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Aethlon looks fast-track FDA nod for Hemopurifier blood filter through EAP
22 Jun 2017 at 1:22pm

Aethlon Medical (NSDQ:AEMD) said today it is submitting an expedited access pathway application to the FDA seeking a breakthrough technology designation for its hemopurifier. Aethlon’s Hemopurifier device is a single-use, disposable cartridge designed to target and filter out viruses or tumor-secreted exosomes. Blood flows through the cartridge into nearly 3,000 hollow fibers with pores 250 nanometers in diameter. A pressure deferential in the 1st third of the fiber pushes particles below 250 nanometers through the pores into a space between the fibers and the cartridge. The San Diego, Calif.-based company said that in a recent study, the Hemopurifier was shown to successfully capture Ebola, Zika, HIV, Hepatitis C, West Nile and Flu viruses with no adverse impacts on subjects. Aethlon...MedWorm Message: Have you tried our new medical search engine? More powerful than before. Log on with your social media account. 100% free.


What are trends in emergency department utilization, costs for shingles?
20 Jun 2017 at 11:00pm

(The JAMA Network Journals) A new article published by JAMA Dermatology uses a nationwide database of emergency department (ED) visits to examine herpes zoster (HZ, shingles)-related ED utilization and costs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)


Hologic Announces FDA Clearance of Aptima(R) Assay to Detect Herpes Simplex Virus 1 and 2
20 Jun 2017 at 8:08am

Aptima HSV 1 & 2 Assay Now Available Alongside Women's Health, Virology Menu on the Fully Automated Panther System MARLBOROUGH, Mass. , June 20, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Hologic, Inc. (Nasdaq: HOLX) announced today that it has ... Diagnostics, FDA Hologic, Aptima, Herpes Simplex Virus, Panther (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)


Glutamine found to suppress herpes in mice, guinea pigs
16 Jun 2017 at 12:22pm

A National Institutes of Health study on mice and guinea pigs shows that glutamine supplements may suppress the reactivation of herpes simplex virus. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)


NIH study: Glutamine suppresses herpes in mice and guinea pigs
15 Jun 2017 at 2:26pm

Results suggest possible new treatment approach. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)


Skin cancer symptoms -surprising treatment could cure patients and help YOU live longer
13 Jun 2017 at 6:56am

SKIN cancer is one of the most common cancers in the world - and now experts believe a drug which is a modified form of the herpes virus could treat the disease. (Source: Daily Express - Health)MedWorm Message: Have you tried our new medical search engine? More powerful than before. Log on with your social media account. 100% free.


Skin cancer symptoms - unexpected treatment could cure patients and help YOU live longer
13 Jun 2017 at 6:56am

SKIN cancer is one of the most common cancers in the world - and now experts believe a drug which is a modified form of the herpes virus could treat the disease. (Source: Daily Express - Health)


Vaginal Bacteria May Affect Herpes and Zika Transmission
9 Jun 2017 at 7:00pm

Healthy'bugs'might alter how the viruses work, researcher says (Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge)


Vaginal Bacteria May Affect Herpes and Zika Virus
9 Jun 2017 at 5:14pm

Healthy 'bugs' might alter how the viruses work, researcher says (Source: WebMD Health)


The Potential Role of Polymerase Chain Reaction in Diagnosis of Neonatal Herpes Simplex Virus Infection: Is Viral Culture Outdated?
6 Jun 2017 at 7:44am

Even in the era of effective antiviral therapy, neonatal herpes simplex viral infection causes significant morbidity and mortality in newborns. Prompt diagnosis is the cornerstone of treatment of these infants. Outside and inside the neonatal clinical practice, polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is replacing culture as a method of facilitating a speedy diagnosis of herpes simplex virus infection. New pediatric guidelines call for testing of high-risk asymptomatic infants, and thus, many more surface cultures and PCRs are being performed. (Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter)MedWorm Message: Have you tried our new medical search engine? More powerful than before. Log on with your social media account. 100% free.


Medical News Today: Herpetic whitlow: Symptoms, causes, and treatment
31 May 2017 at 2:00am

Herpetic whitlow is a rare but painful infection which occurs on the fingers and is caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV). Learn more. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)


Medical News Today: Eczema herpeticum: Symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment
27 May 2017 at 8:00am

What is eczema, what is the herpes simplex virus, and what is eczema herpeticum? Learn about the treatments available and how it may be prevented. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)


Early Symptoms of Genital Herpes
18 May 2017 at 2:00am

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Health Tip: Coping With Cold Sores
12 May 2017 at 2:05am

-- Cold sores are small blisters, triggered a herpes virus, that mostly form on the mouth. The American Academy of Dermatology suggests how to cope with them: Apply an over-the-counter antiviral cold-sore medication that contains docosanol or... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)


Compound in turmeric found to suppress viruses, including hepatitis, herpes, chikungunya, influenza-A, HIV and HPV
11 May 2017 at 5:28am

(Natural News) The turmeric compound curcumin was found to effectively suppress a large number of viruses, recent studies showed. The compound was previously known to defer cancer growth, resolve Lichen Panus, reduce type-2 diabetes and prevent Alzheimer’s disease and dementia onset. However, a new article published in GreenMedInfo.com listed several other studies indicating that the compound was... (Source: NaturalNews.com)MedWorm Message: Have you tried our new medical search engine? More powerful than before. Log on with your social media account. 100% free.


First study of Oncolytic HSV-1 in children & young adults with cancer indicates safety, tolerability
10 May 2017 at 11:00pm

(Nationwide Children's Hospital) HSV1716 -- an oncolytic herpes simplex virus-1 -- has been studied in adults via injection into the brain and superficial tumors. Now, a team of researchers at Nationwide Children's Hospital and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center have completed the first phase 1 trial of the virus in the pediatric population, published online in Clinical Cancer Research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)


I Got Shingles As A Healthy 34-Year-Old, And It Was The Worst Pain I've Ever Felt
4 May 2017 at 2:06pm

By Amanda MacMillan A few weeks after my 34th birthday, my husband and I went for a Saturday hike — a weekly ritual we’d started after moving to New York State’s Catskill Mountains region a few months earlier. I’d been feeling a bit under the weather, and I hoped the fresh autumn air would do me good. It didn’t. Later that night, I had chills and my skin felt strangely sensitive, like when you’re coming down with the flu. On top of that, it felt like I had pulled a muscle in my back or chest; when I breathed or stretched certain ways, I’d get shooting pains across my body. I blamed it on yoga.  Over the next two days, my body continued betraying me in weird ways. Painful red marks appeared under my armpit and my lower back; at first I chalked ...


Elephant herpes: Super-shedders endanger young animals
3 May 2017 at 2:19pm

Elephants have species-specific herpesviruses, which frequently lead to death, especially in the young. Researchers have traced the infection transmission route of different elephant calves, recognizing the following in the process: some animals do not shed the virus or shed it only rarely, while other do so frequently. In the process, these super-shedders and their offspring are only mildly affected by the virus, but endanger the juveniles of non-shedders in particular. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)


Case 2: Herpes Simplex Virus Infection in a Preterm Infant and Complications
30 Apr 2017 at 7:00pm

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Why is herpes simplex virus disease risk so much greater for newborns?
27 Apr 2017 at 11:00pm

(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) Interferon is a crucial component of the human immune system's response to infection by herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1), but how important a role it plays in determining the severity of disease and explaining why newborns are so much more susceptible to HSV-1 infection than adults remains unclear. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)


Herpes Viral Infections of the Eye
27 Apr 2017 at 2:00am

Title: Herpes Viral Infections of the EyeCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 1/31/2005 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/27/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General)


5 STI Myths That Just Won't Die
24 Apr 2017 at 10:02am

For Glamour, by Suzannah Weiss. Nobody wants to hear it, but it’s true: sexually transmitted infections are incredibly common, and even the most careful among us can contract them. Culturally we are trying to talk about the realities of STIs more often, but there are still a lot of misconceptions out there. If you’ve heard one of these myths repeated, we’re declaring once and for all: It’s not true. 1. If you had one, you would know. Half the human population gets an STI at some point in their life, and a lot of them don’t know it. “STIs can fly beneath the radar for months or even years and exhibit no noticeable symptoms,” says Samuel Malloy, M.D., cofounder and medical director of DrFelix. Chlamydia is the STI most likely to appear without sympt...


