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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

$1.8 million granted to YSPH to study effectiveness of HPV vaccine
A $1.8 million National Institutes of Health grant will help Yale researchers shed light on the real-world effectiveness of the Human Papillomavirus vaccine. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 5, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

New study finds improved vaccine that protects against nine types of HPV
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: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - September 5, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Vaccine to prevent most cervical cancers shows long-term effectiveness
This study of 14,215 women in 18 countries extends and solidifies the initial phase 3 efficacy and safety trial of the nine-valent human papilloma virus vaccine, Gardasil 9, that was published in February 2015 in The New England Journal of Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 5, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Few young cancer survivors are up to date with HPV vaccines
(Reuters Health) - Childhood cancer survivors in the U.S. are much less likely to have had human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccinations compared to their peers, despite being at increased risk from the virus, according to a new study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Health Tip: Getting the HPV Vaccine
-- Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a sexually transmitted disease that has been linked to cancer of the cervix and a host of other cancers. The HPV vaccine is designed to prevent infection by the HPV-16 and HPV-18 strains of the virus, which are... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 30, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

HPV vaccination rates especially low among childhood cancer survivors
(American Society of Clinical Oncology) The rate of human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccination in the United States is increasing, but remains lower than ideal. A new study suggests that survivors of childhood cancer receive the HPV vaccine at an even lower rate than their peers without cancer -- 24 percent versus 40 percent. Nearly three-quarters of study participants reported that their healthcare provider did not proactively recommend vaccination. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 29, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Vaccine makers rely on "statistical gimmicks" to obscure the truth about HPV vaccines harming children
(Natural News) It has been more than a decade since Gardasil, the first ever vaccine specifically intended to prevent cancer, was approved for use by the FDA. At the time, Gardasil was touted as a miracle shot that would prevent young girls from being infected with the human papillomavirus (HPV), which causes genital warts, as... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More U.S. Teens Still Need To Get Vaccinated Against HPV
THURSDAY, Aug. 24, 2017 -- Six out of 10 U.S. parents are choosing to get their children vaccinated against the cancer-causing human papillomavirus (HPV), which is spread by sexual contact, federal health officials reported Thursday. The bad news:... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 24, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

More U.S. Teens Getting Vaccinated Against HPV
THURSDAY, Aug. 24, 2017 -- Six out of 10 U.S. parents are choosing to get their children vaccinated against the cancer-causing human papillomavirus (HPV), which is spread by sexual contact, federal health officials reported Thursday. The bad news:... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 24, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

HPV vaccination rates lag for vulnerable population of childhood cancer survivors
(St. Jude Children's Research Hospital) Research suggests health providers are key to boosting HPV vaccination rates of childhood cancer survivors, who, as a group, are at increased risk for second cancers associated with the human papillomavirus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 24, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

School nurses intimidating and pressuring young girls to get the HPV vaccine jab, even resorting to BULLYING tactics
(Natural News) The campaign group Alliance for Natural Health International (ANHI) recently claimed that schoolgirls who chose to opt out of human papillomavirus vaccination (HPV) were being subjected to pressure and bullying from nurses and school staff. According to the group, they have been receiving reports about tension between parents and school officials. The international organization also stressed that... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gardasil or Meningococcal Vaccine: Which Would Spock Choose?
The topic of HPV vaccination can be a loaded one for parents. Click here for some rational data to help then face facts. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - August 21, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Terry Brenneman, MD Tags: Special Report Vaccines Source Type: news

How to Pump up the Volume on Gardasil Coverage
Fingers point in all directions when the topic of low US HPV vaccination rates comes up. How to skip the drama? Just do it. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - August 21, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Terry Brenneman, MD Tags: Special Report Vaccines Source Type: news

Cytology versus HPV testing for cervical cancer screening in the general population: a DTA Review from the Cochrane Gynaecological, Neuro-oncology and Orphan Cancers Group, (CGNOC)
Cochrane Reviews are systematic reviews of research in health care and policy. They are internationally recognized as a high-quality source of evidence for decision-making. They collate and summarize all the best available research evidence on the effects of healthcare interventions or the accuracy of diagnostic tests into a systematic review.Diagnostic Test Accuracy Reviews (DTA) provide essential information regarding the accuracy of the available diagnostic tools for key decision makers, including patients, clinicians, guideline developers and researchers.  The purpose of a Cochrane DTA review is very like the purp...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - August 14, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: mumoquit at cochrane.org Source Type: news

Inadvertent HPV Vaccination During Pregnancy Seems Safe Inadvertent HPV Vaccination During Pregnancy Seems Safe
Inadvertent human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination in the periconceptional period or during pregnancy appears to have no adverse effects on women or their offspring, according to data from the Vaccine Safety Datalink.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news