What is HPV in women? How do you know if you’ve had HPV?
HUMAN papillomavirus, better known as HPV, is the name for a group of viruses that can cause genital warts or cancer. What does HPV look like in women and how do you know if you've had it? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HPV vaccine has a significant impact even if all girls and boys are not vaccinated
(Tampere University) Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines applied in national vaccination programs protect against most cancers associated with oncogenic, high-risk (hr) HPV types. Two recent studies demonstrate the impact of gender-neutral HPV vaccination in the overall protection against hrHPV infections already with low vaccination coverage. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 11, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

ASCO: Incidence of Cervical Cancer Has Decreased in the United States
TUESDAY, June 1, 2021 -- The incidence of cervical cancer has decreased, while the incidence of other human papillomavirus (HPV)-related cancers has increased in the United States, according to a study scheduled to be presented at the annual meeting... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 1, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Infection with human papillomavirus linked to higher risk of preterm birth
(University of Gothenburg) Women carrying human papillomavirus (HPV) run an elevated risk of preterm birth, a University of Gothenburg study shows. A connection can thus be seen between the virus itself and the risk for preterm birth that previously has been observed in pregnant women who have undergone treatment for abnormal cell changes due to HPV. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 31, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Quickstats: Percentage of Adults Aged 18-26 Years Who Ever Received a Human Papillomavirus Vaccine, by Race and Hispanic Origin and Sex - National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2019
This report describes the percentage of adults aged 18-26 years who received a human papillomavirus vaccine, by race and Hispanic origin and sex. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - May 27, 2021 Category: American Health Tags: Adult Vaccinations HPV Infection (Human Papillomavirus) HPV Vaccination (Human Papillomavirus) MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Source Type: news

To Beat Covid, Beat HIV, & Beat Inequality, Find the Money
A woman is vaccinated against COVID-19 in the indigenous community of Concordia, Colombia. Meanwhile, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres repeated his call for the G20 to establish a Task Force “able to deal with the pharmaceutical companies and other key stakeholders”, which would address equitable vaccine distribution through the COVAX global initiative. Credit: WHO/Nadege MazarsBy Winnie ByanyimaGENEVA, May 27 2021 (IPS) In this time of intersecting crises – the Covid crisis, the HIV crisis, the inequality crisis, and more – progress on all these crises is being blocked by another crisis: finan...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Winnie Byanyima Tags: Aid Development & Aid Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

UVA Cancer Center, other top US cancer centers urge cancer-preventing HPV vaccinations
(University of Virginia Health System) UVA Cancer Center is joining 70 other National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer centers and partner organizations in urging physicians, parents and young adults to get cancer-preventing human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccinations back on track. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

HPV vaccine shows success in gay, bisexual men
(Monash University) A study by Monash University and Alfred Health found a 70 per cent reduction in one type of human papillomavirus (HPV) in gay and bisexual men after the implementation of the school-based HPV vaccination program. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sanford Burnham Prebys and other top US cancer centers call for urgent action to get cancer-preventing HPV vaccination back on track
(Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute) Sanford Burnham Prebys has joined doctors and scientists across America at National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer centers and other organizations to issue a joint statement urging the nation's physicians, parents and young adults to get the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination back on track. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 20, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

HPV Vaccination Is Lowering U.S. Cervical Cancer Rates
WEDNESDAY, May 19, 2021 -- In a finding that offers the first evidence that the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is indeed protecting women from cervical cancer, new research shows cases in the United States have slowly but steadily declined over... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 19, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Gold leaf could help diagnose viral infections in low-resource settings
(American Chemical Society) Gold leaf -- gold metal hammered into thin sheets -- is used by artists and crafters to gild picture frames, artwork and clothing. Despite its luxurious appearance, the material is affordable and available at most craft stores. Now, researchers reporting inACS Central Science have developed gold leaf electrodes that, in combination with a CRISPR-based assay, could sensitively detect human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA in human samples. The method also could be modified to diagnose other viral infections. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

HPV Vaccination Rates Low for Young Adults
THURSDAY, May 6, 2021 -- Self-reported human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination rates for young adults, whether for receipt of a dose at any age or between ages 18 and 21 years, are low, although they increased from 2010 to 2018, according to a... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 6, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

HPV Vaccination Rates Suboptimal Within Ages 9 to 12 Years
TUESDAY, May 4, 2021 -- Despite increases since 2008, human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination rates are suboptimal within ages 9 to 12 years, according to a study published online May 3 in Pediatrics. Onyema Greg Chido-Amajuoyi, M.B.B.S., M.P.H.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 4, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Too Few Young Men Have Gotten the HPV Vaccine
FRIDAY, April 30, 2021 -- The HPV vaccine isn't reaching enough young American men, researchers report. The vaccine protects against reproductive warts as well as cancers caused by human papillomavirus (HPV), the most common sexually transmitted... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 30, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