Can airborne viruses survive in water?
21 Apr 2017 at 8:15am

A new study challenges the tenet that herpes viruses, like most enveloped viruses, are relatively unstable outside their host. Under a variety of conditions equine herpesvirus remained stable and infectious over a three week period. This suggests that untreated water could be a source of infection by some herpesviruses. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)


How To Tell Your Partner You Have An STD
19 Apr 2017 at 4:03pm

When Sarit Luban, a 27-year-old writer from Boston starts dating someone new, there’s a conversation she has to have first. Luban, who has genital herpes, says she has a couple of different approaches to disclosing her sexually transmitted infection. Sometimes she introduces herpes casually, as one of many facts about herself. Other times, she opens up the conversation by talking about STIs generally, and asking about the last time her partner was tested. “I don’t apologize, and I don’t go into how I got it,” she says. “It can be as simple as, ‘Hey, I want to have sex with you. If you’re into that, I want you to know first that I have genital herpes.’ I like to give people space to ask questions, and I frame it as a discussion that...MedWorm Message: Have you tried our new medical search engine? More powerful than before. Log on with your social media account. 100% free.


Here's Exactly What To Do When You Find Out You Have An STI
17 Apr 2017 at 12:42pm

For Glamour, by Suzannah Weiss. April is Sexually Transmitted Disease Awareness Month, which makes it a great time to think about what you would do if you contracted an STI — after all, around half of the human population will get one at some point. While that might seem a little scary, it also means that testing positive shouldn’t be a source of embarrassment or instant panic. Most STIs are treatable if you manage them properly, says Anne Hodder, a sex and relationship coach who teaches about STIs with Planned Parenthood Los Angeles. But once you find out you’ve got one, it’s hard to know how to start handling it responsibly. If your health care clinic (or at-home test) reveals you’ve contracted an STI, here are the first steps to take to make sure you&rsquo...


Understanding of herpesvirus infection advanced by new research
12 Apr 2017 at 12:23pm

Herpes simplex virus (HSV) infections last a lifetime. Once a person has been infected, the virus can remain dormant (latent) for years before periodically reactivating to cause recurrent disease. This poorly understood cycle has frustrated scientists for years. Now, scientists have identified a set of protein complexes that are recruited to viral genes and stimulate both initial infection and reactivation from latency. Environmental stresses known to regulate these proteins also induce reactivation. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)


NIH scientists advance understanding of herpesvirus infection
11 Apr 2017 at 11:00pm

(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) Herpes simplex virus (HSV) infections last a lifetime. Once a person has been infected, the virus can remain dormant (latent) for years before periodically reactivating to cause recurrent disease. This poorly understood cycle has frustrated scientists for years. Now, National Institutes of Health (NIH) scientists have identified a set of protein complexes that are recruited to viral genes and stimulate both initial infection and reactivation from latency. Environmental stresses known to regulate these proteins also induce reactivation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)


Global inequalities in childhood leukaemia survival persist
11 Apr 2017 at 7:00pm

Five-year survival rates in some countries twice as high as others Related items fromOnMedica Herpes virus linked to most common type of childhood cancer New child care standards could cut hospital admissions UK slower to diagnose child cancer than Germany UK child health near bottom in Europe Concern over high death rates for teenage cancer (Source: OnMedica Latest News)


What Causes Uveitis?
3 Apr 2017 at 8:34am

Discussion Inflammation of the middle layer of the eye, or uvea, is termed uveitis. Uveitis can be divided into anterior, intermediate or posterior uveitis by involving the anterior (iris and ciliary body), intermediate (vitreous) or posterior (choroid and usually retina) compartments. Panuveitis involves all 3 compartments. Duration can also be used to classify uveitis. Acute is 6 weeks and > 3 months is chronic persistent uveitis. Episodic periods of inactivity and reactivity that last more than 3 months are called recurrent uveitis. A third way to characterize uveitis is if it is granulomatous or not. Uveitis increases with age with the highest incidence and prevalence in > 65 year olds. Only ~10% of uveitis occurs in the pediatric age group. Uveitis can be difficult to identify i...MedWorm Message: Have you tried our new medical search engine? More powerful than before. Log on with your social media account. 100% free.


47 Tweets From Parents That Sum Up The Nightmare Of Lice Outbreaks
29 Mar 2017 at 11:37am

There is perhaps nothing more fear-inducing for parents than receiving the dreaded “LICE” note from their kid’s school. These notorious outbreaks have the power to make even the most level-headed parents want to burn all of their belongings and shave every family member’s head. Many moms and dads vent about their head lice anxieties on Twitter, and some manage to find humor in the bleakness. We’ve rounded up 47 tweets about the nightmare that is a lice outbreak. Try not to scratch your head while reading. Lice is the herpes of kindergarten.— Wonder Kitten (@Tw1tter_K1tten) December 31, 2014 One daughter has lice.While my kids slept, I filled 15 garbage bags with stuffed animals and hid them in the atticYour move, the Grinch.— James Breakwell ...


Herpes STDs: From chimps to humans to cold sore cousin mixing before worldwide spread
27 Mar 2017 at 11:00pm

(Molecular Biology and Evolution (Oxford University Press)) Evolutionarily, Herpes simplex virus 1 and 2 are considered cousins, and are thought to have evolved independently, Now, an entirely new picture is emerging. While scientists did not find evidence of chimpanzee herpes virus fragments in HSV-2 genomes, they show the history of HSV-2 was marked by recombination with HSV-1. In addition, they determined two main lineages of HSV-2, one globally distributed and another restricted to sub-Saharan Africa, which both started diversifying about 30,000 years ago. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)


Family Doctor Raps Safe Sex Message For Seniors Over Vanilla Ice
22 Mar 2017 at 4:25am

A family doctor from North Carolina is using rap music to push a safe sex message for seniors. Dr. Shannon Dowler, from Asheville, warns about the spread of sexually transmitted infections among older people in her reworking of Vanilla Ice’s 1990 hit “Ice, Ice, Baby.” Under her hip hop alter ego of RapDktaD, she spits out catchy lines like, “If you have a problem, lube might solve it, see your family doc if it doesn’t resolve it.”  With the number of STIs among senior citizens spiking over the past decade, Dowler said she hoped the video would help spread awareness. “It’s tough, to tell a 72-year-old that they’re having their first herpes outbreak,” she told WLOS-TV. “If they’ve lost their partner, they&rsquo...


Short Film Explores What It’s Like To Find Out You Have An STI
20 Mar 2017 at 1:21pm

A new short film from BuzzFeed Yellow shows just how terrifying it can be to find out you have a sexually transmitted infection.  The video titled “Getting Tested” features a young woman going to the doctor to find out if she has an STI. The film is an important reminder of how easily people can contract STIs; it doesn’t matter how many people you’ve slept with or if you’ve mostly had safe sex ― a lot of it comes down to bad luck.  As the young woman is laying on the doctor’s table getting the exam, she says, “This is really not like me... I’ve only had sex with, like, five people.” The doctor tells her she might have genital herpes, but it’s much more common that most people realize. One in every six&nb...


Do Women Really Need A Yearly Pelvic Exam?
10 Mar 2017 at 1:36pm

Experts are still debating whether women need a pelvic exam at their yearly visit to a gynecologist, according to a new report. The report comes from a government-appointed expert panel that reviewed hundreds of studies on pelvic exams and concluded that there isn’t enough evidence to make a recommendation either for or against pelvic exams for women who don’t have symptoms of gynecologic conditions and aren’t pregnant. The panel, known as the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), said that more studies are needed to better assess the potential benefits and harms of routine pelvic exams. In the meantime, the decision of whether a woman should have a pelvic exam should be shared between the patient and the doctor, the report said. The decision should consider the e...MedWorm Message: Have you tried our new medical search engine? More powerful than before. Log on with your social media account. 100% free.


