University Study Suggests Cervical Microbiome Could Be Used by Medical Laboratories as Biomarker in Determining Women ’s Risk for Cervical Cancer
Researchers find presence of “high-grade” precancerous lesions caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) associated with “richness” of cervical bacteria Could bacteria residing in the cervix of women be useful in screening for cervical cancer? That’s what a study into the connection between human papillomavirus (HPV) infections and the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) conducted by researchers at […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - April 19, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Instruments & Equipment Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Source Type: news

CDC: Recent Decline Seen in High-Grade Cervical Lesions
THURSDAY, April 18, 2019 -- The number of cervical precancers (CIN2+ cases) in the United States declined from 2008 to 2016, likely in part because of prevention with the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, according to research published in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 18, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

HPV Vaccine Driving Down Cervical Pre-Cancer Rates
THURSDAY, April 18, 2019 -- The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is largely responsible for a decline in precancerous cervical lesions among young women in the United States, a new government report shows. The number of these precancerous lesions... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 18, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Eritrea: Cervical Cancer Prevention and Control Program Implementation in Eritrea
[WHO] Cervical cancer occurs when the cells of the cervix grow abnormally and invade other tissues and organs of the body. When it is invasive, this cancer affects the deeper tissues of the cervix and may have spread to other parts of the body. Cervical cancer is caused through acquisition of HPV virus (Human Papillomavirus) when a woman is sexually active and the virus has been acquired. Some women then develop pre cancer lesions but in about 66% to 70% of these women, the body normally clears it away. However, (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 17, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cervical cancer subtype rising in some sub-populations
(American Cancer Society) A new study reports that a type of cervical cancer that is less amenable to Pap testing is increasing in several subpopulations of women, pointing to the growing importance of human papillomavirus (HPV) testing and vaccination (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cervical cancer is more aggressive when human papillomavirus is not detected
(Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal)) Cervical cancer negative for the human papillomavirus (HPV) is rare but more aggressive: it is more frequently diagnosed at advanced stages, with more metastasis and reduced survival. These are the conclusions of a study co-led by ISGlobal, an institution supported by 'la Caixa,' the Hospital Clinic and the University of Barcelona. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Why the HPV Vaccine Is More Important Than Ever
FRIDAY, April 12, 2019 -- HPV, the human papillomavirus, is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States, with 14 million new cases each year. While most people are able to clear the virus on their own, certain strains of HPV... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 12, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Childhood HPV vaccination 'profoundly' cuts cervical disease in young women
(Reuters Health) - - Young women who received human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines as adolescents had significantly lower rates of a condition that's a precursor to cervical cancer, in a nationwide study in Scotland. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

More Evidence HPV Vaccine Cuts Cervical Cancer Rate
MONDAY, April 8, 2019 -- Scotland is already seeing a payoff for vaccinating adolescent girls for human papillomavirus (HPV). Since the vaccine became routine about a decade ago, cervical cancer cases in young Scottish women have plummeted, a new... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 8, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

HPV vaccine linked to ‘dramatic reduction’ in cervical disease
Routine vaccination of girls aged 12 or 13 years with the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in Scotland has led to a dramatic reduction in cervical disease in later life, according to a UK study. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 8, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Histologic Clearance of CIN2/3 Seen With HPV Therapeutic Vaccine
FRIDAY, April 5, 2019 -- For women with cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) grade 2 or 3 associated with high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV), an immunotherapeutic tipapkinogen sovacivec (TS) HPV vaccine is effective for achieving histologic... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 5, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Drop Seen in Preinvasive Cervical Disease With HPV Vaccination
THURSDAY, April 4, 2019 -- Routine vaccination of young girls aged 12 to 13 years with human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine results in a reduction in preinvasive cervical disease, according to a study published online April 3 in The BMJ. Tim Palmer,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 4, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Vaccinating 12-to-13 year old girls against HPV reduces their risk of cervical cancer
All schoolgirls in the UK have been offered the human papillomavirus vaccine at the age of 12 or 13 since 2008. The new study was conducted on 138,000 women. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AACR: HPV Vax Low for Adults at High Risk for HIV Infection
WEDNESDAY, April 3, 2019 -- Many adults at high risk for HIV infection have low rates of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research, held from March 29... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 3, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

