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Why This Woman Celebrates The Day She Was Diagnosed With Herpes
27 Apr 2015 at 3:34pm

In a conversation with HuffPost Live on Friday, writer Ella Dawson opened up about the "tidal wave of shame" she felt when she first found out she had genital herpes. But through the support of her family and friends, she's gained the strength to speak out and combat the stigma of the sexually transmitted infections. Dawson, who recently wrote about breaking the stigma of herpes for Women's Health, told host Nancy Redd that when she was diagnosed two years ago, her "first instinct was panic and shame" and certainty that it was going to ruin her life. But she immediately did her research, and when she found out how common genital herpes actually is -- one in six people have it, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention -- her fear started to dissipate. "As I met more p...MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


What Causes Bullae?
19 Apr 2015 at 7:24pm

Discussion Bullae are fluid-filled epidermal lesions that are filled with serous or seropurulent fluid. They are > 1 cm in diameter and often easily rupture due to their thin walls. The differential diagnosis is different for bullae than for vesicular lesions with bullae being often more worrisome. However there is overlap and vesicular diseases can become large enough to be bullae. Drug toxicity and genetic problems are also more common in bullae whereas vesicles are more often caused by infectious diseases. Potentially life threatening conditions such as toxic epidermal necrolysis syndrome, Stevens Johnson syndrome or meningococcemia need to be recognized and treated aggressively. Symptoms may include skin sloughing, petechiae or purpura, fever and irritability, inflammation of the m...


Ella Dawson tells everybody she has genital herpes to destigmatize the STI
16 Apr 2015 at 8:02pm

Ella Dawson, 22, of New York has genital herpes and is stepping into the limelight in the hopes she can destigmatize STIs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)


Smallpox vaccine virus helps UNL scientist understand immunity
14 Apr 2015 at 11:00pm

(University of Nebraska-Lincoln) Understanding a virus that helped wipe out smallpox in the last century could lead to better treatment of some viral diseases such as HIV and herpes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)


How you could catch HERPES from a sunbed
14 Apr 2015 at 11:46am

Dermatologist Dawn Marie Davies, from the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, warns the herpes virus is able to withstand, and indeed thrive, in the warm environment of tanning booths. (Source: the Mail online | Health)


Genital Herpes in Women
2 Apr 2015 at 2:00am

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A Virus In Your Mouth Helps Fight The Flu
1 Apr 2015 at 2:20pm

It's related to herpes. And it infects most of the world — about half of Americans, nearly all the developing world. But don't go out and get infected. The virus has a dark side, too.» E-Mail This (Source: NPR Health and Science)


Lesbians Receiving Unequal Treatment from Cuban Health Services
1 Apr 2015 at 2:41am

Two women hugging at a Day Against Homophobia in Havana organised by the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual (LGBT) community. Credit: Jorge Luis Baños/IPSBy Ivet GonzálezHAVANA, Apr 1 2015 (IPS)In addition to other forms of discrimination, lesbian and bisexual women in Cuba face unequal treatment from public health services. Their specific sexual and reproductive health needs are ignored, and they are invisible in prevention and treatment campaigns for women.Many lesbian and bisexual women are afraid of gynaecological instruments and procedures which they experience as particularly distasteful given their sexual orientation. Many are unaware of their risks of contracting sexually transmitted infections (STI) and postpone attending gynaecology appointments in order to avoid questions ...


Shingles: Not Just A Band of Blisters
31 Mar 2015 at 7:00pm

Shingles (herpes zoster) is a common condition in which the virus that causes chickenpox (varicella-zoster virus) reactivates after years of lying dormant in your body. As the virus reactivates, it causes pain and tingling and eventually a rash of short-lived blisters. "Shingles normally isn't a serious condition, but in some people the rash can cause [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)


News from NIH
26 Mar 2015 at 7:00pm

March 26, 2015: HIV Can Spread Early, Evolve in Patients’ Brains   "The AIDS virus can genetically evolve and independently replicate in patients’ brains early in the illness process, researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health have discovered."   March 23, 2015: For Most Children With HIV and Low Immune Cell Count, Cells Rebound After Treatment   "Most children with HIV who have low levels of a key immune cell eventually recover levels of this cell after beginning treatment, according to a study by researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health." March 13, 2015: Anti-Herpes Drug May Help Control HIV, NIH Study Finds   "Valacyclovir, a drug commonly used to control the virus that causes genital herpes, appears to reduce the levels of HI...


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HIV levels fell in HSV-2–seronegative patients taking valacyclovir
23 Mar 2015 at 2:27pm

HIV levels declined in patients who did not have herpes but took the antiherpes drug valacylovir in a double-blind placebo-controlled crossover trial. The study showed that the drug “likely reduced HIV levels by interfering directly with HIV’s reproductive machinery and did not require the... (Source: Skin and Allergy News)


Combination Psoriasis Treatments Linked to Increased Herpes Zoster Risk (FREE)
22 Mar 2015 at 7:00pm

By Kelly Young Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and André Sofair, MD, MPH Use of methotrexate plus a biologic medication to treat psoriasis is associated with an increased risk for herpes … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)


Methotrexate and biologics linked to higher zoster risk in psoriasis
22 Mar 2015 at 5:50pm

The combination of methotrexate and biologics for the treatment of psoriasis may increase the risk of herpes zoster infection, according to a large, database cohort study published in JAMA Dermatology. Analysis of medical records for 95,941 patients with psoriasis showed treatment with both... (Source: Skin and Allergy News)


Herpes Drug Might Help Control Spread of HIV, Too
17 Mar 2015 at 8:00am

Researchers found that Valtrex appeared to reduce viral levels Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: HIV/AIDS, Herpes Simplex, Medicines (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)


Anti-Herpes Drug May Help Control HIV, NIH Study
17 Mar 2015 at 2:00am

Finds (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)


Common herpes medication reduces HIV-1 levels, independent of herpes infection
13 Mar 2015 at 12:07pm

Valacyclovir reduces HIV-1 levels — even when patients do not have herpes -- results from a resent study indicate. The result not only means that Valacyclovir can be used effectively with a broader range of HIV-1 patients, but also suggests promising new avenues for the development of HIV-fighting drugs. This insight is particularly significant given that some forms of HIV-1 have become resistant to existing medications. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)


Anti-herpes drug may help control HIV, NIH study finds
13 Mar 2015 at 9:00am

Drug appears to reduce the levels of HIV in patients who do not have genital herpes. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)


Genital Herpes Vaccine Shows Promise in Mouse Study
10 Mar 2015 at 9:00am

It also seems effective against oral herpes, but only human trials can prove true benefit, experts say (Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge)


The Connection Between Inflammation And Cardiovascular Disease
9 Mar 2015 at 6:02am

By Mark Johnson, M.S. Senior Director of Surgery Heart disease is a major cause of morbidity and mortality, particularly in developed nations. Classically, cardiovascular disease (CVD) was thought to be a buildup of fat on the arterial wall that eventually blocks blood flow, leading to a heart attack or stroke. However, the process also involves inflammatory responses that impact the endothelial cell lining of the arteries. The source of this inflammation includes infectious agents, e.g., herpes viruses and Chlamydia pneumonia, as well as smoking, hyperglycemia, oxidized low-density lipoprotein (LDL), and sheer stress on the vessel wall as a result of hypertension. (Source: Medical Design Online News)


Experimental herpes vaccine upends traditional approach and shows promise
5 Mar 2015 at 11:00pm

(Albert Einstein College of Medicine) Scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine have designed a new type of vaccine that could be the first-ever for preventing genital herpes -- one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases, affecting 500 million people worldwide. Using a counterintuitive approach, researchers were able to prevent both infections caused by herpes simplex virus type 2, which causes genital herpes. Findings from the research, conducted in mice, were published today in the online journal eLife. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)


Radical vaccine design effective against herpes viruses
5 Mar 2015 at 11:00pm

(Howard Hughes Medical Institute) Herpes simplex virus infections are an enormous global health problem and there is currently no viable vaccine. For nearly three decades, immunologists' efforts to develop a herpes vaccine have centered on exploiting a single protein found on the virus's outer surface that elicits robust production of antibodies. Now, Howard Hughes Medical Institute scientists have created a genetic mutant lacking that protein. The result is a powerfully effective vaccine against herpes viruses. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)


Why the Circus Is Saying Goodbye to Elephants
5 Mar 2015 at 10:32am

On Thursday, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus announced they would phase out their iconic elephant acts by 2018. The decision was spurred by public concern about the treatment of elephants in circuses, and perhaps a growing understanding that being kept as an entertainment spectacle is emotionally damaging to the sensitive, intelligent animals. Elephants are social creatures in the wild with close-knit family units. They even perform funeral rituals and spend weeks mourning their dead. So those that have long been in circuses and zoos can come to exhibit symptoms of depression, aggression or post-traumatic stress disorder, most likely as a result of the confinement and isolation. In 2006, the New York Times article described the trauma elephants undergo in captivity: “Be...MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


What Causes Vesicular Exanthams?
1 Mar 2015 at 6:19pm

Discussion Vesicles are circumscribed, elevated, fluid-filled lesions < 1 cm on the skin. They contain serious exudates or a mixture of blood and serum. They last for a short time and either break spontaneously or evolve into bullae. They can be discrete (e.g. varicella or rickettsial disease), grouped (e.g. herpes), linear (e.g. rhus dermatitis) or irregular (e.g. coxsackie) in distribution. Associated symptoms such as pruritus, fever, myalgias, coryza and cough, along with a history of potential contact can be helpful. Vesicular rashes that are associated with systemic findings such as fever are usually due to infectious diseases (especially viruses and bacteria), while those that do not have systemic findings often are due to contact or infectious diseases that are non-respiratory c...