Study Casts Doubt on a Brain Cancer's Link to Herpes
8 Mar 2017 at 1:00am

Title: Study Casts Doubt on a Brain Cancer's Link to HerpesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/7/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/8/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)


Study Casts Doubt on a Brain Cancer ’ s Link to Herpes
7 Mar 2017 at 4:00pm

Researchers find no evidence of cytomegalovirus in tumor tissue (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)


Study Casts Doubt on A Brain Cancer's Link to Herpes
7 Mar 2017 at 3:00pm

Researchers find no evidence of cytomegalovirus in tumor tissue Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Brain Tumors, Cytomegalovirus Infections (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)


Your NEJM Group Today: Chlamydia Screening Clinical Pearls / Prenatal Herpes Exposure & Autism? / Massachusetts Primary Care Opportunities (FREE)
5 Mar 2017 at 5:00pm

By the Editors Here's what we chose for you from NEJM Group today:NEJM Resident 360: Clinical Pearls: Do current screening … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)


Autism Linked to Herpes Infection in Pregnancy Autism Linked to Herpes Infection in Pregnancy
1 Mar 2017 at 4:14pm

High levels of maternal antibodies against herpes simplex virus 2 in mid-pregnancy may increase the risk for autism spectrum disorder.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)


Study finds no evidence of common herpes type virus in aggressive brain cancer tissue
27 Feb 2017 at 11:00pm

(Johns Hopkins Medicine) In a rigorous study of tumor tissue collected from 125 patients with aggressive brain cancers, researchers at Johns Hopkins say they have found no evidence of cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection and conclude that a link between the two diseases, as claimed by earlier reports, likely does not exist. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)


In First Phase 3 Trial, Merck ’s Investigational Inactivated Varicella Zoster Virus Vaccine (V212) Reduced the Incidence of Confirmed Herpes Zoster Cases by an Estimated 64 Percent in Immunocompromised Subjects
24 Feb 2017 at 3:00pm

Dateline City: KENILWORTH, N.J.KENILWORTH, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Merck (NYSE:MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced the first Phase 3 study results for V212, the company ’s investigational inactivated varicella zoster virus vaccine (VZV) for the prevention of herpes zoster or HZ, also known as shingles, in immunocompromised patients.Language: EnglishContact: MerckMedia:Pamela Eisele, 267-305-3558orSkip Irvine, 267-305-0338orInvestors:Amy Klug, 908-740-1898orMichael DeCarbo, 908-740-1807Ticker Slug:Ticker:MRKExchange:NYSE @Merckread more (Source: Merck.com - Research and Development News)


Link between herpes in pregnancy and autism is unconfirmed
24 Feb 2017 at 6:00am

Conclusion This was a Norwegian case-control study that looked at whether maternal infections during pregnancy are associated with the risk of neurological developmental disorders such as autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) in their children. The study initially found no association between any of the pathogens during pregnancy or after delivery, and the development of ASD in boys or girls. Further investigations suggested that high levels of HSV-2 virus antibodies during mid-pregnancy were associated with increased risk of the development of ASD in boys. The researchers suggest that the suspected risk of ASD associated with high levels of virus is not down to the HSV-2 virus itself but the impact of inflammation and the subsequent activation of the immune system on child development during...MedWorm Message: Have you tried our new medical search engine? More powerful than before. Log on with your social media account. 100% free.


THIS contagious virus - which can be passed through SEX - could CAUSE autism
23 Feb 2017 at 2:57am

WOMEN with herpes during early pregnancy could double the risk of giving birth to a child diagnosed with autism. (Source: Daily Express - Health)


Autism link to herpes during pregnancy may be overstated, experts say
22 Feb 2017 at 1:18pm

A herpes flare-up during early pregnancy doubles the odds of a woman giving birth to a child who is later diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, according to a study published Wednesday in mSphere, a journal of the American Society for Microbiology. (Source: CNN.com - Health)


Autism risk linked to herpes infection during pregnancy
22 Feb 2017 at 1:18pm

Women actively infected with genital herpes during early pregnancy had twice the odds of giving birth to a child later diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to a study. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)


Autistic child twice as likely for women with herpes
22 Feb 2017 at 12:33pm

Norwegian and US scientists found women infected with or who had a flare-up of herpes during early pregnancy were twice as likely to have an autistic child. One in 5 Americans have the virus.   (Source: the Mail online | Health)


Medical News Today: Genital herpes in pregnancy may raise autism risk for offspring
22 Feb 2017 at 12:00pm

Researchers suggest that mothers with a greater immune response to herpes simplex virus 2 in pregnancy may be more likely to have children with autism. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)MedWorm Message: Have you tried our new medical search engine? More powerful than before. Log on with your social media account. 100% free.


What Causes Hyperammonemia?
19 Feb 2017 at 6:25pm

Discussion Reye’s syndrome (RS)is named for Dr. Douglas Reye who along with Drs. G. Morgan and J. Baral described encephalopathy and fatty accumulation and degeneration in children in a 1963 Lancet article. RS usually affects children but can occur at all ages. All organs can be affected but the liver and brain are primarily affected causing liver failure and encephalopathy as toxic metabolites (especially ammonia) accumulate, and intracranial hypertension and cerebral edema occurs. As the ammonia levels begin to rise (> 100 mg/dL) patients lose their appetite, have nausea and emesis and mental status changes which includes personality changes, agitation/combativeness, disorientation and insomnia. As the levels continue to rise (150-200 mg/dL) loss of consciousness and seizures ca...


Diagnosis: Why Was This 3-Year-Old So Irritable, and What Was Wrong With Her Eye?
16 Feb 2017 at 4:00am

A mother ’ s good-night kiss has unexpected consequences. (Source: NYT Health)


Why Skipping Vaccines Is A Public, Not Personal, Health Choice
8 Feb 2017 at 11:22am

(Reuters Health) - Too many U.S. adults are not getting vaccinated, putting themselves and others at risk, immunization experts say. According to the latest available data, about 44 percent of adults over age 19 had a flu shot; 20 percent had a TDAP vaccine, which protects against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis; and 20 percent of 19-to-64-year-olds at risk of pneumonia had that vaccine (compared to 60 percent of those over 65). Just 27 percent of those over age 60 were vaccinated against herpes zoster, which cuts the risk of shingles in half, according to new guidelines from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) published in Annals of Internal Medicine. “Vaccinations not only protect you. They also protect those around you,” ACIP liaison Dr. Sandra Fry...


Ocular Complications of Congenital Infections
31 Jan 2017 at 5:00pm

This article summarizes the ocular complications of the 5 infections typically represented by the acronym TORCHES (toxoplasmosis, rubella, cytomegalovirus, herpes simplex, and syphilis), as well as others, including newer pathogens such as the human immunodeficiency, West Nile, and Zika viruses. (Source: NeoReviews recent issues)MedWorm Message: Have you tried our new medical search engine? More powerful than before. Log on with your social media account. 100% free.


