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Nanoparticles hold promise as double-edged sword against genital herpes
27 Apr 2016 at 2:10pm

An effective vaccine against the virus that causes genital herpes has evaded researchers for decades. But now, researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago working with scientists from Germany have shown that zinc-oxide nanoparticles shaped like jacks can prevent the virus from entering cells, and help natural immunity to develop. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


HERPES SIMPLEX REMEDY (Herpes Simplex I, Herpes Simplex Ii) Liquid [Deseret Biologicals, Inc.]
25 Apr 2016 at 12:00am

Updated Date: Apr 25, 2016 EST (Source: DailyMed Drug Label Updates)


Joint European research into the herpes virus
18 Apr 2016 at 11:00pm

(Aarhus University) Fifteen Ph.D. students now have the opportunity to improve their skills via the EDGE project. Here they will specialize in the herpes virus, which is widespread and can cause of serious diseases, particularly in children, elderly people and those with a weakened immune system. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)


What Are Common Causes of Congenital Aplastic Anemia?
16 Apr 2016 at 7:43pm

Discussion Aplastic anemia are disorders where there is inadequate production of erythrocytes, granulocytes and platelets caused by decreased bone marrow production leading to a peripheral blood pancytopenia. Most often it is acquired because of exposures to infections (especially viruses such as Epstein-Barr virus, rubella, herpes, etc.), drugs (e.g. chloramphenicol, chemotherapeutic agents, etc.), toxins or radiation. Learning Point The most common congenital bone marrow failure syndromes causing pancytopenia are (in this order) Fanconi anemia, Diamond-Blackfan anemia, and Shwachman-Diamond anemia. Most have a variety of congenital abnormalities. They usually have an increased risk of malignancies. Treatment is usually monitoring, supportive (including colony stimulating factors, transfu...


[Editors' Choice] Herpes virus opens up
14 Apr 2016 at 5:00pm

Author: Valda Vinson (Source: ScienceNOW)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


Mouth conditions: illustrated
13 Apr 2016 at 1:47am

Presentations of conditions affecting the mouth including herpes zoster, angioedema and candidiasis. (Source: GP Online Education)


Class I Medical Device Recall: Focus Diagnostics Recalls Laboratory Examination Kits Due to Inaccurate Test Results
12 Apr 2016 at 11:00pm

Focus Diagnostics is recalling Simplexa™ Herpes Simplex Virus 1 & 2 Direct and Simplexa™ Group A Strep Direct kits containing the Direct Amplification Discs due to poor lamination between the sample reaction wells. This poor lamination may lead to leakage (Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew)


Herpes Virus Fights Cancer? -- Doctor's In-depth Interview
11 Apr 2016 at 7:37pm

Robert Andtbacka, M.D., C.M., a Surgical Oncologist at the Huntsman Cancer Institute talks about a virus doctors are using to fight cancer. (Source: Medical Headlines From Ivanhoe.com)


Neanderthals may have died of diseases carried by humans from Africa
10 Apr 2016 at 1:00pm

New research challenges the idea that the spread of infectious diseases exploded as agriculture evolved 8,000 years agoDiseases and infections passed on by the ancestors of modern humans when they moved out of Africa and into Europe may have helped wipe out the Neanderthals who previously dominated the continent.The unfortunate Neanderthals, who would only have developed resistance to the diseases of their European environment, are most likely to have been infected with a bacterium that causes stomach ulcers, the virus that causes genital herpes, tapeworms and tuberculosis. Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)


VIRUS PLUS (Influenzinum, Adenoviren Nosode, Herpes Simplex 1, Herpes Simplex 2, Cytomegalovirus Nosode, Epstein-Barr Virus Nosode, Hepatitis B Nosode, Norovirus) Liquid [Deseret Biologicals, Inc.]
8 Apr 2016 at 12:00am

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Get Tested for Sexually-Transmitted Infections
5 Apr 2016 at 3:05pm

When Charlie Sheen disclosed his HIV infection last fall, sexually transmitted infections were back in the public eye. His case will likely contribute to the belief many people have that HIV is caused by sexual promiscuity or injection drug use, when in reality having unprotected sex with someone HIV-positive just one time can lead to HIV infection. April is STD Awareness Month. The new term for STD is STI -- sexually transmitted infection -- to focus on the infection rather than the disease it could lead to. One way to mark the occasion is to get tested for HIV and thus help eradicate the stigma. A focus on HIV for STD Awareness Month is appropriate since HIV, though preventable, is non-curable and debilitating. HIV testing is now possible with a simple oral swab -- no needles required, ...


Vaccines for preventing herpes zoster in older adults - new Cochrane Review
5 Apr 2016 at 10:14am

The review concludes that Herpes zoster vaccine is effective in preventing herpes zoster disease, and this protection can last three years. In general, zoster vaccine is well tolerated; it produces few systemic adverse events and injection site adverse events of mild to moderate intensity.There are studies of a new vaccine (with a VZV glycoproteic fraction plus adjuvant), which is currently not yet available for clinical use. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))


Oral Health and Nutraceuticals: Can Green Tea Treat Herpes?Oral Health and Nutraceuticals: Can Green Tea Treat Herpes?
4 Apr 2016 at 1:50pm

A topical green tea product is compared with placebo in patients with recurrent herpes labialis. Medscape Dental & Oral Health (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)


'Key' to recognizing, immunizing herpes/common cold
4 Apr 2016 at 12:40pm

Prior to this study, it was known that interferon regulatory factor-3 (IRF-3), a protein coding gene, contributed to a first line of defense against viral infection by triggering antiviral activity. However the activation of IRF-3 following infection was not fully understood. The study found that an interaction with the protein S6K1 and the signaling adaptor STING is a fundamental regulatory mechanism for IRF3 and, thus, helps trigger antiviral responses. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)


Medical News Today: Our travel history may be in our viruses
4 Apr 2016 at 5:00am

By identifying two different herpes virus strains of different origins in one person, researchers show how virology could one day join DNA fingerprinting as a forensic tool. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


What Genetics are Associated with Multiple Sclerosis?
3 Apr 2016 at 7:28pm

Discussion Multiple sclerosis (MS) is “a chronic degenerative, often episodic disease of the central nervous system marked by patchy destruction of the myelin that surrounds and insulates nerve fibers, usually appearing in young adulthood and manifested by one or more mild to severe neural and muscular impairments, as spastic weakness in one or more limbs, local sensory losses, bladder dysfunction, or visual disturbances.” It is a chronic disease and therefore symptoms must occur more than once. The first episode is called an acute demyelinating attack. Fifteen to forty-five percent of children with their first attack will go on to have others and therefore later be diagnosed with MS. Because pediatric patients have high relapse rates, diagnosis often is within a year of the in...


Your viruses could reveal your travel history, and more
1 Apr 2016 at 9:08pm

The genomes of two distinct strains of the virus that causes the common lip cold sore, herpes simplex virus type 1, have been identified within an individual person -- an achievement that could be useful to forensic scientists for tracing a person's history. The research also opens the door to understanding how a patient's viruses influence the course of disease. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)


​Genocea's share price breaks out on herpes vaccine data
1 Apr 2016 at 5:52am

The stock value of an 87-employee biotech in Alewife doubled yesterday after the company said its potential blockbuster vaccine in development to prevent herpes outbreaks appears to work for a whole year and possibly longer based on a mid-stage trial. Genocea Biosciences (Nasdaq: GNCA) reported results after 12 months from a 310-patient, Phase 2 trial testing the injected drug, called GEN-003. The main goal of the trial was to test varying combinations of GEN-003 with another component, called an… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)


Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus: Declining Age at PresentationHerpes Zoster Ophthalmicus: Declining Age at Presentation
29 Mar 2016 at 5:23am

Patients presenting with herpes zoster involving the eye are younger than in previous years, and the incidence is increasing. What accounts for the change? The British Journal of Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)


Plasma Therapy: No New Knees Needed
28 Mar 2016 at 12:00am

SALT LAKE CITY. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- The FDA says about 74,000 Americans were diagnosed with melanoma, a type of skin cancer. Last year, nearly 10,000 of them died of it. Now, researchers have a new weapon in their arsenal; one that comes from a genetically-altered herpes virus. Here’s more about the first cancer-killing viral therapy ever approved in the U.S. (Source: Medical Headlines From Ivanhoe.com)


BIOTOX LYME (Phytolacca Decandra, Mycoplasma Pneumoniae, Borrelia Burgdorferi Nosode, Ehrlichia Nosode (Canine), Babesia Microti, Coxiella Burnetii, Chelidonium Majus, Herpes Zoster Nosode, Francisella Tularensis, Rickettsia Prowazekii) Liquid [The Wellness Center For Research And Education, Inc.]
25 Mar 2016 at 12:00am

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Featured Review: Vaccines for preventing herpes zoster in older adults
21 Mar 2016 at 1:36pm

Vaccine helps prevent shingles in older adults for up to three years The varicella zoster virus causes chickenpox and can remain dormant inside nerve cells. After many years, it can reactivate and travel through the nerve to the skin, causing itching, numbness, tingling or local pain, and then blisters along the nerve path. These blisters are often accompanied with inflammation of the nerves and severe pain, which can affect quality of life. This is called herpes zoster or shingles. It affects people with low immunity such as older people. There are about 5.22 episodes of shingles for every 1000 older people. This is increasing, in part because people are living longer.A team of Cochrane authors based in Brazil worked with the Cochrane Acute Respiratory Infections Group to investigate...


