Young men unaware of risks of HPV infection and need for HPV vaccination
(Rutgers University) Young sexual minority men -- including those who are gay, bisexual, queer or straight-identified men who have sex with men -- do not fully understand their risk for human papillomavirus (HPV) due to a lack of information from health care providers, according to Rutgers researchers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

One HPV Vaccine Dose May Be As Effective As Multiple, Study Finds
BOSTON (CBS) — It is currently recommended that boys and girls under age 15 get two doses of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine but a new study published in the journal Cancer finds that just one dose may be as effective. HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection and certain strains of the virus are associated with cervical cancer in women. Researchers at the University of Texas looked at more than 130,000 females and found that one dose of the HPV vaccine was as effective as multiple doses for preventing cervical changes that often lead to cervical cancer. The hope is that if only one dose is require...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall HPV vaccine Source Type: news

Single Dose of HPV Vaccine May Cut Preinvasive Cervical Disease
MONDAY, Feb. 10, 2020 -- Receipt of one, two, or three doses of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine among females aged 15 to 19 years is associated with reduced incidence of preinvasive cervical disease at five years compared to that seen in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 10, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

One Dose of HPV Vaccine May Protect Against Cervical Cancer
MONDAY, Feb. 10, 2020 -- A single dose of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine works as well as multiple doses to protect older teen girls against preinvasive cervical disease, which can develop into cervical cancer, researchers say. For the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 10, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Single HPV vaccine dose may be effective against cervical cancer
(Wiley) New research published in CANCER indicates that a single dose of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is as effective as multiple doses for preventing preinvasive cervical disease, which can later develop into cervical cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 10, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Cancer-causing HPV can hit you even if you had the vaccination
Jessica Donald, from Birmingham, thought she'd get the all-clear after a cervical cancer screening test at her GP - only to be told she'd tested positive for human papillomavirus. (Pictured, stock image.) (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Non-Vaccine Oncogenic HPV Genotypes Persist in HPV-Vaccinated Women With HIV Non-Vaccine Oncogenic HPV Genotypes Persist in HPV-Vaccinated Women With HIV
Women living with HIV who received quadrivalent human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination still face the risk of infection with non-vaccine oncogenic HPV genotypes, researchers from Canada report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - February 8, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Whether HPV Vaccination Will Prevent Cervical Cancer Unclear
MONDAY, Feb. 3, 2020 -- Methodological problems and study limitations for trials of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine create uncertainty about its ability to prevent cervical cancer in the long term, according to a review published online Jan.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 3, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The Damage of Vaccine Misinformation
From 2013 to 2016, negative information about the HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccine spread widely through Danish media outlets. As a result, thousands of girls did not receive the vaccine. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Damage of Vaccine Misinformation
THURSDAY, Jan. 23, 2020 -- An examination of vaccination trends in Denmark shows just how damaging vaccine misinformation can be. From 2013 to 2016, negative information about the HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccine spread widely through Danish... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 23, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

The incidence of oropharyngeal cancer and rate of human papillomavirus vaccination coverage in Florida, 2011 through 2015.
CONCLUSIONS:The authors found relatively higher and increasing incidence rate of OPC in Florida and lower rate of HPV vaccination among adolescents in Florida than in the nation overall.PRACTICAL IMPLICATIONS:The trends illustrated may stimulate policy changes to increase HPV vaccination for children and enhance the understanding of its benefits. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - January 23, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Skin cream used to treat GENITAL WARTS could protect people against diseases carried by mosquitoes
Scientists studied the effect of the cream, which is sold as Imiquimod or Aldara, on four types of virus transmitted by mosquitoes, including Zika and Chikungunya. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HPV vaccine minimises impact of cancer-causing infections
Cancer-causing HPV16 and 18 infections are now extremely uncommon in young sexually active women in England, following the introduction of HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccination in 2008. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 22, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Cervical cancer could be on its way to extinction thanks to improved testing and vaccination
A new detection method rolled out last month looks for traces of the human papillomavirus (HPV), which cause nearly all cervical tumours. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer breakthrough: Highly sensitive new screening and jab success could save lives
CERVICAL cancer could be ­eliminated thanks to an improved screening method, health chiefs have revealed. In the past, screening samples have been examined and those that showed possible cell changes tested for the human papillomavirus viral infection, that causes the cancer. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Short-Term Mortality Is Lower When Oropharynx Cancer Is HPV-Positive Short-Term Mortality Is Lower When Oropharynx Cancer Is HPV-Positive
Short-term mortality among patients with oropharynx cancer (OPC) is lower when the cancer is positive for the human papillomavirus (HPV), a review of data finds.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - January 14, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Vaccine Program Recovery Difficult After Public Scares
TUESDAY, Jan. 14, 2020 -- Misinformation in the Danish media between 2013 and 2016 led to a 50.4 percent drop in human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccinations among girls in Denmark, according to a study published online Jan. 7 in Vaccine. Peter R.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Throat cancer caused by HPV may be less deadly
People with a type of throat cancer caused by human papillomavirus appear to have a better chance at surviving the disease than those with other types of tumors, a new study has found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mortality Risk in Oropharynx Cancer Varies Based on HPV Status
MONDAY, Jan. 13, 2020 -- For patients with oropharynx cancer, the rates of head and neck cancer (HNC) mortality and competing mortality vary depending on human papillomavirus (HPV) status, with increased risks for HNC mortality and competing... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 13, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

