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California Raises Smoking Age To 21

Thursday, May 5, 2016

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Source: www.huffingtonpost.com Author: Huffington Post Staff   The law makes it the second state to raise the minimum age to 21, following Hawaii.   SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) – California will raise the legal age for purchasing tobacco products to 21 from 18 under a bill signed on Wednesday by Democratic Governor Jerry Brown, part of […]

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Cancer-causing HPV plummeted in teens since vaccine, study finds

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

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Source: www.cnn.com Author: Sarina Storres   (CNN)The human papillomavirus vaccine was first recommended for adolescent girls in the United States in 2006. Since that time, the prevalence of the cancer-causing virus has been dropping among young women, according to a new study. Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention compared the rates of […]

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ASTRO: Study maps distinct molecular signatures of HPV-positive throat cancer patients by smoking status

Monday, February 22, 2016

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Source: www.dotmed.com Author: ASTRO   Scottsdale, Ariz., February 18, 2016, ASTRO — Throat cancer patients exposed to both human papillomavirus (HPV) and tobacco smoke demonstrate a pattern of mutations along several key cancer genes, according to research presented today at the 2016 Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancer Symposium. These distinct molecular profiles of heavy and […]

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Possible marker for recurring HPV-linked oropharyngeal cancers

Monday, February 8, 2016

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Source: www.eureka.org Author: John Hopkins Media Contact: Vanessa Wasta   A look-back analysis of HPV infection antibodies in patients treated for oropharyngeal (mouth and throat) cancers linked to HPV infection suggests at least one of the antibodies could be useful in identifying those at risk for a recurrence of the cancer, say scientists at The […]

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Depressed Head and Neck Cancer Patients Have Lower Survival and Higher Recurrence Risk

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

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Source: www.OncologyNurseAdvisor.com Author: Kathy Boltz, PhD   Depression is a significant predictor of 5-year survival and recurrence in patients with head and neck cancer, according to a new study published in Pyschosomatic Medicine (doi: 10.1097/PSY.0000000000000256). These findings represent one of the largest studies to report on the impact of depression on cancer survival. Although depression […]

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Baseball and tobacco are a deadly mix

Thursday, August 6, 2015

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Source: www.bostonglobe.com Authors: Dr. Howard Koh & Dr. Alan C. Woodward   Unhealthy as it looks: David Ortiz spat out his “chew” after flying out against Tampa Bay in Game 3 of the 2008 ALCS at Fenway Park.   Search the web for the phrase “tobacco and baseball” and you’ll find an association that dates […]

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Professor Harald zur Hausen: Nobel scientist calls for HPV vaccination for boys

Monday, July 13, 2015

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Source: www.independent.co.uk Author: Charlie Cooper & Gloria Nakajubi   The UK should vaccinate all boys against the cancer-causing human papilloma virus (HPV), the Nobel Prize-winning scientist who discovered the link between HPV and cancer has said. Professor Harald zur Hausen, the German virologist whose theory that HPV could be a cause of cervical cancers led […]

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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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Oscar Award winning composer Ryuichi Sakamoto is diagnosed with Throat Cancer

Friday, July 11, 2014

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Author: Jun Hongo Source: blogs.wsj.com/japanrealtime   World-renowned Japanese musician and composer Ryuichi Sakamoto says he has throat cancer and has canceled his scheduled shows and activities. The Oscar-winning composer and anti-nuclear activist said Thursday that he was diagnosed with oropharyngeal cancer at the end of June. “After much thought and consideration, I have decided to […]

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