'Game changer' HIV drug cuts infection risk by 86%
25 Feb 2015 at 7:00am

Conclusion The results of this unpublished study were presented at a conference in Seattle and have been reported by the Medical Research Council, who helped fund it. As it has not been published, some important details are not yet known, such as: The researchers report that there was "high adherence" to taking the medication, but it is not known how regularly it was taken, or how many people stopped taking it and why. No details have been provided about any side effects experienced on the medication. The incidence of STIs was used to determine whether taking Truvada changed sexual risk-taking behaviour. It is currently unclear which STIs were compared between the two groups. Three common STIs are viral (genital herpes, genital warts and human papilloma virus), so it is ...


Herpes Zoster More Common Than Thought in Children Herpes Zoster More Common Than Thought in Children
23 Feb 2015 at 1:27pm

A population-based study showed that herpes zoster incidence among only children who had varicella infection is higher than previously reported. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)


Vaccine Uptake Among Adults Better, but Still LowVaccine Uptake Among Adults Better, but Still Low
6 Feb 2015 at 1:23pm

In 2013, adult uptake for herpes zoster, Tdap, and HPV vaccines increased slightly, but others did not, according to a CDC report. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)


New worldwide estimates for herpes simplex virus type 2 published
21 Jan 2015 at 9:44am

New global estimates for herpes simplex virus type 2 show that over 400-million people worldwide were infected with the virus in 2012. The estimates underline the extent to which herpes simplex virus type 2 – the virus which causes genital herpes – is widespread throughout the world causing a significant burden of disease. The research, led by University of Bristol academics and the World Health Organisation [WHO], is published in the journal PLOS ONE. (Source: University of Bristol news)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


Morning Break: Circumcision and Herpes; Lethal Saline; Medical Bills
15 Jan 2015 at 7:45am

(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff. (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)


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14 Jan 2015 at 11:00pm

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Gene Therapy for Chronic Pain: How to Manipulate and Unravel Pain Control Circuits from the Brain?
9 Jan 2015 at 6:00pm

The increasing prevalence of chronic pain imposes to search for new therapeutic approaches. Despite the increase in basic and clinical pain research during the last decades, the available analgesic drugs remained considerably unchanged. Gene therapy emerged as an important tool in the pain field. Studies in experimental pain models consisted on blockade of nociceptive transmission at the spinal cord by peripheral delivery of viral vectors (mainly replication-defective forms of herpes simplex virus type 1, HSV-1). Based on these results, clinical trials using gene therapy were successfully implemented in cancer patients with intractable pain. (Source: Springer protocols feed by Neuroscience)


Enzyme inhibitors suppress herpes simplex virus replication, study finds
18 Dec 2014 at 12:19pm

A family of molecules known as NTS enzyme inhibitors are promising candidates for new herpes virus treatments, a new study shows. The findings could lead to new treatment options for herpes that patients can use in conjunction with or instead of currently approved anti-viral medications like Acyclovir. Researchers likened a combination of treatments for herpes to a cocktail of medications HIV patients take. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)


Investing in America's Dazzling Scientific Talent
18 Dec 2014 at 11:07am

America's global economic preeminence is built largely on scientific and technological innovation, which is an outgrowth of basic science research. That should cause America's investment in such research to grow significantly, especially with so many Americans still in need of jobs -- and good ones at that. While it's tempting to place that responsibility on the federal government alone, the truth is that it should fall not only on the federal government but on the private sector, philanthropy, and academia as well. All should step up to the plate to a greater degree than ever. In the federal budget agreement reached over the weekend, funding of the National Science Foundation (NSF) grew 2.4 percent, which is better than most federal agencies, according to Science magazine -- and slightly...MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


SLU research finds enzyme inhibitors suppress herpes simplex virus replication
17 Dec 2014 at 11:00pm

(Saint Louis University) Saint Louis University research findings published in the December issue of Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy report a family of molecules known as NTS enzyme inhibitors are promising candidates for new herpes virus treatments. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)


Herpes virus rearranges telomeres to improve viral replication
11 Dec 2014 at 11:45am

An infection with herpes simplex virus 1 causes rearrangements in telomeres, small stretches of DNA that serve as protective ends to chromosomes, researchers have discovered. The findings show that this manipulation of telomeres may explain how viruses like herpes are able to successfully replicate while also revealing more about the protective role that telomeres play against other viruses. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)


ContraVir begins pharmacokinetic trial of FV-100 to treat shingles
10 Dec 2014 at 6:00pm

US-based ContraVir Pharmaceuticals has started a pharmacokinetic (PK) trial of its clinical-stage, fast acting, low dose, once-daily oral antiviral agent FV-100 to treat herpes zoster or shingles, an infection caused by the reactivation of varicella … (Source: Drug Development Technology)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


Study discovers RX approach that reduces herpes virus infection
2 Dec 2014 at 11:00pm

This study targeted the protein that controls how genes are turned on and off, early in the viral replication process. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)


NIH-led scientists describe new herpes treatment strategy
2 Dec 2014 at 11:00pm

(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) Scientists have developed a novel treatment approach for persistent viral infections such as herpes. Using animal models of herpes simplex virus infection, researchers show that blocking the activity of a host cell protein called LSD1 reduces herpes infection, shedding and recurrence. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)


Circumcision Benefits Outweigh Risks, Says New CDC Guidelines
2 Dec 2014 at 11:24am

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials on Tuesday released a draft of long-awaited federal guidelines on circumcision, saying medical evidence supports having the procedure done and health insurers should pay for it. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines stop short of telling parent to get their newborn sons circumcised. That is a personal decision that may involve religious or cultural preferences, said the CDC's Dr. Jonathan Mermin. But "the scientific evidence is clear that the benefits outweigh the risks," added Mermin, who oversees the agency's programs on HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. These are the first federal guidelines on circumcision, a brief medical procedure that involves cutting away the foreskin around the tip of the penis. Germs can gro...


Herpes Vaccine Safe in Patients With Arthritis on BiologicsHerpes Vaccine Safe in Patients With Arthritis on Biologics
28 Nov 2014 at 11:44am

Patients with autoimmune and inflammatory diseases are more prone to getting herpes zoster than the general population, but these patients can be safely vaccinated, a new study has suggested. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)


Could depression be the result of a brain infection?
28 Nov 2014 at 5:40am

ConclusionThe paper's hypothesis is interesting, but it remains just that – a hypothesis. While it is true that some pathogens, such as the Borna disease virus mentioned in the article, have been linked with neuropsychiatric disorders, there is no proof as yet that bacteria, viruses or parasites could cause major depression. Still, as the old truism goes: "Absence of evidence is not the same as evidence of absence". The lack of evidence could be because nobody has bothered to look for it before.The author concludes that, "It would be worthwhile to conduct large-scale studies of carefully characterised depressed patients and healthy controls using gold-standard clinical and infectious disease-related study protocols." This seems to be a reasonable and sensible sugges...MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


“I’m Just In the Band”
16 Nov 2014 at 6:04pm

Discussion Instrumental music, either as an avocation or profession, provides great pleasure for those performing and listening. Unfortunately it can also cause health problems. Many of the problems are musculoskeletal or neurological in etiology due to overuse and the musician may experience pain. Prelude to pain can include stiffness or tingling or other skin sensations. Musicians may experience weakness, loss of function, control (accuracy) and ability (speed) as well as problems with tone. “The most prevent problems involve overuse of muscles resulting from repetitive movements of playing, often in combination with prolonged weight bearing in an awkward positions.” String players have the highest prevalence of musculoskeletal problems. Musculoskeletal strain can also be ca...


Could sex with 21 women 'cut prostate risk'?
29 Oct 2014 at 5:30am

ConclusionThis case-control study has suggested that having several female partners over a man’s lifetime is associated with a protective effect against prostate cancer, whereas having several male partners increased the risk.However, case-control studies like this one cannot prove that having several female partners reduces the risk of prostate cancer, or that having more male partners increases risk. When it comes to complex issues such as lifestyle, sexuality and cancer outcomes, there could be a wide range of contributing factors.If having multiple female partners reduced prostate cancer risk, it would be expected that the more partners you had the lower your risk would be. However, this study did not find such a relationship between number of female partners and associated risk. The...


Herpes Simplex May Double Alzheimer's RiskHerpes Simplex May Double Alzheimer's Risk
27 Oct 2014 at 11:19am

Two separate studies indicate that infection with herpes simplex virus type 1 may increase the risk forf Alzheimer's disease two-fold, raising the hope of novel therapeutic targets. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)


Studies Link Cold Sore Virus to Alzheimer's Risk
24 Oct 2014 at 7:15pm

But other experts doubt that a herpes infection could cause the brain disease (Source: WebMD Health)


Toxin-secreting stem cells treat brain tumors, in mice
24 Oct 2014 at 11:46am

A new way to use stem cells in the fight against brain cancer has been devised by researchers. A team led by a neuroscientist who recently demonstrated the value of stem cells loaded with cancer-killing herpes viruses now has a way to genetically engineer stem cells so that they can produce and secrete tumor-killing toxins. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


Scientists engineer toxin-secreting stem cells to treat brain tumors
23 Oct 2014 at 11:00pm

(Harvard University) Harvard Stem Cell Institute scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital have devised a new way to use stem cells in the fight against brain cancer. A team led by neuroscientist Khalid Shah, M.S., Ph.D., who recently demonstrated the value of stem cells loaded with cancer-killing herpes viruses, now has a way to genetically engineer stem cells so that they can produce and secrete tumor-killing toxins. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)


Studies Link Cold Sore Virus to Alzheimer’s Risk
23 Oct 2014 at 7:00pm

But other experts doubt that a herpes infection could cause the brain disease (Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge)


Common virus linked with Alzheimer's disease
20 Oct 2014 at 9:51pm

Not just a minor annoyance, the herpes simplex virus could play a role in something much more serious (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)