New genital herpes vaccine candidate provides powerful protection in preclinical tests
24 Jan 2017 at 3:00am

Approximately 500 million people around the world are infected with the genital herpes virus known as herpes simplex virus 2 (HSV2). A vaccine that could bring an end to this global pandemic is needed desperately, yet no candidate vaccine has ever performed well in clinical trials. Now scientists in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have shown that a new type of vaccine provides powerful protection in standard guinea pig and monkey models of HSV2 infection. (Source: World Pharma News)


Scientists shocked to learn that shingles vaccines can transform vaccinated people into "carriers" who spread infectious disease
23 Jan 2017 at 3:57pm

(Natural News) Shingles, also known as “zoster” or “herpes zoster,” will affect roughly 1 out of every 3 American adults during their lifetime. Estimates suggest that there are upwards of one million cases of shingles each year in the United States. The disease is caused by dormant varicella zoster virus — the same virus that... (Source: NaturalNews.com)


Genital herpes vaccine shows promise in animal trials
21 Jan 2017 at 1:08am

The vaccine could be nearing human clinical trials, researchers say (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)


Could this jab STOP genital herpes?
19 Jan 2017 at 4:22pm

Around 500 million people have genital herpes. But no experimental jab has ever achieved strong or consistent results in a clinical trial. Now, a jab at the University of Pennsylvania, has. (Source: the Mail online | Health)


Genital Herpes Vaccine Promising in Animal Trials
19 Jan 2017 at 2:15pm

Two-pronged approach tested on lab monkeys, guinea pigs (Source: WebMD Health)


Genital Herpes Vaccine Shows Promise in Animal Trials
19 Jan 2017 at 2:00pm

Two - pronged approach tested on lab monkeys, guinea pigs (Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge)


Don't Routinely Screen Adults, Teens for Genital Herpes
21 Dec 2016 at 3:09pm

On Dec. 20, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force published a final statement recommending against screening asymptomatic adults and adolescents for genital herpes simplex virus infection using serology. (Source: AAFP News)


USPSTF: Final Recommendations on Genital Herpes Screening USPSTF: Final Recommendations on Genital Herpes Screening
21 Dec 2016 at 12:24pm

The USPSTF has released final recommendations on genital herpes screening, which advise against routine screening in asymptomatic individuals, including pregnant women.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)


Abolish routine herpes tests, health officials say
21 Dec 2016 at 4:21am

For a number of reasons, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force concluded blood tests to detect genital herpes cause more harm than good - even in pregnant women and young people. (Source: the Mail online | Health)MedWorm Message: Have you tried our new medical search engine? More powerful than before. Log on with your social media account. 100% free.


Abolish routine herpes tests, health officials say: New guidelines declare early detection causes more harm than good  
20 Dec 2016 at 5:59pm

For a number of reasons, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force concluded blood tests to detect genital herpes cause more harm than good - even in pregnant women and young people. (Source: the Mail online | Health)


USPSTF Recommends Against Routine Genital Herpes Screening (FREE)
20 Dec 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 says that asymptomatic adults and adolescents, including pregnant women, should not be screened for genital herpes-simplex … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)


Routine Genital Herpes Testing Not Recommended
20 Dec 2016 at 12:30pm

Early diagnosis won't change course of the STD, which is incurable, advisory panel says (Source: WebMD Health)


Routine Testing for Genital Herpes of Little Benefit: U.S. Experts
20 Dec 2016 at 12:00pm

Early diagnosis won't change course of the STD, which is incurable, advisory panel says (Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge)


Medication may provide greater virus suppression, reduction in lesions for patients with genital herpes
19 Dec 2016 at 11:00pm

(The JAMA Network Journals) In a study appearing in the Dec. 20 issue of JAMA, Anna Wald, M.D., M.P.H., of the University of Washington& Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, and colleagues compared the medications pritelivir and valacyclovir for reducing genital herpes simplex virus shedding and lesions in persons with recurrent genital herpes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)


Medical News Today: Congenital herpes virus tied to common childhood cancer
19 Dec 2016 at 9:00am

Children who develop acute lymphoblastic leukemia are over three times more likely to have tested positive for cytomegalovirus at birth, a new study shows. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)


Herpes virus linked to most common type of childhood cancer
15 Dec 2016 at 5:00pm

Congenital cytomegalovirus infection may increase risk of developing acute lymphocytic leukaemia Related items fromOnMedica Cold sore virus could kill cancer New guidelines on managing genital herpes in pregnancy Scientists find genetic signature linked to leukaemia Breastfeeding could cut children ’s leukaemia risk Prophylactic antibiotics help children with leukaemia (Source: OnMedica Latest News)MedWorm Message: Have you tried our new medical search engine? More powerful than before. Log on with your social media account. 100% free.


Children born with herpes more likely to develop most common form of childhood cancer
15 Dec 2016 at 10:30am

A team of researchers from the University of Nevada, University of California, San Francisco, found young sufferers of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia are nearly four times more likely to have the virus. (Source: the Mail online | Health)


Using herpes drugs to slow down Alzheimer's disease could become reality
13 Dec 2016 at 10:19am

The first clinical study to investigate if herpes virus drugs can have an effect on fundamental Alzheimer ’s disease processes has been launched. The research group has previously demonstrated a correlation between herpes virus infection and an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)


Prior Infections Likely a'Minor Determinant' of Overall GCA Risk (CME/CE)
12 Dec 2016 at 6:35pm

(MedPage Today) -- Herpes zoster in particular doesn't seem to play causal role (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)


Removing Your Pubic Hair Is Linked To A Heightened Risk Of STIs
7 Dec 2016 at 8:00am

The Question: Does waxing, plucking or shaving your pubic hair come with added risk for sexually transmitted infections?  Yes, according to new research that links the frequency of pubic grooming with the added risk of certain sexually transmitted infections.  The new study, which surveyed 7,580 nationally representative adults across the U.S., finds that people who practice “extreme grooming” ― removing all of their pubic hair more than 11 times per year ― or “high frequency” grooming ― trimming pubic hair daily or weekly ― have a 3.5- to four-fold heightened risk for contracting herpes, HPV and syphilis compared to those who had never groomed their pubes.  But if you tend to grow out your pubic hair a few months out of the year, th...


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...


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)MedWorm Message: Have you tried our new medical search engine? More powerful than before. Log on with your social media account. 100% free.


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)


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)MedWorm Message: Have you tried our new medical search engine? More powerful than before. Log on with your social media account. 100% free.


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)


Injections Might Help Prevent Genital Herpes Transmission for Months: Study
2 Nov 2016 at 7:00pm

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)


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)MedWorm Message: Have you tried our new medical search engine? More powerful than before. Log on with your social media account. 100% free.


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)


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)


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)MedWorm Message: Have you tried our new medical search engine? More powerful than before. Log on with your social media account. 100% free.


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)


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...MedWorm Message: Have you tried our new medical search engine? More powerful than before. Log on with your social media account. 100% free.


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...MedWorm Message: Have you tried our new medical search engine? More powerful than before. Log on with your social media account. 100% free.


HPV testing leads to earlier detection and treatment of cervical pre-cancer
21 Jun 2017 at 11:00pm

(Queen Mary University of London) Women who receive human papillomavirus (HPV) testing, in addition to a pap smear, receive a faster, more complete diagnosis of possible cervical precancer, according to a study of over 450,000 women by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and the University of New Mexico (UNM) Comprehensive Cancer Center. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)MedWorm Message: Have you tried our new medical search engine? More powerful than before. Log on with your social media account. 100% free.


Scientists uncover potential mechanism for HPV-induced skin cancer
21 Jun 2017 at 11:00pm

(PLOS) Scientists have identified a molecular pathway by which some types of human papilloma virus (HPV) might increase the risk of skin cancer, particularly in people with the rare genetic disorder epidermodysplasia verruciformis (EV). The novel pathway is described in PLOS Pathogens. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)


HIV Tied to HPV Progression to Pre-cancerous Cervical Lesions HIV Tied to HPV Progression to Pre-cancerous Cervical Lesions
12 Jun 2017 at 3:49pm

HIV-positive women are more likely than HIV-negative women to become infected with human papillomavirus (HPV) and to have that infection progress to high-grade lesions, a new report says.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)


Gardasil 9 (Human Papillomavirus 9-valent Vaccine, Recombinant Sterile Suspension for Intramuscular Administratio) - updated on RxList
12 Jun 2017 at 2:00am

(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)


Gardasil (Quadrivalent Human Papillomavirus (Types 6, 11, 16, 18) Recombinant Vaccine) - updated on RxList
12 Jun 2017 at 2:00am

(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)


Inovio initiates Phase III trial of VGX-3100 to treat HPV-related cervical pre-cancer
11 Jun 2017 at 6:00pm

Inovio Pharmaceuticals has initiated its Phase III REVEAL clinical programme of VGX-3100 for the treatment of cervical dysplasia associated with human papillomavirus (HPV), following a clinical hold removal by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA … (Source: Drug Development Technology)MedWorm Message: Have you tried our new medical search engine? More powerful than before. Log on with your social media account. 100% free.


