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UCLA researchers create smartphone-based device that reads medical diagnostic tests quickly and accurately
27 Jul 2015 at 12:30pm

Enzyme-linked immunosorbant assay, or ELISA, is a diagnostic tool that identifies antigens such as viruses and bacteria in blood samples. ELISA can detect a number of diseases, including HIV, West Nile virus and hepatitis B, and it is widely used in hospitals. It can also be used to identify potential allergens in food, among other applications. A team of researchers from the California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA has developed a new mobile phone-based device that can read ELISA plates in the field with the same level of accuracy as the large machines normally found in clinical laboratories. The research, published online in the journal ACS Nano, was led by Aydogan Ozcan, associate director of the California NanoSystems Institute, along with Dino Di Carlo, professor of bioengineering, a...MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


How much does Theranos' power-packed board help it navigate D.C.?
21 Jul 2015 at 8:44am

Lab testing company Theranos Inc. has done amazing things over the past couple of years, not the least of which was last week's win of a key bureaucratic waiver from the FDA. The waiver from CLIA — the Clinical Laboratory Improvements Act — is for a herpes simplex 1 test developed by the Palo Alto, California-based company, which was started 12 years ago by then-19-year-old Stanford University dropout Elizabeth Holmes and came out of stealth two years ago. More importantly, though, the Food… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)


Theranos secures FDA waiver to take its blood tests out of the lab
20 Jul 2015 at 1:22pm

Palo Alto-based novel blood test company Theranos was granted a waiver from the FDA allowing the company to offer its first FDA-cleared blood test, its herpes simplex 1 virus IgG (HSV IgG) test, outside of a lab setting. According to the company, it’s the first HSV test to receive the waiver, called a CLIA waiver (CLIA stands […] (Source: mobihealthnews)


Summer 2015 Update: ACIP Adult Vaccine Recommendations Summer 2015 Update: ACIP Adult Vaccine Recommendations
13 Jul 2015 at 9:40am

Highlights of the June 2015 ACIP meeting and recommendations for meningococcal B, flu, and pneumococcal vaccines. Also: Informational updates for Tdap and herpes zoster vaccine. Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)


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9 Jul 2015 at 12:00am

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Blood Tests Could Soon Be As Easy As A Trip To Walgreens
8 Jul 2015 at 6:00am

A little-known healthcare start-up is slowly setting the stage to transform blood tests. Theranos, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based company that offers about 153 tests for under $10, scored two major coups in the past week. First, they won FDA approval for their patented technology that performs complex medical tests using just a few drops, rather than a few vials, of blood. It's first application, named in the FDA announcement, extends to the company’s herpes simplex 1 test. While FDA approval isn't necessary to operate, the decision validates the result of Theranos founder, Elizabeth Holmes' decade-long research, which aims to replace the need for intravenous blood draws with a simple, painless finger stick. In more news, a bill the company co-sponsored in Arizona, where Theranos operat...


Theranos gets unnecessary FDA clearance for its cheap, fingerstick blood tests
6 Jul 2015 at 11:03am

Theranos, the 12-year-old Palo Alto-based company working on a smaller, cheaper, alternative to common lab blood tests, has received its first voluntary FDA 510(k) clearance, for its herpes simplex 1 virus IgG (HSV IgG) test. Using a (still largely secretive) lab-on-a-chip technology, Theranos is able to run multiple blood tests on just a few drops of blood, whereas traditional […] (Source: mobihealthnews)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


Report warns of threat to unborn babies from CMV virus
30 Jun 2015 at 7:00am

"Thousands of pregnant women are unwittingly passing on infections to their unborn babies that cause severe disabilities," is the headline in the Daily Mail after a new report highlighted the risks cytomegalovirus (CMV) can pose to pregnancies. The paper says cytomegalovirus "can lie dormant in mother's body for years" and "is caught from other children through nappy changing and wiping mouths", so often older siblings can pass it on to unborn babies.  What is the basis for this report? The story was prompted by the release of a report by the charity CMV Action. The charity aims to raise awareness of the virus and campaign for better prevention measures within the health service. They also provide support for those affected by CMV.   What is CMV? CMV is...


'Glowing' condoms could soon reveal if you have an STI: Students design smart contraceptive to detect disease
23 Jun 2015 at 10:42am

Students from the Isaac Newton Academy in Illford dreamt up the idea for a condom that glows green if it detects chlamydia and yellow if it finds herpes as an entry to this year's TeenTech Awards. (Source: the Mail online | Health)


Oral Herpes (Herpes Labialis) Therapeutic Pipeline Assessment Review...
22 Jun 2015 at 9:50am

RnRMarketResearch.com adds “Herpes Labialis (Oral Herpes) - Pipeline Review, H1 2015” to its store. The report provides an overview of the Herpes Labialis (Oral Herpes)'s therapeutic pipeline.(PRWeb June 22, 2015)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015-herpes-labialis-oral/herpes-pipeline-review-h1/prweb12799994.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)