HPV status may affect risk of early death in patients with oropharynx cancer
(Wiley) New research published in CANCER indicates that there is a higher risk of early death among patients with oropharynx cancer when not caused by human papillomavirus (HPV), than those whose tumors are HPV-positive. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

CDC: Young Adults Who Ever Received HPV Vaccine on the Rise
TUESDAY, Jan. 7, 2020 -- From 2013 to 2018, there was an increase in the percentage of adults aged 18 to 26 years who received one or more doses or the recommended number of doses of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, according to a January data... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 7, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Even a Single Dose of HPV Vaccine May Provide Protection
Young women who got only one dose of HPV vaccine, versus the recommended three, showed benefits against cancer-causing human papillomavirus. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Sexually Transmitted Diseases Vaccination and Immunization Source Type: news

Routine HPV Testing May Be Warranted for Sinonasal Cancers
FRIDAY, Jan. 3, 2020 -- Only one in four patients with sinonasal squamous cell carcinoma (SNSCC) is tested for human papillomavirus (HPV), according to a study published online Dec. 30 in Cancer. Jamie R. Oliver, from the New York University School... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 3, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Broadest ever therapeutic HPV vaccine to be tested in clinical trial
Treatment could clear up persistent infections and reduce risk of cervical cancerThe broadest vaccine yet that could clear up persistent HPV infections and reduce the risk of women developing cervical cancer is to be tested in a clinical trial.Human papillomavirus infections are common and are generally cleared by the body. However, about 10% of infections are not cleared, with persistent infections of certain types of HPV known to increase the risk of a number of cancers, including cervical cancer.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 3, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: HPV vaccine Medical research Cervical cancer UK news Science Health Women Life and style Society Vaccines and immunisation World news Source Type: news

Engaging Communities in Preventing Human Papillomavirus-Related Cancers: Two Boot Camp Translations, Colorado, 2017-2018
(Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease)
Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease - January 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Source Type: news

Drop in Prevalence of HPV Infection Seen With Just One Shot of HPV Vaccine Drop in Prevalence of HPV Infection Seen With Just One Shot of HPV Vaccine
Even a single dose of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is associated with a reduced prevalence of HPV infection among U.S. women, according to findings from the National Health and Nutritional Examination Survey (NHANES).Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - December 30, 2019 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Just 1 dose of the HPV vaccine may protect against infection, new study suggests
A single dose of the human papillomavirus, or HPV, vaccine may be just as effective as two or three doses at preventing cancer-causing HPV infection, a new study suggests. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could 1 Dose of HPV Vaccine Be Enough?
First introduced in 2006, the multi-dose human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine can prevent most cervical and anal cancers among children and young adults exposed to the virus. It can also prevent the majority of both HPV-driven oral and penile cancers. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Improved Saliva Test Aids Detection of HPV-16 Improved Saliva Test Aids Detection of HPV-16
Use of acoustofluidic separation technology (AFS) doubles detection of oropharyngeal cancer-associated human papillomavirus-16 (HPV-OPC) in saliva, according to an international group of investigatorsReuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - December 27, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Protection Similar With Single, Multiple HPV Vaccine Doses
FRIDAY, Dec. 27, 2019 -- U.S. women who have received one dose of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine have similar protection as women who have received two or three doses, according to a research letter published online Dec. 27 in JAMA Network... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 27, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Top 10 health questions America asked Dr. Google in 2019
Google users in the United States had a lot of questions about blood pressure, hiccups and human papillomavirus in 2019. Those topics were among the 10 most-searched health-related questions asked this year using the search engine giant, according to new data provided by Google. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Top 10 Health Questions America Asked Dr. Google In 2019
(CNN) — Google users in the United States had a lot of questions about blood pressure, the keto diet and hiccups in 2019. Those topics were among the 10 most-searched health-related questions on the search engine this year, according to new data from Google. The list was based on search terms collected between January and early December. Last year, the top health-related questions Googled by people in the US included what is amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, what is endometriosis and how long does weed stay in your urine. In 2017, what is lupus, how long does the flu last and what causes hiccups were some of the...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Google Source Type: news