HPV vaccination in young adults
(JAMA Network)What The Study Did:Survey data were used to estimate the rate of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination among young adults ages 18 to 21 in the United States. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 27, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q & amp;A podcast: Head and neck cancers are becoming increasingly common
There are many causes of head and neck cancers, and treatment is complicated. And one of the fastest growing demographic of cancers in the U.S. is human papillomavirus (HPV) in younger people, says Dr. Daniel Ma, a Mayo Clinic radiation oncologist. "This is a treatable disease," says Dr. Ma. "It's a disease that's very responsive [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 19, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

First patient-derived organoid model for cervical cancer
(Hubrecht Institute) Researchers from the group of Hans Clevers developed the first patient-derived organoid model for cervical cancer. They also modelled the healthy human cervix using organoids. The researchers used the platform to study sexually transmitted infections for a herpes virus. The model can potentially also be used to study human papillomavirus (HPV), which is one of the main causes of cervical cancer. The results will be published in Cell Stem Cell on the 13th of April, 2021. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 13, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Study identifies specific antioxidants that may reduce oncogenic HPV infection in women
(Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center) A study led by Hui-Yi Lin, Ph.D., Professor of Biostatistics, and a team of researchers at LSU Health New Orleans Schools of Public Health and Medicine has found that adequate levels of five antioxidants may reduce infection with the strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV) associated with cervical cancer development. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 12, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Routine HPV Vaccination for Older Adults May Not Be Cost-Effective
MONDAY, April 5, 2021 -- Extending the age limit for human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination up to 45 years may not be cost-effective in the United States, according to a study published online March 11 in PLOS Medicine. Jane J. Kim, from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 5, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Evaluating HPV self-sampling
(Queen Mary University of London) A study led by Queen Mary University of London researchers has compared the performance and acceptability of a urine test and four different vaginal self-sampling collection devices to detect high risk Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 1, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

2015 to 2018 Saw Decrease in HPV Infections Among Young Women
FRIDAY, March 26, 2021 -- There have been significant declines in vaccine-type human papillomavirus (HPV) infections among both vaccinated and unvaccinated adolescent girls and young adult women, according to research published in the March 26 issue... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 26, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

HPV Infections Are Plummeting Due to Widespread Vaccination
FRIDAY, March 26, 2021 -- Fifteen years of widespread vaccination of U.S. children with the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is reaping big rewards: A more than 80% drop in new infections has been seen in women and girls under the age of 25. That... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 26, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

HPV vaccine has led to more than 80% drop in infections, CDC reports
Introduction of the human papillomavirus vaccine in the United States has led to a more than 80% decline in infections nationally since 2003, according to data released Thursday by the CDC. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Call to Eradicate All Types of HPV Cancers, not Just Cervical Call to Eradicate All Types of HPV Cancers, not Just Cervical
Widespread gender-neutral vaccination against human papilloma virus (HPV) would eliminate HPV infections that cause many different cancer types, not just cervical cancer.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Declines in Prevalence of Human Papillomavirus Vaccine-Type Infection Among Females after Introduction of Vaccine - United States, 2003-2018
This report describes declines in HPV vaccine-type infection prevalence among females when compared with prevalence before vaccination. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - March 25, 2021 Category: American Health Tags: MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Source Type: news

Vaginal pH May Predict CIN 2 Progression in HIV-Positive Women Vaginal pH May Predict CIN 2 Progression in HIV-Positive Women
The researchers evaluated the role of human papillomavirus (HPV) type, local immune response, and markers of the cervicovaginal microbiome on the risk of CIN 2 persistence/progression.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - March 15, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

HPV vaccine not cost-effective for adults age 26 to 45, study finds
Vaccination against human papillomavirus provides limited health benefits for adults aged 26 years and older at a high cost to the healthcare system, according to a study published Thursday by PLOS Medicine. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HPV vaccines for adults over age 26 may not be cost-effective
(Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health) Two simulation models suggest that vaccinating adults older than age 26 against human papillomavirus (HPV) would provide limited health benefit, at a substantial cost (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 11, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

HPV vaccine may not be cost-effective in adult populations aged over 26 years
This study suggests that HPV vaccination over age 26 years provides limited health benefits at a high cost. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 11, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

St. Jude launches program to boost HPV cancer prevention across the globe
(St. Jude Children's Research Hospital) St. Jude is dedicating staff and resources to focus on the prevention of human papillomavirus (HPV)-related cancers around the world through HPV vaccine awareness programming. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 4, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

NHS gives women Human Papillomavirus Virus (HPV) home testing kits to cut cancer deaths
More than 31,000 women will be offered kits to carry out smear tests in the privacy and convenience of their own homes in a trial. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 24, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Covid-19 - Pandemic Halts HPV Vaccination in Kigali
[New Times] Several challenges related to the Covid-19 pandemic have frustrated plans to roll out a vaccination programme aimed at eliminating cervical cancer causing Human Papillomavirus (HPV) for girls aged 12, The New Times can exclusively reveal. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Many Babies Acquire Oral HPV, Probably From Mom
THURSDAY, Feb. 11, 2021 -- Cancer-causing human papillomavirus (HPV) is considered a sexually transmitted infection, but a new study shows that many babies are born carrying the virus in their mouths. " In brief, HPV infection can be acquired at... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 11, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Oral HPV Infection Detected in Infants, Young Children
THURSDAY, Feb. 11, 2021 -- Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection in the oral cavity has been detected in infants and young children, according to a study published in the March issue of Emerging Infectious Diseases, a publication of the U.S. Centers... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 11, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Parental HPV Vaccine Hesitancy Increased During 2012 to 2018
TUESDAY, Feb. 9, 2021 -- From 2012 to 2018, there was an increase in the proportion of unvaccinated adolescents who received a recommendation for human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination, but parental HPV vaccine hesitancy also increased, according to... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 9, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