HPV infection high in minority men who have sex with men despite available vaccine
(Rutgers University) The rate of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is high among young minority gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men despite the availability of a vaccine that can prevent the infection, a Rutgers School of Public Health study found. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 3, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

How HIV Might Influence HPV Vaccination Rates
TUESDAY, April 2, 2019 -- Does being at high risk for HIV mean you're less likely to get the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine? New research suggests that's so. HIV is the virus that causes AIDS, while HPV can cause cervical, anal and other... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 2, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Adults at high risk for HIV infection have low rates of vaccination against HPV
(American Association for Cancer Research) Adults who are at high risk of becoming infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which causes AIDS, were less likely than the general population to be vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV), which can cause anal and cervical cancer, according to results presented at the AACR Annual Meeting 2019, held in Atlanta March 29-April 3. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Novel Handheld Device Detects High-Risk HPV in 2 Hours Novel Handheld Device Detects High-Risk HPV in 2 Hours
Several innovative strategies are successfully detecting high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) types with technologies that do not require a resource-rich setting to perform well.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - March 19, 2019 Category: Pathology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

'Virtual focus groups' uncover clues to rural and urban HPV vaccination disparities
(Virginia Commonwealth University) Researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center and Dartmouth College have harnessed the power of social media to understand differences in attitudes and behaviors about human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination among hundreds of thousands of parents living in rural and urban areas. Their findings were presented at the Society for Behavioral Medicine's 40th annual meeting in Washington, D.C., on March 6. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about genital warts in women
Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a very common sexually transmitted infection. Some types of HPV can cause genital warts, which can develop on the vulva, vagina, and cervix. Learn more about the causes, treatment, and prevention of genital warts in women here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sexual Health / STDs Source Type: news

Health Tip: HPV Vaccine
-- The human papillomavirus (HPV) can cause cervical, throat, vulvar, vaginal, penile and anal cancer. To reduce your child's risk, the American Cancer Society encourages the vaccine. Here are some fast facts from the ACS. The HPV vaccine: Is... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 12, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

HPV Infection Unlikely to Spread From Hand Contact
FRIDAY, March 1, 2019 -- The majority of genital human papillomavirus (HPV) infections are likely to be caused by genital-to-genital sexual transmission, not hand-to-genital contact, according to a study published online Feb. 8 in The Lancet... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 1, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

HHS: Retail Pharmacy Interest in Utilization of Innovative Educational Technology To Increase Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccination Rates in Rural Areas; Correction
Notice from the Department of Health and Human Service (HHS) extending the comment deadline forRetail Pharmacy Interest in Utilization of Innovative Educational Technology To Increase Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccination Rates in Rural Areas to March 15, 2019. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - March 1, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Decline Observed in HPV Type 16/18 Cervical Precancers in U.S.
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 27, 2019 -- The proportion of human papillomavirus (HPV) 16/18-positive cervical intraepithelial neoplasia grades 2 to 3 or adenocarcinoma in situ (CIN2+) declined from 2008 to 2014, according to a study published online Feb. 21 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 27, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

No, scientists didn't find a cure for HPV: Here’s what you need to know
A viral news story claimed a group of Mexican scientists found a cure for human papillomavirus and the cancers it causes. Here's what you need to know. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

You Asked: What to Do When a Doctor ’ s Visit Is the Cause of Pain?
Tips for dealing with pelvic pain during an OB-GYN exam. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JEN GUNTER, M.D. Tags: Pelvis Women and Girls Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Anesthesia and Anesthetics Source Type: news

Most Nations May Be Rid of Cervical Cancer By 2100
THURSDAY, Feb. 21, 2019 -- Rapid expansion of HPV vaccination and cervical cancer screening could eliminate the cancer as a major health problem in many countries by the end of the century, a new study claims. HPV (human papillomavirus) causes most... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 21, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

