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The HPV vaccine may be controversial, but it works, new research shows. The rate of HPV infection among teenage girls dropped from 11.5% in the “pre-vaccine era” to 5.1% in the “vaccine era,” researchers from the Centers for...
Dear Amy: I am an 18-year-old senior in high school. I am about to graduate and go to college. Each time I go for a yearly checkup, my doctor suggests that I get the HPV vaccine. My mother, who is a little skittish, hems and haws and ultimately decides...
Zap2itMichael Douglas had the internet all abuzz Monday (June 3) when he seemingly said in an interview with The Guardian that his throat cancer was caused by HPV (human papillomavirus, which he said one contracts from cunnilingus. Now Douglas' rep has...
Michael Douglas recently addressed his bout with throat cancer, leading many to believe that his particular battle with the disease was brought on by oral sex. But now his camp is backtracking on the comments. In a candid interview with the Guardian...
Zap2itMichael Douglas gave a lengthy interview recently with The Guardian to promote his new movie "Behind the Candelabra," where he takes on the role of legendary pianist Liberace. But within the interview is an interesting tidbit about his battle with...
Michael Douglas told the Guardian newspaper recently that his throat cancer was caused by the HPV virus that he contracted performing oral sex over the years. The actor's admission brings attention to a health problem more doctors are seeing. HPV, which...
Early detection of cancer is the best chance of cure, right? Maybe not. A growing body of counterintuitive evidence suggests that some cancer-screening tests — including those for breast, prostate, colon, lung and cervical cancer — may be...
Internist and Hospital of Central Connecticut medical staff memberMany people believe vaccinations are relegated to childhood, but the viruses and bacteria that cause severe illness in youth can also infect adults. In fact, certain common infectious diseases, like chickenpox or flu, are more aggressive in adulthood....
It is well known that HPV (human papillomavirus) can lead to deadly cervical cancer in women, but the virus is causing cancer in men as well. Throat cancers caused by HPV are showing up typically in men with little or no history of smoking, said Dr. Kevin...
The Kid's Doctorhttp://www.kidsdr.com It's important to remember that not only infants and young children need vaccines. Older children (and even adults) continue to need vaccinations, and some vaccines are not given until a child is in his or her 'tween and teen years....
Doctors and patients alike are often uncomfortable talking about sexual health and sexually transmitted disease. But a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report shows that this squeamishness costs society millions of dollars spent trying to...
Parents forgo vaccines for their teenage kids for a number of reasons, researchers said Monday in a paper reporting findings from the annual National Immunization Survey of Teens, which was published in the journal Pediatrics. That might mean that public...
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