Mailed HPV Tests Help Identify Women At Risk for Cervical Cancer Mailed HPV Tests Help Identify Women At Risk for Cervical Cancer
Kits to self-test for human papillomavirus (HPV) mailed to underserved women helped to identify virtually all of those with high-risk HPV oncogenic types, in a proof-of-principle study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Understanding the HPV Vaccine
-- The HPV vaccine protects against human papillomavirus, which has been shown to cause cancer in males and females, the American Cancer Society says. More than 270 million doses have been administered since 2006, reports the society, saying studies... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 8, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Too Few Americans Get The HPV Vaccine
HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccination has increased in recent years, rates remain well below the government's 2020 goal of 80 percent of age-eligible adolescents, according to a recent report by the President’s Cancer Panel. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HPV Vaccination Rates Continue to Lag in U.S.
TUESDAY, Nov. 6, 2018 -- HPV vaccination rates are still too low to cut cervical cancer cases as much as is possible in the United States, a new report warns. While HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccination has increased in recent years, rates remain... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 6, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Age to Stop Cervical Cancer Screening Depends on Test Used
FRIDAY, Nov. 2, 2018 -- Continuing regular cytology screening up to age 75 years or performing an exit human papillomavirus (HPV) test to confirm the absence of oncogenic HPV strains past the age of 55 years offers preventive benefit for older women... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 2, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

HPV Vaccination Uptake Increasing, but Still Too Low
FRIDAY, Nov. 2, 2018 -- Although progress has been made in increasing human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination, coverage is still too low to achieve full cancer prevention potential, according to a report from the President's Cancer Panel published... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 2, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

How Necessary Is HPV Cervical Cancer Screening for Women After Age 55?
FRIDAY, Nov. 2, 2018 -- Testing for human papillomavirus (HPV) has become the standard of care in screening for cervical cancer. But now, Canadian researchers say it may become unnecessary in women aged 55 or older who have one negative result with... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 2, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

A culturally tailored intervention increased HPV vaccination of Asian-American adolescents
(American Association for Cancer Research) A culturally tailored multilevel strategy designed to remove barriers to human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination among low-income, mostly Chinese-American adolescent girls and boys significantly increased vaccine uptake. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 2, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Studies Warn Against Minimally Invasive Surgery for Cervical Cancer
Compared to open surgery for cervical cancer, the less invasive approach was more likely to result in cancer recurrence and death, new studies found. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DENISE GRADY Tags: Cervical Cancer Uterine Cancer Surgery and Surgeons Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Cervix Uterus Tumors Fibroids Hysterectomies Food and Drug Administration New England Journal of Medicine Pedro T. Ramirez Johns Hopkins University Me Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about HPV and fertility
The human papillomavirus (HPV) can negatively affect fertility in both men and women. In this article, learn about the possible risks and how to improve the outcome. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Fertility Source Type: news

The Real Reasons Parents Refuse HPV Vaccination
TUESDAY, Oct. 30, 2018 -- Safety concerns are a main reason American parents hesitate to have their children vaccinated against the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV), according to a new study. The finding challenges a common reason... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 30, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Frostbite After Cryotherapy?
Discussion Veruccae plantaris or plantar warts are caused by Human Papillomavirus which causes benign epidermal tumors that often have a cauliflower pattern on the foot that may be elevated or flush with the surrounding skin. Lesions may resemble calluses but the normal footprint pattern is disrupted. The lesions often have pinpoint hemorrhages that appear as black dots. In an immunocompetent individual, the lesions usually have spontaneous resolution within 2 years but the infection may spread to create additional lesions. The lesions may also cause pain or discomfort because of their size or location. There are numerous...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 29, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