Cold sores increase risk of dementia
20 Oct 2014 at 9:49am

Infection with herpes simplex virus increases the risk of Alzheimer's disease, researchers claim. "Our results clearly show that there is a link between infections of herpes simplex virus and the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. This also means that we have new opportunities to develop treatment forms to stop the disease," says one of the researchers behind the study. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)


Cold sores increase risk of dementia, research suggests
20 Oct 2014 at 9:49am

Infection with herpes simplex virus increases the risk of Alzheimer's disease, researchers claim. "Our results clearly show that there is a link between infections of herpes simplex virus and the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. This also means that we have new opportunities to develop treatment forms to stop the disease," says one of the researchers behind the study. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


Sanofi Pasteur and Immune Design to develop vaccine for herpes simplex virus
19 Oct 2014 at 6:00pm

Vaccines division Sanofi Pasteur has partnered with clinical-stage immunotherapy company Immune Design to develop herpes simplex virus (HSV) immune therapy. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)


New guidelines on managing genital herpes in pregnancy
16 Oct 2014 at 7:00pm

Risk of transmission to baby greater with new infection in third trimesterRelated items from OnMedicaDH tells councils to make ‘concerted effort’ on sexual healthWomen should take regular chlamydia testsNew treatments needed to stop genital herpes transmissionChlamydia and gonorrhoea linked to pregnancy complications (Source: OnMedica Latest News)


Novel HSV-2 Vax Shows Promise
11 Oct 2014 at 10:13pm

(MedPage Today) -- The therapeutic vaccine against type 2 herpes simplex virus is the first to reduce shedding and lesions. (Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics)


New 'scrotal shield' which covers entire genital area is developed for safer sex
6 Oct 2014 at 11:08am

Scroguard is worn with a condom and reduces skin on skin contact, lowering the risk of catching infections like herpes or genital warts which are transmitted through contact with skin. (Source: the Mail online | Health)


RheumShorts: Psoriatic Arthritis and Shingles (CME/CE)
1 Oct 2014 at 5:43am

(MedPage Today) -- Combo psoriatic arthritis treatment associated with an increased risk of herpes zoster. (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


Update on Recommendations for Use of Herpes Zoster VaccineUpdate on Recommendations for Use of Herpes Zoster Vaccine
19 Sep 2014 at 3:32am

This report summarizes the latest recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices regarding the administration of the herpes zoster vaccine. Who should get it, and when? Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)


Managing aggression in global amnesia following herpes simplex virus encephalitis: The case of E.B - Shannon TE, Griffin SL.
18 Sep 2014 at 1:03am

This article describes an integrative approach to the case of EB, a 33 year old male who presented with agitation, delusional ideation and global amnesia after contracting herpes simplex virus encephalitis (HSVE) while in a state prison in 2004. Case ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))


Shingles Risks Similar for the RA Biologics
10 Sep 2014 at 10:13pm

(MedPage Today) -- The risk of developing herpes zoster was similar among older patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) treated with the various different biologic agents, a retrospective study found. (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)


Pubic hair: 8 things you need to know before you shave
10 Sep 2014 at 3:00am

As a new study shows that majority of women who shave their bikini lines have experienced infections, Radhika Sanghani finds out if pubic hair removal is really that dangerous (Source: Telegraph Health)


What is Gianotti-Crosti Syndrome?
7 Sep 2014 at 7:01pm

Discussion Infectious exanthams are usually considered when rashes are bilateral, symmetric and relatively widespread. They usually involve the trunk too and have associated systemic symptoms. Gianotti-Crosti syndrome (GCS) or acropapular dermatitis of childhood is often misdiagnosed because it doesn’t follow these rules. A discussion of common viral exanthams can be reviewed here and a differential diagnosis of rashes by pattern and distributions can be reviewed here. Dr. Ferdinando Gianotti came from a poor family, underwent several personal tragedies, but entered medicine and created the first department of pediatric dermatology in Italy (possibly in Europe). He became interested in a child with papular eruption that he could not classify and after seeing several other cases over...MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


Update on Recommendations for Use of Herpes Zoster Vaccine
22 Aug 2014 at 12:51am

(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)


HSV-2 Falls Among New Moms
20 Aug 2014 at 10:13pm

(MedPage Today) -- Type 2 herpes simplex virus (HSV-2) decreased significantly among new mothers over a 21-year period, researchers reported. (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)


Thursday consumer health tips
20 Aug 2014 at 7:00pm

Diabetes: Does alcohol and tobacco use increase my risk? Caffeine: Is it dehydrating or not? Nail fungus Genital herpes: Can you get it from a toilet seat? Prenatal vitamins: OK for women who aren't pregnant? (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)


Prevalence of HSV type 2 decreases among pregnant women in the Pacific Northwest
18 Aug 2014 at 11:00pm

(The JAMA Network Journals) In a study that included approximately 15,000 pregnant women, seroprevalence of herpes simplex virus (HSV) type 2 decreased substantially between 1989 and 2010 while there was no overall decrease for HSV type 1, but a slight increase among black women, according to a study in the Aug. 20 issue of JAMA. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)


Controversial circumcision technique likely route of herpes transmission
15 Aug 2014 at 5:02pm

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – - Despite a move away from the practice in the mid-1800’s, some strictly Orthodox Jews still use their mouths to suck the site of circumcision during a bris. According to a new assessment, this practice was the likely cause of infant herpes in more than two dozen reported cases. (Source: Reuters: Health)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


Growth of newborn babies' brains tracked
12 Aug 2014 at 5:15am

Conclusion This study has mapped out the growth rate of the major structures of the brain in 87 apparently healthy neonates from within a week of birth up to 90 days. A study of this nature can help our understanding of the growth and development of the brain and our ability to monitor brain development over time. The fact the investigation had no apparent side effects is also welcome. However, as the authors point out, the relatively small size of the study means the results cannot be used as a reference for normal development. Larger and more ethnically diverse studies would be required. The goal of establishing data for a reference for normal development ties in with the commercial conflict of interest mentioned earlier, as one of the authors founded a company which sells software t...


Kaiser Permanente study finds shingles vaccine remains effective after chemotherapy
4 Aug 2014 at 11:00pm

(Kaiser Permanente) The herpes zoster vaccine continues to be effective in protecting older adults against shingles, even after they undergo chemotherapy, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published today in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)


Get Rid Of Herpes Book Review Exposes Sarah Wilcox’s Guide for...
4 Aug 2014 at 6:00am

The Get Rid Of Herpes book review that was just updated by Vkool.com reveals Sarah Wilcox’s guide for treating symptoms of herpes.(PRWeb August 04, 2014)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/get-rid-of-herpes/review/prweb12053852.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)


Cold Sore Virus Active Without Symptoms, Study Finds
31 Jul 2014 at 11:00am

Research reveals ongoing struggle in the cells of infected people Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cold Sores, Herpes Simplex (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)


Genital herpes: Can you get it from a toilet seat?
29 Jul 2014 at 7:00pm

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Herpes remains active even when no symptoms appear
27 Jul 2014 at 11:00pm

(Australian National University) A large percentage of people carry the herpes virus -- and although it mostly seems dormant, Australian National University virologists have found our cells are having to fight the virus constantly. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)


Ultimate Herpes Protocol Pdf Review Exposes Melanie Addington's...
25 Jul 2014 at 4:30am

The Ultimate Herpes Protocol Pdf review that was just updated by Vkool.com reveals Melanie Addington’s book for treating all types of herpes.(PRWeb July 24, 2014)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/ultimate-herpes-protocol/review/prweb12032399.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)


Xerese for the Treatment of Herpes LabialisXerese for the Treatment of Herpes Labialis
25 Jul 2014 at 1:42am

What you need to know about Xerese, a topical combination acyclovir-hydrocortisone product for treating herpes labialis, commonly known as cold sores. What other therapies have proven effective? Skin Therapy Letter (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)


Link between ritual circumcision procedure and herpes infection in infants examined
23 Jul 2014 at 11:00pm

(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) A rare procedure occasionally performed during Jewish circumcisions that involves direct oral suction is a likely source of herpes simplex virus type 1 transmissions documented in infants between 1988 and 2012, a literature review conducted by Penn Medicine researchers and published online in the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society found. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)


Genocea begins Phase II dose optimisation trial for GEN-003 to treat HSV-2
21 Jul 2014 at 6:00pm

US-based biopharmaceutical firm Genocea Biosciences has initiated a Phase II dose optimisation trial for GEN-003, its immunotherapy candidate for treatment of herpes simplex-type 2 (HSV-2). (Source: Drug Development Technology)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


Starpharma's VivaGel HIV-killing condom 'could be available within months'
21 Jul 2014 at 2:06pm

Tests have found the VivaGel condom, designed by Australian bio-tech firm Starpharma, is 99.9 per cent effective at deactivating HIV, herpes and human papilloma virus cases. (Source: the Mail online | Health)


HIV Prophylaxis May Cut Herpes Risk
1 Jul 2014 at 2:41pm

(MedPage Today) -- Drug therapy to prevent HIV infection also appeared to reduce the risk of catching another virus, herpes simplex 2, among heterosexual men and women, researchers reported. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)


HIV Prevention Drug Truvada Might Lower Genital Herpes Risk, Too
30 Jun 2014 at 5:20pm

But effect isn't strong enough to make it a stand-alone preventive treatment for herpes, expert says (Source: WebMD Health)


What Causes Neck Stiffness?
29 Jun 2014 at 7:08pm

Discussion The complaint of neck stiffness always makes the clinician a little concerned until he/she understands the whole history because of the potential diagnosis of meningitis/encephalitis. While this potential is always concerning, there are many other causes of neck stiffness or pain to consider that are much more common. Normal wear and tear, injury or overuse that occur in daily activities and work can cause neck stiffness or pain. Often, even in adults, the cause of the pain is not recognized. Good examples are the adolescent above, or an innocent stumble, particularly if carrying something that may cause a person to be off-centered, twist their body to regain balance and only later cause a stiffness or soreness. The little stumble is not recognized as the cause of the neck stiff...MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


