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Breakthrough drug which DOUBLES the survival time for people with deadly melanoma is approved for use on the NHS
30 Sep 2016 at 11:59am
The therapy, called T-VEC, works by infecting and killing cancer cells with a genetically-modified form of the herpes virus. NHS watchdog NICE has recommended it for immediate use. (Source: the Mail online | Health)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.
Portsmouth mother reveals son contracted HERPES from someone with a cold sore
26 Sep 2016 at 7:40am
Amy Stinton, 30, from Portsmouth, had to rush her 14-month-old son Oliver to hospital after he came out in painful blisters on his feet, legs, under his arms and around his mouth. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Astellas, Vical Herpes Vaccine Fails Mid-stage Study Astellas, Vical Herpes Vaccine Fails Mid-stage Study
20 Sep 2016 at 2:24pm
Japan ' s Astellas Pharma Inc and San Diego-based Vical Inc said their experimental herpes vaccine failed a mid-stage study involving certain kidney transplant patients.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Astellas, Vical herpes vaccine fails mid-stage study
19 Sep 2016 at 6:53am
(Reuters) - Japan's Astellas Pharma Inc and San Diego-based Vical Inc said their experimental herpes vaccine failed a mid-stage study involving certain kidney transplant patients. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Investigational zoster vaccine effective, safe after age 70
14 Sep 2016 at 4:00pm
The herpes zoster subunit vaccine was effective and safe for adults aged 70 and older in a phase III manufacturer-sponsored clinical trial, which was reported online in the New England Journal of Medicine.
The ZOE-70 study (Zoster Efficacy Study in Adults 70 years of Age or Older) assessed an... (Source: Skin and Allergy News)
Novel Shingles Vax Effective in Patients, Ages 70 and Up (CME/CE)
14 Sep 2016 at 4:00pm
(MedPage Today) -- HZ/su reduced risks of herpes zoster and postherpetic neuralgia (Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.
The indestructible and incurable virus: Everything YOU should know about herpes
13 Sep 2016 at 8:36am
THE HERPES virus is highly infectious and incurable and it stays with people for life. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Most Popular NEJM Group Feature This Week: Genital Herpes Case (FREE)
26 Aug 2016 at 5:00pm
By the Editors
Here ' s the most clicked-on item we featured from NEJM Group this week, in case you missed it the first time around: … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
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24 Aug 2016 at 12:00am
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AiCuris Anti-infective Cures reports positive phase I trial results of pritelivir for cold sores
23 Aug 2016 at 6:00pm
German-based drug-development company AiCuris Anti-infective Cures has reported positive results from its phase I trial of pritelivir for the topical treatment of recurrent labial herpes (cold sores). (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Your NEJM Group Today: Genital Herpes Case, Elevated Lipids & Diabetes Risk, Hawaii Family Medicine Opportunity (FREE)
21 Aug 2016 at 5:00pm
By the Editors
NEJM Group offers so many valuable resources for practicing clinicians. Here ' s what we chose for you today:NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Clinical Practice: A 25-year-old woman reports three brief episodes of … (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.
Researchers find herpes strain in the nervous system
19 Aug 2016 at 2:32pm
There are a couple strains of herpes so common that researchers estimate 90% of the human population have them. These strains, human herpes 6 and human herpes 7, usually do not cause severe symptoms when people acquire them. But researchers know that under certain circumstances, dormant herpes viruses in the body can unexpectedly come roaring back and cause complications not typically associated with herpes virus. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Cell autonomous regulation of herpes and influenza virus infection by the circadian clock
18 Aug 2016 at 10:37am
These research findings look at how the circadian clock coordinates our physiology. For infectious diseases, circadian regulation of systemic immunity seems to underpin “time-of-day” differences in responses to extracellular pathogens. However, circadian rhythms are cell autonomous, and their interaction with intracellular pathogens, such as viruses, is poorly understood. We demonstrate that time of day of virus infection has a major impact on disease progressi on, in cellular models as well as in animals, highlighting the key role that cellular clocks play in this phenomenon. Clock disruption leads to increased virus replication and dissemination, indicating that severity of acute infections is influenced by circadian timekeeping. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
USPSTF: Evidence Doesn ' t Support Screening for Genital Herpes
17 Aug 2016 at 2:29pm
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has released a draft recommendation statement against routine serologic screening for genital herpes simplex virus infection in asymptomatic patients. (Source: AAFP News)
Does time of day influence our susceptibility to infection?
16 Aug 2016 at 11:30am
This novel animal study aimed to establish whether the time of day when a virus is caught affects its spread.
The findings do seem to suggest – in mice at least – being infected at the start of the resting period led to greater viral replication than being infected during the active part of the day.
The researchers confirmed this by demonstrating that mice without the body clock gene showed a high level of the virus regardless of the time of day they had been infected.
Circadian rhythms are biological cycles in the body related to the time of day. They are sometimes referred to as the body clock, or as the body's individual biological timing.
The body's cells have their own clocks, which interact with each other and are controlled by this master 24-hour clock in the bra...
Michael Phelps Swears By Cupping. Should You Try It?
8 Aug 2016 at 5:53pm
Michael Phelps won his first gold of the Rio Olympics on Sunday with telltale cupping marks on his back and shoulders, putting him in the company of alternative health-loving celebrities like Jennifer Aniston, Gwyneth Paltrow and Lena Dunham.
But Phelps isn’t the only athlete in Rio with the circular bruises ― several other American Olympians have found healing and relief in this ancient traditional therapy. Though cupping made an appearance at the 2008 Games in Beijing as well, this may be the first time it’s found such wide appeal among the members of Team USA.
Cupping, which has roots in ancient Egypt, the Middle East and China, is said to increase blood flow where it’s applied, and stimulate the body’s “natural energy,&rdqu...MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.
When Is the Clinical Nadir for Guillain-Barr é Syndrome?
7 Aug 2016 at 7:49pm
Guillian-Barré syndrome (GBS) is an acquired, acute, inflammatory, demyelinating polyneuropathy. It is the most common cause of acute and subacute flaccid paralysis in children.
