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HPV Vaccine Coverage on the Rise, but Still Far From 2020 Goal HPV Vaccine Coverage on the Rise, but Still Far From 2020 Goal
The proportion of boys and young men in the U.S. receiving the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine has more than tripled since 2011, new research shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Why More Teens Aren't Getting Protection Against Common STD
MONDAY, April 2, 2018 -- Less than half of American teens are vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV), and parents'reluctance is a big reason why, a child health expert says. Guidelines recommend that all children get a two-shot vaccine... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 2, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

HPV vaccine coverage on the rise, but still far from 2020 goal
(Reuters Health) - The proportion of boys and young men in the U.S. receiving the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine has more than tripled since 2011, new research shows. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Boys Still Aren ’t Getting the HPV Vaccine As Much As Girls, Study Says
When the HPV vaccine first hit the U.S. market in 2006, it was approved only for girls. Boys got the green light three years later — but a new study suggests there’s still a gender gap in vaccination rates. The HPV vaccine — administered in either two or three doses — protects against human papillomavirus, a common sexually transmitted disease that can lead to cervical, vaginal, anal, penile, mouth and throat cancers. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that all children get the vaccine when they’re 11 or 12 years old, though it’s approved for use in people up...
Source: TIME: Health - March 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime public health Source Type: news

Many Doctors Don't Push HPV Shots Equally. See Who's Left Out
MONDAY, March 26, 2018 -- Teen boys in the United States are less likely than girls to be vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV) because many doctors don't recommend the shots to boys'parents, researchers say. HPV is a sexually transmitted... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 26, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Jeremy Hunt advisers say HPV vaccine for boys not 'cost effective'
Advisers to Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt say that extending the HPV jab to boys would not be ‘cost-effective’. About 370,000 Year 8 girls receive Gardasil jabs annually. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HPV Causes Cancer — A Vaccine Can Prevent It
More than 30,000 Americans develop one of several kinds of cancer each year caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV) — some of which will kill them. Fortunately, physicians say a too-seldom-used vaccine can protect people from HPV-caused cancers of the cervix, vulva, vagina, penis, anus, and oropharynx (head and neck). (Source: TMA News Room)
Source: TMA News Room - March 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why Flu Outbreaks Have Been the Worst in Nearly a Decade
The only thing worse than getting the flu is catching it after you’ve gotten a flu shot. It’s been a terrible year for outbreaks — the worst in almost a decade. Contributing to that is the high failure rate of this year’s vaccine. The current shot is just 25 percent effective against the H3N2 virus, this season’s most-often-identified strain by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The experts say, with enough time and money, they can do a lot better. “There has to be a wholesale change to how we make the flu vaccine,” said Amesh Adalja, senior scholar at Johns Hopkins Ce...
Source: TIME: Science - February 28, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Bloomberg Tags: Uncategorized Bloomberg flu healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Denmark campaign rebuilds confidence in HPV vaccination
When Eigil Rosegar Poulsen first heard about the controversy over the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccination in Denmark, he became quite upset. Still, the debate sparked a desire to share his story. In 2010 Eigil lost his wife, Trine, to cervical cancer —a disease caused by the HPV virus—leaving him to raise their three daughters alone. Though the WHO-recommended vaccine against the most common types of the virus was only introduced in Denmark’s child vaccination schedule in 2009, far too late for his wife to benefit, Eigil is a strong advoc ate for vaccination. (Source: WHO Feature Stories)
Source: WHO Feature Stories - February 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: adolescent health [subject], adolescent, youth, young people, teen health, teenager, adolescence, adolescents, cancer [subject], cervical cancer, cervical cancer [subject], cervical tumour, cervical neoplasm Source Type: news