Inovio launches late-stage cervical dysplasia trial after FDA lifts hold
8 Jun 2017 at 1:31pm

Shares in Inovio Pharmaceuticals (NSDQ:INO) jumped more than 10% after it announced that it is launching a Phase III clinical study of its investigational DNA immunotherapy candidate designed to treat cervical dysplasia caused by human papillomavirus. The moves comes after the FDA lifted a hold that it placed on the clinical program in October last year. At the time, the FDA requested data to support the shelf-life of the disposable parts of Inovio’s Cellectra electroporation device. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News.   The post Inovio launches late-stage cervical dysplasia trial after FDA lifts hold appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)


Anal cancer symptoms: THIS could prevent anal cancer in men - would you do it?
7 Jun 2017 at 9:01am

ANAL cancer and penile cancer are just two types of cancer which could be caused by HPV - the human papilloma virus virus. (Source: Daily Express - Health)


HIV-Positive Women Face Increased Risk of Precancerous Cervical Lesions
1 Jun 2017 at 12:05am

Women infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) are more likely to have human papillomavirus (HPV) infection that progresses to pre-cancerous cervical lesions. (Source: CancerNetwork)


HIV status may affect the progression of HPV infection to cervical pre-cancer
31 May 2017 at 11:00pm

(American Association for Cancer Research) A study of Senegalese women showed that human papillomavirus (HPV) infection was more likely to develop into cervical pre-cancer in women living with human immunodeficiency virus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)


Immunotherapy with DNA vaccine shows promise for HPV-related head and neck cancer
30 May 2017 at 11:00pm

(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) A novel vaccine therapy can generate immune responses in patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCCa), according to researchers at the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania. The treatment specifically targets human papillomavirus (HPV), which is frequently associated with HNSCCa, to trigger the immune response. Researchers will present the results of their pilot study during the 2017 American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting in Chicago (Abstract #6073). (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)MedWorm Message: Have you tried our new medical search engine? More powerful than before. Log on with your social media account. 100% free.


2 Doses of HPV Shot Enough to Prevent Genital Warts: Study
24 May 2017 at 11:05am

WEDNESDAY, May 24, 2017 -- New research supports the recent U.S. recommendation for two, rather than three, doses of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine to protect against genital warts in preteens and teens. Investigators at Boston University... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)


Pediatricians Give Parents Mixed Messages About HPV Vaccination Pediatricians Give Parents Mixed Messages About HPV Vaccination
22 May 2017 at 3:14pm

Pediatricians often give parents mixed messages about the need for vaccination against human papillomavirus (HPV), according to a new analysis of audio recordings.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)


Study redefines HPV-related head and neck cancers
21 May 2017 at 11:00pm

(Virginia Commonwealth University) Much of what we thought we knew about the human papilloma virus (HPV) in HPV-related head and neck cancers may be wrong, according to a newly published study by Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) researchers that analyzed data from The Human Cancer Genome Atlas. Head and neck cancers involving HPV are on the rise, and many experts believe we are seeing the start of an epidemic that will only get worse in the coming years. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)


HPV Vaccine May Also Prevent Cancers Affecting Men
18 May 2017 at 11:05am

THURSDAY, May 18, 2017 -- The same vaccine that cuts the risk of cervical cancer in women might also lower the chances of head and neck cancers in men, new research suggests. In addition to being linked to cervical cancer, the human papillomavirus... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)


Two dose HPV vaccine effective in treating genital warts, study finds
15 May 2017 at 11:21am

New research offers the first published clinical evidence to support new recommendations by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for a two-dose HPV vaccine to prevent genital warts. Researchers found that the two-dose human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine provides the same level of protection against genital warts as three doses, when given as directed. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)MedWorm Message: Have you tried our new medical search engine? More powerful than before. Log on with your social media account. 100% free.


Head & neck cancer recurrence following radiation associated w high tumor PD-L1 expression
4 May 2017 at 11:00pm

(American Association for Cancer Research) Recurrence of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) negative for human papillomavirus (HPV) following radiation therapy was associated with high tumor levels of the protein PD-L1. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)


Head & neck cancer recurrence following radiation associated with high tumor PD-L1 expression
4 May 2017 at 11:00pm

(American Association for Cancer Research) Recurrence of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) negative for human papillomavirus (HPV) following radiation therapy was associated with high tumor levels of the protein PD-L1. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)


Gardasil strikes again: HPV vaccine is to blame for daughter's paralysis, warns mother
3 May 2017 at 5:27am

(Natural News) After suffering an allergic reaction to the controversial human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, Mia Blesky was left paralyzed from the neck down. Once a straight-A student and aspiring pop star who sang and danced, she’s now being home-schooled and given singing lessons at her bedside. The doctors say that it’s all in her head but... (Source: NaturalNews.com)


Overwhelming support from dentists for gender-neutral HPV vaccinations
24 Apr 2017 at 7:00pm

The overwhelming majority of dentists and GPs are backing calls for the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination programme to be expanded to school aged boys, according to a new survey. (Source: NHS Networks)MedWorm Message: Have you tried our new medical search engine? More powerful than before. Log on with your social media account. 100% free.


Henrietta Lacks' Cells Are Still Helping Protect Women From Cervical Cancer
21 Apr 2017 at 5:15pm

When Henrietta Lacks was being treated for cervical cancer more than 60 years ago, her cells were taken for medical research without her consent. This ethical controversy became the subject of a 2010 best-selling book, Rebecca Skloot’s The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks, and now an HBO movie of the same name starring Oprah Winfrey. Despite radiation therapy and surgery, Lacks died from the cancer in 1951. But her cells, known to scientists as HeLa cells, have played a role in many scientific advancements ― and have helped protect other young women from the cervical cancer that took Lacks’ life. Each year, some 12,000 women in the U.S. are diagnosed with cervical cancer, and 4,000 women die from it. Because not all HPV infections lead to cervical cancer, there...


Oprah Wants The World To Know Henrietta Lacks Is A Hidden Figure No More
20 Apr 2017 at 12:33pm

Oprah Winfrey is a one-of-a-kind woman. Her life story is inspiring, her presence powerful and her influence unmatched. And when it comes to successful black women in media, Oprah reigns supreme. But if Oprah is a well-crafted diamond, consider Baltimore the pressure that helped make her shine. She moved to the city in 1976 to pursue her career as a newscaster, which presented both great opportunities for success as well as challenges she eventually overcame. She spent nearly eight years in the city, first working for a local TV station ― where she was assigned to learn about every neighborhood ― and later as a personable and popular co-host for a show called “People are Talking” that helped to significantly boost her profile.  She told stories, and she told them...


Who Was Henrietta Lacks? 5 Striking Facts About The ‘Mother Of Modern Medicine’
19 Apr 2017 at 2:47pm

Hardly anyone knew of Henrietta Lacks’ life story prior to 2010.   That year, Rebecca Skloot’s The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks was released, and went on to become a New York Times best-seller. The biographical book told the story of a black woman born on a tobacco farm in Roanoke, Virginia, in 1920 who revolutionized medical research and saved the lives of millions, without ever knowing it. Now, a new film by the same name starring Oprah Winfrey aims to make her life and impact more widely known. Who exactly was Henrietta Lacks? And why is she described as the “Mother of Medicine”? Here are five fascinating facts about Lacks to better understand who she was and how she changed the world forever.   1. Henrietta Lacks died from a cancer ...MedWorm Message: Have you tried our new medical search engine? More powerful than before. Log on with your social media account. 100% free.