Herpes Virus Fights Cancer?
21 Mar 2016 at 12:00am

SALT LAKE CITY. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- The FDA says about 74,000 Americans were diagnosed with melanoma, a type of skin cancer. Last year, nearly 10,000 of them died of it. Now, researchers have a new weapon in their arsenal; one that comes from a genetically-altered herpes virus. Here’s more about the first cancer-killing viral therapy ever approved in the U.S. (Source: Medical Headlines From Ivanhoe.com)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


Medical News Today: Herpes virus and EBV could be tackled by heart drug
15 Mar 2016 at 2:00am

An existing drug for heart disease has proved effective in blocking herpes infection, potentially offering an alternative that could help in cases of drug-resistant infection. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)


3-D cell placenta model mimics development, microbial resistance
14 Mar 2016 at 7:00pm

Researchers developed a 3-D cell culture system that may aid in understanding how pathogens that cause diseases such as herpes, HIV, and Zika can pass from mother to fetus. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))


Hidden in plain sight: Well-known drug could yield new treatment for herpes viruses
13 Mar 2016 at 11:00pm

(University of Utah Health Sciences) In a search for new antiviral drugs, University of Utah scientists found that a common heart failure medicine, spironolactone, has an unexpected ability to block Epstein Barr virus (EBV). The drug blocks a key step in viral infection common to all herpesviruses, revealing that it could be developed into a new class of drug to treat infections caused by herpesviruses including herpes, shingles, and mono. The research was published in PNAS. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)


Herpes Vaccine Cuts Viral Shedding
8 Mar 2016 at 3:53pm

(MedPage Today) -- Shedding down by as much as 55%, lesion count by 69% (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


Investigational Therapeutic Genetic Herpes Vaccine PromisingInvestigational Therapeutic Genetic Herpes Vaccine Promising
6 Mar 2016 at 3:07am

Phase 2 data for a novel immunotherapy for genital herpes showed a significant reduction in viral shedding and lesions, although the reduction in lesions was also seen with placebo. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)


Investigational Therapeutic Genital Herpes Vaccine PromisingInvestigational Therapeutic Genital Herpes Vaccine Promising
5 Mar 2016 at 8:43pm

Phase 2 data for a novel immunotherapy for genital herpes showed a significant reduction in viral shedding and lesions, although the reduction in lesions was also seen with placebo. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)


Wrestler with "mat herpes" virus wants state tournament postponed
3 Mar 2016 at 7:26pm

High school wrestler believes he contracted highly contagious virus during a recent tournament in Northern California (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)


Monoclonals and Herpes Vaccine to Top Dermatology MeetingMonoclonals and Herpes Vaccine to Top Dermatology Meeting
1 Mar 2016 at 2:24pm

New data on monoclonal antibodies for atopic dermatitis and phase 2 findings for a genital herpes vaccine will be among the most watched results from the American Academy of Dermatology meeting. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)


VIDEO: Herpes gladiatorum may be misdiagnosed as impetigo
26 Feb 2016 at 4:49pm

WAIKOLOA, HAWAII – Athletes who wrestle, play rugby, or engage in any sport “where there’s a grinding of skin on skin” are at risk for herpes simplex gladiatorum, according to Dr. Andrew Krakowski.... (Source: Pediatric News)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


Federal judge approves consent decree with Florida dietary supplement distributor, Viruxo
26 Feb 2016 at 2:48pm

A Florida dietary supplement distributor has been ordered by a federal court to stop selling its product, which it claimed could treat herpes. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)


Shingles: questions and answers for healthcare professionals
24 Feb 2016 at 6:00pm

A universal routine herpes zoster (shingles) vaccination programme for adults aged over 70 years started in September 2013. (Source: NHS Networks)


'Vaginal seeding' may put newborns at risk of infection
24 Feb 2016 at 8:00am

"'Vaginal seeding' of babies born by C-section could pose infection risk," The Guardian reports.  The practice of exposing babies born by caesarean section to their mother's vaginal fluid in an effort to boost their immunity may actually lead to an infection, experts say. Vaginal seeding involves rubbing vaginal fluid on the baby with the intention of exposing it to the "healthy" bacteria it would be exposed to in a vaginal birth. However, there is no evidence the practice is effective, and it runs the risk of babies developing serious infections from potentially harmful bacteria or viruses mothers may be unaware they are carrying. The most effective and safe way you can improve your baby's immunity is through breastfeeding. Where did the story come from? Doct...


Stress wakes up sleeping herpes viruses – but how?
24 Feb 2016 at 6:05am

Hiding their DNA genome inside the nucleus of the infected cells, the herpes viruses establish a lifelong infection in humans, and they are known to reactivate in response to different kinds of stress. The researchers have now found an important link between cellular stress responses, cell cycle regulation and virus reactivation. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


A Conspiracy Theory Links The Gates Foundation To The Spread Of Zika Virus. Don't Believe It.
23 Feb 2016 at 9:50am

This article was updated to accurately reflect the Annenberg Science Knowledge survey question on whether GM mosquitoes have caused the spread of the Zika virus or minimized the spread of the virus.  Also on HuffPost:  -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)


The Latest On Zika: Infection In Utero May Trigger Mental Illness
22 Feb 2016 at 5:16pm

The Zika virus, which is spread by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, is strongly suspected to be linked to a new wave of microcephaly cases in Brazil. Babies born with the birth defect have smaller heads and sometimes brains that aren't fully developed, which can result in life-long developmental problems.    Zika is currently spreading through Central and South America and the Caribbean, and with the high volume of news about the virus, it's tough to stay up-to-date. Check out our full coverage, or read our daily recaps. Here are seven updates, opinions and developments to know about now:   1. Confirmation of Zika's connection to microcephaly is expected in May   The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is launching the largest government-led s...


Shock study finds memory loss could be linked to HERPES rather than old age
22 Feb 2016 at 9:15am

FORGETFULNESS is generally accepted as part of getting older, but new research suggests it could actually be caused by a common virus contracted in our younger years. (Source: Daily Express - Health)


Climate change will lead to deformed and virus-hit coral reefs
19 Feb 2016 at 1:00pm

Bleaching events triggered by CO2 emissions will make oceans acidic and hostile for coral growth, new studies say Coral will become deformed and increasingly fall victim to outbreaks of herpes-like viruses as humans continue to pump carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, according to two new studies.Combined, the two effects suggest coral reefs will have trouble recovering from bleaching events, like the the world is currently experiencing. Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)


Novel herpes virus isolated from bat cells
17 Feb 2016 at 1:03pm

Researchers have identified a novel herpes virus in cells taken from a bat. The work could lead to better understanding of the biology of these viruses and why bats serve as hosts for a number of viruses that can potentially transfer to humans. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


Electronic health records can help catch undiagnosed cases of Type 2 diabetes, UCLA researchers find
16 Feb 2016 at 10:26am

In 2012, a group of UCLA researchers set out to mine thousands of electronic health records for a more accurate and less expensive way to identify people who have undiagnosed Type 2 diabetes. The researchers got much more than they bargained for. Not only did they develop an algorithm with the potential to vastly increase the number of correct diagnoses of the disease by refining the pool of candidates who are put forward for screening; they also uncovered several previously unknown risk factors for diabetes, including a history of sexual and gender identity disorders, intestinal infections and a category of illnesses that includes such sexually transmitted diseases as chlamydia. The findings appear February 16 in the Journal of Biomedical Informatics. “With widespread implementation, ...


Herpes outbreak, other marine viruses linked to coral bleaching event
11 Feb 2016 at 1:27pm

Significant outbreaks of viruses may be associated with coral bleaching events, especially as a result of multiple environmental stresses, a study has concluded. One such event was documented even as it happened in a three-day period. It showed how an explosion of three viral groups, including a herpes-like virus, occurred just as corals were bleaching in one part of the Great Barrier Reef off the east coast of Australia. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)


Medical News Today: Can herpes contribute to cognitive decline?
5 Feb 2016 at 10:00am

Chronic viruses - including the herpes simplex virus - are linked to increased risk for cognitive decline in healthy older adults, according to the latest study. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


Study reveals how herpes virus tricks the immune system
3 Feb 2016 at 3:17pm

Scientists have captured atomic images of the virus that causes cold sores in action. Structural details reveal that the virus inserts itself into another protein, jamming an important immune system pathway that normally allows immune cells to recognize and destroy foreign invaders. More » (Source: The Rockefeller University Newswire)


Brazil Wages War against Zika Virus on Several Fronts
2 Feb 2016 at 8:08am

In the country’s capital, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff oversees one of the military operations against the Aedes Aegypti mosquito carried out at a national level in the last few days to curb the spread of the Zika virus. Credit: Roberto Stuckert Filho/PRBy Mario OsavaRIO DE JANEIRO, Feb 2 2016 (IPS)Brazil is deploying 220,000 troops to wage war against the Zika virus, in response to the alarm caused by the birth of thousands of children with abnormally small heads. But eradicating the Aedes aegypti mosquito requires battles on many fronts, including science and the pharmaceutical industry.The Zika virus, transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, like dengue and Chikungunya fever, is blamed for the current epidemic of microcephaly, which has frightened people in Brazil and could hu...