Szent-Gy ö rgyi Prize to honor NCI's Douglas R. Lowy and John T. Schiller
(NIH/National Cancer Institute) The 2018 Szent-Gy ö rgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research will be awarded to Douglas R. Lowy, M.D., and John T. Schiller, Ph.D., of the Center for Cancer Research at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), one of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). They are being recognized for their contributions toward the development of vaccines for the human papillomavirus (HPV). (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 15, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Should Kids Be Required To Get The HPV Vaccine?
Florida is considering a bill that would make the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine mandatory for public school students. Could this be the cure for the low HPV vaccination rates shown by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) Health of America Report? (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Another HPV vaccine victim: 17-year-old dancer left paralyzed after getting the jab
(Natural News) She was a healthy and vibrant high school athlete and dancer with a bright future ahead of her. But after getting vaccinated with Gardasil for human papillomavirus (HPV), as was required by her school as part of its “mandatory” vaccination program, young Nicole El-Safty’s life was forever changed. According to reports, El-Safty suffered... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Preventing Cervical Cancer: 2 Things That Are Not Being Done
Here are the reasons why girls are not getting the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine and women are not getting Pap Smears. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 31, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Essex girl left paralysed after being given HPV jab
EXCLUSIVE: Nicole El-Safty, of Clacton, Essex, became 'totally motionless and unable to move' just months after being given the under-fire Gardasil vaccine, she claims. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Saliva test aims to detect HPV throat cancers
(Queensland University of Technology) A QUT researcher is developing a simple saliva test to detect Human papilloma virus (HPV) in throat cancers.This follows the extension of a QUT collaboration with Johnson& Johnson Innovation, Janssen Vaccines& Prevention, and Janssen Cilag Pty Ltd.Professor Chamindie Punyadeera from QUT's Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation (IHBI) said with the development of new therapeutic vaccines, it is important to identify in the general population those who should receive vaccine treatment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

HPV vaccine doesn ’t lead to unsafe sex
(Reuters Health) - - Young women who get vaccinated against the cancer-causing human papillomavirus (HPV) understand that they still need condoms to protect against other sexually transmitted infections, a U.S. study confirms. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Understanding and Addressing the Disparity in Vaccination Coverage Among U.S. Adolescents Living in Rural Versus Urban Areas
The purpose of this notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) is to: 1) obtain a better understanding of the factors contributing to disparities in vaccination coverage observed between adolescents living in rural areas compared to adolescents living in urban areas within the United States for all recommended vaccines, with a special emphasis on human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine; and 2) implement and evaluate an intervention(s) to improve vaccination coverage among adolescents living in rural areas. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - December 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cervical cancer update: New research says screening should be focussed OLDER women
SCREENING for cervical cancer should be more intensively focused on women who were too old to be vaccinated against the human papillomavirus , researchers have suggested. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News 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

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

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

HPV jab means women ‘only need three smears in lifetime’
Women may only need three cervical screens in their lifetime if they have been given the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, according to UK researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - November 10, 2017 Category: Nursing 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

Linking the Provider Recommendation to Adolescent HPV Vaccine Uptake (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)
Funding for research on how the healthcare delivery system enhances or inhibits the effectiveness of a provider's recommendation of the adolescent human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - November 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Linking the Provider Recommendation to Adolescent HPV Vaccine Uptake (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
Funding for research on how the healthcare delivery system enhances or inhibits the effectiveness of a provider's recommendation of the adolescent human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - November 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health 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

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

HIV Guidelines Make Special HPV Recommendations for Gay Men HIV Guidelines Make Special HPV Recommendations for Gay Men
New European guidelines differ from American guidelines in that they recommend that gay and bisexual men get vaccinated for human papillomavirus until age 40.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: HIV/AIDS 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

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

New study finds HPV vaccine to be safe for adult women
Although most human papillomavirus prevention efforts are targeted toward adolescents, a new study found the HPV vaccine is safe for adult women. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News 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 18, 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

Is HPV vaccination safe for adult women?
(Wiley) In a Journal of Internal Medicine study of more than 3 million Danish and Swedish adult women, human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination was not linked with 44 serious chronic diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health 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

