Parents see cancer prevention potential as best reason for HPV vaccination
(American Association for Cancer Research) Parents of adolescents believed that the potential to prevent certain types of cancer is the best reason for their children to receive the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, whereas other reasons health care providers often give were far less persuasive. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Older Adults Increasingly Have HPV & #43; Oropharyngeal Cancers
WEDNESDAY, June 13, 2018 -- Human papillomavirus (HPV)-positive oropharyngeal cancers are increasing among older adults, according to a study published online April 30 in Cancer. Melina J. Windon, M.D., from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Factors associated with increased risk of suicide among survivors of head and neck cancer: a population-based analysis - Osazuwa-Peters N, Arnold LD, Loux TM, Varvares MA, Schootman M.
OBJECTIVES: Cancer diagnosis is considered an independent predictor of suicide. We aimed to determine whether gender and human papillomavirus (HPV)-relatedness are associated with increased risks of suicide in the head and neck cancer (HNC) population. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

NCI Cancer Centers Endorse Goal of Eliminating HPV Cancers
THURSDAY, June 7, 2018 -- National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer centers are endorsing the goal of eliminating cancers caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV) through HPV vaccination and evidence-based cancer screening, according to a... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

MD Anderson and nation's top cancer centers endorse goal of eliminating HPV-related cancers
(University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center) Recognizing that vaccination rates for the human papillomavirus (HPV) remain low across the U.S., particularly in Texas, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center again has joined with the 69 other National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer centers in issuing a joint statement to call for increased HPV vaccination and evidence-based screening, with the goal of eliminating cancers caused by the virus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 7, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

No Link Between HPV Vaccine, Autoimmune Diseases: Study
TUESDAY, May 29, 2018 -- Immunizing girls against human papillomavirus (HPV) doesn't increase their risk for autoimmune diseases, according to new research from Canada. HPV is the world's most common sexually transmitted disease, affecting up to 75... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 29, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

No link between HPV vaccination and risk of autoimmune disorders: Study in CMAJ
(Canadian Medical Association Journal) A new study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) found no increased risk of autoimmune disorders in girls who received quadrivalent human papillomavirus (HPV4) vaccination, adding to the body of evidence for the safety of the vaccine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Addressing Parents' HPV Vaccine Hesitancy Ups Vaccination Rates
TUESDAY, May 22, 2018 -- Providers engaging parents hesitant about human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination and addressing their concerns can lead to same-day vaccinations, according to a study published online May 15 in Pediatrics. Laura A. Shay,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Increased Rate of ASCUS Diagnosis With HPV Reflex Testing Increased Rate of ASCUS Diagnosis With HPV Reflex Testing
Does concomitantly requested high-risk human papillomavirus reflex testing bias the cytologic interpretation of Pap tests?American Journal of Clinical Pathology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Good Evidence That HPV Vaccines Protect Against Cervical Precancer
THURSDAY, May 17, 2018 -- Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines protect against cervical precancer in adolescent girls and young women, according to a review published online May 9 in the Cochrane Library. Marc Arbyn, M.D., from the Belgian Cancer... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cochrane review backs safety of HPV vaccine in wake of claims
Experts who carried out a review of research on the human papillomavirus vaccine have hit out at “unjustified claims” that it can harm women for fear these could prevent them taking up the jab. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 9, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Major review backs cervical cancer shots, especially for teens
(Reuters) - Vaccines designed to prevent infection with human papillomavirus (HPV) are effective in protecting against pre-cancerous cervical lesions in women, particularly in those vaccinated between age 15 and 26, according to a large international evidence review. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