GBS causes about 0.4-1.3 cases per 100,000 persons/year in children. It can occur in any age group and the incidence increases among all age groups until a peak in the 50s. Both genders are affected and there may be a slight increase in males.
GBS usually occurs 2-4 weeks after a prodromonal gastroenteritis or respiratory illness. It is most often associated with Campylobacter jejunae, Haemophilus infuenza, Mycoplasma pneumoniae, cytomegalovirus, Epstein-Barr virus, and herpes simplex virus. There are some possible associations with GBS and influenza A vaccination but it has not been associated w...
USPSTF: Do Not Screen for Genital Herpes USPSTF: Do Not Screen for Genital Herpes
5 Aug 2016 at 7:45am
The US Preventative Services Task Force has issued new recommendations advising against genital herpes screening in asymptomatic adolescents and adults, including pregnant women.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Cosmopolitan Revolt: 'Born Again Virgin' Movement Spawns Empowerment
2 Aug 2016 at 5:26pm
"Sex in the City" is out of vogue and has departed prime time. Every human wants to be loved and to love, but does not want to be used or abused. The culture of disposable morality and devalued intimacy has contributed to the diminishment of respect, commitment, accountability and wholesomeness. The growth of depression, suicide and a new "social-justice" crisis has emerged with a hunger for pure and enduring spirituality. Crimes of date and acquaintance rape and human-trafficking continue to rise and many cases are not officially reported. Reportedly 80% of the time the sexual predator is someone the victim knows and trusts. Sometimes a family member or a close friend, as was the recent case that made headline news in Santa Monica. Fortunately, that publicized event was witnessed by three...
Task Force: Routine Genital Herpes Screening Not Recommended
2 Aug 2016 at 5:00pm
Unless someone has symptoms, testing offers little benefit because the sexually transmitted disease has no cure (Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.
Your NEJM Group Today: Herpes Zoster Mandibularis Image, Acupuncture for ED Pain Patients, Mayo Internist Opportunities (FREE)
2 Aug 2016 at 5:00pm
By the Editors
NEJM Group offers so many valuable resources for practicing clinicians. Here ' s what we chose for you today:NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Image in Clinical Medicine: A 70-year-old … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
USPSTF Recommends Against Routine Screening for Genital Herpes (FREE)
2 Aug 2016 at 5:00pm
By Kelly Young
Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends that asymptomatic adolescents and adults not be screened using … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Routine Genital Herpes Screening Not Recommended
2 Aug 2016 at 3:15pm
Unless someone has symptoms, testing offers little benefit because the sexually transmitted disease has no cure (Source: WebMD Health)
Task force: Routine genital herpes screening not recommended
2 Aug 2016 at 2:29pm
HealthDay News A U.S. federal task force is prepared to recommend that teens, adults and pregnant women not be tested for genital herpes if they don't have signs of infection. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
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27 Jul 2016 at 12:00am
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University of North Carolina study finds HERPES can fuel cancer growth
19 Jul 2016 at 7:06pm
Experts at the University of North Carolina have found the herpesvirus causes cells to grow and divide, creating an environment that protects and nourishes cancerous tumors. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
UAB researchers awarded $11.5 million to study asymptomatic congenital CMV and neonatal HSV
17 Jul 2016 at 11:00pm
(University of Alabama at Birmingham) The NIH recently awarded UAB $11.5 million to support studies that will assess treatment of babies born with congenital cytomegalovirus but no symptoms, and frequency of neonatal herpes infections in the United States and Peru. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
UAB research team awarded $11.5M contract
15 Jul 2016 at 8:28am
A group of researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham was recently awarded an $11.5 million contract to study treatment of babies born with congenital cytomegalovirus and frequency of neonatal herpes infections in the United States and Peru.
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease awarded the funding to the UAB Department of Pediatrics to support two studies slated to be conducted at UAB and its partner academic sites.
Nearly 1 percent of babies born in the United States… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.
5 Things You Might Mistake For A Yeast Infection
13 Jul 2016 at 4:01pm
Yeast infections don't have a monopoly on itching, burning, and weird discharge.
For SELF, by Zahra Barnes.
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In today's roundup of extremely obvious statements: The sky is blue, grass is green, and no one wants to get a yeast infection. But unfortunately, for some people with vaginas, they're a fact of life. These annoying infections happen due to an overgrowth of the naturally occurring fungus Candida albicans, and they're pretty common, affecting three out of every four women in their lifetimes, according to Mayo Clinic.
Since yeast infections aren't exactly rare, when you experience those hallmark symptoms--itching is the biggest one, followed by strange discharge and burning--you may immediately diagnose yourself, pop over to the pharmacy, and pick up...
Could an obscure type of herpes virus trigger female infertility?
8 Jul 2016 at 11:30am
Unexplained infertility causes distress for thousands of couples trying for a baby. It can be hard to accept that doctors can find no reason for a couple's inability to get pregnant, and many couples spend a lot of time and money trying fertility treatments.
Finding a potential cause for unexplained infertility could raise a lot of people's hopes. This study has interesting results, but it was very small and needs to be replicated on a larger scale to be sure the results hold true. We also need to remember that this study cannot show causation – it can't tell us whether the virus is a cause of infertility, only that it seems to be more common in women with infertility not otherwise explained.
Having said that, these women had unexplained infertility and there is still a lot...
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8 Jul 2016 at 12:00am
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Gene-editing shows promise against herpes
7 Jul 2016 at 8:16am
Nearly everyone carries one version or another of the herpes virus. A recent study suggests that the new gene-editing technology known as CRISPR/Cas9 may be able to eliminate this ever-present virus -- or at least suppress it. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Prevention and Management of Genital HerpesPrevention and Management of Genital Herpes
6 Jul 2016 at 9:23am
This overview of genital herpes covers diagnosis, prevention, and currently available therapeutic strategies. U.S. Pharmacist (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.
