper
In Westwood, more than 100 faculty experts from 25 departments have embarked on anall-encompassing push to cut the health and economic impacts of depression in half by the year 2050. The mammoth undertaking will rely on platforms developed by the new Institute for Precision Health, which will harness the power of big data and genomics to move toward individually tailored treatments and health-promotion strategies.On the same 419 acres of land, researchers across the spectrum, from the laboratory bench to the patient bedside, are ushering in a potentially game-changing approach to turning the body ’s immune defenses a...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - November 9, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

IUDs may cut risk of cervical cancer by a third, study indicates
More work is needed to understand how the contraceptive device works to protect against cancer, but researchers say discovery could be “very impactful”Women who use intrauterine contraceptive devices may also be cutting their chances of getting cervical cancer, according to a new study.Research from theKeck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California analysed data from several observational studies involving more than 12,000 women worldwide. The results, published in the journal Obstetrics& Gynecology, showed that in women who used an intrauterine device (IUD) the incidence of cervical cance...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 8, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Marsh Tags: Medical research Science Cervical cancer Society HPV vaccine Health Contraception and family planning Women Source Type: news

With three products out, Aratana chases its fourth: a canine cancer drug
With its third FDA-approved drug on the market, Aratana Therapeutics is hunting its next product, a canine cancer immunotherapy treatment. The treatment, called AT-014, would be used to treat bone cancer, or osteosarcoma, in dogs. After a tumor is removed, a vaccine is used to prime the dog’s immune system to target any remaining cancer. Aratana (Nasdaq: PETX) expects to obtain conditional licensure for the treatment from the U.S . Department of Agriculture before the end of 2017, which would… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 7, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elise Reuter Source Type: news

Pique Therapeutics Announces Positive Results in Phase 2 Clinical Trial of Lead Immunotherapy for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
PT 107 showed improvement in overall survival and significant improvement in time to progression, as compared to control In non-squamous patients, the benefit of PT 107 in overall survival was striking and highly significant PT 107 was well tolerated... Biopharmaceuticals, Oncology Pique Therapeutics, cell vaccine, lung cancer (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - November 7, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

An Urgent Plea to Oncologists for HPV Vaccination An Urgent Plea to Oncologists for HPV Vaccination
Oncologists fail to recommend HPV vaccination to young cancer survivors, even though it is a safe and effective cancer prevention strategy.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Commentary Source Type: news

Clarivate Analytics & Chinese Academy of Sciences announce annual report identifying 100 hottest and 43 emerging areas in global scientific research
This report reveals that based on the 143 Research Fronts, the USA is still leading global research followed by China in second place ahead of the UK and Germany. China is most prolific in chemistry, materials science, mathematics, computer science and engineering, and is leading the rest of the world in terms of research in mathematics, computer science and engineering. Twenty noteworthy topics among the 100 hottest Research Fronts are: Hot Research Fronts Field of Science Research on genome editing in plants and the utility in crops Agricultural, Plant and Animal Sciences Regulation mechan...
Source: News from STM - November 2, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Featured World Source Type: news

Pat yourself on the back, America. Your cholesterol levels are holding steady, CDC says.
When it comes to our health as a nation, we’re not doing so great. Some cancer rates are climbing sharply. Nearly one in eight Americans has diabetes. And we are ballooning in weight, with obesity rates at record highs. Amid that grim picture, government researchers on Thursday had a glimmer of good news: Our cholesterol numbers, […]Related:Rise in mumps outbreaks prompts U.S. panel to endorse 3rd vaccine doseExpert panel recommends new shingles vaccine that gives increased protectionFDA’s Gottlieb calls for greater use of medication-assisted treatment to fight opioid epidemic (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