Herpes virus infection drives HIV infection among non-injecting drug users in New York
27 Jun 2014 at 3:37pm

HIV infection among non-injecting drug users doubled over the last two decades, a study has found. HIV and its transmission has long been associated with injecting drug use, where hypodermic syringes are used to administer illicit drugs. Now, a newly reported study shows that HIV infection among heterosexual non-injecting drug users (no hypodermic syringe is used; drugs are taken orally or nasally) in New York City has now surpassed HIV infection among persons who inject drugs. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)


New infections cause dormant viruses to reactivate
25 Jun 2014 at 11:00pm

(University of Florida) The famous slogan is 'A diamond is forever,' but that phrase might be better suited to herpes: Unlike most viruses, which succumb to the immune system's attack, herpes remains in the body forever, lying in wait, sometimes reactivating years later. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)


Get Rid of Herpes PDF Review | Get Rid of Herpes PDF Shows How To...
24 Jun 2014 at 8:00am

Developed by Sarah Wilcox, Get Rid Of Herpes PDF is a brand new program that helps users wipe out herpes symptoms naturally, quickly and permanently. A full Get Rid Of Herpes PDF review examines...(PRWeb June 23, 2014)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/get-rid-of-herpes-pdf/review/prweb11969288.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


Observatory: Herpes Infected ‘Since Before We Were Human’
23 Jun 2014 at 5:36pm

New research says that both oral and genital herpes have been infecting humans and our ancestors for longer than previously thought. (Source: NYT Health)


Human ancestors caught herpes from CHIMPS: Virus strains spread across species up to 6 million years ago
17 Jun 2014 at 10:38am

University of California San Diego scientists studied the cross-species transmission, from chimps to hominids and Homo erectus, using models of molecular evolution. (Source: the Mail online | Health)


Natural Herpes Cure that is Safe and Effective is Now Available from...
12 Jun 2014 at 6:05am

ResolveHerpes is Designed to Boost the Body’s Immune System and Allow it to Clear Out the Herpes Viruses HSV-1 and HSV-2(PRWeb June 12, 2014)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/herpes-symptoms/herpes-treatment/prweb11934629.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)


Herpes infected humans before they were human
10 Jun 2014 at 7:49pm

Researchers have identified the evolutionary origins of human herpes simplex virus (HSV) -1 and -2, reporting that the former infected hominids before their evolutionary split from chimpanzees 6 million years ago while the latter jumped from ancient chimpanzees to ancestors of modern humans -- Homo erectus -- approximately 1.6 million years ago. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)


First treatment approved for multicentric Castleman’s disease in Europe
6 Jun 2014 at 10:49am

Janssen’s SYLVANT (siltuximab) has been approved by the European Commission (EC) for the treatment of adult patients with multicentric Castleman’s disease (MCD) who are human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) negative and human herpes virus-8 (HHV-8) negative. (Source: Pharmacy Europe)


South Africa: Huge Herpes Infections in Women With HIV
29 May 2014 at 5:01am

[Health-e]Almost ninety percent of HIV positive pregnant women are also infected with herpes, according to the recently released shock results of a government survey. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)


Herpes of the Eye
19 May 2014 at 2:00am

Title: Herpes of the EyeCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 1/31/2005 7:32:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/19/2014 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General)


Can the triterpenoids from reishi mushroom spores heal cancer, herpes and even HIV?
19 May 2014 at 1:00am

(NaturalNews) Incorporating mushrooms in diets is a great way to obtain health benefits, ranging from boosting vitamin D levels to improving brain function.However, the substance in one mushroom in particular seems to make it the health food superstar above all of them, standing... (Source: NaturalNews.com)


Stem cells can help kill brain tumours
18 May 2014 at 2:57am

In a breakthrough, Harvard scientists have discovered that stem cells loaded with the herpes virus can be used to specifically target and kill brain tumours. (Source: The Economic Times)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


Herpes-loaded stem cells used to kill brain tumors
16 May 2014 at 7:33pm

A potential solution for how to more effectively kill tumor cells using cancer-killing viruses has been discovered by researchers. The investigators report that trapping virus-loaded stem cells in a gel and applying them to tumors significantly improved survival in mice with glioblastoma multiform, the most common brain tumor in human adults and also the most difficult to treat. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)


The New Old Age: When Shingles Is Just the Beginning
16 May 2014 at 2:20pm

A new study links shingles to a higher risk of stroke. (Source: NYT)


Shingle Risk High in Lupus, RA, COPD
13 May 2014 at 7:13pm

(MedPage Today) -- Patients with autoimmune diseases and certain other chronic conditions are at increased risk for herpes zoster, a U.K. case-control study found. (Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


Chronic Medical Conditions Associated with Increased Zoster Risk (FREE)
13 May 2014 at 7:00pm

Extract Researchers have identified several risk factors for herpes zoster that appear to pose a higher risk for younger adults, particularly those under age 50. The... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)


Molecular motor for packaging virus DNA found, may lead to targeted antiviral drugs
12 May 2014 at 2:50pm

New light has been shed on a type of molecular motor used to package the DNA of a number of viruses, including herpes and the adenoviruses. Their findings could help in the development of more effective drugs and inspire the design of new and improved synthetic biomotors. Viruses are the enigma of the biological world -- despite having their own DNA and being able to adapt to their environment and evolve, they are not considered to be alive like cells. In order to reproduce and multiply -- a requirement of "life" -- a virus must invade a living cell, eject its DNA into that of the cell, and commandeer the cell's biological machinery. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)


All in the rotation
11 May 2014 at 11:00pm

(DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) Berkeley Lab researchers have shed new light on a type of molecular motor used to package the DNA of a number of viruses, including herpes and the adenoviruses. Their findings could help in the development of more effective drugs and inspire the design of new and improved synthetic biomotors. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)


Ultimate Herpes Protocol PDF Review | Learn Natural Tips And Remedies...
25 Apr 2014 at 2:05am

Ultimate Herpes Protocol PDF is a newly updated treatment for herpes, created by Melanie Addington, giving learners a lot of effective tips and remedies to eliminate herpes. The entire Ultimate Herpes...(PRWeb April 24, 2014)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/ultimate-herpes-protocol/review/prweb11788036.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)


Get Rid of Herpes Book Review | How to Eliminate Herpes and Get Smooth...
19 Apr 2014 at 4:35am

Get Rid Of Herpes book, created by Sarah Wilcox, is a comprehensive treatment that offers readers a lot of useful tips to eliminate herpes. The site Vkool.com released the entire Get Rid Of Herpes...(PRWeb April 18, 2014)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/get-rid-of-herpes/review/prweb11776353.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


Gardasil vaccination reduces cervical dysplasia in teen years
26 Apr 2015 at 11:01pm

Vaccination with Gardasil, the quadrivalent human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, can reduce cervical dysplasia and genital warts as early as 14-17 years old, a recent study found. “The fact that these benefits were observed in such a young age group strengthens current recommendations that... (Source: Skin and Allergy News)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


HPV vaccine should not be delayed
26 Apr 2015 at 11:00pm

(Queen's University) New research out of Queen's University shows early benefits from the human papillomavirus vaccine in young girls. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)


HPV Vaccination Provides Early Benefits to Teens (FREE)
26 Apr 2015 at 7:00pm

By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by André Sofair, MD, MPH A new Pediatrics study highlights the importance of vaccinating children against human papillomavirus at an early age.Using Ontario databases, researchers identified some 130,000 girls who were … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)


Women who received HPV vaccine may need another shot
23 Apr 2015 at 7:16pm

A newly approved vaccine protects against five additional high-risk strains of the human papillomavirus (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)


Cures and curcumin -- turmeric offers potential therapy for oral cancers
22 Apr 2015 at 11:00pm

(ecancermedicalscience) Curcumin, an antioxidant found in the common spice turmeric, has been found to limit the activity of human papillomavirus in oral cancer cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)


New 9-valent HPV vaccine is efficacious, well tolerated
22 Apr 2015 at 1:50pm

CHICAGO – The 9-valent human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration has high efficacy for preventing disease caused by the vaccine-covered viral types and is well tolerated, according to end-of study data from a randomized trial. The vaccine was on par... (Source: Skin and Allergy News)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


Salud es Vida: Development of a Cervical Cancer Education Curriculum for Promotora Outreach With Latina Farmworkers in Rural Southern Georgia
22 Apr 2015 at 12:24am

Discusses the development and evaluation of a community health worker curriculum projected to inform Hispanic farmworker women about cervical cancer, human papillomavirus (HPV), and the HPV vaccine. (Source: Rural publications via the Rural Assistance Center)


By 2020, The Most Common HPV-Related Cancer Will Affect Men
20 Apr 2015 at 6:59am

While currently recommended for both boys and girls, the HPV vaccine was initially marketed -- and is still thought of -- as a way to protect young women and girls from cervical, vaginal and vulvar cancer. Boys, it's been commonly thought, should be vaccinated primarily to benefit herd immunity and any future female partners. But a new analysis from researchers at the Princess Margaret Cancer Center in Toronto, Canada, points out that boys who get the vaccine receive important protection as well, not only against genital warts, but against HPV strains that cause oropharyngeal (mouth and throat) cancer. "We believe this study is important because HPV-related oropharyngeal cancer has increased significantly in incidence, especially in developed countries," said Dr. Donna Graham, one of the...