Increased incidence of herpes zoster and postherpetic neuralgia in adult patients following traumatic brain injury: a nationwide population-based study in Taiwan - Tung YC, Tu HP, Tsai WC, Chen CS, Su CH, Shi HY, Lin CL.
20 Jun 2015 at 1:53pm

The aims of this study were to estimate the incidences of herpes zoster (HZ) and postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) in patients after traumatic brain injury (TBI). Furthermore, we aimed to explore the risk factors of the development of HZ and PHN in patients aft... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))


Herpes Virus Tied to Angina Risk
17 Jun 2015 at 8:44am

But researchers note that only 1 percent of people has the virus strain hidden in their DNA Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Angina, Herpes Simplex (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


Herpes Virus Tied to Angina Risk, Study Suggests
16 Jun 2015 at 5:15pm

But researchers note that only 1 percent of people has the virus strain hidden in their DNA (Source: WebMD Health)


Herpes Zoster in Older AdultsHerpes Zoster in Older Adults
16 Jun 2015 at 8:49am

Case studies illuminate nuances needed when working with older patients with herpes zoster, from prevention to acute care. Journal for Nurse Practitioners (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)


Shingles Vaccination Helps Some Who Later Develop the Virus Shingles Vaccination Helps Some Who Later Develop the Virus
15 Jun 2015 at 4:54am

Adults who developed herpes zoster despite having received the herpes zoster vaccine had a reduced risk for painful complications compared with their unvaccinated counterparts. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)


New Blood Test Could Quickly Reveal Complete Virus History
10 Jun 2015 at 4:51pm

http://media.boston.cbslocal.com/CBSBOS_1006201517392700000AA.mp4 BOSTON (CBS) – Right now, if your doctor wants to know if you have the measles or HIV or the flu, they have to order one test for each virus. Imagine a day when you can go to your doctor’s office and with a simple prick of your finger, they can test for hundreds of different viruses at once. Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School have developed an assay called VirScan that can determine which viruses a patient has been exposed to, perhaps 10 years or more in the past. Viruses like influenza, herpes viruses, measles, HIV, Hepatitis C and even Ebola, are just a few that the test can identify. Studied on nearly 600 people on four different continents, VirScan proved accu...MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


Physicists develop ultrasensitive nanomechanical biosensor
9 Jun 2015 at 10:38am

Two young researchers have developed an ultracompact highly sensitive nanomechanical sensor for analyzing the chemical composition of substances and detecting biological objects, such as viral disease markers, which appear when the immune system responds to incurable or hard-to-cure diseases, including HIV, hepatitis, herpes, and many others. The sensor will enable doctors to identify tumor markers, whose presence in the body signals the emergence and growth of cancerous tumors. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)


MIPT physicists develop ultrasensitive nanomechanical biosensor
8 Jun 2015 at 11:00pm

(Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology) Two young researchers working at the MIPT Laboratory of Nanooptics and Plasmonics, Dmitry Fedyanin and Yury Stebunov, have developed an ultracompact highly sensitive nanomechanical sensor for analyzing the chemical composition of substances and detecting biological objects, such as viral disease markers, which appear when the immune system responds to incurable or hard-to-cure diseases, including HIV, hepatitis, herpes, and many others. The sensor will enable doctors to identify tumor markers, whose presence in the body signals the emergence and growth of cancerous tumors. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)


New blood test for viral infections shows promise
8 Jun 2015 at 8:00am

Conclusion This research has developed a test that is able to identify past viral infections using a small sample of blood, giving an insight into a person's history of viral infections. The test could theoretically be expanded to cover other types of organisms that cause human disease, such as bacteria. No test is perfect, however, and there were some cases where a known infection was not identified (false negative) and where an infection was picked up that was not thought to have really occurred (false positive). The test detects antibodies generated in response to viruses as the result of vaccination. Antibody response also reduces over time, so the test may not be able to identify all previous infections. The researchers thought this was why they detected less exposure to some common ...


Varicella-zoster virus: Using embryonic stem cells to test drugs
4 Jun 2015 at 3:25pm

Scientists report on a novel experimental model that, for the first time, successfully mimics the 'sleeping' and 'waking' of the varicella-zoster virus. Based on neurons generated from human embryonic stem cells, and not requiring the use of experimental animals, the model allows scientists to test drugs and develop therapies to prevent shingles. It may also contribute to the fight against other viruses -- such as herpes and polio -- that target the human nervous system. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)


Steroids Hike Shingles Risk in RA (CME/CE)
3 Jun 2015 at 1:00pm

(MedPage Today) -- Prednisone doses above 7.5 mg/day raise the risk of herpes zoster (Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


Cats blamed for children’s poor reading skills
2 Jun 2015 at 8:00am

Conclusion This cross-sectional study found an association between toxoplasma infection in secondary school age children in the US and certain measures of cognitive function (reading and verbal memory), but not others (maths or visuospatial reasoning). The study included a relatively large national sample (just over 1,700 children), which was selected to be representative of the US population as a whole. Its main limitation is its cross-sectional design. As the authors note, this means that they cannot establish that infection with toxoplasma was present before any differences in cognitive function. Therefore they cannot draw conclusions about whether toxoplasma might be directly causing the differences seen. Cohort studies are needed to gain a better understanding of whether the link mig...