LabRoots Hosts DiaSorin Webinar that Spotlights Herpes Serology...
25 Jan 2016 at 4:04pm

The Webinar will discuss vital objectives in HSV-1 and HSV-2 type-specific diagnosis, March 17, 2016(PRWeb January 25, 2016)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/01/prweb13175343.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)


More and More OR Pubs
24 Jan 2016 at 6:14pm

Potent, Proven and Frequently PublishedMany labs have used our Opioid Receptor antibodies over the past 10+ years. We are grateful for the many publications and testimonals referencing successful use of these antibodies.Here's a sampling of more recent publications: Wendy M. Walwyn, Wenling Chen, Hyeyoung Kim, Ani Minasyan, Helena S. Ennes, James A. McRoberts, and Juan Carlos G. Marvizón. Sustained Suppression of Hyperalgesia during Latent Sensitization by μ-, δ-, and κ-opioid receptors and α2A Adrenergic Receptors: Role of Constitutive Activity. The Journal of Neuroscience, 6 January 2016, 36(1): 204-221; doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1751-15.2016...probed with antibodies to MOR (RA10104; Neuromics), p-Ser375-MOR (pMOR, RA18001; Neuromics) and p-Tyr416-Src family kinase (pSFK...se...MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


The Real Reason You Get Sick After A Stressful Period Has Ended
24 Jan 2016 at 9:06am

Have you ever wondered how you manage to get through a particularly stressful period – whether it's an intense deadline at work, final exams in school or a spate of holiday houseguests – only to get sick after the stress has lifted? It's not a fluke. It's a phenomenon that's often referred to as "the let-down effect," a pattern in which people come down with an illness or develop flare-ups of a chronic condition not during a concentrated period of stress but after it dissipates, explains psychologist Marc Schoen, an assistant clinical professor of medicine at the University of California–Los Angeles and the author of "When Relaxation Is Hazardous to Your Health." Research has linked the let-down of perceived stress with an increase ...


HERPES ZOSTER REMEDY (Herpes Zoster Nosode) Liquid [Deseret Biologicals, Inc.]
20 Jan 2016 at 11:00pm

Updated Date: Jan 21, 2016 EST (Source: DailyMed Drug Label Updates)


Fishers and conservationists urge release of herpes virus to kill Murray river carp
12 Jan 2016 at 11:25pm

Unlikely alliance says specialised disease will transform rivers and protect native fish species after exponential growth in numbers of the European invaderConservationists and recreational fishers have joined forces to support the release of a specialised herpes virus targeting carp in the Murray river.Scientists at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation have been testing the koi herpes virus in Australian native fish species, birds, amphibians and other animals found along the river for seven years to see if it is safe to release into the ecosystem. Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)


We're killing off carp with herpes. What other pests should we eradicate? | First Dog on the Moon
12 Jan 2016 at 10:56pm

We’ve had varying success over the years eradicating dangerous creatures. It worked with Kevin Rudd and flag-caped bogans but we’re still working on David Leyonhjelm and the baby boomersSign up here to get an email whenever First Dog cartoons are publishedGet all your needs met at the First Dog shop if what you need is First Dog merchandise and prints Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)


Herpes Viral Infections of the Eye
8 Jan 2016 at 1:00am

Title: Herpes Viral Infections of the EyeCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 1/31/2005 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/8/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


Medical News Today: Asthma linked to increased risk of shingles
29 Dec 2015 at 5:00am

A new study finds that asthma is a risk factor for herpes zoster or shingles in adults and suggests considering the over-50s with asthma as a target group for zoster vaccination. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)


Childhood asthma may increase risks of shingles
27 Dec 2015 at 11:00pm

(Mayo Clinic) Nearly 1 million incidences of herpes zoster, which is also known as shingles, occur every year in the US, with an estimated one-third of all adults affected by age 80. Despite its prevalence, particularly between ages 50 and 59, it is still unclear why some individuals will develop shingles, and others will not. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)


Childhood Asthma May Increase Risks of Shingles
27 Dec 2015 at 6:00pm

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Nearly 1 million incidences of herpes zoster, which is also known as shingles, occur every year in the U.S., with an estimated one-third of all adults affected by age 80. Despite its prevalence, particularly between ages 50 and 59, it is still unclear why some individuals will develop shingles, and others will [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Rochester News)


[Editors' Choice] How stress can overcome latency
22 Dec 2015 at 11:05pm

JNK signaling alters chromatin to induce reactivation of latent herpes simplex virus. (Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment)


Second dose of herpes zoster vaccine beneficial to seniors
19 Dec 2015 at 7:45am

The herpes zoster vaccine should be administered earlier rather than later in order to achieve optimal immune response, but an additional booster shot for individuals 70 years or older is also advisable. This is according to a recent study published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases, which... (Source: Skin and Allergy News)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


Life-prolonging jab made from the HERPES virus 'cures skin cancer'
18 Dec 2015 at 1:00pm

The jab, is made from a genetically engineered form of the herpes virus, which causes cold sores. It was approved by the European Medicines Agency watchdog today for use in the UK. (Source: the Mail online | Health)


Life-prolonging jab made from the HERPES virus 'cures aggressive skin cancer' - offering hope to thousands
18 Dec 2015 at 11:07am

The jab, is made from a genetically engineered form of the herpes virus, which causes cold sores. It was approved by the European Medicines Agency watchdog today for use in the UK. (Source: the Mail online | Health)


European Commission approves Amgen’s IMLYGIC as first oncolytic immunotherapy in Europe
18 Dec 2015 at 9:34am

IMLYGIC is approved in the European Union specifically for early stage metastatic patients (Source: Pharmacy Europe)


We May Resurrect The Mammoth Sooner Than You Think
18 Dec 2015 at 4:15am

Of all the varied and incredible possibilities presented by the controversial new gene-editing technique known as CRISPR-Cas9, perhaps the most intriguing are efforts to bring animals back from extinction. Candidates for de-extinction, as the process is known, include species like the passenger pigeon (the last one died in captivity in 1914), the dodo (last seen in 1662) and the sea cow (1768, a mere 27 years after it had been discovered by Europeans.) These projects are not pipe dreams.  Dr. George Church, a molecular biologist at Harvard University who is working on such projects, estimates that a variation of the first new woolly mammoth (which disappeared some 4,000 years ago) may be born as soon as seven years from now. Like other proponents of de-extinction, he hopes the an...


Well: After Shingles, Higher Risk of Heart Attack or Stroke
16 Dec 2015 at 10:05am

Researchers found that in the first week after a herpes zoster diagnosis, patients were more susceptible to cardiovascular events. (Source: NYT Health)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


Medical News Today: Shingles may lead to stroke and heart attack
15 Dec 2015 at 11:00am

The herpes zoster virus causes chickenpox and shingles; following shingles, there appears to be a higher risk of acute cardiovascular events such as stroke or myocardial infarction (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)


Stroke Rounds: Shingles Tied to Short-Term Risk for Stroke
15 Dec 2015 at 10:00am

(MedPage Today) -- Herpes zoster may have systemic effects beyond nerve cells (Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics)


Medical News Today: How the herpes virus reactivates under stress
10 Dec 2015 at 11:00am

People with the herpes simplex virus often experience cold sores when under stress. Researchers have now found a mechanism that appears to explain this. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


Discovery shows how herpes simplex virus reactivates in neurons to trigger disease
8 Dec 2015 at 11:00pm

(University of North Carolina Health Care) When we get cold sores, the reason is likely related to stress. For the first time, researchers discovered a cellular mechanism that allows the herpes simplex virus to reactivate. They also found how brain cells are duped into allowing this to happen so that the virus can cause disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)


Imlygic (talimogene laherparepvec) for the Treatment of Cutaneous, Subcutaneous and Nodal Lesions
7 Dec 2015 at 10:41am

Developed by Amgen, Imlygic (talimogene laherparepvec) is the first injectable formulation of altered herpes simplex virus type 1 for the treatment of cutaneous, subcutaneous and nodal lesions in patients with melanoma recurrence after initial surger… (Source: Drug Development Technology)


Certain herpes viruses can infect human neurons
4 Dec 2015 at 11:14am

Epstein-Barr virus and Kaposi’s sarcoma-associated herpesvirus can infect and replicate in cultured and primary neurons, report scientists. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)


Do statins interfere with the flu vaccine?
30 Nov 2015 at 8:00am

Statins are powerful, unusual, and, like El Niño and Tom Cruise, not well understood. Statins have a huge upside. They improve survival after heart attacks and lower the risk of recurrent strokes. They are also the only cholesterol-lowering medications that have been clearly shown to reduce heart attacks and deaths in high-risk patients without heart disease. In addition to reducing cholesterol, statins also lower levels of inflammation in the body. Reducing inflammation probably helps statins to prevent heart attack and stroke. However, evidence is emerging that these statin effects may also have a downside, hindering the ability of the immune system to fight infections. Teasing out the relationship between statins and immune response Two recent studies examined the relationship between ...MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


Population Council's MZC outperforms TFV 1 percent gel in microbicide candidate preclinical study
24 Nov 2015 at 11:00pm

(Population Council) New data from a preclinical safety and efficacy study of the candidate microbicide gel MZC, which targets HIV, herpes simplex virus and human papillomavirus, shows that the gel performs as well as, or in many cases, better than, tenofovir 1 percent gel, a leading microbicide candidate. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)


Jenny McCarthy Wrong Again—This Time on HIV
19 Nov 2015 at 3:48pm

One of the best things about America is that we can all say exactly what we choose. And one of the worst things about America is, well, that we can all say exactly what we choose. That especially true when grossly misinformed people with very large megaphones take advantage of that liberty. Which brings us to Jenny McCarthy. McCarthy has spoken in the past about the imaginary link between vaccines and autism. Now, she is being equally irresponsible and alarmist about how HIV is spread. McCarthy took her bow as AIDS commentator on Nov. 19 on her radio show Dirty, Sexy, Funny—which, OK, tells you up front that you’re not exactly getting the BBC News Hour. McCarthy’s beef concerned her appearance on the show Two and a Half Men, in which she played Charlie Sheen’s love ...


HERPES ZOSTER REMEDY (Herpes Zoster) Liquid [Apotheca Company]
18 Nov 2015 at 11:00pm

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Everything You Think You Know About Herpes Is Wrong
16 Nov 2015 at 4:55pm

By Kristine Thomason Hate to break it to you, but you probably have herpes. Turns out, nearly two-thirds of the global population is infected with herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1), according to a recent report released by the World Health Organization (WHO). The WHO researchers estimated that 3.7 billion people under the age of 50 are infected with HSV-1, which is best known as a cause of cold sores. Another 417 million people worldwide aged 15-49 have HSV-2, the type most often thought of as a sexually transmitted disease. But get this-140 million adults have genital infections caused by HSV-1, meaning half a billion people could sexually transmit either virus. While this news may be shocking--don't freak out. Herpes has been seriously stigmatized for years, but the fact is, if you don...