HPV vaccines prevent cervical cancer, global review confirms
The human papillomavirus or HPV spreads through intimate contact during sex with someone who is infected. In some women, an HPV infection will persist and lead to cervical cancer. HPV vaccines protect against cervical cancer in young women, especially when the women are vaccinated between the ages of 15 and 26, a new Cochrane Report finds. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Major study confirms HPV vaccines prevent cervical cancer
The human papillomavirus or HPV spreads through intimate contact during sex with someone who is infected. In some women, an HPV infection will persist and lead to cervical cancer. HPV vaccines protect against cervical cancer in young women, especially when the women are vaccinated between the ages of 15 and 26, a new Cochrane Report finds. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientific expert reaction to new Cochrane Review on HPV vaccine for cervical cancer prevention in girls and women
This study looks at a collection of studies looking at the benefit of HPV vaccines in reducing pre cervical cancer lesions.  HPV also causes many other serious cancers (especially head and neck).  In time, as more people have been vaccinated, we will see a reduction in all HPV cancers.  The HP V vaccine is one of a number of vaccines using virus like particles (VLPS) which have been shown to be very safe over the last 35 years. “The Cochrane library of reviews has a very rigorous assessment process of all their reviews. “The review only looked at cervical precancer (in women and girls),...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - May 8, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Does HPV vaccination prevent the development of cervical cancer? Are there harms associated with being vaccinated?
New evidence published today in the Cochrane Library shows that human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccines protect against cervical lesions in young women, particularly in those who are vaccinated between the ages of 15 and 26. It also summarizes findings on harms that have been assessed in randomized controlled trials.Most people who have sexual contact at some point in their life will be exposed to the human papilloma virus (HPV). In the majority of women, HPV infection will be cleared by the immune system. When the immune system does not clear the virus, persistent HPV infection can cause abnormal cervical cells. These lesion...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - May 7, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:One Million Girls to Benefit From National Human Papillomavirus
[New Zimbabwe] Mutare -Close to one million girls aged between the age of 10-14 years across the country are set to benefit from the National Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination programme being rolled out by ministry of Health in conjunction with Primary and Secondary Education department. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 3, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes vaginal skin tags?
Skin tags are common, harmless skin growths. They can appear all over the body, including near the vagina. In this article, we examine the possible causes of vaginal skin tags and what can be done to remove them. We also look at how to tell the difference between skin tags and genital warts, and when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Women's Health / Gynecology Source Type: news

Merck named in "fraud, deceit and negligence" accusation regarding Gardasil safety problems
(Natural News) The family of a young girl who suffered extreme physical harm following her third dose of Merck & Co.’s Gardasil vaccine for human papillomavirus (HPV) is suing the pharmaceutical giant for fraud, deceit, negligence, medical malpractice, medical battery, and knowingly selling a “defective product” primarily for profit purposes. Before getting jabbed with Gardasil,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CRISPR-Cas12a target binding unleashes indiscriminate single-stranded DNase activity
CRISPR-Cas12a (Cpf1) proteins are RNA-guided enzymes that bind and cut DNA as components of bacterial adaptive immune systems. Like CRISPR-Cas9, Cas12a has been harnessed for genome editing on the basis of its ability to generate targeted, double-stranded DNA breaks. Here we show that RNA-guided DNA binding unleashes indiscriminate single-stranded DNA (ssDNA) cleavage activity by Cas12a that completely degrades ssDNA molecules. We find that target-activated, nonspecific single-stranded deoxyribonuclease (ssDNase) cleavage is also a property of other type V CRISPR-Cas12 enzymes. By combining Cas12a ssDNase activation with i...
Source: ScienceNOW - April 26, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Chen, J. S., Ma, E., Harrington, L. B., Da Costa, M., Tian, X., Palefsky, J. M., Doudna, J. A. Tags: Biochemistry, Molecular Biology reports Source Type: news

HPV: Would you know if you had the virus?
What is the human papillomavirus and how do you know if you have it? (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New device nukes STD viruses with microwaves... including HPV
(Natural News) In the future, treating human papillomavirus (HPV) may be done with a microwave system. Tests with the device, a compact and portable applicator developed by Emblation Microwave, are underway and have yielded positive results thus far. According to HPV experts from the University of Glasgow, it works by delivering a precise and controlled... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

mRNA Assay Less Sensitive Than DNA Assay for Latent HPV
THURSDAY, April 5, 2018 -- The human papillomavirus (HPV) mRNA assays are less sensitive than HPV DNA assays for detection of latent HPV infection, according to a study published online March 8 in Obstetrics& Gynecology. Sarah Cotton, from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

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

Medical News Today: What to know about flat warts
Flat warts are small, smooth, raised bumps that often occur in clusters. They are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV) and are contagious. They can be treated with topical creams or removed by a doctor. Flat warts are not cancerous, but if a person is concerned about a skin bump they should see their doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about filiform warts
Filiform warts are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV) and are contagious. They have distinctive long projections, making them easy to identify, and they often form around the eyes and mouth. These warts often disappear without treatment. We look at common ways to remove them, at home or in a clinic. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology 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