Cats blamed for children's poor reading skills
2 Jun 2015 at 8:00am

Conclusion This cross-sectional study found an association between toxoplasma infection in secondary school age children in the US and certain measures of cognitive function (reading and verbal memory), but not others (maths or visuospatial reasoning). The study included a relatively large national sample (just over 1,700 children), which was selected to be representative of the US population as a whole. Its main limitation is its cross-sectional design. As the authors note, this means that they cannot establish that infection with toxoplasma was present before any differences in cognitive function. Therefore they cannot draw conclusions about whether toxoplasma might be directly causing the differences seen. Cohort studies are needed to gain a better understanding of whether the link mig...


First successful study of virus attack on cancer
28 May 2015 at 3:31pm

It's a new weapon in the arsenal of cancer fighting treatments: utilizing genetically modified viruses to invade cancer cells and destroy them from the inside. Now scientists have found that stage IIIb to IV melanoma patients treated with a modified cold sore (herpes) virus had improved survival. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)


Injectable T-VEC Offers Hope to Melanoma PatientsInjectable T-VEC Offers Hope to Melanoma Patients
28 May 2015 at 10:38am

A dual-mechanism immunotherapy based on a genetically modified version of the herpes simplex virus achieves a durable response in melanoma patients. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)


UofL part of first successful study of virus attack on cancer
27 May 2015 at 11:00pm

(University of Louisville) Scientists have found that stage IIIb to IV melanoma patients treated with a modified cold sore (herpes) virus had improved survival. The results of the findings were published recently in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


Could this be the end of the misery of chemo? 
27 May 2015 at 7:42pm

British scientists have announced they have turned the herpes virus into a 'Trojan Horse' double agent that exposes skin cancer cells as the enemy within for our defences to attack. (Source: the Mail online | Health)


Virotherapy: skin cancer successfully treated with herpes-based drug
27 May 2015 at 4:28pm

‘Virotherapy’ uses modified herpes virus to attack melanoma cells and has potential to overcome cancer even when disease has spread throughout the bodyPatients with aggressive skin cancer have been treated successfully using a drug based on the herpes virus, in a trial that could pave the way for a new generation of cancer treatments.The findings mark the first positive phase 3 trial results for cancer “virotherapy”, where one disease is harnessed and used to attack another. If approved, the drug, called T-VEC, could be more widely available for cancer patients by next year, scientists predicted. Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)


Morning Break: Herpes as Melanoma Tx; Vaccine to Lower Blood Pressure
27 May 2015 at 9:35am

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


Herpes-based drug effective against skin cancer
27 May 2015 at 9:25am

Stephen FellerLONDON, May 27 (UPI) -- A genetically-engineered version of the herpes virus was found in a human trial to kill cancer cells and spur the immune system to attack and destroy tumors. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)


Why HERPES virus could hold key to finding a skin cancer cure
27 May 2015 at 9:06am

A CURE for skin cancer is a step closer after “world first” patient trials were carried out by British researchers. (Source: Daily Express - Health)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


Modified herpes virus 'could combat skin cancer'
27 May 2015 at 8:00am

Conclusion This randomised controlled trial has demonstrated the effectiveness of a novel injectable immune treatment for advanced melanoma that cannot be surgically removed. The trial has various strengths, including its large sample size, analysis by intention to treat, and blinding of assessors to treatment assignment, which should have reduced the risk of bias. It demonstrated that, overall, significantly more people responded to treatment with T-VEC than GM-CSF injections. It also improved survival by an average of 4.4 months, but this only just reached statistical significance, meaning we can have less confidence in this effect. There are several points to bear in mind, however: T-VEC boosts GM-CSF production within the tumour to enhance the immune response, and was therefore co...


Found, drug that could wipe out skin cancer: Herpes virus-based medicine shrank tumors in patients where disease was deemed inoperable 
27 May 2015 at 3:59am

A landmark study at 64 research centres across the world found a viral immunotherapy based on the herpes virus helped extend the lives of those patients diagnosed with malignant melanoma. (Source: the Mail online | Health)


Herpes virus harnessed to fight a common cancer
26 May 2015 at 8:28pm

Human clinical trials show this promising technique attacks melanoma tumors on two levels (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)


Cold sore virus could kill cancer
26 May 2015 at 7:00pm

Modified herpes virus could lengthen skin cancer survival by yearsRelated items from OnMedicaSunlight still causes damage after darkSkin cancer legacy of package holiday boomDiagnosing cancer earlyMelanoma drug is first to be fast tracked under NHS early access schemeGreen light for new drug for advanced skin cancer (Source: OnMedica Latest News)


Amgen’s T-VEC demonstrates durable treatment response in patients of skin cancer trial
26 May 2015 at 6:00pm

Researchers from a clinical trial revealed that a genetically engineered herpes virus can block the progression of skin cancer by killing cancer cells and enhance the activity of the immune system against tumours. (Source: Drug Development Technology)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