ASTRO: Oropharynx CA Survival Rates Worse With RT/Cetuximab
FRIDAY, Oct. 26, 2018 -- For patients with locoregionally advanced human papillomavirus (HPV)-related oropharynx cancer, radiation/cetuximab results in inferior overall and progression-free survival versus radiation/cisplatin, according to a study... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 26, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Higher Risk of HPV-Related Cancers in Hispanics Infected With HIV Higher Risk of HPV-Related Cancers in Hispanics Infected With HIV
Hispanic individuals infected with HIV have a higher risk of developing human papillomavirus (HPV)-related cancers than do other HIV-infected individuals, according to the HIV/AIDS Cancer Match (HACM) Study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - October 24, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Liquid Biopsy Confirms Remission in HPV Oropharyngeal Cancer Liquid Biopsy Confirms Remission in HPV Oropharyngeal Cancer
A plasma circulating tumor human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA test had a negative predictive value of 100% and predicts patients at risk for cancer recurrence.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Hispanics With HIV Face Higher Risk for HPV-Related Cancer
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 24, 2018 -- HIV-infected Hispanics have an increased risk for human papillomavirus (HPV)-related cancers than Hispanics in the general population, according to a study published online Oct. 22 in Cancer. Ana P. Ortiz, Ph.D., from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 24, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

HIV-infected Hispanic adults face higher risks of HPV-related cancers
(Wiley) A new study reveals that Hispanic HIV-infected adults in the United States are at a higher risk of developing cancers caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV) than Hispanics from the general population. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Patients with HPV-positive oropharynx cancer should receive chemoradiation
(European Society for Medical Oncology) Patients with human papilloma virus (HPV)-positive throat cancer should receive chemoradiotherapy rather than cetuximab with radiotherapy, according to late-breaking research reported at the ESMO 2018 Congress in Munich. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

HPV Vaccination Not Tied to Risky Sexual Behavior in Teen Girls
THURSDAY, Oct. 18, 2018 -- Implementation of a school-based human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination program in Canada did not lead to an increase in sexual risk-taking behaviors among adolescent girls, according to a study published in the Oct. 15... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Positive HPV Status Tied to Better Cervical Cancer Prognosis
TUESDAY, Oct. 16, 2018 -- Women with high-risk human papillomavirus (hrHPV)-positive cervical tumors have a substantially better prognosis than women with hrHPV-negative tumors, according to a study published online Oct. 1 in PLOS Medicine. Jiayao... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

HPV vaccination not linked with rise in teen risky sex
(Reuters Health) - A new study adds to earlier evidence that getting vaccinated against the human papillomavirus (HPV) does not lead girls to be less careful about sex. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

HVP vaccination not linked with rise in teen risky sex
(Reuters Health) - A new study adds to earlier evidence that getting vaccinated against the human papillomavirus (HPV) does not lead girls to be less careful about sex. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Preteens' HPV Shot Won't Encourage Early Sex, Study Says
MONDAY, Oct. 15, 2018 -- Despite some parents'fears, girls who get vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV) do not see it as permission to have sex, a new study finds. HPV is a sexually transmitted infection that can cause genital warts and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 15, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Quiz: Cancers Associated with Human Papillomavirus
Cervical cancer is the most common HPV-associated cancer. What are some of the others? Take our quiz to test your knowledge. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - October 10, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

FDA Approves HPV Vaccine for People Through Age 45
TUESDAY, Oct. 9, 2018 -- U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of the Gardasil 9 human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine has been expanded to include people ages 27 through 45, the agency said in a news release. Gardasil 9, approved in 2014 for... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 9, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

HPV Vaccine Approved for People Through Age 45
TUESDAY, Oct. 9, 2018 -- U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of the Gardasil 9 human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine has been expanded to include people ages 27 through 45, the agency said in a news release. Gardasil 9, approved in 2014 for... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 9, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

FDA approves expanded use of Gardasil 9 to include individuals 27 through 45 years old
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a supplemental application for Gardasil 9 (Human Papillomavirus (HPV) 9-valent Vaccine, Recombinant) expanding the approved use of the vaccine to include women and men aged 27 through 45 years. Gardasil 9 prevents certain cancers and diseases caused by the nine HPV types covered by the vaccine. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - October 8, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured FDA Regulatory Affairs Source Type: news