Shingles vaccine protection lasted 5-6 years in autoimmune disease patients
7 Nov 2015 at 6:30pm

Protection against shingles appeared to wane between the fifth and sixth years after patients with autoimmune diseases received the live herpes zoster vaccine, according to a large retrospective cohort study presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Rheumatology. In contrast,... (Source: Skin and Allergy News)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


Stroke risk rose in autoimmune disease patients after herpes zoster
7 Nov 2015 at 6:30pm

Stroke risk was 50% higher in the month after patients with autoimmune diseases developed herpes zoster, compared with the next 2-6 years, according to Dr. Leonard H. Calabrese. “These data provide urgency for developing strategies to reduce the risk of varicella zoster virus in vulnerable... (Source: Skin and Allergy News)


Updates to the CMV (Herpes Virus) Section of the Adult OI Guidelines
5 Nov 2015 at 6:00pm

This revision provides guidance for the management of cytomegalovirus (CMV) retinitis, which develops or worsens in the setting of ART initiation. Data supporting the treatment of CMV retinitis with systemic anti-CMV therapy for prevention of contralateral eye and visceral disease are discussed.   (Source: AIDSinfo At-a-Glance: Offering Information on HIV/AIDS Treatment, Prevention, and Research, A Service of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS))


66% of World Population Under 50 Infected with Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1
31 Oct 2015 at 4:47pm

More than 3.7 billion people under the age of 50 - or 67% of the population - are infected with herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1), according to WHO’s first global estimates of HSV-1 infection published today in the journal PLOS ONE. (Source: Disabled World)


Two-thirds of the world population has herpes
30 Oct 2015 at 6:48pm

According to a new report, billions of people under the age of 50 are infected with the herpes simplex type 1 virus (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)


WHO: Two-thirds of global population under 50 has herpes
30 Oct 2015 at 11:35am

Stephen FellerWASHINGTON, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Two-thirds of the global population under the age of 50 is infected with herpes simplex virus type 1, or HSV-1, according to estimates from the WHO. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


Kenya: Two-Thirds of People Under 50 Have Herpes - Who
30 Oct 2015 at 6:04am

[Nation] More than 3.7 billion people under 50 have the highly-infectious and incurable herpes virus that causes sores around the mouth and sometimes on the genitals, a World Health Organization report said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)


World Health Organization: Most people have herpes
30 Oct 2015 at 12:50am

The World Health Organization says two thirds of those under 50 have herpes simplex-1, and as many as 90% of people have herpes in some populations (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)


Herpes Virus Infects Two-Thirds of Population: WHO
29 Oct 2015 at 6:13pm

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You probably have herpes, according to WHO
29 Oct 2015 at 9:05am

The World Health Organisation have released their first estimate of how many people have the disease. It's a lot (Source: Telegraph Health)


Morning Break: Global Herpes; Return of 30-Hour Shifts
29 Oct 2015 at 8:45am

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The WHO says two-thirds of people globally have the herpes virus
29 Oct 2015 at 7:23am

More than 3.7 billion people under 50 suffer from the herpes simplex virus type 1, while another 417 million people aged 17 to 49 have the other form of the disease, the World Health Organisation reports. (Source: the Mail online | Health)


You probably have herpes, the WHO says
29 Oct 2015 at 6:22am

GENEVA (Reuters) - Two-thirds of the world's population under 50 have the highly infectious herpes virus that causes cold sores around the mouth, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday, in its first estimate of global prevalence of the disease. (Source: Reuters: Health)


FDA Approves First Oncolytic Virus Therapy for Advanced Melanoma (FREE)
28 Oct 2015 at 7:00pm

By Kristin J. Kelley Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and Richard Saitz, MD, MPH, FACP, FASAM The FDA has approved talimogene laherparepvec — genetically modified live herpes simplex virus type 1 — to treat unresectable melanoma lesions. … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)


Herpes affects two-thirds of people under 50, WHO says
28 Oct 2015 at 5:24pm

Herpes simplex virus type 1, which causes cold sores around the mouth, is present in more than 3.7bn people, says organization amid push for vaccineTwo-thirds of the world’s population under 50 have the highly infectious herpes virus that causes cold sores around the mouth, said the World Health Organization in its first estimate of global prevalence of the disease.More than 3.7 billion people under the age of 50 suffer from the herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1), usually after catching it in childhood, according to a WHO study published on Wednesday. Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)


Two-thirds of world’s population is infected with herpes, says new UN health agency report
28 Oct 2015 at 4:52pm

More than 3.7 billion people under the age of 50 are infected with herpes simplex virus type 1, which in most cases causes “cold sores” around the mouth, according to the first global estimates of the infection by the World Health Organization (WHO). (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


An estimated two-thirds of world’s population under age of 50 are infected with herpes simplex virus type 1
28 Oct 2015 at 1:00pm

More than 3.7 billion people under the age of 50 are infected with herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1), which commonly causes ‘cold sores’ and can also cause genital herpes, according to new research by the University of Bristol and the World Health Organisation [WHO]. The findings, published in the journal PLOS ONE, reveal the first global estimates of HSV-1 infection. (Source: University of Bristol news)


Globally, an estimated two-thirds of the population under 50 are infected with herpes simplex virus type 1
28 Oct 2015 at 12:00am

More than 3.7 billion people under the age of 50 – or 67% of the population – are infected with herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1), according to WHO’s first global estimates of HSV-1 infection published today in the journal PLOS ONE. Herpes simplex virus is categorized into 2 types: herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) and herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2). Both HSV-1 and HSV-2 are highly infectious and incurable. HSV-1 is primarily transmitted by oral-oral contact and in most cases causes orolabial herpes or “cold sores” around the mouth. HSV-2 is almost entirely sexually transmitted through skin-to-skin contact, causing genital herpes. (Source: WHO news)


US approval for drug that turns herpes virus against cancer
27 Oct 2015 at 10:08pm

Imlygic, which bursts melanoma cells open and triggers immune response, can shrink localised tumours but is not proven to extend life, says FDAThe US Food and Drug Administration has approved a first-of-a-kind drug that uses the herpes virus to infiltrate deadly skin cancer tumours, reducing their size in some cases. Related: The Guardian view on meat and cancer: a little of what you fancy will do you no harm | Editorial Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)


FDA approves drug that uses herpes virus to fight cancer
27 Oct 2015 at 9:36pm

Injectable drug approved for patients with hard-to-treat melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


FDA flags quality issues at Theranos plant
27 Oct 2015 at 12:03pm

(Reuters) — The FDA flagged quality issues at privately held laboratory operator Theranos‘ manufacturing plant in Newark, Calif., after inspections in August and September. Theranos’ main product is the Capillary Tube Nanotainer, 1 of 2 kinds of tiny vials used to collect blood from patients. The company, which has a valuation of $9 billion, promises to shake up medical testing by conducting a wide range of tests with 1 drop of blood from a finger-stick using its Nanotainers, rather than the large vial typically collected. In a Form 483 issued after the inspections and released today, the FDA said today that quality audits had not been performed at the Newark facility and that the company failed to document internal quality audit schedule. The company was not immediatel...


Histone deacetylase 6 inhibition enhances oncolytic viral therapy
19 Oct 2015 at 11:00pm

(Journal of Clinical Investigation) A new study in the Journal of Clinical Investigation indicates that inhibition of histone deaceteylase 6 improves the ability of oncolytic herpes simplex virus type 1 to kill glioma cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)


Cause of viral infection of the brain mapped out
19 Oct 2015 at 11:00pm

(Aarhus University) Researchers have recently discovered a defect in the immune system, which causes some people with herpes virus to develop a life-threatening inflammation of the brain. This immunodeficiency is likely the same for certain types of meningitis and also the reason why some people become seriously ill due to influenza. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)


Theranos Limits Use of Blood Test TechnologyTheranos Limits Use of Blood Test Technology
16 Oct 2015 at 7:33pm

The company said it has stopped using its tiny Nanotainer vials while it seeks FDA approval for each of its 250-plus finger-prick tests. The agency already approved a Theranos test for herpes simplex. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)


U.K. Nurse Suffers Rare Case Of Ebola Relapse
16 Oct 2015 at 9:19am

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30 Sep 2015 at 12:00am

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Op-Ed Columnist: Why Are 2016 Candidates Ignoring Women’s Health?
28 Apr 2016 at 2:21am

A crucial issue — a matter of life or death — is missing from the presidential race. (Source: NYT Health)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


HPV vaccination expected to reduce cancer in all races, may not eliminate all disparities
27 Apr 2016 at 11:00pm

(Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health) Human papillomavirus (HPV)-associated cancers occur more frequently among Hispanics, blacks, American-Indians, and Alaska Natives than among whites. A new study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health finds that HPV vaccination is expected to reduce the cancer burden across all racial/ethnic groups. However, some disparities in cancer burden may persist and widen in the years to come if their causes, such as lack of access to diagnoses and treatment, aren't addressed. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)


Expand HPV vaccination programs in Canada to include males, say experts
25 Apr 2016 at 1:15pm

Expanding human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination programs to include males in Canada will help protect them against HPV-related cancers, according to an analysis. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)


Expand HPV vaccination programs in Canada to include males
24 Apr 2016 at 11:00pm

(Canadian Medical Association Journal) Expanding human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination programs to include males in Canada will help protect them against HPV-related cancers, according to an analysis published in CMAJ. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)


New HPV vaccine could curb cervical cancers and health costs if adopted widely
18 Apr 2016 at 2:01pm