Using Herpes Virus to Fight Advanced Melanoma
26 May 2015 at 5:20pm

Study shows it helped a minority of patients, and experts say this approach has promise (Source: WebMD Health)


Skin cancer patients successfully treated with herpes-based drug
26 May 2015 at 4:49pm

‘Virotherapy’ uses modified herpes virus to attack melanoma cells and has potential to overcome cancer even when disease has spread throughout the bodyPatients with aggressive skin cancer have been treated successfully using a drug based on the herpes virus, in a trial that could pave the way for a new generation of cancer treatments.The findings mark the first positive phase 3 trial results for cancer “virotherapy”, where one disease is harnessed and used to attack another. If approved, the drug, called T-VEC, could be more widely available for cancer patients by next year, scientists predicted. Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)


Herpes-based drug 'cures' patients of skin cancer
26 May 2015 at 4:00pm

The new therapy has far fewer side effects because it is harnassing the body's own immune system (Source: Telegraph Health)


Severe Infections In Childhood Linked To Lower IQ
26 May 2015 at 11:50am

By: Julia Calderone Published: May 22, 2015 11:16am ET on LiveScience. People who have had an infection that made them so sick they had to be hospitalized may have IQs that are slightly lower than average, a new study suggests. Researchers from the University of Copenhagen and Aarhus University in Denmark examined the hospital records of 190,000 Danish men born between 1974 and 1994. All the men took IQ tests at age 19, as part of the process of signing up for Denmark's mandatory draft. The tests were designed to assess their logical, verbal, numerical and spatial reasoning. After adjusting for factors known to track with people's IQ scores, such as social conditions and the education levels of their parents, the researchers found that the average IQ score of the men who had been h...


Herpes offers big insights on coughing -- and potential new remedies
26 May 2015 at 8:36am

Cough treatments could change dramatically after the herpes virus helped researchers discover that the respiratory tract links to two different parts of the nervous system. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


World first as viral immunotherapy for skin cancer shows patient benefit in phase III trial
25 May 2015 at 11:00pm

(Institute of Cancer Research) A genetically engineered herpes virus can halt the progression of skin cancer by killing cancer cells and sparking the immune system into action against tumours, a landmark clinical trial has shown. It is the first time that a phase III trial of viral immunotherapy has definitively shown benefit for patients with cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)


What You May Have Missed in Biotech: Eye Drug Fails, Ear Drug Flops, and Herpes Drug Succeeds
23 May 2015 at 7:10am

Biotech was full of news this week on clinical trials that sent investors into a tizzy about drugs for the eyes, the ears, and other body parts people don’t usually talk about. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)


PAS: Use high-dose acyclovir to treat HSV-infected infants
21 May 2015 at 1:52pm

SAN DIEGO – Infants given high-dose acyclovir for the treatment of herpes simplex virus (HSV) infections experienced a number of adverse reactions, including seizure, hypotension, and thrombocytopenia, according to the results of a new study, but it is unclear if the root cause of these events is... (Source: Skin and Allergy News)


Genocea's herpes vaccine 'crushes' goals in mid-stage trial
20 May 2015 at 12:36pm

Chip Clark, CEO of Genocea Biosciences, didn’t hesitate when asked to give his top-line, scientific assessment of the company’s mid-stage trial results of its herpes vaccine. “We’re thrilled. We crushed the primary endpoints,” he said in an interview today. Investors agreed, boosting the company’s shares 12 percent as of 1:15 p.m. today to $11.91. For Genocea Biosciences (Nasdaq: GNCA), the Phase 2 trial results announced this morning were from the biggest-ever trial of the company’s… (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.


NeuroBreak: Near-Fatal Herpes, UCLA Psychiatrists Resign
12 May 2015 at 1:35pm

(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the world of neurology and neuroscience. (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)


Yes, Your Beard Might Be As Dirty As A Toilet Seat. No, You Don't Have To Shave It.
5 May 2015 at 3:15pm

If you’re a bearded man or love someone who has a beard, you may have recently heard the horrifying news rattling around the Internet that there is fecal bacteria in some men’s beards. Or, as Buzzfeed so pithily put it: “It turns out men’s beards are covered in poop, says science.” That unpleasant nugget of information comes courtesy of a swab analysis conducted by ABC affiliate KOAT in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Several bearded men volunteered to have the bacteria on their facial hairs analyzed, and what Quest Diagnostics microbiologist John Golobic found wasn’t pretty. While some beards hosted run-of-the-mill microbes, other beards had bacteria comparable to what's found in feces, Golobic told KOAT. Now before you go shaving off that beautiful beard, keep in mind that the...


