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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 [...]

Yes, 70% of Americans May Carry HPV, But Don’t Freak Out

May 21, 2014

About two-thirds of healthy American adults are infected with human papillomavirus (HPV), but only a few of the strains they carry are the high-risk types known to cause cancer, new research suggests.

HPV-Linked Oral Cancers May Not Be ‘Contagious’

April 29, 2014

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, April 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Romantic intimacy in long-term relationships often suffers when one partner gets a diagnosis of mouth or throat cancer caused by HPV, the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus. But new research suggests these couples can kiss as much and as deeply as they ever have, without worry.
Spouses [...]

Cervical Cancer Vaccine Program in England a Success, Researchers Report

April 14, 2014

MONDAY, April 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A sharp drop in the number of young women infected with the two strains of human papillomavirus (HPV) most likely to cause cervical cancer occurred in England after the 2008 launch of a national vaccination program there, a new study shows.
The high-risk HPV types 16 and 18 [...]


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