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

Why are BAME girls less likely to get the HPV jab?
The vaccine stops infection with the Human Papilloma Virus, which causes over 99% of cervical cancers (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News 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

Malawi: Govt Vaccinates Young Girls Against Cervical Cancer
[VOA] Malawi officials say the country has the world's highest rate of cervical cancer, but only two oncologists serving the nation of 17 million people. In an effort to reduce cervical cancer deaths, the government has rolled out a massive vaccine campaign against the human papilloma virus (HPV), which can cause cervical cancer. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 28, 2019 Category: African 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

Malawi: Over 230,000 Girls Get Human Papilloma Virus Vaccine
[Malawi News Agency] Ministry of Health has said it has managed to vaccinate over 230,000 girls with the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine since the campaign was rolled out in January. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 25, 2019 Category: African Health 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 cancer could be eliminated in most countries by 2100 – research
Millions of cases could be prevented with high HPV vaccine and screening coverageCervical cancer could be effectively eliminated in most countries around the world by the end of the 21st century, according to research.The HPV (human papilloma virus) vaccine, which protects against the virus that causes most cases, has dramatically reduced incidences of cervical cancer wherever uptake has been high. There are hopes that the jab given to young girls, together with occasional HPV screening, could end the scourge of a disease that kills more than 300,000 women globally every year.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 20, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Cervical cancer HPV vaccine Health Society Vaccines and immunisation Biology Science World news World Health Organization Australia news Europe Japan Asia Pacific 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

HPV Might Be Behind Vocal Cord Cancers in Young
TUESDAY, Feb. 12, 2019 -- Recent increases in vocal cord cancers among younger, nonsmoking Americans may be explained by the spread of human papilloma virus (HPV), researchers report. " Over the past 150 years, vocal cord, or glottic cancer, has been... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 12, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

HPV shame could put women off cervical cancer screening
(Cancer Research UK) The social stigmas and myths surrounding the human papilloma virus (HPV) could make women anxious, including raising fears about their partners' fidelity and putting them off going for cervical screening, according to research presented at Cancer Research UK's Early Diagnosis Conference in Birmingham today. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 12, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology 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

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

HPV infection may be behind rise in vocal-cord cancers among young nonsmokers
(Massachusetts General Hospital) A Massachusetts General Hospital research team finds evidence that the remarkable recent increase in vocal-cord cancer in young adults appears to be the result of infection with strains of human papilloma virus that also cause cervical cancer and other malignancies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 7, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases 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

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

New Study Finds Discrepancies in Cervical Cancer Screening Rates
A new Mayo Clinic study shows that the percentage of women who are screened for cervical cancer could be far lower than national data suggests. The researchers' findings were published in the Journal of Women’s Health and show that less than two thirds of women ages 30 to 65 were up-to-date with cervical cancer screenings in 2016. What’s telling is the percentage is even lower for women ages 21 to 29, with just over half current on screenings. Mayo Clinic Researchers said those figures are well below the 81% screening compliance rate that was self-reported in the 2015 National Health Int...
Source: MDDI - January 7, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MDDI Staff Tags: IVD Testing Source Type: news

Human Papillomavirus DNA Common in Penile Cancers Human Papillomavirus DNA Common in Penile Cancers
Human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA is commonly present in penile cancers and penile intraepithelial neoplasias, researchers from Denmark report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

HPV and Cervical Cancer | Medscape HPV and Cervical Cancer | Medscape
Review clinical reference information, guidelines, and medical news on human papillomavirus (HPV virus). Read about HPV symptoms, cervical cancer symptoms, and the cervical cancer vaccine. (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Resource Center Source Type: news

HPV Ups Cervical Cancer Risk, Even With No Cellular Signs
MONDAY, Dec. 24, 2018 -- The presence of certain high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) types predicts future risk for high-grade cervical cancer even among women with no cellular indications of cancer at baseline, according to a study published... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 24, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

HPV discovery raises hope for new cervical cancer treatments
(University of Virginia Health System) Researchers have made a discovery about human papillomavirus (HPV) that could lead to new treatments for cervical cancer and other cancers caused by the virus, the most common sexually transmitted disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 18, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Cisplatin Superior to Cetuximab for HPV+ Oropharyngeal Cancer
MONDAY, Dec. 17, 2018 -- For treatment of human papillomavirus (HPV)-positive low-risk oropharyngeal cancer, cetuximab shows no benefit compared with the standard cisplatin regimen in terms of reduced toxicity and results in worse tumor control,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New epigenetic cervical cancer test has 100 per cent detection rate
(Queen Mary University of London) A new test for cervical cancer was found to detect all of the cancers in a trial of 15,744 women, outperforming both the current Pap smear and human papillomavirus (HPV) test at a reduced cost, according to a study by Queen Mary University of London. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 17, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Malawi: Malawi Will Introduce Cervical Cancer Vaccine in January 2019
[Nyasa Times] Ministry of Health and Population Servcces will embark on Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine from January 2019 to all nine year-old girlsacross the country to prevent them from cervical cancer. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mail-Based HPV Testing May Increase Access
TUESDAY, Dec. 11, 2018 -- A mail-based human papillomavirus (HPV) self-testing program appears to be a promising approach to screening women in Appalachia, according to a pilot study published online Nov. 19 in Sexually Transmitted Diseases. Paul L.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 11, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Increased cervical cancer risk in women with positive HPV, but no cellular abnormalities
(Wiley) Researchers have uncovered an increased risk of cervical cancer in women whose cervical cells test positive for certain high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) types but do not show any signs of cellular abnormalities. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the findings may help refine guidelines for cervical cancer screening. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 10, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

At-Home Self-Collected Samples Valid for Detecting High-Risk HPV
TUESDAY, Dec. 4, 2018 -- Mail-based, at-home self-collection of cervicovaginal samples is valid for detecting high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) among infrequently screened women, according to a study published online Nov. 5 in Obstetrics&... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

A cancer drug may help treat human papillomavirus infections
(University of Alabama at Birmingham) Preclinical experiments suggest the cancer drugs vorinostat, belinostat and panobinostat might be repurposed to treat infections caused by human papillomaviruses, or HPVs. Highly efficacious vaccines against HPV infection exist -- including the recently approved Gardasil 9, which immunizes against nine genotypes of HPV known to cause cervical, vulvar, vaginal and anal cancers. But the vaccine needs to be given before a person becomes sexually active, since it has no therapeutic efficacy against existing HPV infections. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 30, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news