Decision Support in Medicine: Herpes Zoster
5 Jul 2016 at 10:05am
1. Are you confident of the diagnosis?What you should be alert for in the historyA history of prodrome with acute stinging, itching, burning, paresthesias, and hyperesthesia in a single dermatome is characteristic of herpes zoster. Patients may also complain of... (Source: Skin and Allergy News)
"Substantial" hospital burden for varicella herpes zoster in England
30 Jun 2016 at 5:00pm
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Towards a cure for herpesviruses: Targeting infection with CRISPR/Cas9
30 Jun 2016 at 1:43pm
Most adults carry multiple herpesviruses. Following the initial acute infection, these viruses establish life-long infections in their hosts and cause cold sores, keratitis, genital herpes, shingles, infectious mononucleosis, and other diseases. A new study suggests that attacking herpesvirus DNA with CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing technology can suppress virus replication and, in some cases, lead to elimination of the virus. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Healing Rejection From 15 Years Of Living With An STD
27 Jun 2016 at 3:31pm
I was 21 years-old when I contracted genital herpes from my boyfriend. And let me just say that I really do hate that word- herpes. It doesn't have an abbreviation, it doesn't roll off your tongue like say, chlamydia. It just kind of sticks in your mouth like a wad of stale chewing gum.
So yes, I was 21. I had been having sex for about three years. And that is always what kills me when I think about the numbers. In the 18 years I have been having sex, only 3 of them have been free of this stain, this shame backpack that I have been carrying around with me for far too long. Because that's really what a life with genital herpes is ripe with- shame and guilt.
Metaphysical healer, author and all around bad-ass, Louise Hay talks about the energetics around having a sexually transmitted disea...
New herpes vaccine reduces the number of outbreaks
24 Jun 2016 at 5:19pm
The world's first injection for genital herpes could become even more powerful if used in combination with existing medicines, scientists from Indiana University believe. (Source: the Mail online | Health)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.
STDs are Incredibly Common - So Why The Stigma?
24 Jun 2016 at 2:36pm
By Natalia Gurevich, SWHR Communications Intern
Chlamydia, herpes, HIV - I could go on. I'm sure most of these terms sound familiar to the majority of people, especially those who are sexually active. By age 14, it's a requirement in many schools that students take a comprehensive Sex Education course, except for the unfortunate "abstinence only" kids. But most of us were fortunate enough to receive some form of the "birds and the bees" talk in a classroom - usually accompanied by the trials and tribulations of putting a condom on a banana. Around that age, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are discussed in Sex Education and methods of preventing them are emphasized. However, it's not often that the stigma and social implications, in conjunction with the overall psychological implicati...
New vaccine for herpes reduces the number of outbreaks
23 Jun 2016 at 10:28am
The world's first injection for genital herpes could become even more powerful if used in combination with existing medicines, scientists from Indiana University believe. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
New vaccine for herpes reduces the number of outbreaks and lowers risk of the virus being passed on through sex
23 Jun 2016 at 8:00am
The world's first injection for genital herpes could become even more powerful if used in combination with existing medicines, scientists from Indiana University believe. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Experimental Genital Herpes Drug Shows Promise
20 Jun 2016 at 3:15pm
Drug lowered viral activity, recurrence of symptoms in study patients (Source: WebMD Health)
Experimental genital herpes drug shows promise
20 Jun 2016 at 1:19pm
HealthDay News An experimental immune-boosting treatment for genital herpes shows promise, researchers report. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.
A novel therapy for genital herpes engages immune cells to provide significant patient benefits
20 Jun 2016 at 1:09pm
A phase II clinical trial demonstrated that a new type of treatment for genital herpes, an immunotherapy called GEN-003, may reduce the activity of the virus and the number of days with recurrent herpes. This effect of treatment, given by a series of three injections, appears to last for up to at least one year. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Herpes Vaccine Cuts Shedding, Lesions (CME/CE)
19 Jun 2016 at 1:28pm
(MedPage Today) -- Investigational drug GEN-003 promising in phase II trial (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Cold Sores (Nongenital Herpes Simplex Infections)
15 Jun 2016 at 2:00am
Title: Cold Sores (Nongenital Herpes Simplex Infections)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 6/16/1999 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/15/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Yale University study suggests herpes could be linked to constipation
9 Jun 2016 at 7:01pm
A Yale study has revealed a surprising link between constipation and herpes. Scientists discovered the herpes virus spreads from the genitals to nerves in the spinal cord, and on to neurons in the colon, killing them. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Constipated? Study finds surprising cause
8 Jun 2016 at 1:25pm
A new study has shown a surprising link between constipation and herpes infection. The finding advances the science on herpes, and could help patients with chronic gastrointestinal diseases with no clear cause. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.
Your Complete Guide To Staying Healthy During The Summer Olympics
1 Jun 2016 at 6:30am
Rio de Janeiro is expecting about 500,000 visitors for the Olympic and Paralympic games this August. If you’re one of them, there are a few things you need to consider in order to have a safe, happy and healthy trip to Brazil this year.
1. Make sure you’re up to date on all your vaccines.
This is travel safety 101. Infectious disease loves a crowd, and one way to make sure a nasty bug doesn't hitch a ride with you is to get vaccinated.
What to do: Make an appointment with a travel doctor now to make sure you’re current on all your regular vaccines (measles, mumps, rubella, etc.) and then take a look at all the vaccines suggested specifically for Brazil. In addition to the routine ones like the flu shot and chickenpox, the U.S. Centers for Disease C...
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26 May 2016 at 12:00am
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19 May 2016 at 2:00am
How antibodies access neurons to fight infection
18 May 2016 at 12:38pm
Scientists have solved a puzzle of the immune system -- how antibodies enter the nervous system to control viral infections. Their finding may have implications for the prevention and treatment of a range of conditions, including herpes and Guillain-Barre syndrome, which has been linked to the Zika virus. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Yale study: How antibodies access neurons to fight infection
18 May 2016 at 12:00pm
Yale scientists have solved a puzzle of the immune system: how antibodies enter the nervous system to control viral infections. Their finding may have implications for the prevention and treatment of a range of conditions, including herpes and Guillain-Barre syndrome, which has been linked to the Zika virus. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Study of Telemedicine Finds Misdiagnoses of Skin Problems
15 May 2016 at 5:13pm
Some of the online doctors misdiagnosed syphilis, herpes and skin cancer, and some prescribed medications without asking questions about patients’ medical histories, the researchers said. (Source: WSJ.com: Health)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.
