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Grooming pubic hair linked to increased STI risk
6 Dec 2016 at 11:00am

Conclusion This US questionnaire-based study aimed to assess the link between the grooming of pubic hair and lifetime history of STIs. The findings showed that grooming was associated with a higher rate of STIs. The study has strengths in that it included a large number of both men and women with a very small number excluded from the analysis. The team made attempts to make the survey as fair as possible and provided a laptop computer and free internet service to those without access to the internet. They also carried out a pilot survey to make sure it was valid and easy to understand. However there are some important limitations to this research that overall mean that it can't prove conclusively that grooming pubic hair directly increases your risk of STIs. By design this cross-sectiona...MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


Study: Over-grooming pubic hair increases risk for STIs
5 Dec 2016 at 9:23pm

Dennis Thompson, HealthDay News Frequent groomers of pubic hair are 3 to 4 times more likely to contract a sexually transmitted infection, such as herpes, HPV or syphilis, researchers say. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)


Herpes cure: One pill could treat cold sores and even cancer by stopping virus replicating
2 Dec 2016 at 6:49am

ONE drug could block a range of herpes viral infections - everything from the common cold sore to chicken pox and even some types of cancer, experts have revealed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)


Herpes zoster (shingles) immunisation programme 2015 to 2016: evaluation report
2 Dec 2016 at 3:43am

This report is an evaluation of the third year of the shingles vaccination programme. It highlights the lower coverage achieved in the routine and catch-up cohort in 2015-16 compared with previous years. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))


GSK Announces EU Regulatory Submission of Candidate Vaccine for Prevention of Shingles
28 Nov 2016 at 3:00am

GlaxoSmithKline plc (LSE/NYSE: GSK) has announced the regulatory submission of a Marketing Authorisation Application (MAA) to the European Medicines Agency (EMA) seeking approval for its candidate shingles vaccine, ShingrixTM, for the prevention of herpes zoster (shingles) in people aged 50 years or over. (Source: World Pharma News)


Shingles vaccination not at goal levels for U.S. seniors
24 Nov 2016 at 12:34pm

(Reuters Health) – Just one in five people over age 60 in the U.S. have been vaccinated against a painful eruption of herpes zoster, also known as shingles, despite recommendations that all of them should get the shot. (Source: Reuters: Health)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


HERPES SIMPLEX HOMOCHORD (Herpes Simplex I, Herpes Simplex Ii) Liquid [Deseret Biologicals, Inc.]
20 Nov 2016 at 11:00pm

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


Girl 'eaten alive' by herpes that she caught from kissing a family member has recovered
16 Nov 2016 at 2:49pm

Sienna Duffield's family, from Gloucester, were forced to wash her bed sheets daily and constantly had to throw out of clothes because of her blood stains from her painful facial blisters. (Source: the Mail online | Health)


N.J.-based Amneal Pharmaceuticals could sell for as much as $8 billion
14 Nov 2016 at 12:21pm

Swiss drug company Novartis AG is nearing an agreement to buy New Jersey-based Amneal Pharmaceuticals for $8 billion. There has not been a decision yet as Amneal could potentially be a target for other suitors, according to Bloomberg News, citing anonymous sources. Amneal, based in Bridgewater, is known for making numerous generic medicines, including gabapentin for epilepsy and pain, and acyclovir, a treatment for herpes as well as. A family-owned business since it was founded in 2002, Amneal… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)


Herpes, not quite so species specific after all
8 Nov 2016 at 6:31am

A new study challenges the tenet of herpes viruses being strictly host-specific. Scientists have discovered that gammaherpesviruses switch their hosts more frequently than previously thought. In fact, bats and primates appear to be responsible for the transfer of these viruses to other mammals in many cases. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)


Shots May Help Prevent Genital Herpes Transmission
2 Nov 2016 at 7:50pm

Three-shot regimen seems to control lesions as effectively as daily pills, but wider trials needed (Source: WebMD Health)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


Injections Might Help Prevent Genital Herpes Transmission for Months: Study
2 Nov 2016 at 6:00pm

Three - shot regimen seems to control lesions as effectively as daily pills, but wider trials needed (Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge)


Breakthrough drug which DOUBLES the survival time for people with deadly melanoma is approved for use on the NHS
30 Sep 2016 at 11:59am

The therapy, called T-VEC, works by infecting and killing cancer cells with a genetically-modified form of the herpes virus. NHS watchdog NICE has recommended it for immediate use. (Source: the Mail online | Health)


Portsmouth mother reveals son contracted HERPES from someone with a cold sore
26 Sep 2016 at 7:40am

Amy Stinton, 30, from Portsmouth, had to rush her 14-month-old son Oliver to hospital after he came out in painful blisters on his feet, legs, under his arms and around his mouth. (Source: the Mail online | Health)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


Astellas, Vical Herpes Vaccine Fails Mid-stage Study Astellas, Vical Herpes Vaccine Fails Mid-stage Study
20 Sep 2016 at 2:24pm

Japan ' s Astellas Pharma Inc and San Diego-based Vical Inc said their experimental herpes vaccine failed a mid-stage study involving certain kidney transplant patients.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)


Astellas, Vical herpes vaccine fails mid-stage study
19 Sep 2016 at 6:53am

(Reuters) - Japan's Astellas Pharma Inc and San Diego-based Vical Inc said their experimental herpes vaccine failed a mid-stage study involving certain kidney transplant patients. (Source: Reuters: Health)


Investigational zoster vaccine effective, safe after age 70
14 Sep 2016 at 4:00pm

The herpes zoster subunit vaccine was effective and safe for adults aged 70 and older in a phase III manufacturer-sponsored clinical trial, which was reported online in the New England Journal of Medicine. The ZOE-70 study (Zoster Efficacy Study in Adults 70 years of Age or Older) assessed an... (Source: Skin and Allergy News)


Novel Shingles Vax Effective in Patients, Ages 70 and Up (CME/CE)
14 Sep 2016 at 4:00pm

(MedPage Today) -- HZ/su reduced risks of herpes zoster and postherpetic neuralgia (Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics)


The indestructible and incurable virus: Everything YOU should know about herpes
13 Sep 2016 at 8:36am

THE HERPES virus is highly infectious and incurable and it stays with people for life. (Source: Daily Express - Health)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


Most Popular NEJM Group Feature This Week: Genital Herpes Case (FREE)
26 Aug 2016 at 5:00pm

By the Editors Here ' s the most clicked-on item we featured from NEJM Group this week, in case you missed it the first time around: … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)


HERPES ZOSTER HOMOCHORD (Herpes Zoster Nosode) Liquid [Deseret Biologicals, Inc.]
24 Aug 2016 at 12:00am

Updated Date: Aug 24, 2016 EST (Source: DailyMed Drug Label Updates)


AiCuris Anti-infective Cures reports positive phase I trial results of pritelivir for cold sores
23 Aug 2016 at 6:00pm

German-based drug-development company AiCuris Anti-infective Cures has reported positive results from its phase I trial of pritelivir for the topical treatment of recurrent labial herpes (cold sores). (Source: Drug Development Technology)


Your NEJM Group Today: Genital Herpes Case, Elevated Lipids & Diabetes Risk, Hawaii Family Medicine Opportunity (FREE)
21 Aug 2016 at 5:00pm

By the Editors NEJM Group offers so many valuable resources for practicing clinicians. Here ' s what we chose for you today:NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Clinical Practice: A 25-year-old woman reports three brief episodes of … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)


Researchers find herpes strain in the nervous system
19 Aug 2016 at 2:32pm

There are a couple strains of herpes so common that researchers estimate 90% of the human population have them. These strains, human herpes 6 and human herpes 7, usually do not cause severe symptoms when people acquire them. But researchers know that under certain circumstances, dormant herpes viruses in the body can unexpectedly come roaring back and cause complications not typically associated with herpes virus. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