Immunovaccine starts dosing in Phase Ib/II trial of DPX-E7 to treat HPV-related cancers
18 Apr 2017 at 6:00pm

Canadian-based biopharmaceutical company Immunovaccine has started dosing patients in a Phase Ib/II trial of its vaccine DPX-E7 for the treatment of incurable human papillomavirus (HPV) related oropharyngeal, cervical and anal cancers. (Source: Drug Development Technology)


Henrietta Lacks's Cells Made These Breakthroughs Possible
17 Apr 2017 at 9:41am

Since its establishment in 1951, the HeLa cell line has been used to study everything from influenza to in vitro fertilization—and HeLa cells can now be found in laboratories the world over. Among the breakthrough medical moments Lacks’s DNA made possible: 1952 Jonas Salk develops the world’s first polio vaccine—but the lifesaving advancement must be tested before being given to children. Enter the first HeLa distribution center, created to produce trillions of cells and expose them to the virus. 1953 HeLa cells are mistakenly mixed with a liquid that causes their chromosomes to unclump, offering a clear glimpse of each; seeing the total number of chromosomes (46) for the first time gives doctors a baseline by which to identify abnormalities. 1960 HeLa cells accom...


Landscape of immunogenic tumor antigens in successful immunotherapy of virally induced epithelial cancer
12 Apr 2017 at 7:00pm

Immunotherapy has clinical activity in certain virally associated cancers. However, the tumor antigens targeted in successful treatments remain poorly defined. We used a personalized immunogenomic approach to elucidate the global landscape of antitumor T cell responses in complete regression of human papillomavirus–associated metastatic cervical cancer after tumor-infiltrating adoptive T cell therapy. Remarkably, immunodominant T cell reactivities were directed against mutated neoantigens or a cancer germline antigen, rather than canonical viral antigens. T cells targeting viral tumor antigens did not display preferential in vivo expansion. Both viral and nonviral tumor antigen–specific T cells resided predominantly in the programmed cell death 1 (PD-1)–expressing T cell ...MedWorm Message: Have you tried our new medical search engine? More powerful than before. Log on with your social media account. 100% free.


Throat Cancer Increasing; Doctors Urge Vaccination to Prevent It
10 Apr 2017 at 1:47pm

Doctors are diagnosing more throat cancers caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). HPV also causes other cancers, such as cervical, but throat cancer is quickly becoming the most common. The good news: the HPV vaccination, if people receive it early enough, can prevent most of these cancers, which are found in the tonsils and base of the tongue. (Source: TMA News Room)


Short Answers to Hard Questions About HPV
7 Apr 2017 at 2:10pm

A new report suggests that almost half of Americans between 18 and 59 are infected with HPV. What does that mean? (Source: NYT Health)


Close to Half of American Adults Infected With HPV, Survey Finds
6 Apr 2017 at 6:48pm

High-risk strains of the virus — a cause of cervical and vaginal cancers, and cancer of the penis — infect 25.1 percent of men and 20.4 percent of women. (Source: NYT Health)


More than 1 in 5 U.S. adults are infected with cancer-causing HPV, CDC report says
6 Apr 2017 at 2:44pm

This post has been updated. During a recent two-year period, almost 23 percent of U.S. adults ages 18 to 59 had a type of genital human papillomavirus (HPV) that put them at high risk of certain cancers, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report published Thursday. That percentage jumped to more than 42 […]Related:Physician recommendations about breast cancer screening vary, survey findsSurvey shows why doctors choose medicine and the challenges they faceDeep brain stimulation may reduce severe Tourette’s syndrome (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)


More than 1 in 5 adults has cancer-causing HPV, CDC reports
6 Apr 2017 at 10:39am

More than one in five adults in the United States has high-risk human papillomavirus, the type of HPV that can cause cancer, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Source: CNN.com - Health)MedWorm Message: Have you tried our new medical search engine? More powerful than before. Log on with your social media account. 100% free.


Vaccine credited with HPV virus reduction in Scotland
4 Apr 2017 at 6:04pm

Researchers find a 90% reduction in the number of women infected with human papilloma virus since 2008. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)


Fetal Exposure to HPV Vaccine Appears Safe (FREE)
29 Mar 2017 at 7:00pm

By the Editors Exposure to the quadrivalent human papillomavirus vaccine during pregnancy is not associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes, according to a New … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)


HPV vaccination during pregnancy shows no ill effects
29 Mar 2017 at 5:03pm

(Reuters Health) - New evidence from a Danish nationwide study suggests that Sanofi Pasteur's quadrivalent human papillomavirus vaccine (HPV), marketed as Gardasil, is not dangerous in the unusual case when it is inadvertently given during early pregnancy. (Source: Reuters: Health)


Got the HPV Vaccine Before You Knew You Were Pregnant? Don't Worry
29 Mar 2017 at 12:03pm

WEDNESDAY, March 29, 2017 -- The cancer-preventing HPV vaccine does not appear to have any ill effect on babies unintentionally exposed to it in the womb, researchers report. Babies whose mothers were vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV)... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)


HPV Vaccine During Pregnancy Does Not Increase Fetal Risk HPV Vaccine During Pregnancy Does Not Increase Fetal Risk
29 Mar 2017 at 11:00am

Vaccination against human papillomavirus during pregnancy did not increase the chances of adverse outcomes when compared with no vaccination during pregnancy, a study has found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)MedWorm Message: Have you tried our new medical search engine? More powerful than before. Log on with your social media account. 100% free.


HPV Vaccine Could Protect More People With Fewer Doses, Doctors Insist
29 Mar 2017 at 9:21am

In the U.S., there are about 39,000 cancers associated with the human papillomavirus each year. Doctors say the new HPV vaccine may help reduce the number of cases.(Image credit: Matthew Busch for The Washington Post/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)


Antiva Biosciences Closes $22 Million Series C Financing
28 Mar 2017 at 9:11am

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., March 28, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Antiva Biosciences, a biopharmaceutical company developing novel, topical therapeutics for the treatment of pre-cancerous lesions caused by human papilloma virus (HPV... Biopharmaceuticals, Oncology, Venture Capital Antiva Biosciences, human papilloma virus, cervical cancer (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)


From aspiring pop star to paralysed in just days
27 Mar 2017 at 7:22am

Mia Blesky, 12, from Reading was given  the routine jab Gardasil - which protects against the human papilloma virus, in September. The straight A student went on to lose all sensation in her legs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)


UNC Student Josie Caves Granted the Raluca Iosif Intimate Partner Violence Research Award
23 Mar 2017 at 1:48pm

Under the Raluca Iosif Intimate Partner Violence Research Award, Josie Caves will contribute to the academic body of knowledge related to fatal intimate-partner violence. Photo courtesy of Josie Caves.March 23, 2017The 2017Raluca Iosif Intimate Partner Violence Research Award has been granted to Josie Caves, a doctoral student at the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill. The award will support Caves ’s research on the differing factors that contribute to intimate-partner violence that manifests as homicide as compared to homicide/suicide.IntraHealth International launched the Raluca Iosif Intimate Partner Violence Research Award in partnership with the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and the UNC Injury Prevention Res...


ASCO Issues Guidelines on HPV Vaccination Based on Available Resources (FREE)
19 Mar 2017 at 6:00pm

By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and Andr é Sofair, MD, MPH The American Society of Clinical Oncology has issued guidelines on human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination according to the resources available in a patient's community. Among the recommendations for females, … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)MedWorm Message: Have you tried our new medical search engine? More powerful than before. Log on with your social media account. 100% free.