Newborn baby is left fighting for her life after herpes viruses ravages her body
11 May 2016 at 2:28pm
Chloe Clare, from Warrington, had inflammation of the brain caused by HSV-1, the same virus linked to cold sores - after the tot was kissed by someone with a cold sore. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Sex hormone in The Pill contraceptives 'protects women from herpes'
5 May 2016 at 6:46pm
Estradiol, a female sex hormone, present during the menstrual cycle and in oral contraceptives, enhances anti-viral responses, protecting against herpes - one of the most prevalent sexually transmitted infections. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Vaccination under the influence of estradiol increases vaginal antiviral immunity
4 May 2016 at 11:00pm
(PLOS) When it comes to sexually transmitted infections, some female hormones are protective while others make women more susceptible. A study in mice published on May 5 in PLOS Pathogens suggests that estradiol exerts its protective effect against herpes virus by shifting the immune response in the vaginal mucosa toward a more effective antiviral one. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
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4 May 2016 at 12:00am
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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.
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25 Apr 2016 at 12:00am
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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
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.
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
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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 Simplexaâ¢ Herpes Simplex Virus 1 & 2 Direct and Simplexaâ¢ 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)
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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
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)
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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.
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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.
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Cervical screening every 10 years for healthy women is 'safe'
6 Oct 2016 at 11:30am
This long-term follow-up of women involved in the POBASCAM randomised controlled trial aimed to assess the risk of extending screening intervals to more than five years for HPV-based cervical screening programmes.
The study found that in women who were HPV negative, the long-term incidence of cervical cancer and abnormal cells was low.
The research team believes these findings mean the interval between cervical screening tests can be increased to more than five years for women over the age of 40.
This study was well designed, and included a large number of women with similar dropout rates between study arms.
But the study has a number of limitations, which the research team is aware of:
Incidence estimates of cervical cancer and abnormal cells were determined through natio...MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.
10-Year Interval for Cervical Cancer Screening Proposed 10-Year Interval for Cervical Cancer Screening Proposed
6 Oct 2016 at 7:24am
Women aged 40 years or older who test negative for human papillomavirus can safely be screened for cervical cancer every 10 years, say Dutch researchers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Researchers probe HPV's manipulation of immune system
5 Oct 2016 at 11:00pm
(University of Otago) Researchers from New Zealand's University of Otago have gained fresh insights into how one of the main viruses that cause cervical cancer evades its hosts' immune systems. Their findings, which are published in the international journal Scientific Reports, suggest that a protein known as E7, produced by a high-risk type of human papillomavirus (HPV16), may be the key player in suppressing the body's immune response to the virus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
How One Clinic Got a Big Boost in HPV Vaccination Rates
5 Oct 2016 at 4:10am
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 5, 2016 -- The way to increase the number of girls and boys who get the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine may be as simple as giving it as part of a routine bundle of vaccines, a new study suggests.
The HPV vaccine, which guards... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
HPV Vaccination Leads to Decreased Rates of Cervical Pre-Cancers
5 Oct 2016 at 1:15am
The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine reduces the incidence of pre-cancerous cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN), according to a population-based study in New Mexico. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Cervical cancer: gap between screenings ‘can be increased to 10 years’
4 Oct 2016 at 5:30pm
Dutch researchers say tests suggest increase in screening intervals for HPV-negative women over 40 is justifiedThe length of time between cervical screenings can safely be extended to a decade for some women, research suggests.The findings from researchers in the Netherlands show that for women over the age of 40 who test negative for the human papillomavirus (HPV), the gap between screening rounds could be increased to 10 years.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Cervical Screening Window Could Be Extended Beyond 5 Years in Some Women, Study Suggests (FREE)
4 Oct 2016 at 5:00pm
By Amy Orciari Herman
Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM
The interval for cervical cancer screening could be safely extended beyond 5 years for women aged 40 and older who are negative for human papillomavirus (HPV), researchers conclude in The BMJ.In a … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Better cervical cancer prevention for African women living with HIV
3 Oct 2016 at 7:00pm
A weakened immune system makes HIV-positive women particularly vulnerable to persistent human papillomavirus (HPV) infections, which can lead to cervical cancer. With patchy screening, cervical cancer rates in Africa are especially high. Simple HPV screening could help save lives, an EU-funded project found. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
A Doctor ' s Words Key to Whether Child Gets HPV Vaccine
30 Sep 2016 at 4:00am
FRIDAY, Sept. 30, 2016 -- The language doctors use when recommending the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine can influence whether parents will have their children immunized, a new study finds.
HPV causes most cases of cervical cancer and a large... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Brief HPV Vaccination Messages Persuasive to Parents (FREE)
29 Sep 2016 at 5:00pm
By Alain Joffe, MD, MPH
Dr. Joffe is an associate editor with NEJM Journal Watch Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, from which this story was adapted. Full coverage is available to subscribers at the link below.Brief messages in support of the human papillomavirus vaccine might persuade parents to get their kids immunized, according to a study in Cancer … (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.
HPV Vaccine More Effective Than Thought: Study
29 Sep 2016 at 7:09am
THURSDAY, Sept. 29, 2016 -- The vaccine against human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, which doctors believe causes most cases of cervical cancer, appears even more effective than believed, a new study finds. " After eight years of vaccination, the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Lead developer of HPV vaccine admits it's a giant, deadly scam
29 Sep 2016 at 1:00am
(NaturalNews) An expert involved in the approval process for the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccines Gardasil and Cervarix, is speaking out about the dangers and why you shouldn't risk your child's health in getting them.Diane Harper, M.D., professor and chair of the department... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Mauritius: Shahina Aboobakar - "Girls at 13 are already sexually active"
23 Sep 2016 at 7:57am
[L'Express] The Ministry of Health and Quality of Life found itself in the centre of a controversy recently when it introduced the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine for teenage girls in schools. The vaccine, which is said to keep cervical cancer at bay, is also believed to be associated with some serious side effects. Weekly caught up with the acting director of the Health Services at the Ministry of Health, Shahina Aboobakar to talk about this issue. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
The Number Of Parents Who Refuse To Vaccinate Is On The Rise
6 Sep 2016 at 3:59pm
A decade ago, the first vaccine against human papilloma virus was administered in Australia to help prevent several deadly cancers, including cervical, anal and throat and tongue cancer. Since then, the HPV vaccine has been introduced in 130 countries, and the number of new cervical cancer cases has been cut in half worldwide.