Cell autonomous regulation of herpes and influenza virus infection by the circadian clock
18 Aug 2016 at 10:37am

These research findings look at how the circadian clock coordinates our physiology. For infectious diseases, circadian regulation of systemic immunity seems to underpin “time-of-day” differences in responses to extracellular pathogens. However, circadian rhythms are cell autonomous, and their interaction with intracellular pathogens, such as viruses, is poorly understood. We demonstrate that time of day of virus infection has a major impact on disease progressi on, in cellular models as well as in animals, highlighting the key role that cellular clocks play in this phenomenon. Clock disruption leads to increased virus replication and dissemination, indicating that severity of acute infections is influenced by circadian timekeeping. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))


USPSTF: Evidence Doesn ' t Support Screening for Genital Herpes
17 Aug 2016 at 2:29pm

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has released a draft recommendation statement against routine serologic screening for genital herpes simplex virus infection in asymptomatic patients. (Source: AAFP News)


Does time of day influence our susceptibility to infection?
16 Aug 2016 at 11:30am

Conclusion This novel animal study aimed to establish whether the time of day when a virus is caught affects its spread. The findings do seem to suggest – in mice at least – being infected at the start of the resting period led to greater viral replication than being infected during the active part of the day. The researchers confirmed this by demonstrating that mice without the body clock gene showed a high level of the virus regardless of the time of day they had been infected. Circadian rhythms are biological cycles in the body related to the time of day. They are sometimes referred to as the body clock, or as the body's individual biological timing. The body's cells have their own clocks, which interact with each other and are controlled by this master 24-hour clock in the bra...


Michael Phelps Swears By Cupping. Should You Try It?
8 Aug 2016 at 5:53pm

Michael Phelps won his first gold of the Rio Olympics on Sunday with telltale cupping marks on his back and shoulders, putting him in the company of alternative health-loving celebrities like Jennifer Aniston, Gwyneth Paltrow and Lena Dunham. But Phelps isn’t the only athlete in Rio with the circular bruises ― several other American Olympians have found healing and relief in this ancient traditional therapy. Though cupping made an appearance at the 2008 Games in Beijing as well, this may be the first time it’s found such wide appeal among the members of Team USA.  Cupping, which has roots in ancient Egypt, the Middle East and China, is said to increase blood flow where it’s applied, and stimulate the body’s “natural energy,&rdqu...


When Is the Clinical Nadir for Guillain-Barr é Syndrome?
7 Aug 2016 at 7:49pm

Discussion Guillian-Barré syndrome (GBS) is an acquired, acute, inflammatory, demyelinating polyneuropathy. It is the most common cause of acute and subacute flaccid paralysis in children. GBS causes about 0.4-1.3 cases per 100,000 persons/year in children. It can occur in any age group and the incidence increases among all age groups until a peak in the 50s. Both genders are affected and there may be a slight increase in males. GBS usually occurs 2-4 weeks after a prodromonal gastroenteritis or respiratory illness. It is most often associated with Campylobacter jejunae, Haemophilus infuenza, Mycoplasma pneumoniae, cytomegalovirus, Epstein-Barr virus, and herpes simplex virus. There are some possible associations with GBS and influenza A vaccination but it has not been associated w...


USPSTF: Do Not Screen for Genital Herpes USPSTF: Do Not Screen for Genital Herpes
5 Aug 2016 at 7:45am

The US Preventative Services Task Force has issued new recommendations advising against genital herpes screening in asymptomatic adolescents and adults, including pregnant women.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)


Cosmopolitan Revolt: 'Born Again Virgin' Movement Spawns Empowerment
2 Aug 2016 at 5:26pm

"Sex in the City" is out of vogue and has departed prime time. Every human wants to be loved and to love, but does not want to be used or abused. The culture of disposable morality and devalued intimacy has contributed to the diminishment of respect, commitment, accountability and wholesomeness. The growth of depression, suicide and a new "social-justice" crisis has emerged with a hunger for pure and enduring spirituality. Crimes of date and acquaintance rape and human-trafficking continue to rise and many cases are not officially reported. Reportedly 80% of the time the sexual predator is someone the victim knows and trusts. Sometimes a family member or a close friend, as was the recent case that made headline news in Santa Monica. Fortunately, that publicized event was witnessed by three...


Task Force: Routine Genital Herpes Screening Not Recommended
2 Aug 2016 at 5:00pm

Unless someone has symptoms, testing offers little benefit because the sexually transmitted disease has no cure (Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge)


Your NEJM Group Today: Herpes Zoster Mandibularis Image, Acupuncture for ED Pain Patients, Mayo Internist Opportunities (FREE)
2 Aug 2016 at 5:00pm

By the Editors NEJM Group offers so many valuable resources for practicing clinicians. Here ' s what we chose for you today:NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Image in Clinical Medicine: A 70-year-old … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


USPSTF Recommends Against Routine Screening for Genital Herpes (FREE)
2 Aug 2016 at 5:00pm

By Kelly Young Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends that asymptomatic adolescents and adults not be screened using … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)


Routine Genital Herpes Screening Not Recommended
2 Aug 2016 at 3:15pm

Unless someone has symptoms, testing offers little benefit because the sexually transmitted disease has no cure (Source: WebMD Health)


Task force: Routine genital herpes screening not recommended
2 Aug 2016 at 2:29pm

HealthDay News A U.S. federal task force is prepared to recommend that teens, adults and pregnant women not be tested for genital herpes if they don't have signs of infection. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)


VIRUS PLUS (Influenzinum (2015-2016), Adenoviren Nosode, Herpes Simplex 1 Nosode, Herpes Simplex 2 Nosode, Cytomegalovirus Nosode, Epstein-Barr Virus Nosode, Hepatitis B Nosode, Norovirus Nosode) Liquid [Deseret Biologicals, Inc.]
27 Jul 2016 at 12:00am

Updated Date: Jul 27, 2016 EST (Source: DailyMed Drug Label Updates)


University of North Carolina study finds HERPES can fuel cancer growth
19 Jul 2016 at 7:06pm

Experts at the University of North Carolina have found the herpesvirus causes cells to grow and divide, creating an environment that protects and nourishes cancerous tumors. (Source: the Mail online | Health)


UAB researchers awarded $11.5 million to study asymptomatic congenital CMV and neonatal HSV
17 Jul 2016 at 11:00pm

(University of Alabama at Birmingham) The NIH recently awarded UAB $11.5 million to support studies that will assess treatment of babies born with congenital cytomegalovirus but no symptoms, and frequency of neonatal herpes infections in the United States and Peru. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)


UAB research team awarded $11.5M contract
15 Jul 2016 at 8:28am

A group of researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham was recently awarded an $11.5 million contract to study treatment of babies born with congenital cytomegalovirus and frequency of neonatal herpes infections in the United States and Peru. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease awarded the funding to the UAB Department of Pediatrics to support two studies slated to be conducted at UAB and its partner academic sites. Nearly 1 percent of babies born in the United States… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)


5 Things You Might Mistake For A Yeast Infection
13 Jul 2016 at 4:01pm

Yeast infections don't have a monopoly on itching, burning, and weird discharge. For SELF, by Zahra Barnes. Lizzie Roberts / Getty Images In today's roundup of extremely obvious statements: The sky is blue, grass is green, and no one wants to get a yeast infection. But unfortunately, for some people with vaginas, they're a fact of life. These annoying infections happen due to an overgrowth of the naturally occurring fungus Candida albicans, and they're pretty common, affecting three out of every four women in their lifetimes, according to Mayo Clinic. Since yeast infections aren't exactly rare, when you experience those hallmark symptoms--itching is the biggest one, followed by strange discharge and burning--you may immediately diagnose yourself, pop over to the pharmacy, and pick up...MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


Could an obscure type of herpes virus trigger female infertility?
8 Jul 2016 at 11:30am

Conclusion Unexplained infertility causes distress for thousands of couples trying for a baby. It can be hard to accept that doctors can find no reason for a couple's inability to get pregnant, and many couples spend a lot of time and money trying fertility treatments. Finding a potential cause for unexplained infertility could raise a lot of people's hopes. This study has interesting results, but it was very small and needs to be replicated on a larger scale to be sure the results hold true. We also need to remember that this study cannot show causation – it can't tell us whether the virus is a cause of infertility, only that it seems to be more common in women with infertility not otherwise explained. Having said that, these women had unexplained infertility and there is still a lot...


