Vaccine Has Cut HPV Infection Rate in Teen Girls by Two-Thirds: Study

February 22, 2016

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Feb. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Ten years of vaccinating against human papillomavirus (HPV) has cut infections from this cancer-causing virus by 64 percent among teen girls, U.S. health officials report.
“We are continuing to see decreases in the HPV types that are targeted by the vaccine,” said lead researcher Dr. Lauri […]

HPV Vaccine Rates Highest in Poor and Hispanic Communities: Study

January 14, 2016

THURSDAY, Jan. 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Teen girls in poor or predominately Hispanic communities are more likely to receive at least one dose of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine than those in other communities, a new study finds.
HPV can cause cancers of the cervix, vulva, vagina, anus, penis and throat, and the U.S. Centers […]

Too Few Preteen Girls Get HPV Vaccine, CDC Says

October 29, 2015

THURSDAY, Oct. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) — HPV vaccination rates among American girls remain too low, a new U.S. government study says.
The vaccine protects against infection with the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV), which can cause cancers of the cervix, vulva, vagina and anus.
“Increasing delivery of HPV vaccination at the recommended ages of 11 or […]

Teen Boys Need the HPV Vaccine Too. Why Aren’t They Getting It?

October 26, 2015

Most boys in the United States aren’t receiving the cancer-preventing HPV vaccine alongside their other scheduled inoculations, largely because doctors fail to recommend it or adequately explain its benefits to parents, a new U.S. government study says.

HPV-Linked Throat Cancer Responds to Reduced Chemo, Radiation: Study

October 22, 2015

THURSDAY, Oct. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Lower-level radiation and chemotherapy may be as effective as standard doses for some patients with human papillomavirus (HPV)-related cancer of the throat, tonsils and tongue, and may cause fewer side effects, researchers say.
The study included 43 patients who had “favorable risk” HPV-associated oropharyngeal (tonsils and tongue) cancer and […]

Too Few U.S. Teens Getting HPV Vaccine: CDC

July 30, 2015

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, July 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Most boys and a large portion of girls in the United States have not received even a single dose of the cancer-preventing human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, even though some slow progress has been made, federal researchers report.
Four out of 10 girls and six out of […]

Despite Benefits, Few U.S. States Mandate Cervical Cancer Vaccine

July 14, 2015

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, July 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Almost a decade after the HPV vaccine was first recommended for girls, only two U.S. states and Washington, D.C., require the immunization, a new study finds.
What’s more, researchers say, most U.S. states do require other vaccines routinely recommended for preteens and teenagers — the vaccines […]

You May Only Need One Dose of The HPV Vaccine for It to Work

June 10, 2015

One dose of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine Cervarix could prevent as many cases of cervical cancer as the current two- and three-dose schedules, a new study contends.

College Kids Don’t Understand the HPV Threat

June 5, 2015

FRIDAY, June 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Many American college students don’t get vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV), and many don’t fully understand the threat posed by the virus or their risk for infection, new findings suggest.
In women, some types of HPV — the most common sexually transmitted disease — can lead to cancers of […]

E-Reminders May Boost HPV Vaccination Rates

May 19, 2015

TUESDAY, May 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Using electronic health records to issue reminders about human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination for young females significantly increased the number of patients who got the vaccine, which protects against cervical cancer.
That’s the finding of a new study that included more than 6,000 patients who, along with their doctors, received […]


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