A Yale-led study finds that a new vaccine for human papillomavirus (HPV) would significantly reduce both cervical cancer incidence and healthcare costs if states coordinated policies to improve coverage.  (Source: Yale Science and Health News)


KU raises awareness for HPV-related cancers, vaccination
15 Apr 2016 at 12:53pm

Even though Kansas City, Kan., has a National Cancer Institute-designated provider, one statistic continues to unnerve Dr. Roy Jensen: Kansas has the nation's lowest rate of human papillomavirus vaccination rates. Jensen, director of The University of Kansas Cancer Center, and his team have joined with the Midwest Cancer Alliance and the Kansas Foundation for Medical Care to launch an HPV campaign to raise awareness, an effort that also helps the center achieve the NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)


Human Papillomavirus and Vaccination of MalesHuman Papillomavirus and Vaccination of Males
15 Apr 2016 at 8:24am

This study shows that nurses need more education about HPV and the HPV vaccine. Pediatric Nursing (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)


To Your Health: NLM update: HPV declines among young women
12 Apr 2016 at 1:49pm

Listen to the To Your Health: NLM update on HPV declines among young women. The transcript is also available. Health threatening strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV) declined significantly among female teens and young women following the release of a vaccine to prevent the virus in 2006, reports a comprehensive study recently published in Pediatrics. (Source: What's New on MedlinePlus)


Why You Should Pay Attention to Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week -- April 10-16
11 Apr 2016 at 4:04pm

Some may think another cancer awareness week is like Hallmark's Friendship Day -- nice, but not necessary. National Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer Awareness Week will take place April 10-16, 2016, and it's more important than ever because there actually is a big lack of awareness. Did you know that HPV-related throat cancer is on the rise at an alarming rate? According to the National Cancer Institute, the three most common cancers are breast, lung, and prostate cancer. But there will be an estimated 61,000 oral and throat cancer cases in 2016; an estimated 13,000 cases will result in death. Of those, some 9,000 people are diagnosed with cancers of the oropharynx that may be caused by HPV. The oropharynx is the middle area of the throat that includes the base of the tongue and tonsils. Fu...


Current Practice Does Not Eliminate HPV From Transvaginal Ultrasound ProbesCurrent Practice Does Not Eliminate HPV From Transvaginal Ultrasound Probes
8 Apr 2016 at 6:06pm

Current practices do not eliminate human papillomavirus (HPV) from probes used for transvaginal ultrasound, researchers report. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


HPV vaccine may be effective in adolescents with kidney disease, but less so in those with a kidney transplant
7 Apr 2016 at 9:17pm

Following vaccination against human papillomavirus, girls and young women with chronic kidney disease and those on dialysis had antibody levels above the threshold that indicates protection from infection. A significant proportion of patients with kidney transplants showed evidence of an inadequate antibody response to the vaccine. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)


Cervical Cancer And Tampons - Is There A...
7 Apr 2016 at 5:00pm

Cervical cancer is one of the most common cancers affecting women. It is often caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV) and not the use of tampons. (Source: About.com Cervical Cancer)


Misconceptions: The Persistent Myth About Oral Sex
7 Apr 2016 at 8:34am

71 percent of people consider oral sex “sex” but many — particularly young adults— don’t realize it’s possible to get S.T.D.s this way, research shows. (Source: NYT Health)


Tanzania: Cervical Cancer Vaccine in Pipeline
7 Apr 2016 at 1:31am

[Daily News] Dodoma -STARTING next year the government plans to provide free cervical cancer vaccination all over the country in a bid to control increasing infections of the disease which is caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)


Get Tested for Sexually-Transmitted Infections
5 Apr 2016 at 3:05pm

When Charlie Sheen disclosed his HIV infection last fall, sexually transmitted infections were back in the public eye. His case will likely contribute to the belief many people have that HIV is caused by sexual promiscuity or injection drug use, when in reality having unprotected sex with someone HIV-positive just one time can lead to HIV infection. April is STD Awareness Month. The new term for STD is STI -- sexually transmitted infection -- to focus on the infection rather than the disease it could lead to. One way to mark the occasion is to get tested for HIV and thus help eradicate the stigma. A focus on HIV for STD Awareness Month is appropriate since HIV, though preventable, is non-curable and debilitating. HIV testing is now possible with a simple oral swab -- no needles required, ...MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


College students report perceived barriers to HPV vaccine
1 Apr 2016 at 2:39pm

SAN DIEGO – College-aged men and women had positive attitudes toward human papillomavirus vaccination, yet perceived cost and access barriers factored into their decision to receive the vaccine,... (Source: Pediatric News)


Non-HPV-16 genotypes linked to poor HNSCC survival
31 Mar 2016 at 2:17am

medwireNews: Patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) who harbour human papillomavirus (HPV) genotypes other than HPV-16 have significantly worse overall survival (OS) than those te ... (Source: MedWire News)


HPV: Cervical peeling as treatment for precancerous conditions
30 Mar 2016 at 7:57am

A new treatment for the pre-stages of cervical cancer has been developed, caused by human papilloma virus (HPV) infection. The treatment involves using 85% trichloroacetic acid, an acid that is traditionally used for medical and cosmetic skin peeling. The scientists showed that complete remission was achieved in 82% of the patients after only one application. Moreover, the new treatment is very easy for experts to use and is very cost-effective. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)


Universal HPV Vaccination of Girls Prevents Genital Warts in Young MenUniversal HPV Vaccination of Girls Prevents Genital Warts in Young Men
28 Mar 2016 at 2:39pm

In Denmark, the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination program for girls and women has been followed by a decreased incidence of genital warts in young men. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)


Gardasil is destroying young girls' ovaries and reproductive systems
23 Mar 2016 at 1:00am

(NaturalNews) A new study has found that Merck & Co., the maker of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine Gardasil, neglected to examine the drug's effect on the reproductive systems of women.As a result of that neglect, as well as the inherent dangers behind the vaccine, an Australian... (Source: NaturalNews.com)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


ACS Releases Long-term Care Guideline for Survivors of Head and Neck Cancer
22 Mar 2016 at 7:17pm

By Stacy Simon The American Cancer Society has released a new Head and Neck Survivorship Care Guideline to help survivors of head and neck cancer and their primary care providers better manage their long-term care. The guideline addresses cancers of the oral cavity, tongue, lip, pharynx (throat), and larynx (voice box). Recommendations in the guideline may also apply to cancers of the salivary glands, nasal and paranasal sinuses, and nasopharynx. But it does not address cancers of the brain, thyroid, or esophagus because they are very different in terms of symptoms and treatment. RESOURCES: Head and Neck Cancer Survivorship Care GuidelineHead and Neck Cancer Survivorship Guideline Patient PageNutrition and physical activity guidelines for cancer survivorsSurvivorship care plansOnline co...


HPV vaccines are harming and killing victims worldwide in a silent epidemic of medical violence against children
22 Mar 2016 at 1:00am

(NaturalNews) One highly controversial Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, Gardasil, which is administered to young girls ostensibly to defend against an early onset of the only form of contagious cancer, has actually been responsible for more than 30 deaths, according to the site... (Source: NaturalNews.com)


Cancer-causing HPV plummeted in teens since vaccine, study finds
15 Mar 2016 at 3:02pm

The human papillomavirus vaccine was first recommended for adolescent girls in the United States in 2006. Since that time, the prevalence of the cancer-causing virus has been dropping among young women, according to a new study. (Source: CNN.com - Health)


Cuba Has Made At Least 3 Major Medical Innovations That We Need
15 Mar 2016 at 1:36pm

By most measures, the United States' business-friendly environment has proven to be fertile for medical innovation. Compared to other countries, America has filed the most patents in the life sciences, is conducting most of the world's clinical trials and has published the most biomedical research. That's what makes the medical prominence of Cuba all the more surprising to those who view a free market as an essential driver of scientific discovery. Cuba is very poor, and yet the country has some of the healthiest, most long-lived residents in the world -- as well as a medical invention or two that could run circles around U.S. therapies, thanks to government investment in scientific research and a preventive public health approach that views medical care as a birthright. The isla...


Mismatched expectations most common reason for patients not completing HPV vaccine series
14 Mar 2016 at 11:00pm

(Boston University Medical Center) Conflicting expectations between parents and medical providers about who is responsible for scheduling follow-up appointments is resulting in a failure of young girls completing the Human Papilloma Virus vaccination series, according to a new study led by Boston Medical Center researchers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


HPV vaccination protects high-risk girls from cervical cancer
14 Mar 2016 at 10:00am

Full or partial vaccination with the quadrivalent human papillomavirus vaccine reduced the overall risk of abnormal cervical pathology by 36%, based on data from a retrospective cohort study of just... (Source: Pediatric News)


Mayo Clinic Minute: HPV Vaccine Prevents Cancer
9 Mar 2016 at 6:00pm

Earlier this month we reported on the big drop in rates of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection in the United States. A study in the journal Pediatrics shows that since the introduction of the HPV vaccine six years ago, the rate of HPV infection has dropped 64 percent for girls ages 14 to 19. The Centers for [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)


Ask Well: Ask Well: Booster Shots for Grown-Ups
8 Mar 2016 at 8:11am

By your early 20s, there’s a good chance you are due for some booster vaccinations. (Source: NYT)


Botswana: Response to HPV Vaccine Campaign Positive
7 Mar 2016 at 4:56am

[Botswana Daily News] Masunga -Since the introduction of the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine campaign, North East District parents have been supportive in order for their young girls to get the possible help. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)


Publicizing benefits of HPV vaccine may drive uptick in its use
4 Mar 2016 at 1:59pm

Increased publicizing of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine’s benefits could drive growth in patients’ usage of the vaccine, researchers said in a letter to the editors of the Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. Dr. Harry Pellman, clinical professor of pediatrics at the University of... (Source: Skin and Allergy News)


Male HPV vaccination scheme launch
3 Mar 2016 at 9:40am

Wales is to provide the HPV (human papillomavirus vaccine) to men who have sex with men, it has been announced. The introduction of a targeted vaccination programme for men aged 16 to 45 follows sustained campaigning by the BMA for the vaccine to be given to all UK MSM (men who have sex with men), and all adolescent boys. BMA Wales GPs committee deputy chair David Bailey said: ‘It is important to offer the HPV vaccine to gay men, and hopefully to all young men. 'Again, the Welsh Government seems to be listening to the things that we would like to see to promote public health in Wales, so well done to it.' HPV is a risk factor for a number of cancers, and can cause genital warts and cervical and vaginal cancers.   Targeted programme In November 2014, the JCVI (Joint Committee o...


