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Tobacco Tied to Higher Risk of Oral HPV Infection, Study Finds

October 7, 2014

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Oct. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Tobacco use in any form appears to be linked to an increased risk of infection with oral human papillomavirus type 16 (HPV16), a virus that can cause cancers of the mouth and throat, according to Johns Hopkins University researchers.
The odds of being infected with HPV16, [...]

Bro Alert: Even Moderate Boozing May Harm Your Sperm

October 6, 2014

The more alcohol young men drink, the lower their sperm count and quality may be, new research suggests.

Experimental Cervical Cancer Vaccine Looks Promising in Trial

October 1, 2014

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) — An experimental vaccine meant to protect against nine types of human papillomavirus (HPV) could prevent 90 percent of all cervical cancers, a new study suggests.
Researchers examined data from more than 2,500 women with precancerous cervical lesions and found that nearly all were caused by the nine types of [...]

Urine Test Can Diagnose HPV, Analysis Finds

September 17, 2014

A simple urine test can routinely spot human papillomavirus (HPV), which is linked to the risk of cervical cancer, a new analysis found.

HPV Vaccine Program in Australia Linked to Lower Infection Rates

September 8, 2014

MONDAY, Sept. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Improved access to the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine has resulted in a significant reduction in rates of genital warts among young women in Australia, a new study has found.
HPV is a common, sexually transmitted virus that affects both women and men. In some cases, HPV can lead to [...]

HPV Vaccine Protects Against Infection 8 Years Out

August 18, 2014

A new long-term study shows that the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine appears to protect against the sexually transmitted virus for at least eight years.

Too Few Teens Receive HPV Shot, CDC Says

July 24, 2014

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, July 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) — An “unacceptably low” number of girls and boys are getting the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, which protects against cervical, anal and other cancers, U.S. health officials said Thursday.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends all boys and girls aged 11 and 12 get [...]

HPV Test Beats Pap Smear in Gauging Cervical Cancer Risk, Study Finds

July 18, 2014

FRIDAY, July 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A new study involving data on more than 1 million women finds the HPV test outperforming the standard Pap test in assessing cervical cancer risk.
Researchers at the U.S. National Cancer Institute (NCI) conclude that a negative test for HPV (human papillomavirus) infection is associated with an extremely low [...]

Cervical Cancer Vaccine Doesn’t Boost Clot Risk: Study

July 8, 2014

By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, July 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Concerns that the human papillomavirus vaccine may increase the risk of serious blood clots seem unfounded, a new study says.
The study of half a million Danish women who received the HPV vaccine, which protects against cervical cancer and other health problems, found no link between [...]

Immune-Based Treatment May Fight Advanced Cervical Cancer

June 2, 2014

MONDAY, June 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A new type of therapy shows promise in treating some women with advanced cervical cancer, researchers say.
The majority of cervical cancers are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). This new treatment — called HPV-targeted adoptive T cell therapy — boosts the body’s natural immune response to HPV in [...]


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