Wayne State researchers seek to stamp out herpes simplex virus 1
4 May 2015 at 11:00pm

(Wayne State University - Office of the Vice President for Research) Wayne State University has received a $1.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to garner more genomic information about herpes simplex virus 1 with the hope of developing the cellular defense mechanisms of host defenses that could lead to new anti-herpes treatments. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)


Experimental new vaccine may help in the fight against shingles
4 May 2015 at 1:45pm

If you had chickenpox as a child, the virus that caused it can re-emerge later in life — out of the blue — to cause shingles. This condition, also known as herpes zoster, consists of a rash on one side of the body, often accompanied by excruciating pain. The rash typically goes away in about a month, but in some people, the pain lingers for weeks, months, or even years. This chronic pain is called post-herpetic neuralgia. The virus that causes chickenpox, known as varicella-zoster, doesn’t necessarily disappear from the body after the chickenpox rash fades away. Instead, the virus can go into hiding, taking up residence in the nerve roots coming off the spinal cord. As the immune system becomes weaker with age, varicella-zoster may “wake up,” start to grow in a nerve ...


PodMed: A Medical News Roundup From Johns Hopkins (with audio)
2 May 2015 at 1:35pm

(MedPage Today) -- This weeks topics include neonatal abstinence syndrome, early HPV vaccination, new vaccine for herpes zoster, and IVC filters for pulmonary embolism. (Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


5 Things Your Gynecologist Wishes You Knew
1 May 2015 at 9:39am

Your gynecologist has heard it all -- so why do women so often shy away from talking about their sexual health? From yeast infections to HPV, three female gynecologists share in the above #OWNSHOW video the things they want all women to know about their bodies. Beware Yeast Infection Risks Dr. Michele Curtis says all women should be aware of the things that increase their chances of getting a yeast infection: 1. Antibiotics "If you take antibiotics, that's going to change the normal bacterial balance, and that will increase the risk for a yeast infection," Curtis says. 2. Hormonal Changes "If you are in a state of hormonal changes, like pregnancy, or sometimes right before your period, that will increase your risk for yeast infection," she says. 3. Damp Clothing Think it's OK to run so...


T-VEC Injection for Melanoma Recommended for FDA ApprovalT-VEC Injection for Melanoma Recommended for FDA Approval
30 Apr 2015 at 1:04pm

Injected directly into the melanoma lesion, the product contains genetically modified herpes virus and a gene for a colony stimulating factor. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)


Google search terms reveal sexually transmitted disease 'hotspots'
30 Apr 2015 at 8:48am

Analysis of Google search data has shown that people in Norway are the most prolific when it comes to searching for information about herpes, while Finland searches most about chlamydia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)


Newer Herpes Zoster Vaccine Effective Even in Older AdultsNewer Herpes Zoster Vaccine Effective Even in Older Adults
30 Apr 2015 at 4:58am

A recombinant subunit vaccine significantly lowered the risk for herpes zoster in adults aged 50 years or older, with comparable efficacy in adults aged 70 years or older. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)


Investigational Herpes Zoster Subunit Vaccine Has High Efficacy Even in Older Adults (FREE)
27 Apr 2015 at 7:00pm

By Kelly Young Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD Two doses of a herpes zoster subunit vaccine show high efficacy in older adults, according to a phase III, industry-funded study in the New … (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.


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

Dermatologist Dawn Marie Davies, from the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, warns the herpes virus is able to withstand, and indeed thrive, in the warm environment of tanning booths. (Source: the Mail online | Health)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


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

(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)


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

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


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

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


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

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


News from NIH
26 Mar 2015 at 7:00pm

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


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24 Mar 2015 at 12:00am

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

Researchers found that Valtrex appeared to reduce viral levels Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: HIV/AIDS, Herpes Simplex, Medicines (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


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

Finds (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)


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

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


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

Drug appears to reduce the levels of HIV in patients who do not have genital herpes. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

In 2013, adult uptake for herpes zoster, Tdap, and HPV vaccines increased slightly, but others did not, according to a CDC report. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


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

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


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

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

US-based ContraVir Pharmaceuticals has started a pharmacokinetic (PK) trial of its clinical-stage, fast acting, low dose, once-daily oral antiviral agent FV-100 to treat herpes zoster or shingles, an infection caused by the reactivation of varicella … (Source: Drug Development Technology)


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

Patients with autoimmune and inflammatory diseases are more prone to getting herpes zoster than the general population, but these patients can be safely vaccinated, a new study has suggested. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

But other experts doubt that a herpes infection could cause the brain disease (Source: WebMD Health)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


Oregon has a low STD vaccination rate
31 Jul 2015 at 3:58pm

Oregon is about average in the U.S. when it comes to vaccinating adolescents against human papillomavirus, or HPV, but many teens still aren’t getting vaccinated, and that puts them at risk for cancer of the cervix, among other cancers. “This is really a cancer prevention vaccine,” said Dr. Michelle Berlin, co-director of the Oregon Health & Science University Center for Women’s Health. Nationwide, 60 percent of adolescent girls and 42 percent of adolescent boys received one or most doses… (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.