Serum antibodies don’t protect men against new oral HPV16
19 Apr 2015 at 2:41pm

BIRMINGHAM, ALA. – Serum antibodies induced by a natural human papillomavirus type 16 infection do not appear to protect against acquisition of a subsequent oral HPV 16 infection in men, according to results of the HPV Infection in Men (HIM) study. That finding is concerning, because about 70% of... (Source: Skin and Allergy News)


Racial disparities in HPV vaccine recommendations persist
19 Apr 2015 at 12:53pm

BIRMINGHAM, ALA. – Minority adolescent girls are less likely than non-Hispanic white girls to receive a physician recommendation for human papillomavirus vaccination, according to a cross-sectional analysis of 2008-2012 national data from the National Immunization Survey-Teen. Based on the survey... (Source: Skin and Allergy News)


Zimbabwe: Cervical Cancer Common Among African Women
18 Apr 2015 at 1:33am

[The Herald] Cervical cancer is caused by the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV), which is the most common viral infection of the reproductive tract. It affects younger age groups as a result of early sexual activity, multiple sexual partners, and exposure to other sexually transmitted infections such as HIV. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best too.


Exploring the Barriers to Patients Receiving the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccination (Krista Marie Collman MD)
15 Apr 2015 at 7:00pm

This study explored some reasons that may help explain why HPV vaccination rates are low among Family Health Center patients. (Source: Family Medicine Digital Resources Library (FMDRL) Recently Uploaded)


Vaccinating Boys Against HPV Could Prevent OPCVaccinating Boys Against HPV Could Prevent OPC
13 Apr 2015 at 9:26am

Vaccinating adolescent boys against the human papillomavirus (HPV) might be a cost-effective way of preventing oropharyngeal cancer (OPC), a statistical model has demonstrated. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)


How Can Young Adults Keep Themselves Safe at College?
5 Apr 2015 at 7:36pm

Discussion Going away to college or moving away from home brings new challenges for adolescent and young adults. New surroundings, situations, responsibilities and fewer trusted adults to help advise combine to provide new challenges for young adults. Simple things like not taking your keys with you or locking a door having different potential consequences in a new dorm or apartment. Using common sense and trusting one’s instinct and planning ahead usually keeps most young adults safe in many situations. Learning Point Tips for student going off to college include: Get yourself ready Trust your instincts – if it feels wrong or seems wrong, then something probably is. Don’t make things worse by ignoring your instinct. Make a good choice – avoid or leave a situation...


Gardasil HPV 9 Vaccine Launched in CanadaGardasil HPV 9 Vaccine Launched in Canada
1 Apr 2015 at 11:18pm

The new 9-valent version of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is now available in Canada. It is already available in the United States, and is close to approval in Europe. International Approvals (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)


EU Recommends Approval of Gardasil 9 VaccineEU Recommends Approval of Gardasil 9 Vaccine
27 Mar 2015 at 9:18pm

The new Gardasil 9 vaccine, which offers protection against nine types of human papillomavirus, has been recommended for approval in Europe. News Alerts (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


ACIP Updates Recommendations, Adds 9-Valent HPV VaccineACIP Updates Recommendations, Adds 9-Valent HPV Vaccine
27 Mar 2015 at 3:20pm

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has recommended the 9-valent human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine as one of three HPV vaccines that can be used for routine vaccination. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)


Use of 9-Valent Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine: Updated HPV Vaccination Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices
27 Mar 2015 at 2:21am

(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)


ACIP Publishes Recommendations for Nine-Valent HPV Vaccine (FREE)
26 Mar 2015 at 7:00pm

By Kelly Young Edited by André Sofair, MD, MPH The CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has published its recommendations for vaccinating against human papillomavirus with the nine-valent HPV vaccine (Gardasil 9) in MMWR.The nine-valent vaccine targets five more strains than the quadrivalent version, and these five strains (31, 33, 45, 52, and 58) … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)


Antiviral Promising in Early HPV TrialAntiviral Promising in Early HPV Trial
24 Mar 2015 at 3:18am

The experimental drug ranpirnase has the potential to be the first antiviral treatment for human papillomavirus (HPV). Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)


Why some HPV infections go away and others become cancer
23 Mar 2015 at 11:00pm

(Duke University) A Duke study finds that the body's ability to clear an infection by the cancer-causing human papilloma virus (HPV) may be largely due to unpredictable division patterns in HPV-infected stem cells, rather than the strength of the person's immune response as previously thought. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


HPV vaccine: should boys get it too?
12 Mar 2015 at 7:57am

The human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine, which protects against certain cancers, is currently only given to girls. Now the Government is being lobbied to provide it for boys too (Source: Telegraph Health)


HPV Vaccine Fights Cervical Cancer, and More
10 Mar 2015 at 10:42am

Human papillomavirus (HPV) causes cervical cancer; many people know that. But here’s a surprise: HPV also causes other increasingly common cancers. The good news is there‘s a powerful tool that prevents the virus’ spread and the cancers it causes: The HPV vaccine. It prevents oropharyngeal cancer (a head-neck cancer affecting the throat and tonsils), which is fast becoming the most common cancer caused by HPV, striking more men than women. The vaccine also prevents cervical cancer, which affects only women. (Source: News_Room)


Oryx completes VicOryx Phase I/IIa trial for HPV-associated cancers
8 Mar 2015 at 7:00pm

Translational medicine firm Oryx has completed a Phase I/IIa trial of the therapeutic vaccine VicOryx to treat p16INK4a-overexpressing Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) positive cancer patients. (Source: Drug Development Technology)


Well: A New Vaccine Targets More HPV Strains
2 Mar 2015 at 4:40am

A new vaccine protects against more forms of the cancer-causing human papillomavirus than the existing HPV vaccine, new research shows. (Source: NYT)


CDC Advisers Recommend Adding Gardasil 9 to HPV Vaccine Schedule (FREE)
1 Mar 2015 at 6:00pm

By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and André Sofair, MD, MPH The CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has recommended that the nine-valent human papillomavirus … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)


Merck’s 9-Valent HPV Vaccine, GARDASIL®9, Recommended by CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices for Females Aged 9-26 and Males Aged 9-21
26 Feb 2015 at 2:18pm

Dateline City: KENILWORTH, N.J. KENILWORTH, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, announced today that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted to include GARDASIL®9 (Human Papillomavirus 9-valent Vaccine, Recombinant) in the recommendations for use of HPV vaccines. GARDASIL 9 has been added to the routine recommendations for vaccination of 11- and 12- year-old females and males. The vaccination series can be started at age nine. Language: English Contact: Media:Pamela Eisele, 267-305-3558Deb Wambold, 215-652-2913Investor:Ju...


'Game changer' HIV drug cuts infection risk by 86%
25 Feb 2015 at 7:00am

Conclusion The results of this unpublished study were presented at a conference in Seattle and have been reported by the Medical Research Council, who helped fund it. As it has not been published, some important details are not yet known, such as: The researchers report that there was "high adherence" to taking the medication, but it is not known how regularly it was taken, or how many people stopped taking it and why. No details have been provided about any side effects experienced on the medication. The incidence of STIs was used to determine whether taking Truvada changed sexual risk-taking behaviour. It is currently unclear which STIs were compared between the two groups. Three common STIs are viral (genital herpes, genital warts and human papilloma virus), so it is ...


New 9-vHPV Offers Additional Protection -- Problem Is UptakeNew 9-vHPV Offers Additional Protection -- Problem Is Uptake
20 Feb 2015 at 1:20pm

The newly approved 9-valent vaccine against human papillomavirus (HPV) offers additional protection, but the problem is uptake of this vaccination. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape PublicHealth Headlines)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


New HPV vaccine may protect against 90% of cervical cancers
20 Feb 2015 at 7:30am

Conclusion This double-blind randomised trial has shown that the new HPV vaccine provides increased protection from additional strains of HPV that cause cervical, vulval and vaginal cancers. Strengths of the study include: Blinding of the pathologists to the vaccine type, and blinding of the participants (they didn't know which vaccine they had been given), which reduces any bias – a double-blind randomised controlled trial is considered the gold standard of how best to assess a treatment or intervention. The large number of women included in the study, with diverse ethnic backgrounds, makes it likely that the results would be applicable to most women in this age group. However, there are some limitations: It is widely reported in the media that the two vaccines offer the sam...


New vaccine is an important advance in stopping cervical and other HPV-related cancers
19 Feb 2015 at 9:40am

If you knew that a vaccine could prevent your daughter or son from developing a relatively common and potentially deadly cancer later in life, would you have her or him get it? Such a vaccine is available, and it’s about to get even better than it is now — but fewer than half of all teens have gotten it. I am talking about a vaccine against the human papilloma virus (HPV). It is responsible for cervical cancer, which strikes 12,000 women each year in the United States and kills 4,000. Only 15% of women diagnosed with advanced cervical cancer survive for five years or more — a grim statistic. HPV also causes cancer of the vulva, vagina, penis, anus, mouth, and throat. A key barrier against more widespread use of this vaccine is an issue that stops many conversations about teen hea...


Vaccine that targets 9 strains of HPV boosts cancer protection, study says
18 Feb 2015 at 7:39pm

When it comes to HPV vaccines, more protection is better. A new version of the vaccine that fights nine strains of human papillomavirus offered greater cancer protection for women than the earlier one that targets only four, researchers reported Wednesday. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)


Nine-Valent HPV Vaccine Protects Against Additional Oncogenic Strains (FREE)
18 Feb 2015 at 6:00pm

By Anna Wald, MD, MPH The new, nine-valent vaccine against human papillomavirus (HPV) shows nearly 100% efficacy against disease caused by five additional HPV strains, a New England Journal of Medicine study finds.Industry-funded researchers randomized over 14,000 young women to receive the quadrivalent vaccine (which protects against HPV 6, 11, 16, and 18) or the … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)


9-Valent HPV Vaccine Effective (CME/CE)
18 Feb 2015 at 3:00pm

(MedPage Today) -- Adding more strains of human papillomavirus could increase protection. (Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


HPV vaccine highly effective against multiple cancer-causing strains
13 Feb 2015 at 3:50pm

According to a multinational clinical trial involving nearly 20,000 young women, the human papilloma virus vaccine, Cervarix, not only has the potential to prevent cervical cancer, but was effective against other common cancer-causing human papillomaviruses, aside from just the two HPV types, 16 and 18, which are responsible for about 70 percent of all cases. That effectiveness endured for the study's entire follow-up, of up to four years. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)


She Died on World Cancer Day
13 Feb 2015 at 8:58am

Her name was Kelly and she was 33 years old and she died of cervical cancer. The truth is, I would be sad any day that she died, but there is something about her leaving this world on a day where we are supposed to reduce stigma and dispel myths about cancer that truly makes this even more difficult -- especially when talking about cervical cancer and its link to the human papillomavirus. I was first introduced to Kelly in December of 2011 via email through another cervical cancer advocate named Michelle. Kelly had just been diagnosed with cervical cancer and was meeting with her oncologist the next day to work out her treatment plan. Naturally, she reached out to fellow cervical cancer survivors for support. We all rallied around Kelly and supported her; the best we could, from our vario...