“In Australia there’s already been a 90 percent reduction in infections in the 10 years the program has been running,” Ian Frazer, chief executive of the Translational Research Institute, told the BBC. Cervical cancer in Australia is also dropping, according to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.
Despite the clear public good done by this and other vaccines, a new study reveals that in the United States, a separate p...
BD Submits Pre-Market Approval Application to FDA for BD Onclarity(TM) HPV Test
6 Sep 2016 at 9:45am
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Sept. 6, 2016 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (BDX), a leading global medical technology company, announced today that it has submitted a pre-market approval (PMA) application to the U.... Diagnostics, FDA BD, BD Onclarity, HPV Assay, human papillomavirus, HPV (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.
HPV infection rates plummet after vaccine with China the next frontier
4 Sep 2016 at 5:08pm
A decade after the vaccine was introduced, research shows dramatic success. Australian scientist Ian Frazer says his collaborator Jian Zhou will be ‘vindicated’ when it becomes available in the Chinese market this yearThe virologist and cancer researcher Dr Jian Zhou had an important goal after creating a vaccine for the cancer-causing human papillomavirus in a Queensland laboratory.He wanted to see the vaccine made widely available in his home country of China, which today accounts for more than 28% of the world ’s cervical cancer cases. Cervical cancer is also the second most common cancer in Chinese women aged between 15 and 44.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Vaginal douching now linked to increased risk of HPV VIRUS
4 Sep 2016 at 10:01am
DOUCHING the vagina can increase the risk of women contracting human papillomavirus , according to a new study. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Yale study identifies patterns in immunizations in voting outcomes
1 Sep 2016 at 2:57pm
Parents in “blue states” are more likely to vaccinate their teens against Human Papillomavirus, or HPV, and other diseases, new Yale School of Public Health research demonstrates. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
More Teens Get Needed Vaccines In Blue States
31 Aug 2016 at 10:27am
(Reuters Health) - Parental politics may influence whether teens get recommended vaccinations, according to a U.S. study.
Dividing states into red and blue based on how they voted in the 2012 presidential elections, researchers found that in that year, adolescents in blue states were significantly more likely to have received three important vaccines recommended for 11 to 12 year olds.
“These associations are important because they demonstrate that there are broader forces associated with political affiliation that may influence acceptance of immunizations for adolescent children,” said senior author Linda M. Niccolai of the Yale School of Public Health in New Haven. “The decision to immunize a child does not occur in vacuum and is not as straightforward as simply accepti...
Well: The Weekly Health Quiz: Happiness, Fracking and Fatal Music
26 Aug 2016 at 6:48am
Test your knowledge of this week ’ s health news. (Source: NYT Health)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.
Teen boys ’ HPV-vaccination rate hits almost 50 percent, CDC says
25 Aug 2016 at 4:08pm
The rate of HPV vaccination among teen boys in the United States surged in 2015, suggesting that more parents and physicians are embracing the message that it's as important for boys to be vaccinated against the human papillomavirus as it is for girls. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday that 49.8 percent […]Related:EpiPens are my armor against disaster. They shouldn’t be priced like a luxury.How violence could be hurting kids with HIVGene test can reduce chemo use among breast-cancer patients, study says (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Why Aren't More Parents Vaccinating Their Kids Against Cancer?
25 Aug 2016 at 2:57pm
If there were a vaccine that could protect your 11-year-old son from getting cancer as an adult, you’d make sure he got it, right?
As it turns out, this immunization exists, but a majority of young boys are not adequately protected, as journalist Jane Brody noted in The New York Times on Tuesday.
The human papillomavirus vaccine ― which protects against HPV-associated cancers including throat and tongue, cervical, vaginal, vulvar, anal, and penile cancers ― is strongly recommended as cancer prevention for 11- and 12-year-old boys and girls by the U.S. Centers of Disease Control and Prevention.
The bad news: Just 22 percent of boys ages 13-17 had undergone the recommended three-dose HPV vaccine course for maximum cancer protection in 2014, and only 42 percent of boys had...
Well: The Underused HPV Vaccine
22 Aug 2016 at 7:15am
Only 40 percent of girls and 21 percent of boys get the shots, which prevent infections with cancer-causing human papillomavirus, or HPV. (Source: NYT Health)
Mauritius: Mauritius Introduces Human Papillomavirus Vaccine for the Prevention of Cervical Cancer
19 Aug 2016 at 5:25am
[Government of Mauritius] The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination to prevent cervical cancer was launched today at a ceremony at Barkly Government School in Beau Bassin in the presence of the Minister of Health and Quality of Life, Mr Anil Gayan, the Minister of Education, Human Resources, Tertiary Education and Scientific Research, Mrs. Leela Devi Dookun-Luchoomun, and other personalities. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.