More Parents Balking at Giving Kids Cancer-Fighting HPV Vaccine
TUESDAY, Feb. 9, 2021 -- Although more teens are getting the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, parents'hesitancy is growing, a new study finds. From 2012 to 2018, more doctors recommended their patients get vaccinated with the HPV vaccine --... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 9, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Warts: Causes and 10 natural remedies
(Natural News) Warts are noncancerous, rough bumps that form on the skin. In most cases, a pathogen known as the human papillomavirus (HPV) is responsible for warts, which it causes when it enters a cut or break on the skin. Most warts are harmless and will disappear on their own after a certain period. However, some people might choose... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HPV vaccine study shows major geographic disparities in people receiving or completing doses to fight the cancer-causing disease
The human papillomavirus is the most common cause of cervical cancer. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Erin Blakemore Source Type: news

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Non-Sexually
Can You Get Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Non-Sexually? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - January 21, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

How Our Sex Habits May Affect Our HPV and Cancer Risk
Certain sex practices, at certain ages, increased the risk of throat cancers related to human papillomavirus. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Head and Neck Cancer Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Sexually Transmitted Diseases Throat Cancer (Journal) Source Type: news

Oral sex frequency, number of partners linked to HPV-related cancer risk in study
Having more than 10 oral sex partners over a lifetime quadruples a person's risk for human papillomavirus-related mouth and throat cancer, a study published Monday by the journal Cancer found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HPV Throat Cancer and Oral Sex at Younger Age, Multiple Partners HPV Throat Cancer and Oral Sex at Younger Age, Multiple Partners
Engaging in oral sex at a younger age and having more partners in a shorter period were associated with higher risks of developing human papillomavirus (HPV)-related oropharyngeal cancer.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - January 11, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Timing, Intensity of Oral Sex Are Risk Factors for HPV-OPC
MONDAY, Jan. 11, 2021 -- In addition to number of oral sex partners, timing and intensity of oral sex are independent risk factors for human papillomavirus-related oropharyngeal cancer (HPV-OPC), according to a study published online Jan. 11 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 11, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Timing and intensity of oral sex may affect risk of oropharyngeal cancer
(Wiley) Human papillomavirus (HPV) can infect the mouth and throat to cause cancers of the oropharynx. A new study published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, has found that having more than 10 prior oral sex partners was associated with a 4.3-times greater likelihood of having HPV-related oropharyngeal cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

We All Deserve Protection From Covid-19
Credit: United NationsBy Adaora OkoliNEW ORLEANS, US, Dec 11 2020 (IPS) When I contracted Ebola virus disease in August 2014 while working as a medical doctor in a well-known private hospital in Lagos, Nigeria, I was denied access to a potential cure. For 15 days, I battled for my life in a debilitated isolation ward, not knowing if I would survive. But American aid workers who contracted Ebola were administered Zmapp, a monoclonal antibody treatment, which reduces the relative risk of death from Ebola by 40% as well as shorten the duration of stay in the Ebola treatment units. They survived. We were told that Zmapp was e...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Adaora Okoli Tags: Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Increasing HPV vaccine uptake in adolescents
(University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing) More than 90 percent of human papillomavirus (HPV)-related cancers could be prevented by widespread uptake of the HPV vaccine. Yet, vaccine use in the United States falls short of public health goals. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 1, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Southwest Virginia residents leading region's cancer prevention efforts
(University of Virginia Health System) More than 30 Southwest Virginia residents on the University of Virginia Cancer Center Without Walls Community Advisory Board have set four regional priorities for cancer prevention and early detection. Their areas of focus are helping residents quit tobacco use, screenings for lung and colorectal cancer, along with efforts to prevent human papillomavirus (HPV), which causes several cancers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 30, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Uganda: Uganda Yet to Embrace Hpv Vaccination
[Monitor] he magic bullet to stop the infamous cervical cancer rise, according to experts lies in Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination. Countries have since launched several vaccination campaigns as recommended by different world health bodies and specific organisations in the cancer battle. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 23, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Interventions to Increase HPV Vaccine Coverage Cost-Effective
MONDAY, Nov. 16, 2020 -- Three interventions for increased human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine coverage are cost-effective, according to a study published online Nov. 16 in Pediatrics. Jennifer C. Spencer, Ph.D., from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 16, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Black College Students, Especially Women, Delay HPV Vaccination Black College Students, Especially Women, Delay HPV Vaccination
The human papillomavirus (HPV) disproportionately affects people of color and Black gay men, yet many within these communities do not receive the HPV vaccine, most notably college-aged women of color.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - November 15, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Nursing News Source Type: news