VIRUS PLUS (Influenzinum (2015-2016), Adenoviren Nosode, Herpes Simplex 1, Herpes Simplex 2, Cytomegalovirus Nosode, Epstein-Barr Virus Nosode, Hepatitis B Nosode, Norovirus Nosode) Liquid [Deseret Biologicals, Inc.]
8 Jul 2016 at 12:00am

Updated Date: Jul 8, 2016 EST (Source: DailyMed Drug Label Updates)


Gene-editing shows promise against herpes
7 Jul 2016 at 8:16am

Nearly everyone carries one version or another of the herpes virus. A recent study suggests that the new gene-editing technology known as CRISPR/Cas9 may be able to eliminate this ever-present virus -- or at least suppress it. (Source: CNN.com - Health)


Prevention and Management of Genital HerpesPrevention and Management of Genital Herpes
6 Jul 2016 at 9:23am

This overview of genital herpes covers diagnosis, prevention, and currently available therapeutic strategies. U.S. Pharmacist (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)


Decision Support in Medicine: Herpes Zoster
5 Jul 2016 at 10:05am

1. Are you confident of the diagnosis?What you should be alert for in the historyA history of prodrome with acute stinging, itching, burning, paresthesias, and hyperesthesia in a single dermatome is characteristic of herpes zoster. Patients may also complain of... (Source: Skin and Allergy News)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


"Substantial" hospital burden for varicella herpes zoster in England
30 Jun 2016 at 5:00pm

(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)


Towards a cure for herpesviruses: Targeting infection with CRISPR/Cas9
30 Jun 2016 at 1:43pm

Most adults carry multiple herpesviruses. Following the initial acute infection, these viruses establish life-long infections in their hosts and cause cold sores, keratitis, genital herpes, shingles, infectious mononucleosis, and other diseases. A new study suggests that attacking herpesvirus DNA with CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing technology can suppress virus replication and, in some cases, lead to elimination of the virus. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)


Healing Rejection From 15 Years Of Living With An STD
27 Jun 2016 at 3:31pm

I was 21 years-old when I contracted genital herpes from my boyfriend. And let me just say that I really do hate that word- herpes. It doesn't have an abbreviation, it doesn't roll off your tongue like say, chlamydia. It just kind of sticks in your mouth like a wad of stale chewing gum. So yes, I was 21. I had been having sex for about three years. And that is always what kills me when I think about the numbers. In the 18 years I have been having sex, only 3 of them have been free of this stain, this shame backpack that I have been carrying around with me for far too long. Because that's really what a life with genital herpes is ripe with- shame and guilt. Metaphysical healer, author and all around bad-ass, Louise Hay talks about the energetics around having a sexually transmitted disea...


New herpes vaccine reduces the number of outbreaks
24 Jun 2016 at 5:19pm

The world's first injection for genital herpes could become even more powerful if used in combination with existing medicines, scientists from Indiana University believe. (Source: the Mail online | Health)


STDs are Incredibly Common - So Why The Stigma?
24 Jun 2016 at 2:36pm

By Natalia Gurevich, SWHR Communications Intern Chlamydia, herpes, HIV - I could go on. I'm sure most of these terms sound familiar to the majority of people, especially those who are sexually active. By age 14, it's a requirement in many schools that students take a comprehensive Sex Education course, except for the unfortunate "abstinence only" kids. But most of us were fortunate enough to receive some form of the "birds and the bees" talk in a classroom - usually accompanied by the trials and tribulations of putting a condom on a banana. Around that age, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are discussed in Sex Education and methods of preventing them are emphasized. However, it's not often that the stigma and social implications, in conjunction with the overall psychological implicati...MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


New vaccine for herpes reduces the number of outbreaks
23 Jun 2016 at 10:28am

The world's first injection for genital herpes could become even more powerful if used in combination with existing medicines, scientists from Indiana University believe. (Source: the Mail online | Health)


New vaccine for herpes reduces the number of outbreaks and lowers risk of the virus being passed on through sex
23 Jun 2016 at 8:00am

The world's first injection for genital herpes could become even more powerful if used in combination with existing medicines, scientists from Indiana University believe. (Source: the Mail online | Health)


Experimental Genital Herpes Drug Shows Promise
20 Jun 2016 at 3:15pm

Drug lowered viral activity, recurrence of symptoms in study patients (Source: WebMD Health)


Experimental genital herpes drug shows promise
20 Jun 2016 at 1:19pm

HealthDay News An experimental immune-boosting treatment for genital herpes shows promise, researchers report. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)


A novel therapy for genital herpes engages immune cells to provide significant patient benefits
20 Jun 2016 at 1:09pm

A phase II clinical trial demonstrated that a new type of treatment for genital herpes, an immunotherapy called GEN-003, may reduce the activity of the virus and the number of days with recurrent herpes. This effect of treatment, given by a series of three injections, appears to last for up to at least one year. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


Herpes Vaccine Cuts Shedding, Lesions (CME/CE)
19 Jun 2016 at 1:28pm

(MedPage Today) -- Investigational drug GEN-003 promising in phase II trial (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)


Cold Sores (Nongenital Herpes Simplex Infections)
15 Jun 2016 at 2:00am

Title: Cold Sores (Nongenital Herpes Simplex Infections)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 6/16/1999 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/15/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)


Yale University study suggests herpes could be linked to constipation
9 Jun 2016 at 7:01pm

A Yale study has revealed a surprising link between constipation and herpes. Scientists discovered the herpes virus spreads from the genitals to nerves in the spinal cord, and on to neurons in the colon, killing them. (Source: the Mail online | Health)


Constipated? Study finds surprising cause
8 Jun 2016 at 1:25pm

A new study has shown a surprising link between constipation and herpes infection. The finding advances the science on herpes, and could help patients with chronic gastrointestinal diseases with no clear cause. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)


Your Complete Guide To Staying Healthy During The Summer Olympics
1 Jun 2016 at 6:30am

Rio de Janeiro is expecting about 500,000 visitors for the Olympic and Paralympic games this August. If you’re one of them, there are a few things you need to consider in order to have a safe, happy and healthy trip to Brazil this year.   1. Make sure you’re up to date on all your vaccines. This is travel safety 101. Infectious disease loves a crowd, and one way to make sure a nasty bug doesn't hitch a ride with you is to get vaccinated.  What to do:  Make an appointment with a travel doctor now to make sure you’re current on all your regular vaccines (measles, mumps, rubella, etc.) and then take a look at all the vaccines suggested specifically for Brazil. In addition to the routine ones like the flu shot and chickenpox, the U.S. Centers for Disease C...