Serious warnings about Gardasil harm to young girls
29 Feb 2016 at 12:00am

(NaturalNews) The American College of Pediatricians has raised new concerns about Gardasil, Merck's human papillomavirus vaccine, in a January 27, 2016, press release."It has recently come to the attention of the College that one of the recommended vaccines [HPV] could possibly... (Source: NaturalNews.com)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


More teens complete HPV vaccine series when parents choose reminder methods
25 Feb 2016 at 11:01pm

Asking parents how they want to be reminded of the need for their child’s second dose of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine appears to increase the likelihood of their child completing the three-dose series, a recent study found. “For the promise of the HPV vaccine to be realized, rates of... (Source: Skin and Allergy News)


Data on two-dose 9-valent HPV vaccinations encouraging, but more needed
24 Feb 2016 at 1:51pm

Studies of two-dose and three-dose 9-valent human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines in youth aged 9-14 years and in those up to age 26 found the vaccines to be “generally well tolerated in all vaccination groups,” according to a report at a meeting of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s... (Source: Skin and Allergy News)


HPV Vaccination Trims Infection Rate; Could Prevent Cancer
24 Feb 2016 at 10:17am

A new study shows a vaccination is helping children and young women avoid a common cancer-causing virus. The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, when given to preteens and young adults, can help prevent them from getting cancer years later. (Source: TMA News Room)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


Uganda: Childhood Cancers on the Rise
24 Feb 2016 at 2:59am

[Observer] Pediatric cancers are on the rise and infections such as HIV and the human papillomavirus (HPV) may have a lot to do with it, experts say. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)


HPV Rates Drop Among Young Women
23 Feb 2016 at 6:00pm

A vaccine to fight HPV (human papillomavirus) has proven to be effective. A study released in Pediatrics shows a sharp decrease in the number of HPV cases within the six years since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) introduced the HPV vaccine —  a 64 percent decrease in 4vHPV type prevalence among females aged 14 to 19 years [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)


HPV in Teen Girls Down 64% Since Vaccinations Began in US
23 Feb 2016 at 3:38pm

By Stacy Simon The percentage of teen girls who are infected with the types of human papilloma virus (HPV) covered by the HPV vaccine has dropped significantly since vaccination was introduced in the US in 2006, according to research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). HPV vaccines protect against high-risk types of the virus that cause most cervical cancers. The virus is also linked to cancers of the vulva, vagina, penis, anus, and throat. The researchers used data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (NHANES) to compare HPV infection rates among teens and young women before and after 2006. The CDC’s NHANES program began in the 1960s to collect health information about participants in order to determine the prevalence of major diseases an...


The HPV Vaccine Is Working, But Why Are So Many Teens Still Not Getting It?
22 Feb 2016 at 12:29pm

Since the Food and Drug Administration approved the first human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in 2006, infections with the four types of HPV it targets have declined in adolescent girls and young women, scientists reported Monday. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)


HPV plummeted in teens since vaccine, study finds
22 Feb 2016 at 10:36am

The human papillomavirus vaccine was first recommended for adolescent girls in the United States in 2006. Since that time, the prevalence of the cancer-causing virus has been dropping among young women, according to a new study. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


HPV Infection Rate Plummets Since Vaccine IntroductionHPV Infection Rate Plummets Since Vaccine Introduction
22 Feb 2016 at 4:38am

The prevalence of human papillomavirus infections among teenage girls in the United States has declined by 64% since the HPV vaccination program was introduced, according to a new study. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)


Vaccine Has Cut HPV Infection Rate in Teen Girls by Two-Thirds: Study
22 Feb 2016 at 3:02am

MONDAY, Feb. 22, 2016 -- Ten years of vaccinating against human papillomavirus (HPV) has cut infections from this cancer-causing virus by 64 percent among teen girls, U.S. health officials report. "We are continuing to see decreases in the HPV... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)


HPV Sharply Reduced in Teenage Girls Following Vaccine, Study Says
21 Feb 2016 at 11:01pm

A vaccine for human papillomavirus, which causes cervical cancer, has reduced its prevalence in teenage girls by almost two-thirds, the study said. (Source: NYT Health)


Vaccination Has Led to Marked Decline in HPV Prevalence in Young Women (FREE)
21 Feb 2016 at 6:00pm

By Cara Adler Edited by André Sofair, MD, MPH Six years after introduction of the quadrivalent human papillomavirus vaccine (4vHPV), prevalence of the 4vHPV types (6, 11, 16, and 18) dropped 64% in girls aged 14 to 19, according to a Pediatrics study.Using National … (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.


Study determines key recurrence detection time for oropharyngeal cancer
17 Feb 2016 at 11:00pm

(American Society for Radiation Oncology) For patients treated with definitive radiation therapy (RT) for oropharyngeal cancer caused by human papillomavirus (HPV), the majority of recurrences can be detected by post-treatment imaging at three months and physical exams during the six months following treatment, according to research presented at the 2016 Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancer Symposium. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)


Study maps molecular signatures of HPV-positive throat cancer patients by smoking status
17 Feb 2016 at 11:00pm

(American Society for Radiation Oncology) Throat cancer patients exposed to both human papillomavirus (HPV) and tobacco smoke demonstrate a pattern of mutations along several key cancer genes, according to research presented today at the 2016 Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancer Symposium. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)


National Cancer Institute Calls For More Kids To Get HPV Vaccination
17 Feb 2016 at 4:23pm

BOSTON (CBS) — The National Cancer Institute is calling for more American children to be vaccinated against the human papillomavirus, most commonly referred to as HPV. While the vaccine is safe and can actually prevent cancer, many kids aren’t receiving it. Emily Ocasio of Boston, a mother of six, was diagnosed with HPV 12 years ago. “I had pain, surgeries and doctors telling me I have cancerous cells,” she says. “That’s scary to hear.” In addition to genital warts, HPV causes nearly all cervical cancers in women. This can lead to other genital, head, and neck cancers in both genders. “Nobody wants cancer,” says Dr. Mary Brown, a pediatrician at Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. She routinely gives the HPV vaccine to her patien...


Connection between anal cancer, HPV
17 Feb 2016 at 1:04pm

The results of a study demonstrating a connection between anal cancer and human papillomavirus infection has been published by researchers. It builds on research that indicated an increased likelihood that the two diseases would coexist in some women. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)


Researchers publish on connection between anal cancer, HPV
16 Feb 2016 at 11:00pm

(Care New England ) Researchers at Women & Infants Hospital, a Care New England hospital, recently published the results of a study demonstrating a connection between anal cancer and human papillomavirus infection. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


New staging for HPV-related oropharyngeal cancer
16 Feb 2016 at 5:17pm

Human papillomavirus (HPV) status is a strong predictor of prognosis for patients with oropharyngeal carcinoma (OPC), but the current staging system does not adequately account for biological and clinical differences between HPV-positive OPC and HPV-negative OPC, commonly caused by alcohol and tobacco use, say researchers. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)


Electronic health records can help catch undiagnosed cases of Type 2 diabetes, UCLA researchers find
16 Feb 2016 at 10:26am

In 2012, a group of UCLA researchers set out to mine thousands of electronic health records for a more accurate and less expensive way to identify people who have undiagnosed Type 2 diabetes. The researchers got much more than they bargained for. Not only did they develop an algorithm with the potential to vastly increase the number of correct diagnoses of the disease by refining the pool of candidates who are put forward for screening; they also uncovered several previously unknown risk factors for diabetes, including a history of sexual and gender identity disorders, intestinal infections and a category of illnesses that includes such sexually transmitted diseases as chlamydia. The findings appear February 16 in the Journal of Biomedical Informatics. “With widespread implementation, ...