Wow, Americans Really Aren't Fans Of The Life-Saving HPV Vaccine
31 Jul 2015 at 10:46am

By Kylie GumpertJuly 30 (Reuters) - The percentage of U.S. teenagers vaccinated against the human papillomavirus increased slightly in 2014, but the rate lags behind other immunizations, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday.The HPV vaccine, sold as Gardasil by Merck & Co and Cervarix by GlaxoSmithKline, protects against the most common sexually transmitted infection. Each year, 27,000 people nationwide are diagnosed with a cancer caused by the virus, including cancers of the cervix, penis, anus and throat.The CDC said the percentage of girls between 13 and 17 years old who received at least one dose of the vaccine increased by 3.3 percentage points to 60 percent. For boys, the rate increased 8.1 percentage points to 41.7 percent.In that same age group, 39.7 p...


CDC Releases Additional Guidance for 9-Valent HPV Vaccine (FREE)
30 Jul 2015 at 7:00pm

By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by André Sofair, MD, MPH, and William E. Chavey, MD, MS The CDC has released supplemental guidance for healthcare providers who may have questions about using the nine-valent human papillomavirus vaccine in patients who've already … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)


Researching and Respecting the Intricacies of Isolated Communities
30 Jul 2015 at 5:38pm

Examines parental perceptions of the human papillomavirus vaccine in three rural Georgia counties, and describes a method for conducting successful nursing research in rural areas. Includes statistics with breakdowns by age, sex, race, and children's grade levels. (Source: Rural publications via the Rural Assistance Center)


HPV vaccinations for U.S. teens rise slightly: CDC
30 Jul 2015 at 5:16pm

(Reuters) - The percentage of U.S. teenagers vaccinated against the human papillomavirus increased slightly in 2014, but the rate lags behind other immunizations, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


Mouth rinse could help predict recurrence of HPV-related oropharyngeal cancers
29 Jul 2015 at 11:00pm

(Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health) Oropharyngeal cancer patients who were found to have detectable traces of human papillomavirus type 16 (HPV16) in their saliva following cancer treatment are at an increased risk for recurrence, a study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has found. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)


HPV16 detection in oral rinses for oropharyngeal cancer
29 Jul 2015 at 11:00pm

(The JAMA Network Journals) The presence of persistent human papillomavirus type 16 DNA in oral rinses after treatment for HPV-related oropharyngeal cancer was rare but it appears to be associated with poor prognosis and therefore may have potential as a long-term tool for tumor surveillance, according to an article published online by JAMA Oncology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)


Very few U.S. states mandate recommended HPV vaccine
15 Jul 2015 at 6:34pm

(Reuters Health) - Only Virginia, Rhode Island and Washington D.C. have laws requiring kids to have the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine to attend school, according to a new study. (Source: Reuters: Health)


Only three U.S. states mandate recommended HPV vaccine
14 Jul 2015 at 12:51pm

(Reuters Health) - Only Virginia, Rhode Island and Washington D.C. have laws requiring kids to have the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine to attend school, according to a new study. (Source: Reuters: Health)


Few states in US require HPV vaccine
14 Jul 2015 at 10:30am

An examination of state vaccination requirements for adolescents finds that the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is currently required in only two states, many fewer than another vaccine associated with sexual transmission (hepatitis B) and another primarily recommended for adolescents (meningococcal conjugate), according to a new study. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


European agency to review HPV vaccine side effects
13 Jul 2015 at 11:06am

Stephen FellerLONDON, July 13 (UPI) -- The European Medicines Agency announced it will review two rare side effects of three types of vaccines for human papillomavirus. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)


Safety Profile of HPV Vaccines Under Review in Europe Safety Profile of HPV Vaccines Under Review in Europe
13 Jul 2015 at 9:41am

The European Medicines Agency is reviewing the safety profile of human papilloma virus vaccines but says there should be no change in their use at this time. News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)


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HPV Vaccination Among Young Adult Women: A Perspective From Appalachian Kentucky
1 Jul 2015 at 9:39am

Addresses rural womens reasons for declining the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine or failing to complete the 3-dose regimen. Includes data from telephone interviews with 17 women aged 18-26. (Source: Rural publications via the Rural Assistance Center)


ACOG adds HPV-9 to vaccination advice
30 Jun 2015 at 12:11pm

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists continues to urge routine vaccination against human papillomavirus for girls and boys and has now added the recently licensed 9-valent HPV vaccine to its recommendation. The updated policy statement from ACOG’s Committee on Adolescent Health...googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-cta'); (Source: Skin and Allergy News)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


Fatalistic beliefs may prevent Appalachian women from completing HPV vaccination series
27 Jun 2015 at 7:10am

Could a fatalistic attitude toward cervical cancer serve as a barrier to prevention of the disease? A recent study suggests a link between fatalistic beliefs and completion of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine series among a sample of young Appalachian Kentucky women. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)


High-Grade Cervical Lesions Reduced Since Start of HPV VaccinationHigh-Grade Cervical Lesions Reduced Since Start of HPV Vaccination
24 Jun 2015 at 3:24pm

Abnormal changes in the cervix that can lead to cancer are less frequent in young women since the introduction of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines, a new study suggests. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines)


Dangerous cervical lesions reduced since start of HPV vaccination
23 Jun 2015 at 10:33am

