Cancer Will Kill About 10 Million People This Year, Experts Predict
Nearly 10 million people around the world will die of cancer this year, according to new estimates from the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). The IARC’s report, which was published Wednesday in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, was based on cancer incidence data from 185 countries around the world. Researchers estimated that there will be 18.1 million new diagnoses of cancer and 9.6 million cancer deaths in 2018. Those numbers — a marked increase from just six years ago, when cancer diagnoses were estimated at 14.1 million, and deaths at 8.2 million —...
Source: TIME: Health - September 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Cancer healthytime Innovation Health Source Type: news

Africa:Stopping Cervical Cancer and Other Noncommunicable Diseases in Africa
[WHO] As she felt the cold sting of the needle enter her arm, Alice winced in fear more than pain- understandable as she is only 10. However, a moment of pain could save her from the leading cause of cancer death among women in Africa: cervical cancer. She is receiving a vaccine against human papilloma virus (HPV), the main gateway agent in cervical cancer. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

HPV Vaccine May Reduce Risk Of Transmitting Devastating Throat Disease To Children
Human papillomavirus (HPV) of the female genital tract may infect the fetus, leading to a rare, yet severe respiratory disease in infants and children. Studies are underway to address the eradication of this disease by widespread use of the HPV vaccine. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Nina Shapiro, Contributor Source Type: news

Kenya:In Kenya, HPV Vaccine to Be Rolled Out Next Year
[East African] The national rollout of free Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in Kenya has been pushed to next year due to what an official termed high demand from countries across the globe. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

CDC: HPV Vaccination Rates Increasing Among Adolescents
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 5, 2018 -- Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination coverage increased 5.1 percentage points from 2016 to 2017, and there was also an increase in the number of adolescents up to date with HPV vaccinations, according to research... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Requiring insurers to cover retail pharmacy vaccinations for adult Californians could save lives, study finds
Requiring health insurers to pay for adult vaccinations given at retail pharmacies could help prevent the spread of deadly communicable diseases such as influenza, pneumococcal infection and human papillomavirus, according to a  new study by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.Many insurers do not cover pharmacy-administered vaccines; cover a limited selection of vaccines; or require people they insure to get vaccinated only at pharmacies within their insurance network, the study reports.Overall vaccination rates in state are lowThe overall vaccination rate among adult Californians is far below federal recommenda...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - August 30, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Vaccine tied to drop in HPV cases still not reaching half of U.S. kids
(Reuters Health) - Although a vaccine for the cancer-causing human papillomavirus (HPV) has led to a dramatic decrease in infections, a new study suggests that half of U.S. teens are still not fully vaccinated against this virus. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Cochrane ’s Editor in Chief responds to BMJ EBM article criticizing HPV review
On 27th July 2018,an article was published in the journalBMJ Evidence-Based Medicine relating to therecently published Cochrane Review on prophylactic human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines.  The article is based on analyses undertaken at the Nordic Cochrane Centre, and two of the authors are experienced Cochrane researchers: Professors Peter G øtzsche and Tom Jefferson. It made several criticisms of the Cochrane Review, most notable of which was that the Cochrane Review was incomplete due to missing " nearly half of the eligible trials " .Cochrane takes all criticisms and feedback seriously, seeing this as one mechanism am...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - August 29, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Study: HPV Vaccine Doesn't Hurt Girls' Fertility
Investigators who studied nearly 200,000 young women said they found no elevated risk of premature menopause after recommended vaccinations, including for the human papillomavirus. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HPV-related cancer rises, despite higher vaccination rates
The number of cancer cases associated with the human papillomavirus (HPV) is growing even as an increasing number of adolescents are being vaccinated against HPV. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 43,000 people developed HPV-associated cancer in 2015, compared with about 30,000 in 1999, STAT reports, with throat cancer now the most common HPV-related malignancy. But the CDC also reported that the percentage of adolescen ts receiving all the recommended doses… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 24, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Anne Stych Source Type: news

HPV Vaccine Doesn't Put Girls' Fertility at Risk: Study
FRIDAY, Aug. 24, 2018 -- HPV vaccination does not hurt teen girls ' future fertility, a new study says. Large studies have called the HPV (human papillomavirus) shot safe, but vaccination rates in the United States are lower than for other shots... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 24, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

HPV Vaccination Rates Rising Among U.S. Teens
Nearly 66 percent of boys and girls aged 13 to 17 received the first dose in the HPV vaccine series in 2017, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention researchers. And nearly 49 percent of adolescents received all the recommended doses to complete the series. The human papillomavirus (HPV) causes most cases of cervical cancer. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More Teenagers Than Ever Are Getting the HPV Vaccine, CDC Says
More teenagers than ever before are getting vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV), according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Federal guidelines now say that all children should start two-dose HPV vaccination at age 11 or 12 to protect against HPV-associated cervical, vaginal, penile, anal and throat cancers. Despite that recommendation, however, HPV vaccination rates have traditionally lagged far below their targets. That’s still true — but the new report does suggest that rates are rising. Between 2016 and 2017, the CDC says, the percentage of teenagers who report...
Source: TIME: Health - August 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime public health Source Type: news

Rise in HPV-related cancers DESPITE rise in vaccine coverage
In 2015, 43,000 Americans were diagnosed with a cancer related to the human papillomavirus - up from 30,000 in 1999. We may still be a few years off seeing the effects of the vaccine. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Addressing human papillomavirus prevention during pediatric acute sexual assault care - Deutsch SA, Benyo S, Xie S, Carlin E, Andalaro B, Clagg B, De Jong A.
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States. Pediatric sexual assault (SA) victims are a special population eligible for HPV vaccination at the age of 9 years. National clinical p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news