Cancer Locks a Deadly Grip on Africa, Yet It’s Barely Noticed
12 Feb 2015 at 7:31pm

Many specialist doctors and nurses in Africa are migrating to greener pastures, leaving cancer patients with few options. Credit: Jeffrey Moyo/IPSBy Jeffrey MoyoHARARE, Feb 13 2015 (IPS)Hidden by the struggles to defeat Ebola, malaria and drug-resistant tuberculosis, a silent killer has been moving across the African continent, superseding infections of HIV and AIDS.World Cancer Day commemorated on Feb. 4 may have come and gone, but the spread of cancer in Africa has been worrying global health organisations and experts year round. The continent, they fear, is ill-prepared for another health crisis of enormous proportions.By 2020, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO), approximately 16 million new cases of cancer are anticipated worldwide, with 70 percent of them in developing c...


What You Should Know Before You Schedule Your Next Doctor Appointment
10 Feb 2015 at 7:30am

Before we were able to Google our every itch and twinge and ache, we had very different relationships with our doctors. “In the early years of my career, information was something the doctor had and the patient didn’t,” Dr. Michael L. LeFevre, a professor and physician at the University of Missouri, tells The Huffington Post. Today, he says, patients bring their information to him for his input. “They want my opinion about how good the information is and what it means and how to interpret it for them in their lives.” Of course, the Internet is rife with misinformation, and sometimes a well-meaning patient will ask for a bout of tests that are completely unnecessary. But at the end of the day, LeFevre thinks this has still resulted in a more empowered patient, one who can arm he...MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


HPV Vaccination Appears Unlikely to Encourage Risky Sexual Behavior (FREE)
9 Feb 2015 at 6:00pm

By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD Adolescent girls who are vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV) are no more likely than their unvaccinated peers to acquire chlamydia, gonorrhea, and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) — suggesting that vaccination … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)


Teen HPV vaccine does not spur riskier sex
9 Feb 2015 at 10:19am

(Reuters Health) – Counter to the fears of some parents (and a few doctors), teen girls who are vaccinated against the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV) do not go on to catch more sexually transmitted diseases than their peers, according to a large new study. (Source: Reuters: Health)


Why Some Vaccines Require More Than One Dose
7 Feb 2015 at 8:24am

Despite being declared beaten in 2000, measles is back, due largely to declining vaccination rates in parts of the United States. "We should not be in this boat," Dr. Pritish Tosh, an infectious diseases physician and researcher at the Mayo Clinic, told The Huffington Post. "This is a completely preventable disease." That's because of the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine, which Tosh called "phenomenal" in its ability to protect large percentages of the general population. The vaccine is one of several different vaccines, however, that are given in multiple doses. Children receive the first dose of the MMR vaccine between 12 and 15 months and the second before they go to school, around age 4 to 6. Every vaccine ever created has to take many variables into consideration, he explained, ...


Seeking Justice Through Vaccines, These Famous Artists Are Standing Up For Change
3 Feb 2015 at 9:04am

Beloved portrait photographer Annie Leibovitz often captures celebrity subjects before her noted lens, having snapped cultural icons ranging from John Lennon and Yoko Ono to Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. Her most recent photograph, however, depicts a different sort of notable figures, those linked to the development of several life-saving vaccines. The image is part of the vaccination awareness campaign "The Art of Saving a Life (ASAL)," which, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, commissioned creative works from artists, writers and musicians, exhibiting the many ways vaccines have positively impacted history. The image was released at as relevant a time as ever, now that the current measles outbreak, which began in December at Disneyland, has infected over 100 people acr...


Rand Paul: Children Got 'Profound Mental Disorders' After Receiving Vaccines
2 Feb 2015 at 4:28pm

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) argued Monday that debate over whether to allow parents more choice in the vaccination of their children was a matter of "freedom," citing personal knowledge of kids "who wound up with profound mental disorders" after receiving immunizations for diseases like Hepatitis B and measles. "I don't think there's anything extraordinary about resorting to freedom," the potential 2016 presidential candidate, who is a ophthalmologist, said in an interview with CNBC. "We sometimes give five or six vaccines all at one time," he said of immunizations of newborns for Hepatitis B. "I chose to have mine delayed....Do I think it's ultimately a good idea? Yeah. So I had mine staggered over several months. I've heard of many tragic cases of walking, talking, normal children, who woun...MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


Here's Where 2016 Candidates Stand On Vaccinations
2 Feb 2015 at 3:00pm

WASHINGTON -- Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) caused a stir on Monday after he called for “balance” on the issue of vaccinating children against disease. (For the record, the scientific community overwhelmingly supports childhood vaccinations, and there is virtually no evidence that the measles vaccine is unsafe.) Since Christie's views are now making the rounds, we thought it would be worth looking at what some other possible 2016 White House contenders have had to say. Here's where some of the most prominent pols stand on the issue: RICK PERRY In 2007, then-Gov. Rick Perry (R-Texas) became the first governor in the nation to sign a bill requiring young girls to get a vaccine against the human papillomavirus, or HPV. A conservative backlash forced Perry to reverse course. He later cal...


How Good is 5-Fluorouracil to Treat Plantar Warts?
1 Feb 2015 at 6:28pm

Discussion Veruccae plantaris or plantar warts are caused by Human papillomavirus which causes benign epidermal tumors that often have a cauliflower pattern on the foot that may be elevated or flush with the surrounding skin. Lesions may resemble calluses but the normal footprint pattern is disrupted. The lesions often have pinpoint hemorrhages that appear as black dots. In an immunocompetent individual, the lesions usually have spontaneous resolution within 2 years but the infection may spread to create additional lesions. The lesions may also cause pain or discomfort because of their size or location. Plantar warts are often difficult to treat. Treatments include keratolytics (e.g. salicylic acid (SA) or tricholoacetamic acid), cryotherapy with liquid nitrogen, electrodesiccation, or di...


Get Involved to Protect Women’s Health During Cervical Health Awareness Month
30 Jan 2015 at 9:18am

Many people likely don’t realize that the human papillomavirus, or HPV, is one of the most prevalent sexually transmitted diseases in the United States. This means 79 million Americans, both men and women, currently carry the virus, which in some cases can lead to cervical cancer. In fact, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) estimates more than 12,000 women were diagnosed with the disease in 2014 and tragically about 4,000 women succumbed to it. Fortunately, there is good news: cervical cancer is almost always caused by HPV and the biopharmaceutical industry was able to develop groundbreaking vaccines to help prevent the virus. In fact, there are six vaccines that have been approved to prevent HPV and nine approved to treat cervical cancer. These innovations have contributed to a 45 perc...


Molecular alterations in head and neck cancers uncovered by study
28 Jan 2015 at 1:16pm

A new study shows genomic differences in head and neck cancers caused by infection with the human papillomavirus. In addition, researchers have uncovered new smoking-related cancer subtypes and potential new drug targets, and found numerous genomic similarities with other cancer types. Together, this study's findings may provide detailed explanations of how HPV infection and smoking play roles in head and neck cancer risk and disease development, and offer potential diagnostic and treatment directions. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)


NIH-funded study uncovers range of molecular alterations in head and neck cancers, new potential drug targets
28 Jan 2015 at 11:00am

Investigators with The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) Research Network have discovered genomic differences - with potentially important clinical implications - in head and neck cancers caused by infection with the human papillomavirus (HPV). HPV is the most common sexually transmitted virus in the United States, and the number of HPV-related head and neck cancers has been growing. Almost every sexually active person will acquire HPV at some point in their lives, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Source: NHGRI Press Releases)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


NIH-funded study uncovers molecular alterations in head and neck cancers
27 Jan 2015 at 11:00pm

(NIH/National Human Genome Research Institute) A new study shows genomic differences in head and neck cancers caused by infection with the human papillomavirus. In addition, researchers have uncovered new smoking-related cancer subtypes and potential new drug targets, and found numerous genomic similarities with other cancer types. Together, this study's findings may provide detailed explanations of how HPV infection and smoking play roles in head and neck cancer risk and disease development, and offer potential diagnostic and treatment directions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)


Two-Dose HPV Vaccine Approach Cost-effective for Girls Under 15Two-Dose HPV Vaccine Approach Cost-effective for Girls Under 15
23 Jan 2015 at 2:47pm

Giving girls younger than 15 two doses of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, at least six months apart, will probably provide adequate protection against cervical cancer while also being cost-effective, according to new findings published online January 7 in the BMJ. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)


Interim Guidance Released on Primary High-Risk HPV Testing for Cervical Cancer (FREE)
11 Jan 2015 at 6:00pm

By Kelly Young Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and André Sofair, MD, MPH High-risk human papillomavirus (hrHPV) testing can be used as an alternative to cytology or co-testing for primary cervical cancer screening, according to new interim guidance from a … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)