MD Anderson researchers propose new staging for HPV-related oropharyngeal cancer
15 Feb 2016 at 11:00pm

(University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center) Human papillomavirus (HPV) status is a strong predictor of prognosis for patients with oropharyngeal carcinoma (OPC), but the current staging system does not adequately account for biological and clinical differences between HPV-positive OPC and HPV-negative OPC, commonly caused by alcohol and tobacco use. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)


MD Anderson Researchers Propose New Staging for HPV-Related Oropharyngeal Cancer (The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center)
15 Feb 2016 at 6:00pm

Human papillomavirus (HPV) status is a strong predictor of prognosis for patients with oropharyngeal carcinoma (OPC), but the current staging system does not adequately account for biological and clinical differences between HPV-positive OPC and HPV-negative OPC, commonly caused by alcohol and tobacco use. With rates of HPV-related OPC rising rapidly, researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center propose a new staging system to more accurately predict patient outcomes and iden... (Source: National Comprehensive Cancer Network)


How head and neck cancers respond to radiation depends in part on HPV status
12 Feb 2016 at 2:16pm

People whose head and neck cancers test positive for the human papilloma virus are known to respond more favorably to radiation therapy than those whose cancers are HPV-negative, but an explanation for these differences has remained elusive. Now, UCLA scientists have shown for the first time that radiation treatment transforms cancer cells into head and neck cancer stem cells — which are known to be resistant to radiation therapy — more effectively when the cancer tests negative for HPV. These findings shed light on why some head and neck cancers fare much worse after radiation therapy despite optimum treatment regimens. Led by UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center members Dr. Erina Vlashi and Dr. Frank Pajonk, the study showed that the non-stem cancer cells that survived radiation ...MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


Cocrystal Pharma Announces In-Licensing of CRISPR Cas Technologies for Hepatitis B Virus and Human Papilloma Virus
10 Feb 2016 at 9:11am

ATLANTA, GA--(Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) - Cocrystal Pharma, Inc. (COCP), a company focused on developing novel antiviral therapeutics for human diseases, announced today it has signed an agreement with Duke University and Emory University to li... Biopharmaceuticals, LicensingCocrystal Pharma, CRISPR/Cas (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)


Cervical screening in the UK
9 Feb 2016 at 9:39am

Cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer in women worldwide. There is consistent evidence that high-risk human papillomavirus infection, a common sexually transmitted disease, is a necessary cause of cervical cancer Hide related content:  Show related content Featured In Issue:  Nursing in Practice | 88 read more (Source: Nursing in Practice)


Conversion of head and neck cancer cells into radiation-resistant cancer stem cells depends on HPV status, study finds
9 Feb 2016 at 8:09am

Head and neck cancers that test positive for the human papilloma virus (HPV) are known to respond more favorably to radiation therapy than those that test HPV-negative, but an explanation for these differences has remained elusive. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)


Why your children should get the HPV vaccine — and why they should get it early
2 Feb 2016 at 7:04am

If there’s something we can do to prevent our children from getting cancer, we should do it. Plain and simple. That’s why the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that youth be vaccinated against Human Papilloma Virus, starting as young as 9 years old. Human Papilloma Virus, or HPV, is the leading cause of cervical cancer. It can cause other cancers as well in both men and women, and is the cause of genital warts. The vaccine, which is given as three doses over 6 months, is very effective. And yet, some parents don’t want me to give the vaccine, especially when their children aren’t teenagers yet. Here’s what seem to be the two biggest reasons: They worry the HPV vaccine is not safe. There are lots of rumors about problems with the HPV vaccine. While it’s certainly...


New Vaccines in 2016 Pediatric Immunization Schedule New Vaccines in 2016 Pediatric Immunization Schedule
1 Feb 2016 at 5:10pm

Recommendations for the recently licensed meningococcal B and 9-valent human papillomavirus vaccine are now in the official 2016 childhood immunization schedule Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


2016 Adult Immunization Schedule Includes New Vaccines2016 Adult Immunization Schedule Includes New Vaccines
1 Feb 2016 at 4:05pm

New vaccines against meningococcal serogroup B and human papillomavirus and a revision to the pneumococcal vaccine recommendation are among the 2016 changes. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)


Sexually transmitted virus strongly linked to risk of breast cancer – study
28 Jan 2016 at 5:03pm

Women with abnormal cells on their cervix owing to certain types of human papillomavirus likely to be at higher risk of developing breast cancer later in lifeWomen with abnormal cells on their cervix owing to certain types of human papillomavirus infection are at higher risk of developing breast cancer later in life, the findings from a new study suggest.More than 100 types of human papillomavirus, more commonly known as HPV, have now been identified, about 10 of which are classified are classified as “high-risk” because they lead to the type of abnormal cell changes that can go on to cause genital or cervical cancers. Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)


Duke Cancer Institute Joins National Endorsement of HPV Vaccination
28 Jan 2016 at 4:45pm

Contact: Sarah Avery Phone: 919-660-1306 Email: sarah.avery@duke.edu https://www.dukehealth.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016  DURHAM, N.C. – In response to low national vaccination rates for the human papillomavirus (HPV), the Duke Cancer Institute has joined all 68 other top U.S. cancer centers in issuing a statement urging increased HPV vaccinations to prevent cancer.  These institutions collectively recognize insufficient vaccination as a public health threat and call upon the nations’ physicians, parents and young adults to take advantage of a rare opportunity to prevent many types of cancer. National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer centers joined in this effort in the spirit of President Barack Obama’s State of the Union call for a national “moo...


Cancer Centers Urge Increase in HPV Vaccinations
27 Jan 2016 at 9:16pm

The top cancer centers in the U.S. jointly called for an increase in vaccination against the human papilloma virus, saying low uptake of the regimens amounts to a “public health threat.” (Source: WSJ.com: Health)


OHSU joins effort to raise vaccination rates
27 Jan 2016 at 3:58pm

Oregon Health & Science University has joined a call to action to raise vaccination rates for the human papillomavirus, or HPV, as a means to prevent certain cancers. About 79 million Americans are infected with HPV, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Several types of HPV are responsible for most cervical, anal, middle throat and other genital cancers. Every year, 27,000 men and women in the U.S. are diagnosed with an HPV-related cancer. Many of those cases could be prevented… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


Top US Cancer Centers Call for Greater Uptake of HPV VaccineTop US Cancer Centers Call for Greater Uptake of HPV Vaccine
27 Jan 2016 at 3:43pm

NCI-designated cancer centers in the United States have issued a call to action to improve uptake of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine across the country in both males and females. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)


Cancer Centers Urge More People to Get the HPV Vaccine
27 Jan 2016 at 10:04am

By Stacy Simon The American Cancer Society is supporting a call-to-action from dozens of National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Centers across the US urging action to increase vaccination against human papillomavirus (HPV). HPV vaccines protect against high-risk types of the virus that cause most cervical cancers. The virus is also linked to cancers of the vulva, vagina, penis, anus, and throat. Despite this, vaccination rates across the US remain low. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), only 40% of girls and 21% of boys in the US have received all 3 doses of the vaccine. The CDC recommends that girls and boys receive 3 doses of HPV vaccine at ages 11 or 12 years. The vaccines work best if they are given before HPV infection occurs. The types of HPV that...


NYP, CUMC & WCM among the cancer centers endorsing HPV vaccines for cancer prevention
26 Jan 2016 at 11:00pm

(Weill Cornell Medical College) NewYork-Presbyterian, Columbia University Medical Center and Weill Cornell Medicine are among the nation's top cancer centers calling for increased human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination for the prevention of cancer. The statement comes in response to the public health threat posed by low national vaccination rates for HPV. The centers are urging physicians, parents and young adults to take advantage of this opportunity to prevent many types of cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)


Fred Hutch endorses HPV vaccination for cancer prevention
26 Jan 2016 at 11:00pm

(Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center) In response to low national vaccination rates for the human papillomavirus, or HPV, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center has joined with the 68 other US National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers in issuing a statement urging for increased vaccination in adolescent girls and boys for the prevention of many types of HPV-related cancers in adulthood. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)


MD Anderson joins nation's cancer centers in endorsement of HPV vaccination for cancer prevention
26 Jan 2016 at 11:00pm

(University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center) In response to low national vaccination rates for the human papillomavirus (HPV), The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center has joined with the 68 other National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer centers in issuing a statement calling for increased HPV vaccination for the prevention of cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


One-Third of Invasive Penile Cancers Contain HPV DNAOne-Third of Invasive Penile Cancers Contain HPV DNA
22 Jan 2016 at 12:45pm

A third of invasive penile cancers and nearly 90% of high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions (HGSILs) may be related to human papillomavirus (HPV), according to a retrospective study. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)


HPV16 in the Mouth Linked to Increased Risk for HNSCCHPV16 in the Mouth Linked to Increased Risk for HNSCC
22 Jan 2016 at 8:03am

The detection of human papillomavirus (HPV) type 16 in the mouth was associated with a 22-fold increased risk for oropharyngeal cancer in a new study. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)


Medtech approvals: FDA releases November 2015 PMAs
22 Jan 2016 at 4:59am

The FDA today released its list of the pre-market approvals it granted for medical devices in November 2015: Summary of PMA Originals & Supplements Approved Originals: 3 Supplements: 69 Summary of PMA Originals Under Review Total Under Review: 57 Total Active: 30 Total On Hold: 27 Summary of PMA Supplements Under Review Total Under Review: 583 Total Active: 433 Total On Hold: 150 Summary of All PMA Submissions Originals: 4 Supplements: 75 Summary of PMA Supplement PMA Approval/Denial Decision Times Number of Approvals: 69 Number of Denials: 0 Average Days Fr Receipt to Decision (Total Time): 193.4 FDA Time: 103.0 Days MFR Time: 90.4 Days PMA Original Approvals APPLICATION NUMBER / DATE of APPROVAL DEVICE TRADE NAME COMPANY NAME CITY, STATE, & ZIP DEVICE DESCRIPTION /...