CVTOX (Cochlearia Armoracia, Echinacea (Angustifolia), Hydrastis Canadensis, Lomatium Dissectum, Tabebuia Impetiginosa, Propolis, Glandula Suprarenalis Bovine, Thymus (Suis), Aranea Diadema, Ipecacuanha, Lycopodium Clavatum, Muriaticum Acidum, Nitricum Acidum, Phosphoricum Acidum, Rhus Tox, Silicea, Cytomegalovirus Nosode, Epstein-Barr Virus Nosode, Herpes Zoster Nosode, Morbillinum, Poliomyelitis Nosode, Hepatitis B Nosode, Coxsackie B1 Nosode, Coxsackie B4 Nosode) Liquid [BioActive Nutritional, Inc.]
26 May 2016 at 12:00am

Updated Date: May 26, 2016 EST (Source: DailyMed Drug Label Updates)


Oral Herpes
19 May 2016 at 2:00am

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How antibodies access neurons to fight infection
18 May 2016 at 12:38pm

Scientists have solved a puzzle of the immune system -- how antibodies enter the nervous system to control viral infections. Their finding may have implications for the prevention and treatment of a range of conditions, including herpes and Guillain-Barre syndrome, which has been linked to the Zika virus. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)


Yale study: How antibodies access neurons to fight infection
18 May 2016 at 12:00pm

Yale scientists have solved a puzzle of the immune system: how antibodies enter the nervous system to control viral infections. Their finding may have implications for the prevention and treatment of a range of conditions, including herpes and Guillain-Barre syndrome, which has been linked to the Zika virus. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)


Study of Telemedicine Finds Misdiagnoses of Skin Problems
15 May 2016 at 5:13pm

Some of the online doctors misdiagnosed syphilis, herpes and skin cancer, and some prescribed medications without asking questions about patients’ medical histories, the researchers said.  (Source: WSJ.com: Health)


Newborn baby is left fighting for her life after herpes viruses ravages her body
11 May 2016 at 2:28pm

Chloe Clare, from Warrington, had inflammation of the brain caused by HSV-1, the same virus linked to cold sores - after the tot was kissed by someone with a cold sore. (Source: the Mail online | Health)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


Sex hormone in The Pill contraceptives 'protects women from herpes'
5 May 2016 at 6:46pm

Estradiol, a female sex hormone, present during the menstrual cycle and in oral contraceptives, enhances anti-viral responses, protecting against herpes - one of the most prevalent sexually transmitted infections. (Source: the Mail online | Health)


Vaccination under the influence of estradiol increases vaginal antiviral immunity
4 May 2016 at 11:00pm

(PLOS) When it comes to sexually transmitted infections, some female hormones are protective while others make women more susceptible. A study in mice published on May 5 in PLOS Pathogens suggests that estradiol exerts its protective effect against herpes virus by shifting the immune response in the vaginal mucosa toward a more effective antiviral one. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)


CVTOX (Cochlearia Armoracia, Echinacea (Angustifolia), Lomatium Dissectum, Tabebuia Impetiginosa, Hydrastis Canadensis, Propolis, Glandula Suprarenalis Bovine, Thymus (Suis), Aranea Diadema, Ipecacuanha, Lycopodium Clavatum, Muriaticum Acidum, Nitricum Acidum, Phosphoricum Acidum, Rhus Tox, Silicea, Cytomegalovirus Nosode, Epstein-Barr Virus Nosode, Herpes Zoster Nosode, Morbillinum, Poliomyelitis Nosode, Hepatitis B Nosode, Coxsackie B1 Nosode, Coxsackie B4 Nosode) Liquid [BioActive Nutritional, Inc.]
4 May 2016 at 12:00am

Updated Date: May 4, 2016 EST (Source: DailyMed Drug Label Updates)


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

Author: Valda Vinson (Source: ScienceNOW)


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

Presentations of conditions affecting the mouth including herpes zoster, angioedema and candidiasis. (Source: GP Online Education)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


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

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


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

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


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

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


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8 Apr 2016 at 12:00am

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

By identifying two different herpes virus strains of different origins in one person, researchers show how virology could one day join DNA fingerprinting as a forensic tool. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

Patients presenting with herpes zoster involving the eye are younger than in previous years, and the incidence is increasing. What accounts for the change? The British Journal of Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

An existing drug for heart disease has proved effective in blocking herpes infection, potentially offering an alternative that could help in cases of drug-resistant infection. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


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

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


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

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


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

(MedPage Today) -- Shedding down by as much as 55%, lesion count by 69% (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)


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

Phase 2 data for a novel immunotherapy for genital herpes showed a significant reduction in viral shedding and lesions, although the reduction in lesions was also seen with placebo. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


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

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


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

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


Grooming pubic hair linked to increased STI risk
6 Dec 2016 at 11:00am

Conclusion This US questionnaire-based study aimed to assess the link between the grooming of pubic hair and lifetime history of STIs. The findings showed that grooming was associated with a higher rate of STIs. The study has strengths in that it included a large number of both men and women with a very small number excluded from the analysis. The team made attempts to make the survey as fair as possible and provided a laptop computer and free internet service to those without access to the internet. They also carried out a pilot survey to make sure it was valid and easy to understand. However there are some important limitations to this research that overall mean that it can't prove conclusively that grooming pubic hair directly increases your risk of STIs. By design this cross-sectiona...MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


Tanzania: Cervical Cancer Vaccine for Teens in the Pipeline
6 Dec 2016 at 3:28am

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The government through the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children will start providing Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)-vaccines to girls aged 9-13 years from next year in an effort to scale-up cervical cancer prevention and control strategies in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)


Parental Refusal of the Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Parental Refusal of the Human Papillomavirus Vaccine
5 Dec 2016 at 6:23am

A survey of parents highlights some common reasons why they may choose to defer the administration of the HPV vaccine.Journal of Pediatric Health Care (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)


How Clinicians Present HPV Vaccine May Affect Uptake (FREE)
4 Dec 2016 at 5:00pm

By Kelly Young Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and Andr é Sofair, MD, MPH Announcing that adolescents are due for human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination may be more effective than having a conversation with families, a Pediatrics study finds.Thirty pediatric or family medicine … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)


Novan reports positive top-line data from Phase II clinical trial of SB206 against HPV
1 Dec 2016 at 6:00pm

US-based pharmaceutical company Novan has reported positive top-line results from its Phase II clinical trial of SB206 to treat genital warts caused by human papillomavirus (HPV). (Source: Drug Development Technology)


UA researcher explores male perceptions about HPV
28 Nov 2016 at 11:00pm

(University of Arizona) Maggie Pitts, who found that public messages tended to reinforce perceptions that human papillomavirus, or HPV, was a 'woman's issue,' began investigating male perceptions of HPV and the vaccine. Pitts says women are most likely getting HPV from their male sexual partners, yet males are an important and overlooked population in HPV prevention. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


Study compares immune response of 2 vs. 3 doses of HPV vaccine
20 Nov 2016 at 11:00pm

(The JAMA Network Journals) In a study published online by JAMA, Ole-Erik Iversen, M.D., Ph.D., of the University of Bergen, Norway, and colleagues examined whether human papillomavirus (HPV) type-specific antibody responses would be noninferior (not worse than) among girls and boys ages 9 to 14 years after receiving two doses of the nine-valent HPV vaccine compared with adolescent girls and young women ages 16 to 26 years who received the standard three doses. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)


Genotyping for HPV 16/18 May Help Triage Minor Cervical Lesions Genotyping for HPV 16/18 May Help Triage Minor Cervical Lesions
17 Nov 2016 at 2:48pm

Genotyping for human papillomavirus (HPV) types 16 and 18 may be useful for triage of women with minor cervical lesions, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)


Inovio’s Cancer Immunotherapy (INO-3112) Generates T Cell Immune Responses in Tumor Tissue and Peripheral Blood in Patients with HPV-Associated Head and Neck Cancer
14 Nov 2016 at 9:42am

PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., Nov. 14, 2016 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (INO), today announced an interim data analysis showing that its INO-3112 cancer immunotherapy product generated antigen-specific CD8+ killer T c... Biopharmaceuticals, Oncology Inovio Pharmaceuticals, human papillomavirus, head and neck cancer (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)


Routine School Vaccine Requirements Raise HPV Shot Rates, Too
8 Nov 2016 at 3:11am

TUESDAY, Nov. 8, 2016 -- Schools that require routine vaccines as a condition of attendance have higher rates of vaccination, including higher rates of immunization for the human papillomavirus (HPV), a new study finds. The HPV vaccine protects... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)