First global guidance for HPV vaccination for cervical cancer prevention
17 Mar 2017 at 5:04pm

A clinical practice guideline on human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination has been released for the prevention of cervical cancer. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)


Countless teenage girls suffer paralysis, blood clots, brain damage and chronic pain from force-vaccination of Gardasil's HPV "shot in the dark"
17 Mar 2017 at 3:35am

(Natural News) A sexually transmitted disease called human papillomavirus (HPV) is the only form of cancer known to be contagious, but what the medical community won’t tell parents of teenagers and preteens is that HPV is easily defeated by a normal functioning immune system. Of the 120 or more different strains of HPV, only about... (Source: NaturalNews.com)


Self-persuasion app motivates low-income moms to protect teens against cancer-causing HPV
6 Mar 2017 at 11:00pm

(Southern Methodist University) Self-persuasion software on an iPad motivated low-income parents to want to protect their teens against cancer-causing human papillomavirus, finds the first study of its kind. As health officials struggle to get teens vaccinated against deadly HPV, a new study from Southern Methodist University, Dallas, found that self-persuasion brings parents on board. Currently public health efforts rely on educational messages and doctor recommendations. Self-persuasion as a tool for HPV vaccinations has never been researched until now. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)


Pittsburgh docs on pap smears: Still relevant, but maybe not for long
6 Mar 2017 at 9:25am

Pap smears, once recommended annually to screen women for cervical cancer, have decreased in frequency in the past few years as screening and vaccinations for human papillomavirus, the virus that causes the vast majority of cervical cancer cases, have become more widespread — a trend Pittsburgh doctors say could lead medicine away from the pap smear altogether. While countries like the Netherlands and Australia have abandoned the pap smear in favor of HPV-only testing, most U.S. doctors still… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)MedWorm Message: Have you tried our new medical search engine? More powerful than before. Log on with your social media account. 100% free.


CDC's new vaccine schedule adds toxic, ovary destroying HPV vaccines to recommendations
2 Mar 2017 at 6:10am

(Natural News) The Human Papillomavirus, or HPV, is a sexually transmitted infection, so pervasive that the CDC’s website refers to it as the most common STD in the U.S. Interestingly the website goes on to say, “HPV is so common that nearly all sexually active men and women get it at some point in their... (Source: NaturalNews.com)


Japan: HPV vaccine on trial for its horrifying side effects
28 Feb 2017 at 6:17am

(Natural News) Since last July, a total of 119 young girls and women in Japan have filed lawsuits against both the Japanese government and the two manufacturers of vaccines for human papillomavirus (HPV), GlaxoSmithKline PLC (GSK) and Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. According to the suits, the companies’ respective HPV vaccines, Cervarix and Gardasil, caused... (Source: NaturalNews.com)


Study explores HPV vaccine acceptability in sexual minorities
27 Feb 2017 at 11:00pm

(University of California - Riverside) Human papillomavirus (HPV), which causes genital warts and can lead to several cancers, is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections, affecting about 630 million people worldwide. Focusing on Peruvian 'men who have sex with men' and transgender women, a research team, led by an assistant professor in the School of Medicine at the University of California, Riverside, has found that a preventive HPV vaccine is widely, though not universally, accepted among those populations. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)


Cancer-Prevention Vaccination Now Easier, Just as Effective
23 Feb 2017 at 10:19am

Preventing cancer just got a little easier. Adolescents under age 15 now need only two shots to prevent human papillomavirus (HPV), rather than three doses of vaccine as physicians previously recommended. HPV causes several cancers that sicken and kill both men and women, and the shots prevent HPV. (Source: TMA News Room)


South Africa: North West Province Rolls Out Human Papilloma Virus Vaccine
21 Feb 2017 at 5:00am

[SAnews.gov.za] Pretoria -The North West Health Department in partnership with the Basic Education Department will be rolling out the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine to be administered to school-going girls. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)MedWorm Message: Have you tried our new medical search engine? More powerful than before. Log on with your social media account. 100% free.


Chemical-ridden GMO foods are now being pushed on Africans, destroying their natural food culture
9 Feb 2017 at 4:17pm

(Natural News) In response to a propaganda piece recently published in a local newspaper that pushes the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine as a viable remedy to address exploding cancer rates throughout developing Africa, a concerned citizen of Rwanda wrote a letter to the editor countering this narrative, pointing out that toxic food, and not a... (Source: NaturalNews.com)


New drug screening system could help speed development of a cure for HPV
8 Feb 2017 at 11:00pm

(PLOS) Scientists have used genetic engineering techniques to develop a new system that could aid identification of potential drug targets and treatments for human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, according to a PLOS Pathogens study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)


Why Skipping Vaccines Is A Public, Not Personal, Health Choice
8 Feb 2017 at 11:22am

(Reuters Health) - Too many U.S. adults are not getting vaccinated, putting themselves and others at risk, immunization experts say. According to the latest available data, about 44 percent of adults over age 19 had a flu shot; 20 percent had a TDAP vaccine, which protects against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis; and 20 percent of 19-to-64-year-olds at risk of pneumonia had that vaccine (compared to 60 percent of those over 65). Just 27 percent of those over age 60 were vaccinated against herpes zoster, which cuts the risk of shingles in half, according to new guidelines from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) published in Annals of Internal Medicine. “Vaccinations not only protect you. They also protect those around you,” ACIP liaison Dr. Sandra Fry...


American Cancer Society Backs 2 Doses for HPV Vaccine (FREE)
7 Feb 2017 at 5:00pm

By the Editors The American Cancer Society has endorsed a two-dose schedule for the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine that is recommended … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)


American Cancer Society endorses two-dose regimen for HPV vaccination
6 Feb 2017 at 11:00pm

(American Cancer Society) The American Cancer Society has endorsed updated recommendations on human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination supporting a two-dose schedule for boys and girls who initiate the vaccine at ages 9 to 14. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)MedWorm Message: Have you tried our new medical search engine? More powerful than before. Log on with your social media account. 100% free.


2017 Adult Immunization Schedule Released (FREE)
6 Feb 2017 at 5:00pm

By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD The CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has published this year's immunization schedule for adults aged 19 and older. The schedule includes notable changes for influenza, human papillomavirus (HPV), hepatitis … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)


Dear Breitbart news: Please stop parroting HPV vaccine propaganda put out by corrupt drug companies run by globalists
24 Jan 2017 at 5:04pm

(Natural News) We love Breitbart News and its reporting, but one recent article by Breitbart made a shocking departure from its regularly scheduled programming with the recent publishing of an Associated Press (AP) article pushing the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine for men. According to the report, one in four men in the U.S. currently has... (Source: NaturalNews.com)


We've Been Seriously Underestimating Cervical Cancer Risks
24 Jan 2017 at 11:01am

Women, especially black women, might face a greater chance of dying of cervical cancer than previously thought, according to a study published Monday in the journal Cancer. Estimates from previous studies may have been artificially low because they included women who had had hysterectomies, a procedure to remove the uterus. The new study suggests that black women are dying at a rate 77 percent higher, and white women are dying at a rate 47 percent higher, than researchers had previously thought. After adjusting for hysterectomies, cervical cancer killed 10 out of every 100,000 black women and approximately 5 out of every 100,000 white women. “Your risk of cervical cancer is much lower after a hysterectomy, which generally removes the cervix,” Dr. Douglas Levine, ...


Scientists get best view yet of cancer-causing virus HPV
23 Jan 2017 at 11:00pm

(Penn State) New details of the structure of the human papillomavirus (HPV) may lead to better vaccines and HPV anti-viral medications, according to studies led by a Penn State College of Medicine researcher. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)


Nearly Half of U.S. Men Could Have Genital HPV Infection (FREE)
19 Jan 2017 at 5:00pm

By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by Andr é Sofair, MD, MPH, and William E. Chavey, MD, MS Genital human papillomavirus infection is common among men, and vaccination coverage is low, according to a study in JAMA Oncology. … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)


HPV prevalence rates among US men, vaccination coverage
19 Jan 2017 at 12:46pm

Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States, as well as a cause of various cancers, and a new study estimates the overall prevalence of genital HPV infection in men ages 18 to 59. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)


Nearly Half of U.S. Men Infected With HPV, Study Finds
19 Jan 2017 at 6:01am

THURSDAY, Jan. 19, 2017 -- Many American men are infected with the cancer-causing human papillomavirus (HPV), but unlike women, men are more likely to stay infected throughout their lives, a new study finds. About 45 percent of U.S. men are... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)


American College of Pediatricians warns: HPV vaccine causes ovarian failure
17 Jan 2017 at 3:20pm

(NaturalNews) A new warning has emerged about the use of Gardasil, a vaccine for the human papilloma virus (HPV). Gardasil (a four-strain HPV vaccine, or HPV4), is typically administered to both boys and girls as young as age 11 to prevent the sexually transmitted disease. Developed by Merck, Gardasil received FDA approval in 2006. The... (Source: NaturalNews.com)MedWorm Message: Have you tried our new medical search engine? More powerful than before. Log on with your social media account. 100% free.