Multiple Sclerosis - HPV Vaccination No Increased Risk
11 Jan 2015 at 9:51am

Although some reports have suggested a link between human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination and development of multiple sclerosis or other demyelinating diseases (a group of central nervous system disorders), a follow-up of girls and women in Denmark and Sweden who received this vaccination found no increased risk for these disorders, according to a study in the January 6 issue of JAMA. (Source: Disabled World)


January Cervical Cancer Month: Progress Is Promising
9 Jan 2015 at 4:00pm

January is Cervical Cancer Month. So it is time to look at what has been accomplished recently in control of this disease. Getting treatment for advanced cervical cancer is challenging. Patients often have pelvic pain, sometimes with blockage of intestines and the urinary tract. Regrettably many patients have fistulas (holes) develop where they leak urine or stool through the skin, vagina or bladder. These are cruel consequences of failed cancer control. About 13,000 women will develop cervical cancer every year, and tragically 4,000 will die of the illness. In 2014, the FDA approved a new treatment for advanced cervical cancer. Bevacizumab, an antibody that targets blood vessels in cancers and has been useful in colon, lung and brain tumors, gave better control of patients with advanced...MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


Council Speaker Mark-Viverito calls for greater HPV vaccine access
9 Jan 2015 at 8:36am

New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito is pushing for state legislators in Albany to allow teenagers to receive vaccination against human papillomavirus without parental consent. Last year, Mark-Viverito revealed that she had been diagnosed with high-risk HPV, the New York Observer noted, a condition that can lead to cancer. The City Council can't pass its own mandates regarding the vaccinations, the report added, but can offer up resolutions calling for Albany to take certain actions.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)


HPV DNA Test Endorsed for Primary Cervical Cancer Screening HPV DNA Test Endorsed for Primary Cervical Cancer Screening
9 Jan 2015 at 4:48am

Primary screening for human papilloma virus using a DNA test can be considered as an alternative to current US cytology-based cervical cancer screening strategies, according to new guidance. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)


New Guidance Recommends HPV DNA Test for Primary ScreeningNew Guidance Recommends HPV DNA Test for Primary Screening
9 Jan 2015 at 4:48am

Primary screening for human papilloma virus using a DNA test can be considered as an alternative to current US cytology-based cervical cancer screening strategies, according to new guidance. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines)


Docs suggest HPV screening first for cervical cancer
8 Jan 2015 at 4:14pm

(Reuters Health) - Two medical organizations have recommended testing for the human papillomavirus (HPV) to screen women for cervical cancer before using a Papanicolaou – or Pap – smear for screening. (Source: Reuters: Health)


Screening HPV infection alone more accurate than Pap test in detection of cervical cancer
7 Jan 2015 at 11:00pm

(Elsevier) Screening for human papillomavirus (HPV) infection alone gives more accurate results than Pap testing for cervical cancer, say the authors of two papers to published today in the journal Gynecologic Oncology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


Human papillomavirus vaccine not linked to higher risk of MS
7 Jan 2015 at 6:00pm

A study carried out in Denmark and Sweden has found that the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine does not increase the risk of developing MS. (Source: Multiple Sclerosis Trust)


Two Doses of HPV Vaccine May Be More Cost-Effective Than Three (FREE)
7 Jan 2015 at 6:00pm

By Kelly Young Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and Richard Saitz, MD, MPH, FACP, FASAM Two doses of the human papillomavirus vaccine are likely to be more cost-effective than three doses if the two doses provide … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)


Gardasil 9 Vaccine for Prevention of Cancers Caused by Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
6 Jan 2015 at 6:00pm

Gardasil 9 (human papillomavirus 9-valent vaccine, recombinant) is indicated for the prevention of cancers caused by some types of human papillomavirus (HPV). (Source: Drug Development Technology)


No Increased MS Risk With HPV VaccineNo Increased MS Risk With HPV Vaccine
6 Jan 2015 at 1:33pm

A large Scandinavian study showed that the human papillomavirus vaccination is not associated with the development of multiple sclerosis or other demyelinating diseases. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)


Gardasil Does Not Increase MS RiskGardasil Does Not Increase MS Risk
6 Jan 2015 at 1:33pm

A large Scandinavian study showed that the human papillomavirus vaccination is not associated with the development of multiple sclerosis or other demyelinating diseases. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


HPV vaccination not associated with increased risk of multiple sclerosis
6 Jan 2015 at 11:14am

Although some reports have suggested a link between human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination and development of multiple sclerosis or other demyelinating diseases -- a group of central nervous system disorders -- a follow-up of girls and women in Denmark and Sweden who received this vaccination found no increased risk for these disorders, according to a study. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)


Gardasil HPV Vaccine Not Linked To Multiple Sclerosis Or Related Diseases
6 Jan 2015 at 10:01am

The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine Gardasil is not linked to an increased risk of multiple sclerosis or any other similar central nervous system conditions, found a study published in JAMA today. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)


HPV vaccination and MS risk
4 Jan 2015 at 6:00pm

Brief interview article about a Danish/Swedish study that found no link between human papillomavirus vaccine (HPV) and an increased risk of MS. Medical Research Vaccinations - A to Z of MS (Source: Multiple Sclerosis Trust)


GARDASIL (Human Papillomavirus Quadrivalent (Types 6, 11, 16, And 18) Vaccine, Recombinant) Injection, Suspension [REMEDYREPACK INC. ]
17 Dec 2014 at 11:00pm

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GARDASIL 9 (Human Papillomavirus 9-Valent Vaccine, Recombinant) Injection, Suspension [Merck Sharp Dohme Corp.]
15 Dec 2014 at 11:00pm

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Newest HPV Vaccine Protects Against 9 Strains
11 Dec 2014 at 2:29pm

A vaccine to prevent five additional strains of human papillomavirus (HPV) than the current quadrivalent (4-strain) HPV vaccine was approved yesterday by Food and Drug Administration. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)


New HPV Vaccine Is Even More Effective Against Cancer
11 Dec 2014 at 10:10am

WASHINGTON (AP) — The drugmaker Merck & Co. Inc. has received approval for an updated version of its Gardasil vaccine that protects against an additional five strains of the virus that causes most cases of cervical cancer. The Food and Drug Administration approved the company's Gardasil 9, which protects against nine strains of the virus called HPV, or human papillomavirus. That's up from four strains covered by the original Gardasil vaccine approved in 2006. The FDA said Wednesday the updated Gardasil has the potential to prevent roughly 90 percent of cervical, vulvar, vaginal and anal cancers. Original Gardasil protected against strains blamed for 70 percent of U.S. cervical cancers. Like its predecessor, Gardasil 9 also guards against two viral strains that cause genital warts. Abou...


MD Anderson applauds FDA approval of HPV vaccine
10 Dec 2014 at 11:00pm

(University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center) The Food and Drug Administration's approval of a new vaccine that targets five additional strains of human papilloma virus fortifies a proven cancer-prevention weapon, according to Ronald A. DePinho, M.D., president of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)


Business Briefing: F.D.A. Approves New Version of Cervical Cancer Vaccine
10 Dec 2014 at 8:56pm

The Food and Drug Administration said the updated Gardasil had the potential to prevent roughly 90 percent of cervical, vulvar, vaginal and anal cancers. (Source: NYT Health)


Gardasil 9 Approved for Five Additional HPV Strains (FREE)
10 Dec 2014 at 6:00pm

By Kristin J. Kelley Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and Richard Saitz, MD, MPH, FACP, FASAM The FDA has approved Gardasil 9, a recombinant vaccine that can prevent diseases caused by nine human papillomavirus strains (five more than the previously … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


Just-Approved Gardasil 9 Packs More HPV/Cancer ProtectionJust-Approved Gardasil 9 Packs More HPV/Cancer Protection
10 Dec 2014 at 5:28pm

The new vaccine covers nine types of human papillomavirus, five more than the original Gardasil. FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)


Newly approved Gardasil 9 vaccine adds 20% more coverage against cervical cancer
10 Dec 2014 at 4:11pm

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new version of the Gardasil vaccine that protects against five more human papillomavirus types that cause about 20% of cervical cancers, the agency announced on Dec. 10. The new vaccine, which is called Gardasil 9, “has the potential to prevent...googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-cta'); (Source: Skin and Allergy News)


New HPV vaccine strengthens cancer protection
10 Dec 2014 at 3:08pm

FDA approved the company's Gardasil 9, which protects against nine strains of the virus called HPV, or human papillomavirus. That's up from four strains covered by its original vaccine approved in 2006. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)


FDA approves Gardasil 9 for prevention of certain cancers caused by five additional types of HPV
10 Dec 2014 at 12:39pm

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Gardasil 9 (Human Papillomavirus 9-valent Vaccine, Recombinant) for the prevention of certain diseases caused by nine types of Human Papillomavirus (HPV). Covering nine HPV types, five more HPV types than Gardasil (previously approved by the FDA), Gardasil 9 has the potential to prevent approximately 90 percent of cervical, vulvar, vaginal and anal cancers. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


Botswana: Dept Sensitises Health Workers On HPV
8 Dec 2014 at 10:23pm

[Botswana Daily News]Letlhakeng -All women are prone to Human Papillomavirus (HPV), a virus that causes cervical cancer. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)


HPV vaccine, riskier sexual activity not linked, Canadian researchers say
8 Dec 2014 at 1:57pm

Sexual behavior of teenage girls does not appear to be impacted by the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine, according to researchers. Since 2006, the HPV vaccine has been licensed in almost 100 countries. Many of these countries have national HPV vaccination programs to protect young girls against the virus before they become sexually active. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)


No increase in risky sexual activity with HPV vaccine
8 Dec 2014 at 11:03am

(Reuters Health) - Vaccinating young girls against the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV) doesn’t lead to an increase in risky sexual activity, a new study shows. (Source: Reuters: Health)


HPV vaccine, riskier sexual activity not linked researchers say
7 Dec 2014 at 11:00pm

