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News on HPV continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.

6 hrs ago | US Pharmacist

HPV Test May Replace Annual Pap

Expert advisors to the FDA have recommended that a new screening test for the human papillomavirus could replace the annual Pap smear for many women.

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Related Topix: Health, Oral Cancer

19 hrs ago | Business Journal

HPV just as serious for men as women

When HPV is in the news, it is usually because of some controversy surrounding the vaccine - such as if boys as well as girls should be vaccinated, what age the vaccine should be given and if being vaccinated encourages sexual activity.

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Related Topix: Health, Vaccinations

Thu Apr 17, 2014

WRIC-TV Richmond

VCU Massey Cancer Center Offers Free Head & Neck Screenings

Would you know how to detect a head or neck cancer? This month VCU Massey Cancer Center is offering free screenings to help.

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Related Topix: Health

Centers for Disease Control and Preve...

Courage Unmasked

Radiation treatment for head and neck cancer involves the use of custom-molded plastic mesh masks placed over the head and shoulders to immobilize the patient and facilitate the stereotactic positioning of radiation beams.

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Related Topix: Entomology, Science, Health

Centers for Disease Control and Preve...

Human Papillomavirus Prevalence in Oropharyngeal Cancer before Vaccine Introduction, United States

HPV DNA was extracted from tumor tissue samples from patients in whom cancer was diagnosed during 1995-2005.

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Related Topix: Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

EurekAlert!

Animal study provides first evidence that gel can prevent multiple...

Population Council scientists and their partners have found that their proprietary microbicide gel is safe, stable, and can prevent the transmission of multiple sexually transmitted infections in both the vagina and rectum in animals: HIV, herpes simplex virus 2 , and human papillomavirus .

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Related Topix: Health, Healthcare Law, Law

Sunday Herald

Screening proves vaccine has cut virus rate

Screening has revealed a significant reduction in the prevalence of key types of the human papillomavirus which increase the risk of women developing the killer disease.

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Related Topix: Health

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Hispanic Business

Findings from Northwestern University Has Provided New Data on Vaccines

Editor at Biotech Week -- New research on Immunization is the subject of a report.

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Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Hepatitis, Medicine

The Otago Daily Times

Vaccine sees HPV ratesfall

A dramatic drop in genital warts is evidence the $10 million approximate annual cost of the human papillomavirus vaccine is justified, the co-author of a new study says.

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Related Topix: Health, Warts, Medicine, Genital Warts

Science Blog

HIV+ women respond well to HPV vaccine

The study's findings counter doubts about whether the vaccine would be helpful, said the Brown University medical professor who led the study.

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Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, HIV/AIDS

PhysOrg Weblog

Research uncovers DNA looping damage tied to HPV cancer

This illustration depicts how cancer-causing genes or disrupting cancer-suppressing genes can be amplified or disrupted when human papillomavirus is inserted into human DNA.

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Related Topix: Health, Genetics, Medicine, Medical Genetics, Immunology, Biology, Science, Ohio State University, Science / Technology, High Performance Computing

The Washington Post

Qiagen begins consolidating Maryland operations at Germantown headquarters

Biotechnology company Qiagen plans to begin moving 250 employees and manufacturing operations from an office in Gaithersburg to the company's headquarters in Germantown as part of a years-long plan to consolidate its business operations in Maryland.

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Related Topix: Germantown, MD, Gaithersburg, MD, Montgomery County, MD, Health, Business News

Tue Apr 15, 2014

ABC News

DNA Alternative to Pap Smear Sparks Medical Debate

A high-tech screening tool for cervical cancer is facing pushback from more than a dozen patient groups, who warn that the genetic test could displace a simpler, cheaper and more established mainstay of women's health: the Pap smear.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Women's Health, Health

Canada.com

DNA test could displace Pap smear

A high-tech screening tool for cervical cancer is facing pushback from more than a dozen patient groups, who warn that the genetic test could displace a simpler, cheaper and more established mainstay of women's health: the Pap smear.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Women's Health, Health

KAUZ

Campfire precautions can protect kids from burns

A drop in the number of young women infected with the two strains of human papillomavirus most likely to cause cervical cancer occurred in England after the 2008 launch of a national vaccination program.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Health, Medicine, Cancer, Cervical Cancer, H1N1 Influenza / Swine Flu, Influenza

CTV

Women's groups warn FDA that approving genetic test could displace tried and true Pap smear

A high-tech screening tool for cervical cancer is facing pushback from more than a dozen patient groups, who warn that the genetic test could displace a simpler, cheaper and more established mainstay of women's health: the Pap smear.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Cervical Cancer, Health, Women's Health

WINK-TV Fort Myers

DNA alternative to Pap smear sparks medical debate

A high-tech screening tool for cervical cancer is facing pushback from more than a dozen patient groups, who warn that the genetic test could displace a simpler, cheaper and more established mainstay of women's health: the Pap smear.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Women's Health, Health

Mon Apr 14, 2014

University of Otago News

Anti-cancer vaccine proves cost effective: but coverage needs improving

The New Zealand Government's investment in HPV vaccination for girls is a "good value-for-money" way to protect health, a just-published study by the University of Otago Wellington shows.

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WKOW-TV

Oral Cancer Awareness Month

It's Oral Cancer Awareness Month.... so cancer centers and dental offices across the country are educating people about the importance of screenings.

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Related Topix: Health, Dentistry

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Iol.co.za

Cervical cancer vaccine too costly, say experts

With one in every five South Africans infected with the cancer-causing human papillomavirus and 5 743 women diagnosed with cervical cancer each year, pressure was mounting to find more ways to reduce the cost of the prevention vaccine, experts said last week.

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Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, World News, South Africa, Africa, Genetics, Medicine

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