MRNA Assay Fails to Identify Latent HPV Infection MRNA Assay Fails to Identify Latent HPV Infection
The human papillomavirus (HPV) mRNA assay fails to identify most women with latent HPV infections, according to results from a quality-improvement study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Men are four times more likely to get cancer from oral sex
Dr Ashish Deshmukh, from the University of Florida, stated infected men struggle to rid their bodies of the cancer-causing human papillomavirus, causing them to harbour the pathogen. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How long do genital warts last? What to know
Genital warts are a common sexually transmitted infection. They can last months or even years. Learn more about how treatment can speed up recovery. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sexual Health / STDs 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

Scientists design new skin cell culture technique to study human papillomavirus
(PLOS) A new cell culture strategy promises to illuminate the mysterious early stages of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, according to research published in PLOS Pathogens by Malgorzata Bienkowska-Haba and colleagues at Louisiana State University. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 1, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases 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

Nubia Mu ñ oz wins the Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Development Cooperation
(BBVA Foundation) The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Development Cooperation category goes, in this tenth edition, to the Colombian epidemiologist Nubia Mu ñ oz, whose work was instrumental in establishing that infection with human papillomavirus (HPV) is the principal and necessary cause of cervical cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 27, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can you treat genital warts at home?
Learn about three possible home remedies for genital warts. We also look at lifestyle changes that could help, and when you should see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sexual Health / STDs Source Type: news

Reduced RT Feasible in Chemo-Sensitive HPV-Associated Head and Neck Cancer
Patients with human papillomavirus –associated head and neck cancers who respond well to induction therapy can receive substantially lower doses of radiation and still achieve good safety and efficacy outcomes, according to a new phase II trial. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - February 20, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dave Levitan Tags: Head & Neck Cancer News Radiation Oncology 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

FDA Approves New HPV Test that Detects and Identifies HPV Genotypes that put Women at High Risk for Cervical Cancer
The BD Onclarity™ HPV Assay can detect 14 high-risk HPV types and provide additional information to guide physician decision-making FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Feb. 13, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYS... Diagnostics, FDA BD , BD Onclarity, HPV assay, human papillomavirus (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - February 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals 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

Lower-dose radiation effective, safe for HPV+ head & neck cancer after induction chemo
(American Society for Radiation Oncology) Results of the phase II OPTIMA clinical trial indicate that patients with head and neck cancers associated with the human papillomavirus (HPV), including those with advanced nodal disease, can receive substantially lower radiation doses safely and effectively if they respond to induction chemotherapy initially. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

HPV Prevalence 4.9 Percent in Tonsil Tissue of Healthy Adults
Human papillomavirus colocalizes to the biofilm of the tonsillar crypts (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 7, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, ENT, Pathology, Journal, 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

Relationship Between Human Papillomavirus and Penile Cancer Relationship Between Human Papillomavirus and Penile Cancer
A better understanding of the pathogenesis of HPV infection will have important implications for the development of therapeutic and preventive strategies for penile cancer.Translational Andrology and Urology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology Journal Article Source Type: news

Health Tip: Learn About Cervical Cancer
-- Cervical cancer starts in the lower part of the woman's womb. Most cases are caused by the sexually-transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV), the U.S. Office on Women's Health says. Some 12,000 women in the United States get cervical cancer each... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 24, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health experts urge dentists to question your sexual habits to assess risk of cancer-causing STDs; dental professionals resist
(Natural News) Health experts have come to the conclusion that dentists should participate more in preventing human papillomavirus (HPV) and the cancers that are related to it by possibly asking patients about their sex lives in order to assess said patients’ risk of vulnerability to the disease. Around 79 million Americans are infected by HPV,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tanzania:Virus That Women Must Strive to Keep Away Now
[Citizen] January is cervical health awareness month, a chance to raise awareness about how women can protect themselves from the human papillomavirus (HPV) and cervical cancer. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 22, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Inovio revamps China deal; nets $23M upfront payment
Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc. entered into an amended agreement Tueday that provides ApolloBio Corp. with the exclusive right to develop and commercialize Inovio's experimental DNA immunotherapy product in and around China. The amended deal covers the rights to Inovio's VGX-3100 product as a potential treatment for pre-cancers caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) in China, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan. HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection and is the main cause of cervical cancer.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 2, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John George Source Type: news