For college men, low awareness of HPV risk -- Education may help increase vaccination rate
(Wolters Kluwer Health) Male collegiate athletes have high rates of risk factors for infection with the cancer-causing human papillomavirus (HPV), but have low HPV vaccination rates and low awareness of their personal health risks, according to a study in the November issue of The Nurse Practitioner, published by Wolters Kluwer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 26, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Helicobacter pylori: Dodging the bullet
(Ludwig-Maximilians-Universit ä t M ü nchen) Helicobacter pylori is a widespread bacterial pathogen that infects the lining of the stomach, where it can cause ulcers and even cancer. As a new study shows, its genetic variability complicates efforts to develop an effective vaccine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 25, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Viral Vector Mobilan Offers a New Approach for Cancer Immunotherapy,...
Preclinical study in prostate cancer shows that virus-based drug candidate Mobilan may improve anticancer vaccination(PRWeb October 24, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/10/prweb14840823.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - October 24, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Men who perform oral sex on women 'more at risk of mouth and throat cancers'
Conclusion This study uses a large amount of national data to give us an idea about which groups of people have the greatest risk of carrying potentially cancer-causing oral HPV . But while oral HPV may increase people's risk of mouth and throat cancers, the actual number who would go on to develop cancer is extremely small. This study has limitations, which are worth bearing in mind: It only looked at whether people had oral HPV at a single point in time. This makes it difficult to know at what point they became infected and how much this could be down to other risk factors such as smoking, oral sex and number of partne...
Source: NHS News Feed - October 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Source Type: news

The HPV Vaccine: Access and Use in the U.S. (October 2017)
This factsheet discusses HPV and related cancers, use of the HPV vaccines for both females and males, and insurance coverage and access to the vaccines. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - October 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

7 Million American Men Carry Cancer-Causing HPV
The incidence of mouth and throat cancers caused by the human papillomavirus in men has now surpassed the incidence of HPV-related cervical cancers in women. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Head and Neck Cancer Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Sexually Transmitted Diseases Throat Smoking and Tobacco Men and Boys Vaccination and Immunization Infections Source Type: news

HPV Vaccine Safe for Adult Women: Study
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 18, 2017 -- Vaccines that ward off the cancer-linked human papillomavirus (HPV) are safe for adult women, according to a study of more than 3 million Scandinavians. The researchers, who used Danish and Swedish hospital data to track... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 18, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Eli Lilly invests in Germany’s CureVac in cancer vaccine drive
(Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - October 18, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Eli Lilly to collaborate with Germany's CureVac on cancer vaccines
(Reuters) - U.S. drugmaker Eli Lilly and Co said on Wednesday it will collaborate with CureVac AG on development of up to five immunotherapy cancer vaccines using the German company's messenger RNA (mRNA) technology. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

HPV Vaccine Safe for Adult Women: Study
Analysis of millions of recipients finds no link to 44 different illnesses (Source: Cancercompass News: Gynecological Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Gynecological Cancer - October 18, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

7 Million American Men Carry Cancer-Causing HPV Virus
The incidence of mouth and throat cancers caused by the human papilloma virus in men has now surpassed the incidence of HPV-related cervical cancers in women. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Head and Neck Cancer Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Sexually Transmitted Diseases Throat Smoking and Tobacco Men and Boys Vaccination and Immunization Infections Source Type: news

Flu vaccine failed to protect young leukemia patients during cancer treatment
(St. Jude Children's Research Hospital) St. Jude Children's Research Hospital investigators said the results reinforce the importance of hand washing and other measures to help protect vulnerable patients from influenza infections. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

1 in 9 American Men Infected With Oral HPV
Vaccine provides protection, but number of boys getting shots remains low, researchers say (Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - October 16, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

A mother was jailed for refusing to vaccinate her son. Now she ’ s outraged he ’ s been immunized.
A Michigan mother said she's had a “rough few days” after serving nearly a week in jail for defying a court order to have her 9-year-old son vaccinated and then learning that he received several immunizations after she was locked up behind bars. Rebecca Bredow, from the Detroit area, was sentenced last week for contempt of court nearly a year after an Oakland County judge ordered her to […]Related:Cancer researchers learn more about toxic side effects of new treatmentsHospitals scramble to avert saline shortage in wake of Puerto Rico disast...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hopkins Nursing—Faculty on Cancer and Work-Life Balance / Specialty Leaders
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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - October 11, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Cholera Vaccination May Lower Risk of Death From Colorectal Cancer Cholera Vaccination May Lower Risk of Death From Colorectal Cancer
Cholera vaccination after a diagnosis of colorectal cancer (CRC) is associated with reduced risks of death from CRC and from any cause, according to data from a Swedish study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - October 11, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