HPV Vaccine Expanded for People Ages 27 to 45
The Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of Gardasil 9, a vaccine against nine strains of the human papillomavirus for older age groups. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DENISE GRADY and JAN HOFFMAN Tags: Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Gardasil (Vaccine) Vaccination and Immunization Sexually Transmitted Diseases Food and Drug Administration Merck & Company Inc Cancer Source Type: news

Adults Up to Age 45 Can Now Get the HPV Vaccine
Adults up to age 45 can now be vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV), reducing their chances of getting cervical, oral and other cancers. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced Friday that Gardasil 9, a vaccine that works against nine different types of HPV, is now approved for both men and women between the ages of 27 and 45. Previously, it was approved only for those between the ages of nine and 26, and recommended for all children at age 11 or 12. “Today’s approval represents an important opportunity to help prevent HPV-related diseases and cancers in a broader age range,” Dr. Peter M...
Source: TIME: Health - October 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime public health Source Type: news

FDA Approves Expanded Use of Gardasil 9 to Include Individuals 27 Through 45 Years Old
October 5, 2018 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved a supplemental application for Gardasil 9 (Human Papillomavirus (HPV) 9-valent Vaccine, Recombinant) expanding the approved use of the vaccine to include women and men aged 27... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - October 5, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

More Than 14 Million Preteens Need to Receive HPV Vaccine
FRIDAY, Oct. 5, 2018 -- More than 14 million additional 11- to 12-year-olds need to be vaccinated to reach the American Cancer Society goal of 80 percent of adolescents being up to date (UTD) with the human papillomavirus vaccination (HPVV) by their... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Study links individual HPV types to HIV infection
(University of California - Riverside) An international research team led by a UC Riverside scientist has for the first time identified individual types of the human papillomavirus, or HPV, that are specifically linked to HIV infection. The study concludes that a person with any HPV type, more than one HPV type, or high-risk HPV is more likely to acquire HIV. The study found the following HPV types are linked to HIV: HPV16, 18, 31, 33, 35, 52, 58. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

More Preteens Need HPV Shots to Meet Public Health Goal
THURSDAY, Oct. 4, 2018 -- Current rates of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination among preteens are too low to achieve goals set by the American Cancer Society, according to a new study. The cancer society wants an 80 percent vaccination rate... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 4, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Nearly 14 million additional adolescents need HPV vaccination to reach public health goal
(American Cancer Society) Nearly 14 million additional adolescents will need to receive the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine to reach the American Cancer Society's goal of an 80 percent vaccination rate by that 2026. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 2, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Plantar warts on your feet can be easily treated with tea tree oil
(Natural News) Tea tree oil has many uses, and one of these is to remove plantar warts. Plantar warts are painful growths on the underside of the foot caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). The virus enters the body through a small cut or scrape, which can result in plantar warts in some people. Plantar... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DNA vaccine leads to immune responses in HPV-related head and neck cancer
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) A therapeutic vaccine can boost antibodies and T cells, helping them infiltrate tumors and fight off human papillomavirus (HPV)-related head and neck cancer. Researchers from the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania tested the immunotherapy approach in two groups of patients with advanced head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCCa) and found 86 percent showed elevated T cell activity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 21, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Second HPV-Related Primary Cancers Common in Survivors
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 19, 2018 -- The risk of human papillomavirus-associated second primary cancers (HPV-SPCs) among survivors of HPV-associated cancers is significant, according to a study published online Sept. 7 in JAMA Network Open. Ryan Suk, from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Analysis finds HPV vaccine safe
(Wiley) Infection with human papillomavirus (HPV) can cause certain cancers in women and men, but HPV vaccines are highly effective in preventing infection with oncogenic HPV types. A new British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology review of post-licensure data did not identify any new or unexpected safety concerns of the bivalent HPV vaccine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cochrane Collaboration Expels Dr Peter G ø tzsche Cochrane Collaboration Expels Dr Peter G ø tzsche
His expulsion from the Cochrane Collaboration Governing Body comes shortly after he harshly criticized a Cochrane review of human papillomavirus vaccine.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Cochrane Board Expels Critic of Group's HPV Vaccine Review Cochrane Board Expels Critic of Group's HPV Vaccine Review
His expulsion from the Cochrane Collaboration Governing Body comes shortly after he harshly criticized a Cochrane review of human papillomavirus vaccine.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Cancer Will Kill About 10 Million People This Year, Experts Predict
Nearly 10 million people around the world will die of cancer this year, according to new estimates from the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). The IARC’s report, which was published Wednesday in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, was based on cancer incidence data from 185 countries around the world. Researchers estimated that there will be 18.1 million new diagnoses of cancer and 9.6 million cancer deaths in 2018. Those numbers — a marked increase from just six years ago, when cancer diagnoses were estimated at 14.1 million, and deaths at 8.2 million —...
Source: TIME: Health - September 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Cancer healthytime Innovation Health Source Type: news

