Tag Archive | "CDC"

e-Cigarette Use Tied to Tobacco Use in Teenagers

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

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Source: www.Medscape.com Author: Diana Swift   e-Cigarette smoking appears to promote progression to traditional cigarette smoking and may be helping form a new population of smokers, according to a prospective study published online September 8 in JAMA Pediatrics. Brian A. Primack, MD, PhD, from the Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of […]

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NCI-designated Cancer Centers Urge HPV Vaccination for the Prevention of Cancer

Thursday, February 4, 2016

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Source: www.medicine.wustl.edu Author: Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis Staff   Approximately 79 million people in the United States are currently infected with a human papillomavirus (HPV) according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and 14 million new infections occur each year. Several types of high-risk HPV are responsible for […]

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A cancer on the rise, and the vaccine too late for Gen X

Thursday, November 5, 2015

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Source: www.cnn.com Author: Martha Shade   (CNN)The vaccine given to prevent cervical cancer in women could end up saving men’s lives, too. Evidence is mounting that the HPV vaccine is also effective in preventing other HPV-related cancers, including those of the head and neck. Although most people who get HPV do not develop cancer, rates […]

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Athletes drive increase in high schoolers’ use of smokless tobacco, CDC study shows

Monday, October 19, 2015

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Source: www.kyforward.com Author: www.kyforward.com web staff High-school athletes are using more smokeless tobacco, even though overall tobacco use among high-school students has declined, according to a study published by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We can do more to protect America’s youth from a lifetime of addiction,” Tom Frieden, CDC director, said […]

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How Anti-Vaxxers Ruined Disneyland for Themselves (and everyone else)

Monday, January 26, 2015

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Source: io9.com Author: Robbie Gonzalaz   “The Happiest Place On Earth” is ground zero for a recent measles outbreak centered in California. Now, unvaccinated people are being warned to avoid visiting Disneyland parks. No Infants In Disneyland There are now 67 confirmed cases of measles in an ongoing outbreak centered in California. According to the California Department […]

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The Cancer Cure Parents Aren’t Using

Monday, August 25, 2014

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Source: washingtonpost.com Author: Meredith Wadman   Not so long ago, when my sons still had smooth cheeks and children’s voices, I had them vaccinated against human papillomavirus, the most common sexually transmitted disease. It was late 2011, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had just recommended that boys join girls in being vaccinated at age […]

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CDC finds coverage for HPV vaccination among teens is still low

Friday, July 25, 2014

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Source: medicalnewstoday.com Author: staff   Although there has been a slight increase in human papillomavirus vaccination coverage among adolescents since 2012, a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that vaccine coverage in this population remains “unacceptably low”. Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the US. There are more […]

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High-Risk HPV Prevalent in Oropharyngeal Cancers

Friday, May 2, 2014

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Author: Roxanne Nelson Source: medscape.com   A larger percentage of oropharyngeal cancers might be related to human papillomavirus (HPV) than previously thought. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that in a large sample of invasive oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinomas, 72% were positive for HPV and 62% were positive for high-risk HPV types 16 […]

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Fewer teens having oral sex

Monday, August 20, 2012

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Source: CNN.com Fewer teens aged 15 to 17 are having oral sex now than in 2002, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, but the number remains high. The report, based on data from The National Survey of Family Growth, found that more than a third of teens had engaged in […]

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Viral Marketing: What’s Stopping Men From Getting the HPV Vaccine

Monday, July 9, 2012

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Source: GOOD Mobile By: Jake Blumgart on July 6, 2012 at 3:00AM PDT In early 2011, my doctor informed me that a vaccine to protect against the human papillomavirus—HPV—was now available for men. I was relieved, then frustrated—my doctor didn’t actually offer the principal vaccine, Gardasil, to her male patients. After a couple days of hunting […]

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