Extending HPV Vaccination Ages Costly With Only Small Added Health Benefits Extending HPV Vaccination Ages Costly With Only Small Added Health Benefits
Extending human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination to middle-aged adults would be costly and likely yield only small added health benefits, according to a health economic model.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Extending HPV Vaccination to Age 45 Provides Small Additional Benefit
MONDAY, Dec. 9, 2019 -- Extending the current human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination program to age 45 years is expected to produce small additional reductions in HPV-associated diseases with high additional costs, according to a study published... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 9, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Extending HPV vaccination ages would produce relatively small health benefits
(American College of Physicians) A health economic model suggests that extending the US human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination program to include women and men through age 45 would produce relatively small health benefits compared with the current immunization program. Findings from a modeling study are published in Annals of Internal Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 9, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Your Mom Is Wrong: Your Vegetarian Diet Did Not Cause Cancer
Is there any link between soy consumption and cancer? (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jen Gunter Tags: Cervical Cancer Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Diet and Nutrition Cervix Source Type: news

HPV Genotyping and Reflex Cytology Efficient for Cervical-Cancer Screening HPV Genotyping and Reflex Cytology Efficient for Cervical-Cancer Screening
Human papillomavirus (HPV) genotyping for HPV-16 and HPV-18, followed by reflex cytological testing in women with positive results, is more likely than cytological testing alone to detect cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) grade 2 or higher, according to results from the FRIDA study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - December 3, 2019 Category: Pathology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

HPV: WHO calls for countries to suspend vaccination of boys
Due to a limited global supply of human papillomavirus (HPV) vacine, the World Health Organisation (WHO) is urging all countries that are vaccinating boys against HPV to temporarily suspend these programmes until all eligible girls in other countries have been vaccinated. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Cochrane Review assesses different HPV vaccines & vaccine schedules in adolescent girls and boys
(Wiley) New evidence published in the Cochrane Library today provides further information on the benefits and harms of different human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines and vaccine schedules in young women and men. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New Cochrane Review assesses different HPV vaccines and vaccine schedules in adolescent girls and boys
New evidence published in the Cochrane Library today provides further information on the benefits and harms of different human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines and vaccine schedules in young women and men.HPV is the most common viral infection of the reproductive tract in both women and men globally (WHO 2017). Most people who have sexual contact will be exposed to HPV at some point in their life. In most people, their own immune system will clear the HPV infection.HPV infection can sometimes persist if the immune system does not clear the virus. Persistent infection with some ‘high-risk’ strains of HPV can lead t...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 20, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

HPV Blamed for Rising Rates of Anal Cancer
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 20, 2019 -- Anal cancer rates have surged in the past 15 years, and the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV) may be to blame, a new study suggests. " What was very shocking to us was that the rate and incidence of anal... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 20, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Anal cancer rates and mortality have risen dramatically among Americans
(University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston) Rates of new anal cancer diagnoses and deaths related to human papillomavirus (HPV), the most common sexually transmitted infection, have increased dramatically over the last 15 years, according to researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). The results of their study were published in the November issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Trying to help parents decide to vaccinate kids against HPV? Consider storytelling
(Drexel University) Health campaigns on social media aimed at increasing human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination may see greater success, according to Drexel University researchers, if they inject a narrative into information-based posts. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Studies Confirm Safety of 9-Valent HPV Vaccination
MONDAY, Nov. 18, 2019 -- The safety of the 9-valent human papillomavirus vaccine (9vHPV) has been confirmed, according to two studies published online Nov. 18 in Pediatrics. Tom T. Shimabukuro, M.D., M.P.H., from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 18, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Women in prison have higher rates of HPV, cervical cancer
(Reuters Health) - Across the world, imprisoned women have higher rates of cervical cancer and the human papillomavirus (HPV) infection that can lead to cancer, according to a research review. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Contraceptive drug shows promise for preventing and regressing cervical cancer
(Elsevier) A new study in The American Journal of Pathology, published by Elsevier, reports that medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA), the active ingredient in the common contraceptive injection Depo-Provera, was effective in preventing the development of cervical cancer in mice with precancerous lesions. The drug also decreased existing precancerous lesions. If proven effective clinically, MPA may be a boon to women who do not have access to human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 12, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Mailing HPV Kits to Underscreened Women Can Up Screening
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 6, 2019 -- Mailing human papillomavirus (HPV) kits to underscreened women is associated with increased screening uptake but does not significantly increase precancer detection or treatment, according to a study published online Nov.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 6, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

HPV DNA Identified in Oral Cavity of 6.2 Percent of Teen Girls
FRIDAY, Oct. 25, 2019 -- Human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA is detected in the oral cavities of about 6.2 percent of sexually active female adolescents, according to a study published online Oct. 25 in JAMA Network Open. Nicolas F. Schlecht, Ph.D., from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 25, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenya Rolls Out Key Vaccination to Prevent Cervical Cancer
[Capital FM] Mombasa -Kenya has rolled out a key vaccine Human Papillomavirus (HPV) to help protect young women against cervical cancer. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 22, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenya Launches Cervical Cancer Vaccine
[Nation] The long-awaited launch of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination is expected to take place in Mombasa Friday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 22, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news