New clues on the historical origin of the vaccine used to eradicate smallpox
(Publicase Comunica ç ã o Cient í fica) For centuries, researchers assumed that the active ingredient in the vaccine providing immunity against smallpox was the cowpox virus but a study just published in the New England Journal of Medicine indicates otherwise. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 11, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Infectious Diseases A-Z: Why the HPV vaccine is important
Six out of 10 U.S. parents are choosing to get the HPV vaccine?for their children, according to a recent?report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC recommends parents get two doses of HPV vaccine for their children at ages 11 or 12 to protect against cancers caused by HPV infections. Although [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 9, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

5 pounds of THIS in your body?
Did you know that by the time you’re 50, you could have almost five pounds of toxins trapped inside your cells, tissue and organs? For millions of years, we had clean air and pure water. But in the past hundred years, our environment has changed faster than we can evolve with it. We weren’t designed to live in a modern world of manmade chemicals, toxins and pollutants. That’s why purging your body of pollutants is more important today than ever. Environmental toxins have become a major health threat. These toxins have linked with many of today’s chronic diseases including: • Cancer • Di...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

Trispecific broadly neutralizing HIV antibodies mediate potent SHIV protection in macaques
The development of an effective AIDS vaccine has been challenging because of viral genetic diversity and the difficulty of generating broadly neutralizing antibodies (bnAbs). We engineered trispecific antibodies (Abs) that allow a single molecule to interact with three independent HIV-1 envelope determinants: the CD4 binding site, the membrane-proximal external region (MPER), and the V1V2 glycan site. Trispecific Abs exhibited higher potency and breadth than any previously described single bnAb, showed pharmacokinetics similar to those of human bnAbs, and conferred complete immunity against a mixture of simian-human immuno...
Source: ScienceNOW - October 5, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Xu, L., Pegu, A., Rao, E., Doria-Rose, N., Beninga, J., McKee, K., Lord, D. M., Wei, R. R., Deng, G., Louder, M., Schmidt, S. D., Mankoff, Z., Wu, L., Asokan, M., Beil, C., Lange, C., Leuschner, W. D., Kruip, J., Sendak, R., Do Kwon, Y., Zhou, T., Chen, X Tags: Immunology, Medicine, Diseases, Virology r-articles Source Type: news

A mother refused to follow a court order to vaccinate her son. Now she ’ s going to jail.
A Michigan woman will spend seven days in jail after she defied a judge’s order to have her 9-year-old son vaccinated. Rebecca Bredow was sentenced for contempt of court Wednesday, nearly a year after an Oakland County judge ordered her to have her son vaccinated. Bredow had been given until Wednesday to get her son […]Related:Doctors thought a woman had cancer — but it was just a reaction to an old tattooWhy do people give blood after disasters, but not during blood drives?Who will take care of Nevada’s wounded psyche? (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The World Is Running Out of Much Needed New Antibiotics
Posters: Misuse of antibiotics and risks. Credit: WHOBy Baher KamalROME, Oct 4 2017 (IPS)The world is running out of new antibiotics to combat the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance, a new specialised report warns ahead of this year’s World Antibiotic Awareness Week, adding that most of the drugs currently in the clinical pipeline are modifications of existing classes of antibiotics and are only short-term solutions. The latest World Health Organization (WHO) report on this issue “Antibacterial agents in clinical development – an analysis of the antibacterial clinical development pipeline, includi...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Baher Kamal Tags: Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

School vaccinations 'cut cervical cancer alerts by 41%'
The number of young women in Scotland showing early signs has plummeted since a school vaccination programme began. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news