Birth Control & Cancer: Which Methods Raise, Lower Risk
22 Jan 2016 at 4:37am

By Kelli MillerIf you're a woman of childbearing years who wants to delay pregnancy, you might have heard that some birth control methods are linked to cancer. Spend a minute online and you'll probably find more than a handful of contradicting reports saying some types cause cancer, while others fend it off. How do you know what to believe?"This is a perplexing issue for many women," says Mia Gaudet, Strategic Director of Breast and Gynecologic Cancer Research at the American Cancer Society. For example, "there is consistent evidence that oral contraceptives (birth control pills) increase a woman's risk of breast and cervical cancer but decrease the risk of endometrial and ovarian cancer."Here is a quick look at some popular birth control options and what we know today ...MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


Study Examines Link Between HPV in the Mouth and Risk of Head and Neck Cancers
21 Jan 2016 at 10:01am

January 21, 2016—(BRONX, NY)—Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine have found that when human papillomavirus (HPV)-16 is detected in peoples’ mouths, they are 22 times more likely than those without HPV-16 to develop a type of head and neck cancer. The study was published online today in JAMA Oncology and was led by Ilir Agalliu, M.D., Sc.D., and Robert D. Burk, M.D. (Source: Einstein News)


Study examines link between HPV and risk of head and neck cancers
20 Jan 2016 at 11:00pm

(Albert Einstein College of Medicine) Researchers, led by Ilir Agalliu, M.D., and Robert Burk, M.D., at Albert Einstein College of Medicine have found that when human papillomavirus (HPV)-16 is detected in peoples' mouths, they are 22 times more likely than those without HPV-16 to develop a common type of head and neck cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)


Study examines associations of HPV types, risk of head and neck
20 Jan 2016 at 11:00pm

(The JAMA Network Journals) A new study suggests detection of human papillomavirus (HPV)-16 in the oral cavity was associated with 22-times increased risk of oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)


Unknown Primary Head/Neck SCC More CommonUnknown Primary Head/Neck SCC More Common
20 Jan 2016 at 2:27pm

The last decade has seen an increase in the frequency of unknown primary squamous cell carcinoma (UPSCC) of the head and neck, and human papillomavirus (HPV) is behind most of these cases, new research suggests. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


Well: HPV Vaccination Rates Highest Among Hispanic Girls in Poorer Areas
20 Jan 2016 at 10:05am

Teenage girls living in poorer neighborhoods are more likely to be vaccinated against human papillomavirus than those who live in richer areas. (Source: NYT)


Lead HPV vaccine developer admits Gardasil, Cervarix are unscientific scams with deadly consequences for children
19 Jan 2016 at 12:00am

(NaturalNews) One of the foremost researchers whose work led to the development of the two existing human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccines, now warns that as currently used, those vaccines have not been proven safe or effective."About eight in every ten women who have been sexually... (Source: NaturalNews.com)


Zambia: Second Round of HPV Vaccination Begins Today
18 Jan 2016 at 5:22am

[Times of Zambia] Government has directed schools countrywide to cooperate as the second round of the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccination resumes today. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


HPV vaccine uptake is highest among girls in high poverty, majority Hispanic communities
14 Jan 2016 at 9:07am

Adolescent girls living in high-poverty communities and majority Hispanic communities in the United States were more likely to have received at least one dose of a human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine than those living in low-poverty communities and in communities of other racial and ethnic compositions. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)


HPV vaccine uptake is highest among girls in high poverty and majority Hispanic communities
13 Jan 2016 at 11:00pm

(American Association for Cancer Research) Adolescent girls living in high-poverty communities and majority Hispanic communities were more likely to have received at least one dose of a human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine than those living in low-poverty communities and in communities of other racial and ethnic compositions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)


Who Should Get the HPV Vaccination and Why
12 Jan 2016 at 1:10pm

By Stacy Simon Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the US according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It’s so common that nearly all sexually active men and women will have it at some point in their lives. In most cases, HPV goes away on its own and does not cause any health problems. But when HPV does not go away, it can cause genital warts and cancer. Almost all cervical cancer is caused by HPV. The virus has also been linked to cancers of the vulva, vagina, penis, anus, and throat. HPV vaccination for pre-teen and teen girls RESOURCES: Cervical cancer resourcesHPV and cervical cancerHuman papilloma virus (HPV) vaccinesAmerican Cancer Society recommendations for HPV vaccine by age HPV vaccines prevent infectio...


We know it's effective. So why is there opposition to the HPV vaccine ?
11 Jan 2016 at 10:44am

Over 90% of cervical cancers are caused by HPV. But squeamishness about sex and unsupported safety fears are threatening vaccination programmes Human papillomavirus (HPV) has long haunted humankind; almost all sexually active adults carry some of HPV’s 170 strains. And although many of these are harmless, amongst the myriad mutants there are those whose effects are anything but benign: subtypes 6 and 11 can lead to genital warts; subtypes 16 and 18 (amongst others) can lead to cervical, vulvar, vaginal, penile, anal and oral cancers. This is not some mere hypothetical risk – over 90% of cervical cancers are caused by HPV, a cancer which claimed the lives of 270,000 women in 2012 alone. Luckily, the HPV vaccine Gardasil is extraordinarily effective at preventing infection, being at leas...


What You Need to Know About Testing for Cervical Cancer
30 Dec 2015 at 8:28am

By Stacy Simon During the past several decades, screening – testing for cancer before symptoms develop – has reduced deaths from cervical cancer, as doctors have been able to find cancer early and treat it, or prevent it from ever developing. However, those declines have begun to taper off—especially among younger women. From 2007 to 2011, death rates from cervical cancer remained the same among women younger than 50, while decreasing by 1.1% per year among women 50 years of age and older. And many women are missing the opportunity to be screened. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and prevention (CDC), 8 million women who should be getting screening tests for cervical cancer aren’t getting them. More than 12,000 women get cervical cancer every year and...MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


HPV vaccination for gay men announced
21 Dec 2015 at 10:21am

A human papilloma virus vaccination programme for men who have sex with men will be introduced in Wales, it was announced today Hide related content:  Show related content read more (Source: Nursing in Practice)


Genital Warts is the Result of an HPV Infection
18 Dec 2015 at 6:00pm

Genital warts is the most common sexually transmitted infections. It is a form of human papillomavirus, also known as HPV. (Source: About.com Cervical Cancer)


Misleading HPV vaccine websites are easy to find
27 Nov 2015 at 9:25am

(Reuters Health) - Parents who go online to find out about the vaccine for human papillomavirus (HPV), a sexually transmitted disease that causes cervical cancer, may have a hard time finding accurate information, a recent U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)


Population Council's MZC outperforms TFV 1 percent gel in microbicide candidate preclinical study
24 Nov 2015 at 11:00pm

(Population Council) New data from a preclinical safety and efficacy study of the candidate microbicide gel MZC, which targets HIV, herpes simplex virus and human papillomavirus, shows that the gel performs as well as, or in many cases, better than, tenofovir 1 percent gel, a leading microbicide candidate. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)


Human papillomavirus
24 Nov 2015 at 10:20am

is a very common virus that can be transmitted by skin-to-skin contact and infects the skin or mucous membranes Hide related content:  Show related content Featured In Issue:  Nursing in Practice | 87 read more (Source: Nursing in Practice)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


The New Health Care: Good Talks Needed to Combat HPV Vaccine Myth
9 Nov 2015 at 5:52am

The low immunization rate with the vaccine, tied in part to the touchy issue of sex, has measurably negative consequences. (Source: NYT)


Experts say HPV cancer jab vaccine for girls is not linked to spate of rare pain conditions
5 Nov 2015 at 6:56pm

Every girl in UK secondary schools is offered the human papilloma virus (HPV) jab, and the injection programme – introduced in 2008 – is thought to save 500 lives a year. (Source: the Mail online | Health)


Quadrivalent HPV vaccine treats recalcitrant warts in preadolescent children
4 Nov 2015 at 4:21pm

A quadrivalent human papillomavirus vaccine was effective at removing therapy-resistant warts from children aged 9-11 years, according to Dr. Dietrich Abeck in private practice in Munich and <a... (Source: Skin and Allergy News)


'Concerning' ethnic minority view on HPV vaccine
2 Nov 2015 at 5:15am

Around 20% of girls from ethnic minority backgrounds are not being vaccinated against the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) because they feel they do not need to have it, according to a study. (Source: Nursing Times Breaking News)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


Around a fifth of unvaccinated ethnic school girls think they don't need HPV jab
31 Oct 2015 at 11:00pm

(Cancer Research UK) Around 20 per cent of girls from ethnic minority backgrounds are not being vaccinated against the Human Papilloma Virus because they feel they don't need to have it. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)


Human Papillomavirus Vaccination Coverage Among Female Adolescents in Managed Care Plans — United States, 2013
30 Oct 2015 at 12:18am

(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)


Genticel starts Phase I trial of GTL001 against HPV 16/18 infections
29 Oct 2015 at 7:00pm

Genticel has started the US Phase I clinical trial of GTL001, a first-in-class therapeutic vaccine candidate against human papillomavirus (HPV) 16/18 infections. (Source: Drug Development Technology)


HPV Vaccination Rates Low Among Adolescent Males HPV Vaccination Rates Low Among Adolescent Males
26 Oct 2015 at 4:51am

Human papilloma virus vaccination rates in adolescent males have increased in recent years, but remain very low, a new study has showed. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)


Why Doctors May Be To Blame For America's Low HPV Vaccine Rates
23 Oct 2015 at 11:12am

ImageContent(56282d38e4b02f6a900f962d,56282b321200002e007e5b50,Image,HectorAssetUrl(56282b321200002e007e5b50.jpeg,Some(),Some(jpeg)),Visuals Unlimited, Inc./Ton Keone via Getty Images,HPV vaccine in the Netherlands. ) Researchers who study vaccine rates for human papilloma virus, the cancer-causing sexually transmitted infection, are puzzled and alarmed at how low the vaccination rates really are. They speculate that everything from suspicion about new vaccines to apprehension about discussions on sexual activity may be causing parents to reject the shots for their children. But a new online survey conducted by researchers at Harvard Medical School and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill finds that pediatricians may, in fact, play a role in the low vaccine rate.&...MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


Boston Medical Center receives $1 million grant to improve communication about HPV vaccine
21 Oct 2015 at 11:00pm

(Boston University Medical Center) Researchers at Boston Medical Center were awarded a three-year, $1.04 million grant from the American Cancer Society to expand an education-based pilot program to improve communication between pediatric physicians and their patients about the Human Papillomavirus vaccine. During the pilot study, vaccination rates increased as physicians became more educated about HPV vaccination. This grant will expand this intervention to five additional community health centers in Boston to test its efficacy in a larger, diverse group of patients and families. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)


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