Parents more likely to support HPV vax requirements if states include opt-out provisions
18 Aug 2016 at 11:00pm
(American Association for Cancer Research) Parents are more likely to support laws that would make the human papillomavirus vaccine mandatory for school entry if their state offers opt-out provisions, however, the study's lead author cautioned that such opt-out provisions may weaken the effectiveness of the vaccine requirements. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Fruit flies could be key to fighting cervical cancer caused by human papillomavirus
18 Aug 2016 at 3:59pm
HPV is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections in the US and has been identified as a cause of cancer in women. A team of researchers has completed studies on fruit flies with a condition that mimics a form of HPV-induced cancer. The fly models they developed may help scientists understand the underlying mechanism by which HPV can cause cancer. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Environmental Scanning as a Public Health Tool: Kentucky's Human Papillomavirus Vaccination Project
18 Aug 2016 at 1:02pm
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Africa: New 'Women-Friendly' Cervical Cancer Screening Test is Here
18 Aug 2016 at 2:40am
[East African] A new technology that tests for the presence of the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) which causes cervical cancer, has been introduced in sub-Saharan Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
South Africa: Second Dose of HPV Vaccine Rolled Out in Gauteng
10 Aug 2016 at 8:34am
[SAnews.gov.za] Pretoria -As part of the ongoing campaign to protect girls against cervical cancer, the Gauteng Departments of Health and Education are in the process of rolling out a province-wide second dose vaccination campaign to protect girls from being infected with Human Papillomavirus (HPV). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
South Africa: Gauteng Health Embarks On HPV Vaccination Campaign
10 Aug 2016 at 5:25am
[SA Govt] As part of an ongoing campaign to protect girls against cervical cancer, the Gauteng Departments of Health and Education have rolled out a province wide second dose vaccination campaign to protect girls from being infected with Human Papillomavirus (HPV type) 16 and 18. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Two-dose HPV vaccines at younger age are noninferior to standard three-dose vaccine
9 Aug 2016 at 3:45pm
Girls who receive a two-dose regimen of human papillomavirus (HPV)–16/18 AS04-adjuvanted vaccine at any age between 9 and 14 years, in either a 6-month or a 12-month interval, appear to be equally protected as those who received a 6-month, three-dose regimen at the age of 15-25 years, according to... (Source: Skin and Allergy News)
FDA Approves Gardasil 9 HPV Vaccine
9 Aug 2016 at 1:36pm
By Stacy Simon RESOURCES: Cervical cancer resourcesHPV and cervical cancerHuman Papilloma Virus (HPV) VaccinesAmerican Cancer Society recommendations for HPV vaccine by age The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Gardasil 9, a new vaccine for human papillomavirus (HPV). The vaccine is expected to become available in February 2015. Gardasil 9 protects against 9 types of HPV, more than the vaccines already on the market, Gardasil and Cervarix. Those vaccines protect against the 2 types of HPV that cause approximately 70% of cervical cancers. (Gardasil also protects against 2 more types that cause genital warts.) The new vaccine will protect against approximately 90% of cervical cancers, while still providing protection against genital warts. Debbie Saslow, PhD, American Canc...
HPV vaccination provides protection for immunocompromised children
9 Aug 2016 at 11:35am
A quadrivalent human papillomavirus vaccine provided adequate seroconversion response rates in immunocompromised children, according to Dr. C. Raina MacIntyre, MBBS, PhD, and her associates.
In a clinical trial of 59 immunocompromised children aged 5-18, seroconversion rates for HPV types 6, 11,... (Source: Skin and Allergy News)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.
Anogenital Warts May Be Cancerous in HIV-Positive Men Who Have Sex With Men Anogenital Warts May Be Cancerous in HIV-Positive Men Who Have Sex With Men
5 Aug 2016 at 3:37pm
Human papillomavirus (HPV)-induced anogenital warts in HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM)"may harbor high-grade dysplasia or even invasive squamous cell carcinoma," researchers from Germany report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Get Vaccinated for a Healthy Back-to-school Start
3 Aug 2016 at 5:40pm
By Stacy Simon It won’t be long before the new school year begins and students head back to the classroom - if they haven't already. Protect your children by making sure they are up to date with vaccinations. In fact, your state may require children entering school to be vaccinated against certain diseases. Check with your child’s doctor, your child’s school, or your health department to find out.Some diseases that are preventable through vaccines, such as whooping cough and chickenpox, are still common in the US. Thanks to vaccines, some other diseases are no longer common. But according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) if we stopped vaccinating, the few cases we have in the US could very quickly grow to tens or hundreds of thousands. Getting your ...
HPV vaccine found safe in girls and women with autoimmune diseases
31 Jul 2016 at 11:00pm
(Wiley) In a recent study of girls and women diagnosed with at least one autoimmune disease, vaccination against human papillomavirus (HPV) did not increase the risk of developing another autoimmune disease. In fact, being vaccinated was associated with a slightly reduced risk compared with not being vaccinated. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
HPV vaccine will be available for both boys and girls according to new guidelines
19 Jul 2016 at 5:53pm
Until now, only American females aged between 11 and 12 were eligible to start receiving the jab to protect against human papilloma virus (HPV), which can cause cervical cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
HPV vaccine will be available for both boys and girls according to new guidelines
19 Jul 2016 at 5:53pm
Until now, only American females aged between 11 and 12 were eligible to start receiving the jab to protect against human papilloma virus (HPV), which can cause cervical cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.
American Cancer Society Updates HPV Vaccine Recommendations to Include Males
19 Jul 2016 at 12:05pm
By Stacy Simon The American Cancer Society has updated its guideline for human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccination to include males. The change makes the guideline largely consistent with US government recommendations. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), part of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is the main source for US immunization policy. HPV VACCINE RESOURCES: Facts and Fears Recommendations by Age Detailed Information Almost everyone who is not vaccinated will get HPV at some time in their lives, and most will never know it. HPV is transmitted through sexual contact. The infection usually goes away on its own and doesn’t cause health problems. But in some cases HPV doesn’t go away. Some types of HPV can cause genital warts, w...
Cancer Experts Endorse CDC's HPV Vaccine Guidelines
19 Jul 2016 at 11:07am
TUESDAY, July 19, 2016 -- The American Cancer Society has endorsed the U.S. government's HPV vaccination recommendations, which include immunizing all preteens against the sexually transmitted human papilloma virus.
In a new report, the cancer... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Cancer Experts Endorse CDC ' s HPV Vaccine Guidelines
19 Jul 2016 at 11:07am
TUESDAY, July 19, 2016 -- The American Cancer Society has endorsed the U.S. government ' s HPV vaccination recommendations, which include immunizing all preteens against the sexually transmitted human papilloma virus.
In a new report, the cancer... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
China approves use of GSK vaccine Cervarix for cervical cancer
18 Jul 2016 at 3:37am
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline Plc said on Monday the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) has approved its human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, Cervarix, for use in the country to help women fight cervical cancer. (Source: Reuters: Health)
9-valent, quadrivalent HPV vaccines have comparable safety
14 Jul 2016 at 11:01pm
The 9-valent human papillomavirus vaccine was well tolerated in 16-26 year olds and had a safety profile comparable to that of the quadrivalent vaccine, according to an analysis of seven phase III... (Source: Pediatric News)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.