Anal Cancer Rates Rising in Many Parts of the World
2 Nov 2016 at 7:11am

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 2, 2016 -- Anal cancer rates are on the rise in many countries. But vaccination against human papillomavirus (HPV) -- a virus linked to the development of anal cancer -- may help curb rates of the disease, a new study... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


HPV vaccine now comes in two doses for preteens
20 Oct 2016 at 5:00pm

New Human Papillomavirus (HPV)?vaccine guidance for preteens from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)?means more Americans will be protected from cancer. The new recommendations will enable the HPV vaccine?series to be delivered to children in two doses instead of three. The CDC says adolescents 11-14 can take the two-dose vaccine series. The three-dose [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)


Cervical screening every 10 years for healthy women is 'safe'
6 Oct 2016 at 11:30am

Conclusion This long-term follow-up of women involved in the POBASCAM randomised controlled trial aimed to assess the risk of extending screening intervals to more than five years for HPV-based cervical screening programmes. The study found that in women who were HPV negative, the long-term incidence of cervical cancer and abnormal cells was low. The research team believes these findings mean the interval between cervical screening tests can be increased to more than five years for women over the age of 40. This study was well designed, and included a large number of women with similar dropout rates between study arms. But the study has a number of limitations, which the research team is aware of: Incidence estimates of cervical cancer and abnormal cells were determined through natio...


10-Year Interval for Cervical Cancer Screening Proposed 10-Year Interval for Cervical Cancer Screening Proposed
6 Oct 2016 at 7:24am

Women aged 40 years or older who test negative for human papillomavirus can safely be screened for cervical cancer every 10 years, say Dutch researchers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)


Researchers probe HPV's manipulation of immune system
5 Oct 2016 at 11:00pm

(University of Otago) Researchers from New Zealand's University of Otago have gained fresh insights into how one of the main viruses that cause cervical cancer evades its hosts' immune systems. Their findings, which are published in the international journal Scientific Reports, suggest that a protein known as E7, produced by a high-risk type of human papillomavirus (HPV16), may be the key player in suppressing the body's immune response to the virus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)


How One Clinic Got a Big Boost in HPV Vaccination Rates
5 Oct 2016 at 4:10am

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 5, 2016 -- The way to increase the number of girls and boys who get the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine may be as simple as giving it as part of a routine bundle of vaccines, a new study suggests. The HPV vaccine, which guards... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


HPV Vaccination Leads to Decreased Rates of Cervical Pre-Cancers
5 Oct 2016 at 1:15am

The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine reduces the incidence of pre-cancerous cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN), according to a population-based study in New Mexico. (Source: CancerNetwork)


Cervical cancer: gap between screenings ‘can be increased to 10 years’
4 Oct 2016 at 5:30pm

Dutch researchers say tests suggest increase in screening intervals for HPV-negative women over 40 is justifiedThe length of time between cervical screenings can safely be extended to a decade for some women, research suggests.The findings from researchers in the Netherlands show that for women over the age of 40 who test negative for the human papillomavirus (HPV), the gap between screening rounds could be increased to 10 years.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)


Cervical Screening Window Could Be Extended Beyond 5 Years in Some Women, Study Suggests (FREE)
4 Oct 2016 at 5:00pm

By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM The interval for cervical cancer screening could be safely extended beyond 5 years for women aged 40 and older who are negative for human papillomavirus (HPV), researchers conclude in The BMJ.In a … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)


Better cervical cancer prevention for African women living with HIV
3 Oct 2016 at 7:00pm

A weakened immune system makes HIV-positive women particularly vulnerable to persistent human papillomavirus (HPV) infections, which can lead to cervical cancer. With patchy screening, cervical cancer rates in Africa are especially high. Simple HPV screening could help save lives, an EU-funded project found. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


A Doctor ' s Words Key to Whether Child Gets HPV Vaccine
30 Sep 2016 at 4:00am

FRIDAY, Sept. 30, 2016 -- The language doctors use when recommending the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine can influence whether parents will have their children immunized, a new study finds. HPV causes most cases of cervical cancer and a large... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)


Brief HPV Vaccination Messages Persuasive to Parents (FREE)
29 Sep 2016 at 5:00pm

By Alain Joffe, MD, MPH Dr. Joffe is an associate editor with NEJM Journal Watch Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, from which this story was adapted. Full coverage is available to subscribers at the link below.Brief messages in support of the human papillomavirus vaccine might persuade parents to get their kids immunized, according to a study in Cancer … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)


HPV Vaccine More Effective Than Thought: Study
29 Sep 2016 at 7:09am

THURSDAY, Sept. 29, 2016 -- The vaccine against human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, which doctors believe causes most cases of cervical cancer, appears even more effective than believed, a new study finds. " After eight years of vaccination, the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)


Lead developer of HPV vaccine admits it's a giant, deadly scam
29 Sep 2016 at 1:00am

(NaturalNews) An expert involved in the approval process for the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccines Gardasil and Cervarix, is speaking out about the dangers and why you shouldn't risk your child's health in getting them.Diane Harper, M.D., professor and chair of the department... (Source: NaturalNews.com)


Mauritius: Shahina Aboobakar - "Girls at 13 are already sexually active"
23 Sep 2016 at 7:57am

[L'Express] The Ministry of Health and Quality of Life found itself in the centre of a controversy recently when it introduced the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine for teenage girls in schools. The vaccine, which is said to keep cervical cancer at bay, is also believed to be associated with some serious side effects. Weekly caught up with the acting director of the Health Services at the Ministry of Health, Shahina Aboobakar to talk about this issue. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


The Number Of Parents Who Refuse To Vaccinate Is On The Rise
6 Sep 2016 at 3:59pm

A decade ago, the first vaccine against human papilloma virus was administered in Australia to help prevent several deadly cancers, including cervical, anal and throat and tongue cancer. Since then, the HPV vaccine has been introduced in 130 countries, and the number of new cervical cancer cases has been cut in half worldwide. “In Australia there’s already been a 90 percent reduction in infections in the 10 years the program has been running,” Ian Frazer, chief executive of the Translational Research Institute, told the BBC. Cervical cancer in Australia is also dropping, according to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.  Despite the clear public good done by this and other vaccines, a new study reveals that in the United States, a separate p...


BD Submits Pre-Market Approval Application to FDA for BD Onclarity(TM) HPV Test
6 Sep 2016 at 9:45am

FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Sept. 6, 2016 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (BDX), a leading global medical technology company, announced today that it has submitted a pre-market approval (PMA) application to the U.... Diagnostics, FDA BD, BD Onclarity, HPV Assay, human papillomavirus, HPV (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)


HPV infection rates plummet after vaccine with China the next frontier
4 Sep 2016 at 5:08pm

A decade after the vaccine was introduced, research shows dramatic success. Australian scientist Ian Frazer says his collaborator Jian Zhou will be ‘vindicated’ when it becomes available in the Chinese market this yearThe virologist and cancer researcher Dr Jian Zhou had an important goal after creating a vaccine for the cancer-causing human papillomavirus in a Queensland laboratory.He wanted to see the vaccine made widely available in his home country of China, which today accounts for more than 28% of the world ’s cervical cancer cases. Cervical cancer is also the second most common cancer in Chinese women aged between 15 and 44.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)


Vaginal douching now linked to increased risk of HPV VIRUS
4 Sep 2016 at 10:01am

DOUCHING the vagina can increase the risk of women contracting human papillomavirus , according to a new study. (Source: Daily Express - Health)


Yale study identifies patterns in immunizations in voting outcomes
1 Sep 2016 at 2:57pm

Parents in “blue states” are more likely to vaccinate their teens against Human Papillomavirus, or HPV, and other diseases, new Yale School of Public Health research demonstrates. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


More Teens Get Needed Vaccines In Blue States
31 Aug 2016 at 10:27am

(Reuters Health) - Parental politics may influence whether teens get recommended vaccinations, according to a U.S. study. Dividing states into red and blue based on how they voted in the 2012 presidential elections, researchers found that in that year, adolescents in blue states were significantly more likely to have received three important vaccines recommended for 11 to 12 year olds. “These associations are important because they demonstrate that there are broader forces associated with political affiliation that may influence acceptance of immunizations for adolescent children,” said senior author Linda M. Niccolai of the Yale School of Public Health in New Haven. “The decision to immunize a child does not occur in vacuum and is not as straightforward as simply accepti...


