HPV vaccine could prevent over 100,000 cancers
Estimates suggest that the HPV vaccine programme could prevent over 64,000 cervical cancers and nearly 50,000 non-cervical cancers by 2058. From September 2019, boys in school year 8 will be offered the free Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine for the first time. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - July 10, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Expanded HPV vaccine scheme to 'prevent 100,000 cancer cases'
The newly expanded  human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine programme in England could prevent more than 100,000 cases of cancer by 2058, new figures suggest.  (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - July 9, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

HPV vaccine will be given to boys in a bid to wipe out genital cancers
THE HPV vaccine will now be given to boys as well as girls from September, after the success of the vaccine in lowering the rates of human papillomavirus in females. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HPV vaccine: What does HPV stand for? What is Human Papillomavirus?
HPV vaccines will be available for boys aged 12 to 13 from the autumn, in a bid to prevent a number of cancers. But what does HPV stand for and what is Human Papillomavirus? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HPV virus symptoms: What is the HPV virus, what are the symptoms and side effects?
THE HPV virus can cause certain types of cancer and now the vaccine claiming to prevent the illness has been rolled out to males for the first time. What is the HPV virus, what are the symptoms and side effects? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK offers HPV vaccines to boys, aims to stop 100,000 cancer cases
Some 100,000 cases of cancer could be prevented in Britain in the next 40 years by a vaccine against the human papillomavirus (HPV) that causes cancers of the cervix, mouth, anus and genitals, UK health officials said on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Lifesaving HPV vaccine will be rolled out to BOYS for the first time from September
Public Health England has today confirmed boys aged 12 to 13, in school Year 8, across the UK will be offered the cancer-preventing immunisation as routine, as girls have been since 2008. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HPV vaccine for boys 'will prevent thousands of cancers'
All boys in the UK aged 12 to 13 will be offered the vaccine from the start of the new school year. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HPV vaccine: Can boys get the HPV vaccine too?
THE HPV vaccine is a vital early life jab for women, which helps protect against Human Papillomavirus, known to cause types of cancer. Can boys get the HPV jab as well? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Vaccine cuts rate of HPV infection, precancerous lesions
New research finds a link between HPV vaccination and a considerable drop in cases of HPV infection and the number of precancerous lesions. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cervical Cancer / HPV Vaccine Source Type: news

Facebook Is Trying to Stop Bogus Health Claims from Spreading Online
Facebook is working to limit the reach of posts making “sensational health claims” in an effort to tamp down on misinformation, according to a new announcement from the social media network. Social media sites are notorious breeding grounds for dubious health information, from anti-vaccine arguments to too-good-to-be-true wellness claims. A Wall Street Journal investigation published Tuesday, the same day Facebook made its announcement, found that Facebook and YouTube are rife with posts promoting questionable alternative cancer therapies, for example. Many of these therapies are unproven, and can be dangerous ...
Source: TIME: Health - July 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Social Media Source Type: news

Study: Increased HPV vaccinations may prevent 1,300 cases of cancer in California
Increasing HPV vaccination to 99.5 percent in California could prevent cancer in more than 1,300 people, a study says, as U.S. and global agencies promote the vaccine as a way to prevent cervical and other cancers. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Gold nanoparticles promise safe cancer drugs, better vaccines
A new study suggests that targeting B cells with gold nanoparticles could be a safe way to improve vaccines and treatments for cancer and other diseases. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Immune System / Vaccines Source Type: news