Big Pharma eyes Bay Area, Boston expansions as it cuts R&D elsewhere
12 Jul 2016 at 7:30pm
Drug giant Merck & Co. Inc. will cut research jobs at three East Coast sites as it searches for a major Bay Area home to consolidate its cancer and biologics R&D work and hires about 100 scientists.
The company (NYSE: MRK) will move into an interim facility in South San Francisco early next year, according to a spokeswoman for the Kenilworth. N.J.-based maker of the Gardasil human papillomavirus vaccine, cancer immunotherapy drug Keytruda and a host of other products. But it is continuing a search… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Changes to cervical cancer screening
10 Jul 2016 at 5:00pm
Screening samples will now be tested for human papilloma virus (HPV) first, helping to prevent cervical cancer. (Source: NHS Networks)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.
Give HPV vaccine to boys to protect against cancers, experts say
9 Jul 2016 at 2:54pm
With rates of human papilloma virus on the rise, it is vital to immunise males as well as females, researchers believeMillions of young British men are being denied a vaccine that could protect them from throat cancers in later life. Scientists say the problem is becoming increasingly worrying as rates of human papilloma virus (HPV) – a common sexually transmitted infection and the prime cause of these cancers – are now rising exponentially.Researchers want the government to include adolescent boys in the current vaccine programme that immunises girls aged 12 and 13 against HPV before they become sexually active. HPV in women is known to lead to cervical cancers. The vaccine, if extended to boys, would protect them in later life against HPV-related head and neck cancers. Continue readi...
1st HPV Test for Use With Preservative Fluid
8 Jul 2016 at 10:44am
Human papillomavirus responsible for 70 percent of cervical cancers (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
1st HPV Test for Use with Preservative Fluid
8 Jul 2016 at 9:44am
Human papillomavirus responsible for 70 percent of cervical cancers
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HPV to be primary test for cervical cancer screening
7 Jul 2016 at 7:27pm
Cervical screening is to be changed with women now be tested for human papilloma virus (HPV) first, in order to make the process more accurate. (Source: Nursing Times)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.
HPV-Associated Cancers Increased in 2008-2012 (FREE)
7 Jul 2016 at 5:00pm
By Amy Orciari Herman
Edited by André Sofair, MD, MPH, and William E. Chavey, MD, MS
Roughly 39,000 human papillomavirus-associated cancers (those at anatomic sites associated with HPV) were diagnosed in the U.S. each year from … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
HPV-linked cancers still climbing in U.S.
7 Jul 2016 at 3:15pm
HealthDay News Cancers linked to the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV) keep rising in the U.S., even though most cases are preventable, health officials report. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
FDA approves first HPV test for use with SurePath Preservative Fluid
7 Jul 2016 at 2:58pm
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the Roche cobas HPV Test as the first test for Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) that can be used with cervical cells obtained for a Pap test and collected in SurePath Preservative Fluid. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
HPV-Associated Cancers on Rise in USHPV-Associated Cancers on Rise in US
7 Jul 2016 at 1:10pm
Human papillomavirus-associated cancers include, most notably, those of the cervix and oropharynx. The majority of these cancers are attributable to the virus. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.
HPV-Linked Cancers Still Climbing in U.S.
7 Jul 2016 at 9:00am
THURSDAY, July 7, 2016 -- Cancers linked to the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV) keep rising in the United States, even though most cases are preventable, health officials reported Thursday.
Cervical cancer, and mouth and throat... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
HPV vaccination reduces cervical abnormalities in young women, study finds
5 Jul 2016 at 9:35am
Young women immunized against human papilloma virus were significantly less likely to have potentially cancerous cervical abnormalities compared to those who didn't receive the HPV vaccine, a study of more than 10,000 subjects has found. (Source: CBC | Health)
Complaint Filed Over Handling of HPV Vaccine Safety IssuesComplaint Filed Over Handling of HPV Vaccine Safety Issues
5 Jul 2016 at 6:18am
An official complaint has been lodged by the Nordic Cochrane Center over the EMA's review last year of the safety of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
HPV vaccine reduced cervical abnormalities in young women
4 Jul 2016 at 1:57pm
Young women who received the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine through a school-based program had fewer cervical cell anomalies when screened for cervical cancer, found a new Canadian study. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Study Hints at HPV Vaccine's Cancer Prevention Promise
4 Jul 2016 at 7:00am
MONDAY, July 4, 2016 -- The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine appears to prevent abnormalities that can lead to cervical cancer, a new study shows.
Canadian researchers found that young women who received the vaccine through a school-based program... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.
Uganda: 4,000 Girls Miss Out On Cervical Cancer Vaccination
30 Jun 2016 at 3:47am
[Monitor] Sembabule -About 4,037 girls aged 9-13 have missed out on cervical cancer immunisation due to shortage of Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Persistent HPV infection raises risk of anal and genital cancers
28 Jun 2016 at 11:00pm
(American Association for Cancer Research) Women with a history of severe cervical intraepithelial neoplasia, a precancerous condition of the cervix that arises from infection with the human papillomavirus (HPV), had a long-term increased risk of developing anal, vulvar, and vaginal cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Reduced HPV Vaccine Dosing Could Be WorthwhileReduced HPV Vaccine Dosing Could Be Worthwhile
24 Jun 2016 at 2:40pm
The US Food and Drug Administration recommends three doses of the human papillomavirus vaccine (HPV), but recent data suggest that fewer shots might be sufficient. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
When It Comes To Cervical Cancer, Two Tests Are Better -- And Cheaper -- Than One
21 Jun 2016 at 2:27pm
It is right that we constantly should be testing our assumptions about what keeps us healthy and what puts us at risk. New ideas and evidence that challenge current behaviors must be taken into consideration. But "new" isn't necessarily better, and many of our current practices - despite alternatives that by their very newness might seem better - remain the best option for care.
This is especially relevant now as OB-GYNs from around the country recently convened at the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) annual meeting to debate the latest topics related to cervical cancer screening. Powerful new research related to cervical cancer backs up longstanding practices and recommendations, despite newer approaches that have gained some support. The truth is, however, th...MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.