Well: The Weekly Health Quiz: Happiness, Fracking and Fatal Music
26 Aug 2016 at 6:48am

Test your knowledge of this week ’ s health news. (Source: NYT Health)


Teen boys ’ HPV-vaccination rate hits almost 50 percent, CDC says
25 Aug 2016 at 4:08pm

The rate of HPV vaccination among teen boys in the United States surged in 2015, suggesting that more parents and physicians are embracing the message that it's as important for boys to be vaccinated against the human papillomavirus as it is for girls. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday that 49.8 percent […]Related:EpiPens are my armor against disaster. They shouldn’t be priced like a luxury.How violence could be hurting kids with HIVGene test can reduce chemo use among breast-cancer patients, study says (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)


Why Aren't More Parents Vaccinating Their Kids Against Cancer?
25 Aug 2016 at 2:57pm

If there were a vaccine that could protect your 11-year-old son from getting cancer as an adult, you’d make sure he got it, right? As it turns out, this immunization exists, but a majority of young boys are not adequately protected, as journalist Jane Brody noted in The New York Times on Tuesday. The human papillomavirus vaccine ― which protects against HPV-associated cancers including throat and tongue, cervical, vaginal, vulvar, anal, and penile cancers ― is strongly recommended as cancer prevention for 11- and 12-year-old boys and girls by the U.S. Centers of Disease Control and Prevention. The bad news: Just 22 percent of boys ages 13-17 had undergone the recommended three-dose HPV vaccine course for maximum cancer protection in 2014, and only 42 percent of boys had...


Well: The Underused HPV Vaccine
22 Aug 2016 at 7:15am

Only 40 percent of girls and 21 percent of boys get the shots, which prevent infections with cancer-causing human papillomavirus, or HPV. (Source: NYT Health)


Mauritius: Mauritius Introduces Human Papillomavirus Vaccine for the Prevention of Cervical Cancer
19 Aug 2016 at 5:25am

[Government of Mauritius] The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination to prevent cervical cancer was launched today at a ceremony at Barkly Government School in Beau Bassin in the presence of the Minister of Health and Quality of Life, Mr Anil Gayan, the Minister of Education, Human Resources, Tertiary Education and Scientific Research, Mrs. Leela Devi Dookun-Luchoomun, and other personalities. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)


Parents more likely to support HPV vax requirements if states include opt-out provisions
18 Aug 2016 at 11:00pm

(American Association for Cancer Research) Parents are more likely to support laws that would make the human papillomavirus vaccine mandatory for school entry if their state offers opt-out provisions, however, the study's lead author cautioned that such opt-out provisions may weaken the effectiveness of the vaccine requirements. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)


Fruit flies could be key to fighting cervical cancer caused by human papillomavirus
18 Aug 2016 at 3:59pm

HPV is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections in the US and has been identified as a cause of cancer in women. A team of researchers has completed studies on fruit flies with a condition that mimics a form of HPV-induced cancer. The fly models they developed may help scientists understand the underlying mechanism by which HPV can cause cancer. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)


Environmental Scanning as a Public Health Tool: Kentucky's Human Papillomavirus Vaccination Project
18 Aug 2016 at 1:02pm

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Africa: New 'Women-Friendly' Cervical Cancer Screening Test is Here
18 Aug 2016 at 2:40am

[East African] A new technology that tests for the presence of the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) which causes cervical cancer, has been introduced in sub-Saharan Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)


South Africa: Second Dose of HPV Vaccine Rolled Out in Gauteng
10 Aug 2016 at 8:34am

[SAnews.gov.za] Pretoria -As part of the ongoing campaign to protect girls against cervical cancer, the Gauteng Departments of Health and Education are in the process of rolling out a province-wide second dose vaccination campaign to protect girls from being infected with Human Papillomavirus (HPV). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)


South Africa: Gauteng Health Embarks On HPV Vaccination Campaign
10 Aug 2016 at 5:25am

[SA Govt] As part of an ongoing campaign to protect girls against cervical cancer, the Gauteng Departments of Health and Education have rolled out a province wide second dose vaccination campaign to protect girls from being infected with Human Papillomavirus (HPV type) 16 and 18. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)


Two-dose HPV vaccines at younger age are noninferior to standard three-dose vaccine
9 Aug 2016 at 3:45pm

Girls who receive a two-dose regimen of human papillomavirus (HPV)–16/18 AS04-adjuvanted vaccine at any age between 9 and 14 years, in either a 6-month or a 12-month interval, appear to be equally protected as those who received a 6-month, three-dose regimen at the age of 15-25 years, according to... (Source: Skin and Allergy News)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


FDA Approves Gardasil 9 HPV Vaccine
9 Aug 2016 at 1:36pm

By Stacy Simon RESOURCES: Cervical cancer resourcesHPV and cervical cancerHuman Papilloma Virus (HPV) VaccinesAmerican Cancer Society recommendations for HPV vaccine by age The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Gardasil 9, a new vaccine for human papillomavirus (HPV). The vaccine is expected to become available in February 2015. Gardasil 9 protects against 9 types of HPV, more than the vaccines already on the market, Gardasil and Cervarix. Those vaccines protect against the 2 types of HPV that cause approximately 70% of cervical cancers. (Gardasil also protects against 2 more types that cause genital warts.) The new vaccine will protect against approximately 90% of cervical cancers, while still providing protection against genital warts. Debbie Saslow, PhD, American Canc...


HPV vaccination provides protection for immunocompromised children
9 Aug 2016 at 11:35am

A quadrivalent human papillomavirus vaccine provided adequate seroconversion response rates in immunocompromised children, according to Dr. C. Raina MacIntyre, MBBS, PhD, and her associates. In a clinical trial of 59 immunocompromised children aged 5-18, seroconversion rates for HPV types 6, 11,... (Source: Skin and Allergy News)


Anogenital Warts May Be Cancerous in HIV-Positive Men Who Have Sex With Men Anogenital Warts May Be Cancerous in HIV-Positive Men Who Have Sex With Men
5 Aug 2016 at 3:37pm

Human papillomavirus (HPV)-induced anogenital warts in HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM)"may harbor high-grade dysplasia or even invasive squamous cell carcinoma," researchers from Germany report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)


Get Vaccinated for a Healthy Back-to-school Start
3 Aug 2016 at 5:40pm

By Stacy Simon It won’t be long before the new school year begins and students head back to the classroom - if they haven't already. Protect your children by making sure they are up to date with vaccinations. In fact, your state may require children entering school to be vaccinated against certain diseases. Check with your child’s doctor, your child’s school, or your health department to find out.Some diseases that are preventable through vaccines, such as whooping cough and chickenpox, are still common in the US. Thanks to vaccines, some other diseases are no longer common. But according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) if we stopped vaccinating, the few cases we have in the US could very quickly grow to tens or hundreds of thousands. Getting your ...