(Reuters Health) - (Reuters Health) – Abnormal changes in the cervix that can lead to cancer are less frequent in young women since the introduction of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines, a new study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)


Kite and bluebird to co-develop second generation TCR therapy products
22 Jun 2015 at 6:00pm

Kite Pharma and bluebird bio have entered a strategic collaboration agreement to develop and commercialise second-generation T-cell receptor (TCR) therapy products to treat human papillomavirus (HPV) associated cancers. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)


Gardasil 9 Effectively Stops 90% Of Cancers Caused By HPV In Girls and Boys
22 Jun 2015 at 4:40am

The newest HPV vaccine safely and effectively prevents at least four different kinds of cancer in the population recommended to receive it, according to a study in Pediatrics today. Gardasil 9, manufactured by Merck, protects against nine strains of the human papillomavirus, an infection transmitted through direct or indirect contact with the genitals of an infected person. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


Why are older women not having regular smear tests?
22 Jun 2015 at 1:05am

Often perceived as a young women's disease, the dramatic fall in the uptake from women over 50 for the smear test is leading to more cases of advanced stage cervical cancer and Cheryl Swann tells of her shock at being diagnosed at the age of 57 (Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice)


Study finds decreased rates of high-grade cervical lesions in young women
21 Jun 2015 at 11:00pm

(Wiley) A new analysis indicates that rates of high-grade cervical lesions decreased in young US women after vaccines were made available to protect against human papillomavirus (HPV), but the trend may be due in part to changes in cervical cancer screening recommendations. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)


Blood antibodies may predict HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancer survival
15 Jun 2015 at 8:43am

The presence of certain human papillomavirus (HPV)-16 antibodies in the blood was associated with improved rates of survival among patients with HPV-related oropharyngeal carcinoma. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)


9-Valent Human Papillomavirus Virus (HPV) Vaccine9-Valent Human Papillomavirus Virus (HPV) Vaccine
10 Jun 2015 at 7:41am

The new 9-valent HPV vaccine offers additional protection against strains known to produce cancer, but low vaccine uptake throughout the United States lessens the potential benefits of the vaccine. Pediatric Pharmacotherapy (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


Could Single Doses Be the Future of HPV Vaccination? (FREE)
9 Jun 2015 at 7:00pm

By Christine Sadlowski Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH One or two doses of the bivalent human papillomavirus vaccine appear as efficacious as the standard three-dose schedule in preventing cervical HPV type 16/18 infections, according to a post hoc analysis … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)


One dose of cervical cancer vaccine may suffice, scientists say
9 Jun 2015 at 6:01pm

LONDON (Reuters) - A single dose of GlaxoSmithKline's human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine could prevent the majority of cervical cancers, saving money and improving uptake of a potentially life-saving vaccination, scientists said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)


Single HPV vaccine dose appears as effective as full course
9 Jun 2015 at 5:30pm

One or two doses of the bivalent human papillomavirus vaccine provide a level of protection against cervical HPV infection similar to that of the full three-dose schedule, according to post hoc analysis from two phase III, double-blind, randomized controlled trials with 4 years follow-up. Data...googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-cta'); (Source: Skin and Allergy News)


Single dose of HPV vaccine may prevent cervical cancer
8 Jun 2015 at 11:00pm

(University of Louisville) A single dose of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine Cervarix appears to be as effective in preventing certain HPV infections as three doses, the currently recommended course of vaccination. That is the conclusion of a study published today in The Lancet Oncology and co-authored by Diane Harper, M.D., Ph.D., the Rowntree Endowed Chair and professor in the Department of Family and Geriatric Medicine at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)


Stopping Cancer Before It Starts
18 May 2015 at 10:55am

On May 20, 2015, New York State will host its Cancer Prevention Summit in Manhattan. This bold initiative is the work of the New York State Commissioner of Health, Dr. Howard Zucker, and his colleagues at the New York State Department of Health. Many health related organizations in New York are participating in the Summit, and the audience will be challenged with action points. I am honored to participate in the Cancer Prevention Summit as a speaker, and will introduce the keynote speaker, Dr. Graham Colditz, an internationally recognized leader in the prevention of cancer and other diseases. The Summit's focus is the primary prevention of cancer -- stopping cancer before it starts -- and leading experts will present their research and insights with those present, and remotely through a...MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


Lesbians Less Likely to Get HPV VaccineLesbians Less Likely to Get HPV Vaccine
12 May 2015 at 3:19pm

More awareness of the benefits of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine and the risk of cervical cancer is called for in young women, particularly in lesbians who are much less likely to be vaccinated, according to researchers. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)


Sexual Orientation Influences HPV Vaccination Uptake (FREE)
11 May 2015 at 7:00pm

By Diane E. Judge, APN/CNP Ms. Judge is a contributing editor for NEJM Journal Watch Women's Health, from which this story was adapted. See full coverage at the link below.Lesbian women are as likely as heterosexual and bisexual women to know about the human papillomavirus vaccine — but are less likely … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)


80 percent of cervical cancers found to be preventable with latest 9-valent HPV vaccine
11 May 2015 at 3:30pm