HPV Infections Most Tied to Cancer Are in Decline, and Vaccines May Be Why
THURSDAY, Feb. 21, 2019 -- Infections with two strains of the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV) are showing marked declines among American women, and rising vaccination rates could be driving the trend. That's the finding from a new... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 21, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Two types of HPV linked to cervical cancer have declined since the advent of the HPV vaccine
(American Association for Cancer Research) An analysis of cervical precancers over a period of seven years showed that two strains of human papillomavirus (HPV) that have been targeted by vaccination since 2006 have declined, accounting for a smaller proportion of cervical disease. The study offers evidence that HPV vaccination reduced the incidence of infections that can lead to cervical cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 21, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Glottic Carcinoma Can Be HPV-Related Disease in Young Adults
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 -- An increased incidence of glottic carcinoma related to human papillomavirus (HPV) has been documented in recent years among young patients, according to a study published online Jan. 27 in the Annals of Otology, Rhinology... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 20, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cervical microbiome may promote high-grade precancerous lesions
(American Society for Microbiology) Infections with a Human Papillomavirus (HPV) cause 99 percent of cervical cancer cases, and the disease's first sign is often the appearance of precancerous lesions on a woman's cervix. But bacteria may play an important role, too. New research suggests that the cervical microbiome may influence HPV infection more than researchers previously thought. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 19, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Hands Don't Spread HPV, Study Finds
FRIDAY, Feb. 15, 2019 -- Human papillomavirus (HPV) is easily transmitted during sex, but it is unlikely to be passed by the hands, Canadian researchers report. The virus, which infects the skin and genitals, is a cause of several types of cancer... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 15, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

HHS: Retail Pharmacy Interest in Utilization of Innovative Educational Technology To Increase Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccination Rates in Rural Areas
The National Vaccine Program Office (NVPO) of Health and Human Services (HHS) requests information from retail pharmacies with more than 100 stores in rural areas regarding their interest in educational models for increasing HPV vaccination. NVPO is also requesting information on experience in developing or implementing innovative educational models and recommendations or lessons learned. Responses are due February 25, 2019. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - February 15, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Sexually transmitted infections are on the rise. Here ’s what you need to know to protect yourself
UCLA Health Rates of sexually transmitted diseases have risen for the past four years to record highs in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ’slatest analysis. In California, the state health departmentfound that the number of people diagnosed with syphilis, gonorrhea or chlamydia in 2017 was 45 percent higher than five years prior.These sorts of statistics may spark a fear that there ’s little we can do to protect ourselves — but that’s not the full story.Dr. Leena Nathan, an obstetrician/gynecologist at UCLA Health-Westlake Village, consults with peo...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - February 14, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Human Papillomavirus Risk Perceptions Among Young Adult Sexual Minority Cisgender Women and Nonbinary Individuals Assigned Female at Birth
CONCLUSIONInterventions providing sexual minority AFAB individuals with comprehensive, accurate and tailored information about HPV risk are needed. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - February 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

New study shows HPV not likely transmittable through the hand
(McGill University) Commonly known as HPV, Human papillomavirus is a virus that infects the skin and genital area, in many cases leading to a variety of genital, anal, and oropharyngeal cancers in men and women. Strong evidence exists showing that penetrative genital sex and oral sex can transmit HPV. However, while HPV is also often detected in the hands, the question of whether hand-genital contacts can transmit HPV has long been a source of debate among researchers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

