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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 […]

HPV Vaccination for Girls May Help Prevent Cancers in Males

May 12, 2015

By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, May 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Males benefit indirectly when girls are immunized against the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV), according to a new Dutch study.
However, males still have a risk of developing HPV-related cancers, the study authors said.
And while giving the vaccine to boys would further reduce the burden of […]

Study Supports HPV Vaccination Guidelines

April 21, 2015

TUESDAY, April 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) — New research finds that young women who get the HPV vaccine gain significant protection against infection in three parts of the body if they haven’t already been exposed to the human papillomavirus.
“HPV is a local infection that can separately infect the cervical, anal, or oral sites, where it […]

HPV Vaccination Does Not Appear to Boost Risky Teen Sex, Study Shows

February 9, 2015

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Feb. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Contrary to what some parents might fear, girls who get vaccinated against the human papillomavirus (HPV) do not treat it as a green light to start having risky sex, a new study indicates.
Researchers said they hope the findings, published online Feb. 9 in JAMA Internal […]

Many U.S. Girls Aren’t Getting HPV Vaccine, Study Finds

January 23, 2015

FRIDAY, Jan. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Only about half of American girls begin receiving the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine at the recommended age, a new study finds.
HPV is believed to cause nearly all cases of cervical cancer, and also other types of cancers and genital warts. The HPV vaccine protects against 70 percent of […]

Study: HPV Vaccine Doesn’t Increase Risk for Multiple Sclerosis

January 6, 2015

TUESDAY, Jan. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The HPV vaccine for cervical cancer and other diseases doesn’t increase the risk for multiple sclerosis or other central nervous system disorders, according to a new study.
More than 175 million doses of HPV vaccines have been distributed worldwide to girls and young women — and more recently males […]


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