These Numbers Show Just How Safe Vaccines Are
17 Jan 2017 at 12:52pm

Anti-vaccine advocate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. said that President-elect Donald Trump asked him to lead a new government commission on vaccine safety. But science on this issue is already clear; numerous studies show that vaccines are safe and effective, and that serious side effects are rare. On Jan. 10, Kennedy met with the president-elect at Trump Tower, and later told reporters about the new commission. However, the Trump administration did not confirm that such a commission was in the works. A spokesperson for Trump said only that the president-elect was “exploring the possibility of forming a committee on autism,” according to The New York Times. This response may reference the proposed, but discredited link between the MMR vaccine and autism. Members of the medical communit...


MD Anderson and nation's cancer centers jointly endorse updated HPV vaccine recommendations
10 Jan 2017 at 11:00pm

(University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center) As national vaccination rates for the human papillomavirus (HPV) remain low, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center has again united with the 68 other National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer centers in issuing a joint statement endorsing the recently revised vaccination recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)


Africa: Anti-Vaccination Blog Revives Debunked HPV Story
4 Jan 2017 at 8:15am

[Africa Check] Did vaccinations against the human papillomavirus (HPV) cause several Indian girls' deaths? As with many false claims, a blog post about this took a thread of fact and wove a blanket of misinformation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)


Top 10 Cancer News Stories of 2016
29 Dec 2016 at 11:08am

Our team of journalists works hard every day to bring you the latest news and information about cancer topics to keep you informed. We monitor scientific journal articles, government health and cancer reports, and studies from our own American Cancer Society researchers to bring you the news you need about ways to lower your risk from cancer, and ways to cope with the disease.In 2016 we published stories about new findings in cancer risk factors, treatments, and survivorship issues in children and adults. Our writers and editors have chosen the 10 most significant stories of the year.HPV drops since vaccinations began in USResearch from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows the percentage of teen girls infected with human papilloma virus (HPV) has dropped significantly...MedWorm Message: Have you tried our new medical search engine? More powerful than before. Log on with your social media account. 100% free.


Reducing radiation successfully treats HPV-positive oropharynx cancers and minimizes side effects
26 Dec 2016 at 8:09pm

Human papillomavirus-positive oropharynx cancers (cancers of the tonsils and back of the throat) are on rise. After radiation treatment, patients often experience severe, lifelong swallowing, eating, and nutritional issues. However, new clinical trial research shows reducing radiation for some patients with HPV-associated oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinomas can maintain high cure rates while sparing some of these late toxicities. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)


[In Depth] Critics assail paper claiming harm from cancer vaccine
22 Dec 2016 at 5:00pm

Vaccines for human papillomavirus (HPV), given to girls to prevent cervical cancer, have come under fire in several countries for allegedly causing such side effects as difficulty walking, headache, fatigue, poor concentration, and pain. Numerous studies have found no causal link between the vaccine and these symptoms. But concerns have caused vaccination rates to collapse in Japan and to sag in other countries. Vaccine advocates warn this trend exposes women—and men—to preventable cancers and other illnesses. The debate is heating up over a recent paper that claims to show that the HPV vaccine affects the central nervous system in mice. Critics are attacking the paper's methodology and conclusions and are asking the journal to retract it in light of the potential negative impact it co...


How to Prevent Cervical Cancer or Find It Early
22 Dec 2016 at 1:10pm

By Stacy Simon RESOURCES: Cervical Health Awareness Month Cervical cancer prevention and early detection HPV and cervical cancer Cervical cancer was once one of the most common causes of cancer death for American women. But over the past several decades, screening – testing for cancer before symptoms develop – has reduced cervical cancer deaths, as doctors have been able to find and treat problems before they become cancer – or find cancer early when it’s easier to treat. The Pap test can find abnormal cells early so they can be treated before they become cancer. The Pap test can also find cervical cancer early, when it’s easier to treat. The HPV test finds human papilloma virus (HPV) infections. Being infected with HPV can increase the risk of gettin...


HPV Blood Test Could Predict Prognosis in Head and Neck Cancer
22 Dec 2016 at 7:05am

Head and neck cancer patients who have a human papillomavirus (HPV) infection detectable with a blood-based biomarker have a better prognosis compared with HPV-negative patients. (Source: CancerNetwork)


How Is the HPV Vaccine Perceived on Twitter?
16 Dec 2016 at 10:00am

FRIDAY, Dec. 16, 2016 -- Twitter conversations regarding the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine -- which protects against sexually transmitted infections -- tend to be positive, researchers say. Despite the vaccine's effectiveness, some oppose its... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)


Use of a 2-Dose Schedule for Human Papillomavirus Vaccination — Updated Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices
15 Dec 2016 at 12:00pm

(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)


Namibia: Health Ministry to Roll Out New Vaccine
13 Dec 2016 at 6:37am

[New Era] Windhoek -The human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine will be introduced in the public health sector early next year, the Ministry of Health and Social Services has confirmed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)


As CRISPR fight drones on, Peninsula startup puts gene-editing technology to work
10 Dec 2016 at 3:13am

No matter how well viruses are beaten back by modern-day medicines, tiny pools remain that can reemerge. Consider startup Agenovir Corp. the lifeguard that forces everyone out of the pool. At least that's what the South San Francisco company aspires to do, using the highly touted, DNA-snipping CRISPR-Cas9 technology to create topical treatments targeting immune system-weakening cytomegalovirus, cervical cancer-causing human papillomavirus and other viral infections. The company — the latest in… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)


Blood-borne HPV antibodies indicate head, neck cancer prognosis
7 Dec 2016 at 11:00pm

(Brown University) A new study in JAMA Oncology finds that the presence of particular antibodies of human papillomavirus in blood serum are reliable indicators of five-year head and neck cancer survival. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)


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...


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)MedWorm Message: Have you tried our new medical search engine? More powerful than before. Log on with your social media account. 100% free.


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)


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)MedWorm Message: Have you tried our new medical search engine? More powerful than before. Log on with your social media account. 100% free.


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)


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)MedWorm Message: Have you tried our new medical search engine? More powerful than before. Log on with your social media account. 100% free.


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

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


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

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 5, 2016 -- The way to increase the number of girls and boys who get the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine may be as simple as giving it as part of a routine bundle of vaccines, a new study suggests. The HPV vaccine, which guards... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)


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

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


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

Dutch researchers say tests suggest increase in screening intervals for HPV-negative women over 40 is justifiedThe length of time between cervical screenings can safely be extended to a decade for some women, research suggests.The findings from researchers in the Netherlands show that for women over the age of 40 who test negative for the human papillomavirus (HPV), the gap between screening rounds could be increased to 10 years.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)MedWorm Message: Have you tried our new medical search engine? More powerful than before. Log on with your social media account. 100% free.


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

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


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

A weakened immune system makes HIV-positive women particularly vulnerable to persistent human papillomavirus (HPV) infections, which can lead to cervical cancer. With patchy screening, cervical cancer rates in Africa are especially high. Simple HPV screening could help save lives, an EU-funded project found. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)


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

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


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

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


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)MedWorm Message: Have you tried our new medical search engine? More powerful than before. Log on with your social media account. 100% free.


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)


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