HPV vaccine found safe in girls and women with autoimmune diseases
31 Jul 2016 at 11:00pm

(Wiley) In a recent study of girls and women diagnosed with at least one autoimmune disease, vaccination against human papillomavirus (HPV) did not increase the risk of developing another autoimmune disease. In fact, being vaccinated was associated with a slightly reduced risk compared with not being vaccinated. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


HPV vaccine will be available for both boys and girls according to new guidelines 
19 Jul 2016 at 5:53pm

Until now, only American females aged between 11 and 12 were eligible to start receiving the jab to protect against human papilloma virus (HPV), which can cause cervical cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)


HPV vaccine will be available for both boys and girls according to new guidelines  
19 Jul 2016 at 5:53pm

Until now, only American females aged between 11 and 12 were eligible to start receiving the jab to protect against  human papilloma virus (HPV), which can cause cervical cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)


American Cancer Society Updates HPV Vaccine Recommendations to Include Males
19 Jul 2016 at 12:05pm

By Stacy Simon The American Cancer Society has updated its guideline for human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccination to include males. The change makes the guideline largely consistent with US government recommendations. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), part of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is the main source for US immunization policy. HPV VACCINE RESOURCES: Facts and Fears Recommendations by Age Detailed Information Almost everyone who is not vaccinated will get HPV at some time in their lives, and most will never know it. HPV is transmitted through sexual contact. The infection usually goes away on its own and doesn’t cause health problems. But in some cases HPV doesn’t go away. Some types of HPV can cause genital warts, w...


Cancer Experts Endorse CDC's HPV Vaccine Guidelines
19 Jul 2016 at 11:07am

TUESDAY, July 19, 2016 -- The American Cancer Society has endorsed the U.S. government's HPV vaccination recommendations, which include immunizing all preteens against the sexually transmitted human papilloma virus. In a new report, the cancer... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)


Cancer Experts Endorse CDC ' s HPV Vaccine Guidelines
19 Jul 2016 at 11:07am

TUESDAY, July 19, 2016 -- The American Cancer Society has endorsed the U.S. government ' s HPV vaccination recommendations, which include immunizing all preteens against the sexually transmitted human papilloma virus. In a new report, the cancer... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


China approves use of GSK vaccine Cervarix for cervical cancer
18 Jul 2016 at 3:37am

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline Plc said on Monday the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) has approved its human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, Cervarix, for use in the country to help women fight cervical cancer. (Source: Reuters: Health)


9-valent, quadrivalent HPV vaccines have comparable safety
14 Jul 2016 at 11:01pm

The 9-valent human papillomavirus vaccine was well tolerated in 16-26 year olds and had a safety profile comparable to that of the quadrivalent vaccine, according to an analysis of seven phase III... (Source: Pediatric News)


Big Pharma eyes Bay Area, Boston expansions as it cuts R&D elsewhere
12 Jul 2016 at 7:30pm

Drug giant Merck & Co. Inc. will cut research jobs at three East Coast sites as it searches for a major Bay Area home to consolidate its cancer and biologics R&D work and hires about 100 scientists. The company (NYSE: MRK) will move into an interim facility in South San Francisco early next year, according to a spokeswoman for the Kenilworth. N.J.-based maker of the Gardasil human papillomavirus vaccine, cancer immunotherapy drug Keytruda and a host of other products. But it is continuing a search… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)


Changes to cervical cancer screening
10 Jul 2016 at 5:00pm

Screening samples will now be tested for human papilloma virus (HPV) first, helping to prevent cervical cancer. (Source: NHS Networks)


Give HPV vaccine to boys to protect against cancers, experts say
9 Jul 2016 at 2:54pm

With rates of human papilloma virus on the rise, it is vital to immunise males as well as females, researchers believeMillions of young British men are being denied a vaccine that could protect them from throat cancers in later life. Scientists say the problem is becoming increasingly worrying as rates of human papilloma virus (HPV) – a common sexually transmitted infection and the prime cause of these cancers – are now rising exponentially.Researchers want the government to include adolescent boys in the current vaccine programme that immunises girls aged 12 and 13 against HPV before they become sexually active. HPV in women is known to lead to cervical cancers. The vaccine, if extended to boys, would protect them in later life against HPV-related head and neck cancers. Continue readi...


1st HPV Test for Use With Preservative Fluid
8 Jul 2016 at 10:44am

Human papillomavirus responsible for 70 percent of cervical cancers (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)


1st HPV Test for Use with Preservative Fluid
8 Jul 2016 at 9:44am

Human papillomavirus responsible for 70 percent of cervical cancers Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cervical Cancer Screening, HPV, Laboratory Tests (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


HPV to be primary test for cervical cancer screening
7 Jul 2016 at 7:27pm

Cervical screening is to be changed with women now be tested for human papilloma virus (HPV) first, in order to make the process more accurate. (Source: Nursing Times)


HPV-Associated Cancers Increased in 2008-2012 (FREE)
7 Jul 2016 at 5:00pm

By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by André Sofair, MD, MPH, and William E. Chavey, MD, MS Roughly 39,000 human papillomavirus-associated cancers (those at anatomic sites associated with HPV) were diagnosed in the U.S. each year from … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)


HPV-linked cancers still climbing in U.S.
7 Jul 2016 at 3:15pm

HealthDay News Cancers linked to the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV) keep rising in the U.S., even though most cases are preventable, health officials report. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


FDA approves first HPV test for use with SurePath Preservative Fluid
7 Jul 2016 at 2:58pm

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the Roche cobas HPV Test as the first test for Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) that can be used with cervical cells obtained for a Pap test and collected in SurePath Preservative Fluid. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)


HPV-Associated Cancers on Rise in USHPV-Associated Cancers on Rise in US
7 Jul 2016 at 1:10pm

Human papillomavirus-associated cancers include, most notably, those of the cervix and oropharynx. The majority of these cancers are attributable to the virus. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)


HPV-Linked Cancers Still Climbing in U.S.
7 Jul 2016 at 9:00am

THURSDAY, July 7, 2016 -- Cancers linked to the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV) keep rising in the United States, even though most cases are preventable, health officials reported Thursday. Cervical cancer, and mouth and throat... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)


HPV vaccination reduces cervical abnormalities in young women, study finds
5 Jul 2016 at 9:35am

Young women immunized against human papilloma virus were significantly less likely to have potentially cancerous cervical abnormalities compared to those who didn't receive the HPV vaccine, a study of more than 10,000 subjects has found. (Source: CBC | Health)


Complaint Filed Over Handling of HPV Vaccine Safety IssuesComplaint Filed Over Handling of HPV Vaccine Safety Issues
5 Jul 2016 at 6:18am

An official complaint has been lodged by the Nordic Cochrane Center over the EMA's review last year of the safety of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


HPV vaccine reduced cervical abnormalities in young women
4 Jul 2016 at 1:57pm

Young women who received the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine through a school-based program had fewer cervical cell anomalies when screened for cervical cancer, found a new Canadian study. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)


Study Hints at HPV Vaccine's Cancer Prevention Promise
4 Jul 2016 at 7:00am

MONDAY, July 4, 2016 -- The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine appears to prevent abnormalities that can lead to cervical cancer, a new study shows. Canadian researchers found that young women who received the vaccine through a school-based program... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)


Uganda: 4,000 Girls Miss Out On Cervical Cancer Vaccination
30 Jun 2016 at 3:47am

[Monitor] Sembabule -About 4,037 girls aged 9-13 have missed out on cervical cancer immunisation due to shortage of Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)


Persistent HPV infection raises risk of anal and genital cancers
28 Jun 2016 at 11:00pm

(American Association for Cancer Research) Women with a history of severe cervical intraepithelial neoplasia, a precancerous condition of the cervix that arises from infection with the human papillomavirus (HPV), had a long-term increased risk of developing anal, vulvar, and vaginal cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


Reduced HPV Vaccine Dosing Could Be WorthwhileReduced HPV Vaccine Dosing Could Be Worthwhile
24 Jun 2016 at 2:40pm

The US Food and Drug Administration recommends three doses of the human papillomavirus vaccine (HPV), but recent data suggest that fewer shots might be sufficient. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)


When It Comes To Cervical Cancer, Two Tests Are Better -- And Cheaper -- Than One
21 Jun 2016 at 2:27pm

It is right that we constantly should be testing our assumptions about what keeps us healthy and what puts us at risk. New ideas and evidence that challenge current behaviors must be taken into consideration. But "new" isn't necessarily better, and many of our current practices - despite alternatives that by their very newness might seem better - remain the best option for care. This is especially relevant now as OB-GYNs from around the country recently convened at the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) annual meeting to debate the latest topics related to cervical cancer screening. Powerful new research related to cervical cancer backs up longstanding practices and recommendations, despite newer approaches that have gained some support. The truth is, however, th...