Systematic Review of 58 Publications of Real-World Use of GARDASIL® Presented at EUROGIN Congress
16 Jun 2016 at 7:00am
Studies Published over the Last 10 Years Report Reductions in Cervical Pre-cancers and Other HPV-related Diseases
KENILWORTH, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Merck (NYSE:MRK), known as MSD outside of the United States and Canada,
announced today that in a systematic review conducted of the global
impact and effectiveness of GARDASIL® [Human Papillomavirus
Quadrivalent (Types 6, 11, 16 and 18) Vaccine, Recombinant], substantial
reductions were observed in HPV 6/11/16/18-related infection, genital
warts, Pap abnormalities and cervical pre-cancers.
MerckMedia:Pamela Eisele, 267-3...
Systematic Review of 58 Publications of Real-World Use of GARDASIL ® Presented at EUROGIN Congress
16 Jun 2016 at 7:00am
KENILWORTH, N.J. Studies Published over the Last 10 Years Report Reductions in Cervical Pre-cancers and Other HPV-related Diseases KENILWORTH, N.J.--( BUSINESS WIRE )--Merck (NYSE:MRK), known as MSD outside of the United States and Canada,
REVEALED: Women can self-screen for HPV virus to protect against THIS killer cancer
16 Jun 2016 at 3:52am
CERVICAL cancer kills on average three women every day and the majority of these cancers are caused by persistent human papillomavirus infection which causes changes to the cervical cells. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Oropharyngeal Cancer, Extracapsular Spread, and HPV p16 StatusOropharyngeal Cancer, Extracapsular Spread, and HPV p16 Status
31 May 2016 at 3:13pm
Spread beyond the lymph nodes of oropharyngeal cancer and carcinoma of unknown primary site (CUP) is associated with greater recurrence and poorer survival in patients with human papillomavirus (HPV) p16-negative tumors, but not in those with p16-positive tumors. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
UCLA researchers identify protein that could prevent tumor growth in cervical cancer
31 May 2016 at 1:09pm
UCLA scientists have identified a protein that has the potential to prevent the growth of cervical cancer cells. The discovery could lead to the development of new treatments for the deadly disease.
In a five-year study using human samples and mouse models, researchers led by Dr. Eri Srivatsan, a member of the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, found that a protein known as cystatin E/M can inhibit cellular inflammation, which is a major contributor to the growth of cervical cancer.
Typically, inflammation develops after a woman contracts the human papilloma virus from a male partner; the virus can eventually lead to the development of cervical cancer. Environmental factors such as smoking also are closely associated with the disease.
The UCLA researchers discovered that cystatin E/...MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.
HPV vaccine doesn’t provide herd immunity or crossprotection
26 May 2016 at 9:59am
WASHINGTON – The prevalence of human papillomavirus (HPV) types 16 and 18 has significantly decreased, but only among vaccinated women; national data show no evidence that the vaccine targeting them has conferred herd immunity or encouraged a shift toward lower-risk types.
From 2003, before the... (Source: Skin and Allergy News)
Irish teen girls taking on Gardasil manufacturers after suffering from long-term injuries caused by the faulty vaccines
24 May 2016 at 1:00am
(NaturalNews) Teen girls and their mothers in Ireland are setting an example for how to build an influential movement to fight back against a mainstream vaccine consensus that pushes the dangerous human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine on girls as young as eleven.The support group... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Mayo Clinic Q and A: HPV Vaccination Series Can Be Started at Age 9
16 May 2016 at 5:00pm
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What is the best age for boys and girls to get the human papillomavirus, or HPV, vaccine? There seems to be a range, but I have read recommendations where that range differs. Is it true that if they don’t get the vaccine by a certain age, they are better off waiting until [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
VIDEO: Should the HPV test be a stand-alone cancer screening test?
16 May 2016 at 9:30am
WASHINGTON – Despite being approved by the Food and Drug Administration as a primary cervical cancer screening test starting at age 25, most medical societies recommend that the human papillomavirus... (Source: Family Practice News)
Religious Leaders Can End Harmful Cultural Practices & Advance Women’s Empowerment
5 May 2016 at 10:51am
This article was published first by Reuters (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.
Male HPV vaccination rates soar with intensive QI project
4 May 2016 at 2:50pm
BALTIMORE – A 3-year quality improvement (QI) measure succeeded in delivering the full human papillomavirus series to more than four out of five eligible boys.
The high rate of completed vaccinations – nearly triple the national average – was accomplished at a clinic with a high-need population... (Source: Skin and Allergy News)
Combining pap, hrHPV tests could drastically reduce cancer miss rates
3 May 2016 at 8:19am
Cytopathology researchers recently found that combining two diagnostic tests, Pap and high-risk human papillomavirus (hrHPV), dramatically decreased the chance of missing tumors and high-grade lesions by sevenfold. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Stress and depression is linked to HPV-related health problems
30 Apr 2016 at 9:02am
New research suggests that stress and depression play a significant role in whether a woman with human papillomavirus (HPV) can get rid of her infection or not. HPV that lingers in a woman's system eventually can lead to cervical cancer. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
HPV infection can be identified in self-collected vaginal swabs
29 Apr 2016 at 12:35pm
High risk, potentially cancer causing human papillomavirus infections are common among women in Papua New Guinea. But self sampling with vaginal swabs may provide materials that screen as accurately as the more labor-intensive approach using cervical samples obtained by clinicians. This finding is critical to developing same day screening and treatment, which is key to ensuring that women with precancerous lesions are treated in this largely unconnected (electronically) country, and in others like it. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
HPV Vaccine May Benefit Higher-Risk Women Older Than 26HPV Vaccine May Benefit Higher-Risk Women Older Than 26
29 Apr 2016 at 11:19am
Newly detected high-risk human papillomavirus (HR-HPV) infections in mid-adult women are often redetections of previous infections, according to new research. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape PublicHealth Headlines)
HPV vaccination expected to reduce cancer in all races, may not eliminate all disparities
28 Apr 2016 at 4:32pm
Human papillomavirus (HPV)-associated cancers occur more frequently among Hispanics, blacks, American-Indians, and Alaska Natives than among whites. A new study 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: ScienceDaily Headlines)
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.
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)
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