High-Risk HPV Infection Linked to Increased Risk for CVD in Women
FRIDAY, Feb. 8, 2019 -- High-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is associated with an increased risk for developing cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to a study published online Feb. 7 in Circulation Research. Eun-Jeong Joo, M.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 8, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Measles cases triple in Europe but immunisation rates grow
72 people killed by measles in 2018, official WHO figures show Related items fromOnMedica BMJ report questions swine flu jab transparency Flu jab linked to fewer hospitalisations US expert calls for mandatory vaccines UK ‘can and should do better’ in many areas of healthcare Two HPV jabs protect women from genital warts (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 8, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Could HPV Be Tied to Heart Trouble in Women, Too?
Researchers found that among the women studied, those infected with "high-risk" strains of human papillomavirus (HPV) were somewhat more likely to develop heart disease or suffer a stroke over the next several years. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vaccine industry targets adults: Gardasil HPV vaccine approved for adults 27 to 45
(Natural News) The FDA just announced that Gardasil 9, a vaccine which purportedly protects against nine strains of human papillomavirus, has been approved for adults aged 27 to 45. Until now, the inoculation was aimed at children and young adults between the ages of nine and 26, but it seems nothing can stop Big Pharma... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HPV Educational Video May Increase Vaccination Rates
FRIDAY, Feb. 1, 2019 -- Educational videos in pediatric clinics can increase rates of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination among adolescents, according to a study published in the January issue of Pediatrics. Brian E. Dixon, Ph.D., from Indiana... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 1, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA sets March dates for microbiology, neurology device panel meetings
The FDA this week set two new March dates for public medical device advisory committee meetings, the first to discuss microbiology devices and the second to discuss a specific neurological device, according to official FDA releases. In the microbiology devices panel meeting, slated to be held March 8, a committee of microbiology device experts will discuss and make recommendations regarding novel or alternative approaches to clinical studies and devices intended to detect Human Papillomavirus nucleic acid, according to the release. “These approaches will take into consideration scientific data generated since the app...
Source: Mass Device - January 31, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Diagnostics Featured Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Neurological Regulatory/Compliance neuronix Source Type: news

9/11 Responders May Have Higher Head, Neck Cancer Risk
TUESDAY, Jan. 29, 2019 -- There may be a significant, emerging risk for human papillomavirus (HPV)-related head and neck cancers (HNC) among workers and volunteers who responded to the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center (WTC),... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 29, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Many Teens Not Up to Date on HPV Vaccination
FRIDAY, Jan. 25, 2019 -- Many adolescents do not complete human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination before turning 13 or 15 years old, according to a report published online Jan. 17 in the Journal of Infectious Diseases. Robert A. Bednarczyk, Ph.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 25, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Herd Protection Seen With 4-Valent HPV Vaccination
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 23, 2019 -- From 2006 to 2017, there was a decrease in 4-valent vaccine-type human papillomavirus (HPV) detection among vaccinated and unvaccinated women, according to a study published online Jan. 22 in Pediatrics. Chelse Spinner,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 23, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cervical Cancer Screenings Save Lives. So Why Aren ’t More Women Getting Them?
The vast majority of cancers do not have one obvious cause, making them complex both to understand and treat. Cervical cancer is one of the few exceptions: “Virtually all” cases are caused by human papillomaviruses (HPV), according to the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Armed with this knowledge, experts have for decades stressed the importance of regular cervical cancer screenings, which can catch HPV infections and related abnormalities before they develop into deadly disease. And yet many women still don’t get tested as much as they should. The screening rate isn’t entirely clear. A study publis...
Source: TIME: Health - January 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Artificial Intelligence Cancer healthytime Life Reinvented Source Type: news

Messages for Increasing Parental Confidence in HPV Vaccine ID'd
TUESDAY, Jan. 22, 2019 -- Providing information on the benefits of vaccination, including cancer prevention, and avoiding expressing urgency to vaccinate can increase parent confidence in human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination, according to a study... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 22, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

HPV Vaccine Even Helps Women Who Didn't Get It: Study
TUESDAY, Jan. 22, 2019 -- The vaccine against human papillomavirus (HPV) is highly effective in young women -- and may even offer some protection to those who don't get it, a new study suggests. Researchers said the findings add to evidence that... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 22, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Addressing expected challenges after resumption of HPV vaccination
(Osaka University) Researchers at Osaka University present measures for reducing a risk of uterine cervical cancer that increased by the suspension of the Japanese government recommendation for the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination and for promoting HPV vaccination after its resumption (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

HPV vaccination rates remain critically low among younger adolescents in the US
(Infectious Diseases Society of America) Only about 16 percent of US adolescents have been fully vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV) by the time they turn 13, despite national recommendations that call for vaccination at 11 to 12 years of age. Published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases, the new findings highlight the need for stronger efforts to encourage HPV vaccination and to improve immunization rates in this key age group. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news