EXCLUSIVE: Google to block all anti-cancer, "anti-vax" and anti-GMO websites at the browser level as tech giant goes all-in with pharma drug cartels
(Natural News) By late 2020, Google’s Chrome browser will automatically block all so-called anti-cancer, “anti-vax” and anti-GMO websites as part of Google’s collapse into a Monsanto/Pharma criminal cartel. Users who want to visit websites that expose the scientifically-validated risks and potential harm of vaccines, chemotherapy, glyphosate or GMOs will have to switch to alternative browsers... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More HPV vaccinations could prevent cancer in 1,300 Californians
FINDINGSBased on a 2017 rate of vaccination against HPV among a group of California 20-year-olds, researchers estimate that this group is at risk for an excess of 1,352 cases of cancer that could be prevented with a 99.5% vaccination rate. Treatment for these preventable cancers would cost the health care system $52.2 million. The size of the group was 296,525 people, the approximate number of 20-year-olds in California in 2017.BACKGROUNDHuman papillomavirus, or HPV, is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States and is linked to seven types of cancer: cervical, vaginal, vulvar, penile, rectal, anal...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 2, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Zambia: Govt Dismisses 'HPV Vaccine Designed to Wipe Out Africans' Rumours
[Times of Zambia] There is no truth to rumours that the cervical cancer jab, Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine is designed to wipe out Africans, the Ministry of Health has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 1, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gay women urged to get screened for cervical cancer
Misconception that lesbian women are not at risk has created a dangerous screening gap Related items fromOnMedica Preventing cervical cancer: how a screening switch and HPV vaccination should cut cancer rates The star fish and the link worker HPV programme linked to dramatic fall in cervical disease Parents urged to promote 'alcohol-free childhood' Obesity as cause of cancer set to overtake smoking (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 1, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

HPV Vaccine Beating Cancer-Causing Virus Worldwide
HPV vaccination programs significantly reduce  human papillomavirus infections and precancerous cervical lesions, a new global review finds. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HPV Vaccines Are Reducing Infections, Warts — and Probably Cancer
An analysis covering 66 million young people has found plummeting rates of precancerous lesions and genital warts after vaccination against the human papillomavirus. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Donald G. McNeil Jr. Tags: Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Women and Girls Vaccination and Immunization Cervical Cancer Sexually Transmitted Diseases Warts Gardasil (Vaccine) Third World and Developing Countries Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Lancet, The (J Source Type: news

HPV Vaccine Ages For Males Should Be Extended, According To CDC Panel
By Jacqueline Howard, CNN (CNN) — The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, known as ACIP, voted unanimously on Wednesday to recommend HPV vaccines for both boys and girls and men and women through age 26. Previously the CDC recommended that teen girls and young women who had not been adequately vaccinated receive the human papillomavirus vaccine through age 26, but the recommendation for teen boys and young men only went through age 21. The CDC’s recommendation that children start receiving two doses of the HPV vaccine around 11 or 12...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN HPV vaccine Source Type: news

HPV Vaccine Proving Very Successful
The prevalence of cancer-causing HPV strains has dropped markedly in women who have been vaccinated. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Sexually Transmitted Diseases Cervical Cancer Women and Girls Vaccination and Immunization Source Type: news

HPV vaccine has major impact on reducing infections, cancer, study finds
Vaccination against the virus that causes almost all cervical cancer is having a major impact on stopping infections and should significantly reduce cases of the disease within a decade, researchers said on Wednesday.  (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Vaxess lays out path to the clinic for its silk-derived, drug-dispersing patch
The Cambridge-based biotech has spent the last seven years developing a patch it hopes will disperse everything from vaccines to cancer treatments through roughly 120 microscopic needles made from silk proteins. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 27, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Allison DeAngelis Source Type: news

HPV vaccine programme in schools 'could wipe out cervical cancer for good'
A study of screening programmes in 14 countries found levels of the two strands of HPV mainly responsible for the cancer fell 83% in girls aged 13-19 after five to eight years of vaccination. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study shows major real-world impact of cervical cancer vaccines
Vaccination against the virus that causes almost all cervical cancer is having a major impact on stopping infections and should significantly reduce cases of the disease within a decade, researchers said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Hopes raised of cervical cancer eradication
The success of the HPV vaccination offers the hope of ending cervical cancer, say scientists. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

' Compelling Evidence' Shows HPV Vaccine Is Working'Compelling Evidence' Shows HPV Vaccine Is Working
While it is still too soon to estimate reductions in cancer, new data show that HPV vaccination significantly reduces incidence of HPV infections, high-grade cervical lesions, and anogenital warts.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - June 27, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Rich nations could end cervical cancer within decades, say experts
Study shows HPV vaccine has greatly reduced infections among girls and young womenElimination of cervical cancer in wealthy countries such as the UK may be possible within decades, say experts, following a major study showing the success of the HPV jab in protecting women.Human papilloma virus, which is sexually transmitted, can cause cervical cancer as well as anogenital warts. Data from high-income countries shows vaccination has led to an 83% reduction in HPV infections in 15- to 19-year-old girls over five to eight years. Among women aged 20 to 24, infections are down 66%.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 27, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Cervical cancer Cancer research Vaccines and immunisation Medical research UK news Health Science Society World news Source Type: news