Africa:Stopping Cervical Cancer and Other Noncommunicable Diseases in Africa
[WHO] As she felt the cold sting of the needle enter her arm, Alice winced in fear more than pain- understandable as she is only 10. However, a moment of pain could save her from the leading cause of cancer death among women in Africa: cervical cancer. She is receiving a vaccine against human papilloma virus (HPV), the main gateway agent in cervical cancer. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Total of 43,371 New Cases of HPV-Associated Cancers in 2015
TUESDAY, Sept. 11, 2018 -- A total of 43,371 new cases of human papillomavirus (HPV)-associated cancers were reported in 2015, with oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) being the most common HPV-associated cancer, according to research... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 11, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

HPV Vaccine May Reduce Risk Of Transmitting Devastating Throat Disease To Children
Human papillomavirus (HPV) of the female genital tract may infect the fetus, leading to a rare, yet severe respiratory disease in infants and children. Studies are underway to address the eradication of this disease by widespread use of the HPV vaccine. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Nina Shapiro, Contributor Source Type: news

Kenya:In Kenya, HPV Vaccine to Be Rolled Out Next Year
[East African] The national rollout of free Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in Kenya has been pushed to next year due to what an official termed high demand from countries across the globe. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

CDC: HPV Vaccination Rates Increasing Among Adolescents
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 5, 2018 -- Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination coverage increased 5.1 percentage points from 2016 to 2017, and there was also an increase in the number of adolescents up to date with HPV vaccinations, according to research... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medical News Today: HPV and breastfeeding: What to know
Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a widespread sexually transmitted infection. It does not usually cause severe symptoms, but some strains can increase the risk of certain cancers. Can you breastfeed if you have HPV? In this article, we look at the safety and risks to help breastfeeding women make an informed decision. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Oral High-Risk HPV Prevalence Appears to Be Low in England
THURSDAY, Aug. 30, 2018 -- The prevalence of oral high-risk human papillomavirus (HR-HPV) infection in adult men and women is low in England, according to a study published online Aug. 20 in BMJ Open. Vanessa Hearnden, Ph.D., from the University of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Requiring insurers to cover retail pharmacy vaccinations for adult Californians could save lives, study finds
Requiring health insurers to pay for adult vaccinations given at retail pharmacies could help prevent the spread of deadly communicable diseases such as influenza, pneumococcal infection and human papillomavirus, according to a  new study by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.Many insurers do not cover pharmacy-administered vaccines; cover a limited selection of vaccines; or require people they insure to get vaccinated only at pharmacies within their insurance network, the study reports.Overall vaccination rates in state are lowThe overall vaccination rate among adult Californians is far below federa...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - August 30, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Vaccine tied to drop in HPV cases still not reaching half of U.S. kids
(Reuters Health) - Although a vaccine for the cancer-causing human papillomavirus (HPV) has led to a dramatic decrease in infections, a new study suggests that half of U.S. teens are still not fully vaccinated against this virus. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news