Working to Increase Vaccination for Human Papillomavirus: A Survey of Wisconsin Stakeholders, 2015
Study assessed efforts among Wisconsin stakeholders in HPV vaccination and organizational capacity for future collaborative work. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - October 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Working to Increase Vaccination for Human Papillomavirus: A Survey of Wisconsin Stakeholders, 2015
(Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease)
Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease - October 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Take a Number: The HPV Vaccine Gains Ground Among U.S. Teenagers
Sixty percent of adolescents received the vaccine in 2016. A decade ago, less than 30 percent did. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ANERI PATTANI Tags: Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccination and Immunization Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Teenagers and Adolescence Source Type: news

Primary HPV Screening Detects More Lesions Than Cytology in Vaccinated Population (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM Human papillomavirus (HPV) screening — compared with cytology-based screening — is associated with higher detection rates for precancerous cervical … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 20, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Screening for cervical abnormalities in women offered HPV vaccination
(PLOS) Human papillomavirus (HPV) testing detects a higher number of precancerous cervical lesions than cytology-based Pap smears in a female population including a proportion offered HPV vaccination, according to a new study published in PLOS Medicine by Karen Canfell of Cancer Council New South Wales, Australia, researchers at the Victorian Cytology Service, Melbourne, Australia, and colleagues. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 19, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

BU: HPV vaccine associated with improved fertility in some women
(Boston University School of Medicine) More than 40 percent of American teens are now getting vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV). But, despite HPV infection being associated with reduced semen quality and lower pregnancy rates, there is still public concern about whether the HPV vaccine itself could affect future fertility. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Herd Immunity to HPV Emerging Among Young Women in the U.S. Herd Immunity to HPV Emerging Among Young Women in the U.S.
Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is declining among young U.S. women, including those who have not received the vaccine, according to new research.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

HPV vaccine may even protect women who never received it: Study
Fewer adult women are becoming infected with human papillomavirus, a trend that includes females who have never received the HPV vaccine, a new study reports. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HPV Vaccine May Even Protect Women Who Never Got It
FRIDAY, Sept. 8, 2017 -- Fewer adult women are becoming infected with human papillomavirus (HPV), a trend that includes females who have never received the HPV vaccine, a new study reports. It appears that enough women have gotten the HPV vaccine... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 8, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Study shows vaccine confirmed to reduce and eradicate cervical cancer
The benefits of Gardasil are wildly debated across the United States by concerned parents, and the University of Alabama at Birmingham is paying attention. UAB's Comprehensive Cancer Center, along with a medical coalition of Alabama health groups, have made inroads into displaying Gardasil's effectiveness. According to a new study from the coalition, recent results confirm that vaccination with Gardasil 9 can reduce 90 percent of cervical cancers. D r. Warner Huh, professor and director in the gynecologic… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - September 7, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

3 Scientists and Planned Parenthood Win Lasker Prizes for Medical Research
(NEW YORK) — Two scientists who paved the way for widely used vaccines and another who discovered key players in cell growth have been awarded prestigious medical research awards. The Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation also announced Wednesday that it was giving its public service award to Planned Parenthood. Each award includes a $250,000 honorarium. The foundation’s clinical research award is shared by Dr. Douglas Lowy and John Schiller of the U.S. National Cancer Institute. In the early 1990s they began work that would eventually lead to vaccines against human papillomavirus, or HPV, which causes cervical can...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Malcolm Ritter / AP Tags: Uncategorized awards medical research onetime Planned Parenthood Science Source Type: news

Lasker Prizes go to Planned Parenthood and Developers of HPV Vaccine
Prestigious awards come during a time of uncertainty for reproductive health care in the United States (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: HEATHER MURPHY Tags: Lasker Awards Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Planned Parenthood Federation of America Lasker, Albert and Mary, Foundation Source Type: news

New study finds improved vaccine that protects against nine types of HPV
(H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center& Research Institute) Cervical cancer is the second most common cause of cancer-related death worldwide, with almost 300,000 deaths occurring each year. More than 80 percent of these deaths occur in developing nations. The advent of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines has significantly reduced the number of those who develop and die from cervical cancer. And thanks to an international effort to improve the vaccine, the medical community is one step closer to preventing more HPV-associated diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 6, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news