HPV vaccine 'offers chance' of wiping out cervical cancer in rich countries
Study shows vaccine has greatly reduced infections among girls and young womenElimination of cervical cancer in wealthy countries such as the UK may be possible within decades, say experts, following a major study showing the success of the HPV jab in protecting women.Human papilloma virus, which is sexually transmitted, can cause cervical cancer as well as anogenital warts. Data from high-income countries shows vaccination has led to an 83% reduction in HPV infections in 15- to 19-year-old girls over five to eight years. Among women aged 20 to 24, infections are down 66%.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 27, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Cervical cancer Cancer research Vaccines and immunisation Medical research UK news Health Science Society World news Source Type: news

HPV Vaccine Making Headway Against Cancer-Causing Virus Worldwide
WEDNESDAY, June 26, 2019 -- HPV vaccination programs significantly reduce human papillomavirus infections and precancerous cervical lesions, a new global review finds. Vaccination protects against the HPV strains that cause the majority of cervical... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 26, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Vaccination programs substantially reduce HPV infections and precancerous cervical lesions
(Universit é Laval) Human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccination programs have substantially reduced the number of infections and precancerous cervical lesions caused by the virus, according to a study published today in The Lancet by researchers from Universit é Laval and the CHU de Qu é bec-Universit é Laval Research Centre. Results are so promising that it has now become possible to envision eliminating cervical cancer as a public health problem in the coming decades. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 26, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

The Lancet: HPV vaccination programmes have substantial impact in reducing HPV infections and precancerous cervical lesions
(The Lancet) The new study is the first to show pooled estimates of population-level impact of HPV vaccination on CIN2+ from several countries, the benefit of vaccinating more than one age group, along with substantial herd effects in countries achieving high vaccination coverage. Published in The Lancet, the results provide strong evidence of HPV vaccination working to prevent cervical cancer in real-world settings as both the cause (HPV infection) and precancerous cervical lesions are declining. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 26, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

The Lancet: HPV vaccination programs have substantial impact in reducing HPV infections and precancerous cervical lesions
(The Lancet) The new study is the first to show pooled estimates of population-level impact of HPV vaccination on CIN2+ from several countries, the benefit of vaccinating more than one age group, along with substantial herd effects in countries achieving high vaccination coverage. Published in The Lancet, the results provide strong evidence of HPV vaccination working to prevent cervical cancer in real-world settings as both the cause (HPV infection) and precancerous cervical lesions are declining. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 26, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Improved treatments for head and neck cancer
About 70% of cancers in the oropharynx, which includes the tonsils, soft palate and base of the tongue, are linked to the HPV virus, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. So it's important to talk to your health care provider about the HPV vaccine, especially if you are 26 years old or [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - June 26, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Experimental cancer vaccine is being tested on dogs
Researchers from Arizona State University and Colorado State University will trial their vaccine on 800 dogs to see if it has any chances of success. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pathogen engineered to self-destruct underlies cancer vaccine platform
A team of investigators has developed a cancer vaccine technology using live, attenuated pathogens as vectors. A feature of the vaccine causes these bacteria to self-destruct once they've done their job, making it safe for use in humans. The research is published in Infection and Immunity, a journal of the American Society for Microbiology. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - June 24, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Pathogen engineered to self-destruct underlies cancer vaccine platform
(American Society for Microbiology) A team of investigators has developed a cancer vaccine technology using live, attenuated pathogens as vectors. A feature of the vaccine causes these bacteria to self-destruct once they've done their job, making it safe for use in humans. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 24, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Nationwide Shortage of Tuberculin Skin Test Antigens: CDC Recommendations for Patient Care and Public Health Practice
CDC recommends general approaches to prevent a reduction in tuberculin skin testing capability resulting from the expected shortage of Aplisol. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - June 20, 2019 Category: American Health Tags: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Influenza (Flu) Influenza Vaccination MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Public Health Rotavirus Rotavirus Vaccination Skin Cancer Smoking Tobacco Use Cigarette Smoking Source Type: news

Dr. Anna Pavlick on Dendritic Cells vs Montanide in Melanoma Patients in Remission
Cancer Network spoke with Anna Pavlick, MD, of NYU Langone Health,  on the results of a phase II study of poly-ICLC matured dendritic cells for NY-ESO-1 and Mean-A peptide vaccination compared with Montanide. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - June 20, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Anna Pavlick, MD Source Type: news

QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Death Rates from Prostate Cancer, by Race/Ethnicity --- National Vital Statistics System, United States, 1999--2017
In 2017, the age-adjusted prostate cancer death rate among all males was 18.7 per 100,000, down from 31.3 in 1999. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - June 13, 2019 Category: American Health Tags: Influenza (Flu) Influenza Vaccination MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Physical Activity Prostate Cancer Sepsis Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) Death Rates Source Type: news

2019 Michelson Prize winners push the next frontiers of human immunology
(Human Vaccines Project) The Michelson Medical Research Foundation and the Human Vaccines Project are awarding the 2019 Michelson Prizes to three young scientists, who will each receive $150,000 for their novel approaches toward deciphering how the human immune system fights disease: Murad Mamedov, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF); Kamal Mandal, UCSF; and Avinash Das Sahu, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 13, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Government must restore £1bn cuts to public health
Think tanks call for U-turn on public health spending cuts Related items fromOnMedica Unprotected sex among British teens – soars Concerns over UK young adults ’ readiness for first sex Most CCGs missing smoking target for pregnant women Maternity care better in some respects – but still many problems Preventing cervical cancer: how a screening switch and HPV vaccination should cut cancer rates (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 12, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

The HPV Vaccine Is A Cancer Vaccine, Not A Sex Vaccine
Anal cancer, a rare cancer often caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV) has been brought to the forefront as an actress shares her story of her own experience with this disease. HPV vaccination will reduce risk of HPV-related cancers in the future. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 8, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Nina Shapiro, Contributor Source Type: news

QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged ≥18 Years Who Have Lost All of Their Natural Teeth, by Age Group --- National Health Interview Survey, 2000 and 2017
The percentage of adults aged ≥18 years who had lost all of their upper and lower natural teeth decreased from 9.3% in 2000 to 7.0% in 2017, and this pattern was consistent in each age group surveyed. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - June 6, 2019 Category: American Health Tags: Breastfeeding Cancer Cancer Survivorship Hurricanes Infant Health Infection Measles Measles Vaccination Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella (MMRV) Vaccine Safety MMWR Mold Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Mosquito-Borne Disea Source Type: news

Progress Toward Measles Elimination --- Pakistan, 2000--2018
Estimated first-dose measles-containing vaccine (MCV) coverage increased from 57% to 76% during 2000-2017, and second-dose MCV coverage increased from 30% to 45% during 2009-2017. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - June 6, 2019 Category: American Health Tags: Breastfeeding Cancer Cancer Survivorship Hurricanes Infant Health Infection Measles Measles Vaccination Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella (MMRV) Vaccine Safety MMWR Mold Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Mosquito-Borne Disea Source Type: news

Visible public health leadership needed to boost vaccine coverage
(SAGE) Public health expert Professor John Ashton is calling for local directors of public health to provide visible leadership to address the recent systematic deterioration of vaccine coverage levels. Writing in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, he describes recent falls in the uptake of other preventative programs, including bowel, breast and cervical cancer and aortic aneurysm. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 5, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

The cost of life: historical vote on transparency
After several days of negotiations, accompanied by an intense mobilization of activists and health associations, the resolution on the transparency for medicines, vaccines, and other health products was adopted at the World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva. Today, when new treatments are launched in the market they are at prices in the tens and hundreds of thousands of pounds per year, and per person. This is especially true for treatments against cancer: just this week, a treatment was marketed in the United States at a price exceeding $2 million per person. These prices threaten the right to access to care, and the bases ...
Source: Doctors of the World News - May 31, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Martina Villa Tags: Uncategorised Source Type: news

Tanzania: Under-Vaccinated Girls Risk Contracting Cervical Cancer
[Daily News] THE government introduced a human papilloma virus (HPV), vaccine last year as part of the routine immunisation programme targeting girls aged 14 to protect them against cervical cancer. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 30, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Why Rwanda could be the first country to wipe out cervical cancer
Girls began queuing at their local school with their friends, waiting for their names to be called. Many were apprehensive. After all, most of them had not had a vaccination since they were babies. It was 2013 and a new vaccine had arrived in Kanyirabanyana, a village in the Gakenke district of Rwanda. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news