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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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HPV Cancer Hits 8,000 Men, 18,000 Women a Year

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

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Source: WebMD.com HPV cancer isn’t just a female problem, new CDC figures show. Although HPV causes 18,000 cancers in women each year, it also causes 8,000 cancers in men, the CDC calculates. To get the figures, CDC researchers analyzed data collected from 2004 to 2008 in two large cancer registries. HPV, human papillomavirus, is the […]

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CDC report releases updated information on HPV-associated cancers

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

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Source: www.dentistryiq.com Author: staff The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released on April 24, 2012, an updated statistical count on the prevalence of HPV-associated cancers in the United States. Oropharyngeal cancers, primarily the base of the tongue and tonsils, were the second most common after cervical cancer. Published in the April 20 edition of […]

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Young Girls More Likely to Report Side Effects after HPV Vaccine

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

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Source: Therapeutics Daily PORTLAND, Ore., April 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Younger girls are more likely than adult women to report side effects after receiving Gardasil, the human papillomavirus vaccine. The side effects are non-serious and similar to those associated with other vaccines, according to a new study funded by the Centers for Disease Control and […]

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CDC to launch new, graphic anti-smoking campaign

Thursday, March 15, 2012

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One of the ads by the Centers for Disease Control shows Shawn Wright who had a tracheotomy after being diagnosed with head and neck cancer. ATLANTA — Tobacco taxes and smoking bans haven’t budged the U.S. smoking rate in years. Now the government is trying to shock smokers into quitting with a graphic nationwide advertising […]

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Girls-Only Vaccine Could Be Best Weapon Against HPV

Thursday, December 22, 2011

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Source: Jezebel.com A new study argues that vaccinating boys against HPV isn’t the best use of resources, since vaccinating more girls will actually lead to a greater reduction in overall infections. However, there are also political implications to consider. Back in October, I wrote that the rise of HPV-related throat cancer in men was an […]

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UI professors: HPV editorial misses the mark

Thursday, December 8, 2011

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Source: The Daily Iowan The Nov. 29 editorial “Recommend Pap smears, not vaccines, to prevent cervical cancer” completely missed the mark with regard to HPV vaccines. We are researchers and clinicians at the University of Iowa who study and treat HPV and other infectious diseases. It is disturbing to think that the article might dissuade […]

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New Report: States Slash Tobacco Prevention Funding by 36%, Spend Less than 2 Cents of Every Tobacco Dollar to Fight Tobacco Use

Thursday, December 1, 2011

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Source: TobaccoFreeKids.org WASHINGTON, DC – States have slashed funding for programs to reduce tobacco use by 12 percent in the past year and by 36 percent over the past four years, threatening the nation’s progress against tobacco, according to a report released today by a coalition of public health organizations. The states this year (Fiscal […]

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Use and Acceptance of HPV Vaccine Still a Work in Progress

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

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Source: National Cancer Institute A bellwether moment in the history of cancer prevention came in 2006 when the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first vaccine to prevent cervical cancer. The vaccine, Gardasil, protects against the two primary cancer-causing, or oncogenic, types of the human papillomavirus (HPV)—HPV-16 and HPV-18. These types are responsible for […]

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