How a virus caught during sex in your 20s can trigger cervical cancer decades later
A recent study found that nearly three-quarters of women in the UK are not aware of HPV (human papillomavirus) and even more don't know that it can cause cervical cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 24, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study links viral infections to Alzheimer ’s, Parkinson’s—with many caveats
A massive data mining study has found numerous associations between common viruses like the flu and devastating neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease). The findings expand on previous research linking individual viruses to neurological diseases. But experts caution that the study, which relied on electronic medical records rather than biological samples, merely describes correlations and doesn’t prove causation. Still, it’s “really exciting,” says Kristen Funk, a neuroimmunologist who studi...
Source: ScienceNOW - January 19, 2023 Category: Science Source Type: news

Launch of the Regional Cervical Cancer Elimination Strategy for the Eastern Mediterranean
Cervical cancer is one cancer we can actually eliminate: it’s time to do it 11 January 2023 – The World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean formally launched today the Regional Cervical Cancer Elimination Strategy for the Eastern Mediterranean at a hybrid press conference hosted by WHO leaders and joined by women who have survived cervical cancer, advocates fighting the disease and high-level speakers. The event introduced the “90-70-90” targets set by the strategy: for countries to achieve 90% human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination coverage for girls by age 15, 70% screeni...
Source: WHO EMRO News - January 11, 2023 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Preventing Cervical Cancer: An Expert Answers Your Questions
MONDAY, Jan. 2, 2023 -- Cervical cancer is preventable, but people often feel uncomfortable talking about it because of its link to the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV). Don ’t be embarrassed, a cancer expert advises. Not only does... (Source: - Daily MedNews)
Source: - Daily MedNews - January 2, 2023 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Cancer Survivors Say No to HPV Vax; Costly Prostate Cancer; Acupressure Aids Sleep
(MedPage Today) -- New insight into why many cancer survivors refuse vaccination against human papillomavirus. (Cancer) The cost of treating metastatic prostate cancer rose sharply over the past 15 years, largely because of increased use of newer... (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - December 29, 2022 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

Some Young Cancer Survivors Won't Get Cancer-Preventing HPV Vaccine
THURSDAY, Dec. 29, 2022 -- Young cancer survivors face a heightened risk from human papillomavirus (HPV), a virus known to raise the risk of cervical cancer. So why are they getting the HPV vaccine in low numbers? To find out, researchers analyzed... (Source: - Daily MedNews)
Source: - Daily MedNews - December 29, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

10 Ways the World Got Better In 2022
Over the past year, the headlines have been dominated by alarming events: the Russian invasion of Ukraine, high inflation, supply chain shortages, and the threat of food insecurity for many nations. But 2022 was also a year of milestones toward a better future, scientific breakthroughs, and stories of hope. Here’s a look at 10 stories of human progress from the last 12 months. 1. We found out that civilization reached peak agricultural land For nearly all of human history, producing more food required more land. But starting in the early 1900s, and continuing through the next 100 years, four powerful forces—syn...
Source: TIME: Health - December 28, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tony Morley Tags: Uncategorized climate change freelance global health Health Care healthscienceclimate Londontime Source Type: news

HPV Vaccine Refusal Explored Among Cancer Survivors
MONDAY, Dec. 19, 2022 -- Cancer survivors refusing participation in a trial assessing the safety and immunogenicity of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine do so mainly due to vaccine-related concerns, according to a study published online Dec. 19... (Source: - Pharma News)
Source: - Pharma News - December 19, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Why Many Older Women Are Getting Pap Tests They Don ’t Need
Women over 65 are being screened for cervical cancer in diminishing numbers. But some are reluctant to give up the tests. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 18, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Paula Span Tags: Tests (Medical) Cancer Cervix Research Women and Girls Elderly Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Preventive Medicine United States Preventive Services Task Force Source Type: news

HPV Vaccination Rates Increased After ACIP Update for Adults Aged 27 to 45
FRIDAY, Dec. 16, 2022 -- Increases in human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine administration were seen in adults aged 27 to 45 years after the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommended patient-clinician shared decision-making about... (Source: - Pharma News)
Source: - Pharma News - December 16, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Countering Antivax Misinformation Ups Parents' Perceptions of HPV Vaccines
THURSDAY, Dec. 15, 2022 -- Evidence-based messages that counter misinformation and promote human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination in social media environments can positively influence parents’ attitudes and intention to vaccinate their... (Source: - Pharma News)
Source: - Pharma News - December 15, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

HPV Vaccine Coverage in Children Remains Lower Than Prepandemic
THURSDAY, Dec. 15, 2022 -- The percentage of children with up-to-date human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine coverage remains lower compared with pre-COVID-19 pandemic levels, according to a study published in the November issue of Vaccine. Chun R.... (Source: - Pharma News)
Source: - Pharma News - December 15, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Battling the Twin Challenge of HIV and Cervical Cancer
A community health worker spreads the message of screening for cervical cancer along with HIV. Credit: Joyce Chimbi/IPSBy Joyce ChimbiNairobi, Dec 6 2022 (IPS) Damaris Anyango* was recently discharged from Kenyatta National Hospital, battling the twin challenge of cervical cancer and HIV. She is 50 years old and was diagnosed with HIV nearly ten years ago. Despite the heightened risk of developing cervical cancer due to the underlying HIV-positive condition, her first cervical cancer screening was undertaken three years ago. “It has been a big challenge dealing with HIV and cervical cancer. When I was told that my HIV te...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 6, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joyce Chimbi Tags: Africa Editors' Choice Featured Gender Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Women's Health IPS UN Bureau IPS UN Bureau Report Kenya Source Type: news

Eritrea: A Better Chance for Longer, Healthier Lives and Reaching Full Potential
[Shabait] Positive news: Eritrea is taking an important step towards protecting girls in the country from cervical cancer. Specifically, later this month, the Ministry of Health (MoH), in cooperation with local and international development partners, is planning to administer human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines to nearly 60,000 girls aged 9 to 15 years living within the Central Region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 7, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Many Females Receiving HPV Vaccination After Recommended Age
TUESDAY, Oct. 25, 2022 -- Many females receive human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination after the recommended ages, often after sexual debut, according to a research letter published online Oct. 21 in JAMA Network Open. Didem Egemen, Ph.D., from the... (Source: - Pharma News)
Source: - Pharma News - October 25, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news