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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 […]

Men Can Get Oral HPV Infection From Women, Study Shows

November 12, 2014

Men are at increased risk for oral human papillomavirus (HPV) infection if their female sex partners have oral and/or genital HPV infections, a new study shows.

HPV Vaccination Rates Lowest in States With Highest Cervical Cancer Rates: Study

November 11, 2014

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Nov. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The states with the lowest rates for teen vaccinations against the virus believed to cause most cervical cancers are also the states where cervical cancer rates are the highest, a new study finds.
For example, in Massachusetts, where 69 percent of teen girls have been vaccinated, […]

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.


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