Systematic Review of 58 Publications of Real-World Use of GARDASIL® Presented at EUROGIN Congress
16 Jun 2016 at 7:00am

Dateline City: KENILWORTH, N.J. Studies Published over the Last 10 Years Report Reductions in Cervical Pre-cancers and Other HPV-related Diseases KENILWORTH, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Merck (NYSE:MRK), known as MSD outside of the United States and Canada, announced today that in a systematic review conducted of the global impact and effectiveness of GARDASIL® [Human Papillomavirus Quadrivalent (Types 6, 11, 16 and 18) Vaccine, Recombinant], substantial reductions were observed in HPV 6/11/16/18-related infection, genital warts, Pap abnormalities and cervical pre-cancers. Language: English Contact: MerckMedia:Pamela Eisele, 267-3...


Systematic Review of 58 Publications of Real-World Use of GARDASIL ® Presented at EUROGIN Congress
16 Jun 2016 at 7:00am

Dateline City: KENILWORTH, N.J. Studies Published over the Last 10 Years Report Reductions in Cervical Pre-cancers and Other HPV-related Diseases KENILWORTH, N.J.--( BUSINESS WIRE )--Merck (NYSE:MRK), known as MSD outside of the United States and Canada, ...


REVEALED: Women can self-screen for HPV virus to protect against THIS killer cancer
16 Jun 2016 at 3:52am

CERVICAL cancer kills on average three women every day and the majority of these cancers are caused by persistent human papillomavirus infection which causes changes to the cervical cells. (Source: Daily Express - Health)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


Oropharyngeal Cancer, Extracapsular Spread, and HPV p16 StatusOropharyngeal Cancer, Extracapsular Spread, and HPV p16 Status
31 May 2016 at 3:13pm

Spread beyond the lymph nodes of oropharyngeal cancer and carcinoma of unknown primary site (CUP) is associated with greater recurrence and poorer survival in patients with human papillomavirus (HPV) p16-negative tumors, but not in those with p16-positive tumors. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)


UCLA researchers identify protein that could prevent tumor growth in cervical cancer
31 May 2016 at 1:09pm

UCLA scientists have identified a protein that has the potential to prevent the growth of cervical cancer cells. The discovery could lead to the development of new treatments for the deadly disease. In a five-year study using human samples and mouse models, researchers led by Dr. Eri Srivatsan, a member of the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, found that a protein known as cystatin E/M can inhibit cellular inflammation, which is a major contributor to the growth of cervical cancer. Typically, inflammation develops after a woman contracts the human papilloma virus from a male partner; the virus can eventually lead to the development of cervical cancer. Environmental factors such as smoking also are closely associated with the disease. The UCLA researchers discovered that cystatin E/...


HPV vaccine doesn’t provide herd immunity or crossprotection
26 May 2016 at 9:59am

WASHINGTON – The prevalence of human papillomavirus (HPV) types 16 and 18 has significantly decreased, but only among vaccinated women; national data show no evidence that the vaccine targeting them has conferred herd immunity or encouraged a shift toward lower-risk types. From 2003, before the... (Source: Skin and Allergy News)


Irish teen girls taking on Gardasil manufacturers after suffering from long-term injuries caused by the faulty vaccines
24 May 2016 at 1:00am

(NaturalNews) Teen girls and their mothers in Ireland are setting an example for how to build an influential movement to fight back against a mainstream vaccine consensus that pushes the dangerous human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine on girls as young as eleven.The support group... (Source: NaturalNews.com)


Mayo Clinic Q and A: HPV Vaccination Series Can Be Started at Age 9
16 May 2016 at 5:00pm

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What is the best age for boys and girls to get the human papillomavirus, or HPV, vaccine? There seems to be a range, but I have read recommendations where that range differs. Is it true that if they don’t get the vaccine by a certain age, they are better off waiting until [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


VIDEO: Should the HPV test be a stand-alone cancer screening test?
16 May 2016 at 9:30am

WASHINGTON – Despite being approved by the Food and Drug Administration as a primary cervical cancer screening test starting at age 25, most medical societies recommend that the human papillomavirus... (Source: Family Practice News)


Religious Leaders Can End Harmful Cultural Practices & Advance Women’s Empowerment
5 May 2016 at 10:51am

This article was published first by Reuters (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)


Male HPV vaccination rates soar with intensive QI project
4 May 2016 at 2:50pm

BALTIMORE – A 3-year quality improvement (QI) measure succeeded in delivering the full human papillomavirus series to more than four out of five eligible boys. The high rate of completed vaccinations – nearly triple the national average – was accomplished at a clinic with a high-need population... (Source: Skin and Allergy News)


Combining pap, hrHPV tests could drastically reduce cancer miss rates
3 May 2016 at 8:19am

Cytopathology researchers recently found that combining two diagnostic tests, Pap and high-risk human papillomavirus (hrHPV), dramatically decreased the chance of missing tumors and high-grade lesions by sevenfold. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


Stress and depression is linked to HPV-related health problems
30 Apr 2016 at 9:02am

New research suggests that stress and depression play a significant role in whether a woman with human papillomavirus (HPV) can get rid of her infection or not. HPV that lingers in a woman's system eventually can lead to cervical cancer. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)


HPV infection can be identified in self-collected vaginal swabs
29 Apr 2016 at 12:35pm

High risk, potentially cancer causing human papillomavirus infections are common among women in Papua New Guinea. But self sampling with vaginal swabs may provide materials that screen as accurately as the more labor-intensive approach using cervical samples obtained by clinicians. This finding is critical to developing same day screening and treatment, which is key to ensuring that women with precancerous lesions are treated in this largely unconnected (electronically) country, and in others like it. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)


HPV Vaccine May Benefit Higher-Risk Women Older Than 26HPV Vaccine May Benefit Higher-Risk Women Older Than 26
29 Apr 2016 at 11:19am

Newly detected high-risk human papillomavirus (HR-HPV) infections in mid-adult women are often redetections of previous infections, according to new research. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape PublicHealth Headlines)


HPV vaccination expected to reduce cancer in all races, may not eliminate all disparities
28 Apr 2016 at 4:32pm

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


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

A crucial issue — a matter of life or death — is missing from the presidential race. (Source: NYT Health)


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

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


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

(Canadian Medical Association Journal) Expanding human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination programs to include males in Canada will help protect them against HPV-related cancers, according to an analysis published in CMAJ. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)<b>MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

Current practices do not eliminate human papillomavirus (HPV) from probes used for transvaginal ultrasound, researchers report. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines)


Cancer Vaccines: A Brief Overview
8 Apr 2016 at 5:00pm

Vaccine approaches for cancer differ from traditional vaccine approaches for infectious disease in tending to focus on clearing active disease rather than preventing disease. In this review, we provide a brief overview of different types of vaccines and adjuvants that have been investigated for the purpose of controlling cancer burdens in patients, some of which are approved for clinical use or in late-stage clinical trials, such as the personalized dendritic cell vaccine sipuleucel-T (Provenge) and the recombinant viral prostate cancer vaccine PSA-TRICOM (Prostvac-VF). Vaccines against human viruses implicated in the development and progression of certain cancers, such as human papillomavirus in cervical cancer, are not considered here. Cancers express“altered self” antigens t...


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