The new 9-valent human papillomavirus vaccine, can potentially prevent 80 percent of cervical cancers in the United States, if given to all 11- or 12-year-old children before they are exposed to the virus. The study also found the 9-Valent vaccine, under the trademark of Gardasil-9, has the potential to protect against an additional 8 percent of oropharyngeal cancers, which include the base of the tongue and tonsils. This disease is the second-most-common HPV-associated cancer. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)


Parents' decision-making in HPV vaccination of daughters
10 May 2015 at 2:12pm

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is a leading cause of sexually transmitted diseases, with more than 70% of sexually active people getting the virus at least once in their lifetimes. Persistent infection with some HPV strains can lead to cervical cancer, the second most common cancer in women, as well as to head-and-neck and other types of cancer and anogenital warts in both men and women. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


HPV: 1.1 Million More Women Started Vaccine After ACA PassedHPV: 1.1 Million More Women Started Vaccine After ACA Passed
7 May 2015 at 4:53am

The Affordable Care Act, which extended health coverage and erased copayments for preventive treatments, was associated with 1.1 million more young women initiating the human papillomavirus vaccine. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines)


Yes, Your Beard Might Be As Dirty As A Toilet Seat. No, You Don't Have To Shave It.
5 May 2015 at 3:15pm

If you’re a bearded man or love someone who has a beard, you may have recently heard the horrifying news rattling around the Internet that there is fecal bacteria in some men’s beards. Or, as Buzzfeed so pithily put it: “It turns out men’s beards are covered in poop, says science.” That unpleasant nugget of information comes courtesy of a swab analysis conducted by ABC affiliate KOAT in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Several bearded men volunteered to have the bacteria on their facial hairs analyzed, and what Quest Diagnostics microbiologist John Golobic found wasn’t pretty. While some beards hosted run-of-the-mill microbes, other beards had bacteria comparable to what's found in feces, Golobic told KOAT. Now before you go shaving off that beautiful beard, keep in mind that the...


NACCHO Releases Guide to HPV Resources for Local Health Departments
1 May 2015 at 11:00am

NACCHO has released the Guide to HPV Resources for Local Health Departments to assist local health departments (LHDs) with increasing human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination rates. (Source: PHPartners.org)


5 Things Your Gynecologist Wishes You Knew
1 May 2015 at 9:39am

Your gynecologist has heard it all -- so why do women so often shy away from talking about their sexual health? From yeast infections to HPV, three female gynecologists share in the above #OWNSHOW video the things they want all women to know about their bodies. Beware Yeast Infection Risks Dr. Michele Curtis says all women should be aware of the things that increase their chances of getting a yeast infection: 1. Antibiotics "If you take antibiotics, that's going to change the normal bacterial balance, and that will increase the risk for a yeast infection," Curtis says. 2. Hormonal Changes "If you are in a state of hormonal changes, like pregnancy, or sometimes right before your period, that will increase your risk for yeast infection," she says. 3. Damp Clothing Think it's OK to run so...


Preventive Gynaecology Special Issue honors memory of deceased pioneer
28 Apr 2015 at 11:00pm

(ecancermedicalscience) The Special Issue, 'Prevention of gynaecological cancers: in memory of Mario Sideri,' consists of nine articles centered around Dr Sideri's favored research topic. Dr Sideri was one of the first doctors in the world to identify the connection between the human papillomavirus and cervical cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

(ecancermedicalscience) Curcumin, an antioxidant found in the common spice turmeric, has been found to limit the activity of human papillomavirus in oral cancer cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

BIRMINGHAM, ALA. – Minority adolescent girls are less likely than non-Hispanic white girls to receive a physician recommendation for human papillomavirus vaccination, according to a cross-sectional analysis of 2008-2012 national data from the National Immunization Survey-Teen. Based on the survey... (Source: Skin and Allergy News)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

The new 9-valent version of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is now available in Canada. It is already available in the United States, and is close to approval in Europe. International Approvals (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


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

The new Gardasil 9 vaccine, which offers protection against nine types of human papillomavirus, has been recommended for approval in Europe. News Alerts (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)


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

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


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

(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)


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

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


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

The experimental drug ranpirnase has the potential to be the first antiviral treatment for human papillomavirus (HPV). Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

A new vaccine protects against more forms of the cancer-causing human papillomavirus than the existing HPV vaccine, new research shows. (Source: NYT)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

The newly approved 9-valent vaccine against human papillomavirus (HPV) offers additional protection, but the problem is uptake of this vaccination. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape PublicHealth Headlines)


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

(MedPage Today) -- Adding more strains of human papillomavirus could increase protection. (Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics)


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

(Reuters Health) - Two medical organizations have recommended testing for the human papillomavirus (HPV) to screen women for cervical cancer before using a Papanicolaou – or Pap – smear for screening. (Source: Reuters: Health)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


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

(Elsevier) Screening for human papillomavirus (HPV) infection alone gives more accurate results than Pap testing for cervical cancer, say the authors of two papers to published today in the journal Gynecologic Oncology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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