(Queen's University) Sexual behavior of teenage girls does not appear to be impacted by the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine, according to Queen's researchers Drs. Leah Smith and Linda Lévesque. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)


Young Puerto Rican women and their mothers know little about HPV, cervical cancer
6 Dec 2014 at 10:12am

Young Puerto Rican women and their mothers know little about the human papillomavirus (HPV) and cervical cancer, according to researchers. HPV vaccination rates are low among Puerto Rican women. Fifty one percent of Puerto Rican girls aged 11 to 18 have started the 3-step vaccination process and only 21 percent have completed the series. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


Knowledge, Attitudes, and Beliefs About Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccination Among Puerto Rican Mothers and Daughters, 2010: A Qualitative Study
5 Dec 2014 at 10:00am

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HPV infections common among gay, bisexual teen males
3 Dec 2014 at 2:58pm

(Reuters Health) - Many young men who report having sex with other young men have the human papillomavirus (HPV) that can lead to genital warts and anal cancer, according to a new study from Australia. (Source: Reuters: Health)


Circumcision Benefits Outweigh Risks, Says New CDC Guidelines
2 Dec 2014 at 11:24am

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials on Tuesday released a draft of long-awaited federal guidelines on circumcision, saying medical evidence supports having the procedure done and health insurers should pay for it. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines stop short of telling parent to get their newborn sons circumcised. That is a personal decision that may involve religious or cultural preferences, said the CDC's Dr. Jonathan Mermin. But "the scientific evidence is clear that the benefits outweigh the risks," added Mermin, who oversees the agency's programs on HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. These are the first federal guidelines on circumcision, a brief medical procedure that involves cutting away the foreskin around the tip of the penis. Germs can gro...


Provider-focused intervention improves HPV vaccination rates
24 Nov 2014 at 11:56am

Changing the way doctors practice medicine is difficult, however a new study has shown that combining traditional education with quality improvement and incentives improves Human Papilloma virus vaccination rates in boys and girls. The study has the potential to produce sustained improvements in these vaccination rates. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)


Study finds provider-focused intervention improves HPV vaccination rates
23 Nov 2014 at 11:00pm

(Boston University Medical Center) Changing the way doctors practice medicine is difficult, however a new study has shown that combining traditional education with quality improvement and incentives improves Human Papilloma virus vaccination rates in boys and girls. The study, which appears on-line in the journal Vaccine, has the potential to produce sustained improvements in these vaccination rates. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


To heal the human instrument
21 Nov 2014 at 10:22am

When Erik Laurence transferred in 2009 to Shanghai, China, as vice president of a software company, he thought his biggest challenge would be improving his Mandarin-language skills and learning the nuances of the Chinese business scene. But his vocal cords, not the foreign nation, turned out to be his undoing. Laurence, who was in his mid-40s at the time, had struggled for about 20 years with a mild case of spasmodic dysphonia (SD), intermittently losing his voice at odd times. It’s a neurological disorder that involves spasms of the vocal cords, which cause the voice to break up or have a strained or strangled  quality. “Work demands and trying to speak a new language aggravated all my vocal problems,” Laurence said. “It came to a head at a meeting where I was called on to speak ...


Supporting Local Health Departments (LHDs) to Increase Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccination Rates Request For Applications (RFA) Applications are due December 19, 2014 at 5:00pm EST
19 Nov 2014 at 10:00am

A webinar to answer questions about the funding opportunity and application process will be held on November 24, 2014 at 2:00 PM EST. (Source: PHPartners.org)


Legislation Fails to Boost HPV Vaccine UptakeLegislation Fails to Boost HPV Vaccine Uptake
18 Nov 2014 at 3:21pm

Rates of vaccination for the human papillomavirus (HPV) hover around 45% for adolescent girls and 10% for boys, regardless of whether state legislation encourages immunization. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)


Hot Topics in Adult Immunization, 2014Hot Topics in Adult Immunization, 2014
18 Nov 2014 at 11:10am

Dr Sandra Fryhofer reviews the current recommendations for pneumococcal, influenza, meningococcal, and human papillomavirus vaccinations in adults. Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)


Molecular Analysis of Human Papillomavirus Virus-Like Particle Activated Langerhans Cells In Vitro
12 Nov 2014 at 9:07am

Langerhans cells (LC) are the resident antigen-presenting cells in human epithelium, and are therefore responsible for initiating immune responses against human papillomaviruses (HPV) entering the epithelial and mucosal layers in vivo. Upon proper pathogenic stimulation, LC become activated causing an internal signaling cascade that results in the up-regulation of co-stimulatory molecules and the release of inflammatory cytokines. Activated LC then migrate to lymph nodes where they interact with antigen-specific T cells and initiate an adaptive T-cell response. However, HPV manipulates LC in a suppressive manner that alters these normal maturation responses. Here, in vitro LC activation assays for the detection of phosphorylated signaling intermediates, the up-regulation of activation-asso...MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


A High-Throughput Cellular Assay to Quantify the p53-Degradation Activity of E6 from Different Human Papillomavirus Types
12 Nov 2014 at 9:07am

A subset of human papillomaviruses (HPVs), known as the high-risk types, are the causative agents of cervical cancer and other malignancies of the anogenital region and oral mucosa. The capacity of these viruses to induce cancer and to immortalize cells in culture relies in part on a critical function of their E6 oncoprotein, that of promoting the poly-ubiquitination of the cellular tumor suppressor protein p53 and its subsequent degradation by the proteasome. Here, we describe a cellular assay to measure the p53-degradation activity of E6 from different HPV types. This assay is based on a translational fusion of p53 to Renilla luciferase (Rluc-p53) that remains sensitive to degradation by high-risk E6 and whose steady-state levels can be accurately measured in standard luciferase assays. ...


Methods to Assess the Nucleocytoplasmic Shuttling of the HPV E1 Helicase and Its Effects on Cellular Proliferation and Induction of a DNA Damage Response
12 Nov 2014 at 9:07am

Replication of the human papillomavirus (HPV) double-stranded DNA genome in the nucleus of infected cells relies on the viral proteins E1 and E2 in conjunction with the host DNA replication machinery. This process is tightly linked to the replication of cellular DNA, in part through the cyclin-dependent phosphorylation of E1, which inhibits its export out of the nucleus to promote its accumulation in this compartment during S-phase. It has been recently shown that accumulation of E1 in the nucleus, while a prerequisite for viral DNA replication, leads to the inhibition of cellular proliferation and the activation of a DNA damage response (DDR). Here we describe methods to monitor the subcellular localization of E1 and to assess the deleterious effects of its nuclear accumulation on cellula...


A Real-Time PCR Approach Based on SPF1 Primers and the INNO-LiPA HPV Genotyping Extra Assay for the Detection and Typing of Human Papillomavirus
12 Nov 2014 at 9:07am

A highly sensitive SPF10 real-time PCR was developed to achieve simultaneous amplification and detection of the human papillomavirus (HPV) target. That way, LiPA analysis of the HPV-negative samples can be avoided, reducing workload and cost. Here, we describe in detail a SYBR Green I-based real-time PCR assay based on SPF10 primers using the LightCycler® 480 system to generate and detect HPV amplicons, which are compatible with the LiPA assay. (Source: Springer protocols feed by Cancer Research)


Replication of Human Papillomavirus in Culture
12 Nov 2014 at 9:07am

Human papillomaviruses (HPV) are the major factor in causing cervical cancer as well as being implicated in causing oral and anal cancers. The life cycle of HPV is tied to the epithelial differentiation system, as only native virus can be produced in stratified human skin. Initially, HPV research was only possible utilizing recombinant systems in monolayer culture. With new cell culture technology, systems using differentiated skin have allowed HPV to be studied in its native environment. Here, we describe current research studying native virions in differentiated skin including viral assembly, maturation, capsid protein interactions, and L2 cross-neutralizing epitopes. In doing so, we hope to show how differentiating skin systems have increased our knowledge of HPV biology and identify ga...


Evolution and Classification of Oncogenic Human Papillomavirus Types and Variants Associated with Cervical Cancer
12 Nov 2014 at 9:07am

The nomenclature of human papillomavirus (HPV) is established by the International Committee on Taxonomy of Virus (ICTV). However, the ICTV does not set standards for HPV below species levels. This chapter describes detailed genotyping methods for determining and classifying HPV variants. (Source: Springer protocols feed by Cancer Research)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


Oral cancer-causing HPV may spread through oral and genital routes
11 Nov 2014 at 11:00pm

(McGill University) Oral human papillomavirus (HPV) infections were more common among men who had female partners with oral and/or genital HPV infection, suggesting that the transmission of HPV occurs via oral-oral and oral-genital routes, according to a McGill University study led by professsor Eduardo L. Franco. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)


HPV vaccine rates perpetuate racial and geographic cancer disparities
11 Nov 2014 at 1:49pm

SAN ANTONIO – Girls who live in states with higher rates of cervical cancer incidence and mortality are less likely to receive the human papilloma virus vaccine, researchers reported at a meeting on disparities in cancer health care held by the American Association for Cancer... (Source: Skin and Allergy News)


Discovery by UCLA researchers could lead to better head and neck cancer therapies
7 Nov 2014 at 10:05pm

UCLA scientists have discovered that a protein usually linked to rare neurological disorders is also associated with head and neck cancer in people who are infected with the human papilloma virus. And when that protein is combined with another cancer-suppressing protein, it helps improve the effectiveness of chemotherapy treatments, according to a new study by UCLA researchers. Head and neck cancer is the sixth-most common form of cancer worldwide, and represents 5 percent of cancers diagnosed annually in the United States. Of the more than 42,000 people diagnosed with head and neck cancer each year, 12,000 will die from the disease. Human papilloma virus is the most common sexually transmitted infection, and HPV diagnoses are at epidemic proportions. The Centers for Disease Control and Pr...


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