At-home HPV tests up cervical cancer screening

"...mailing unsolicited self-collection kits for HPV testing increased cervical cancer screening by 50% in women who were underscreened..."

U. Washington | Nov. 8, 2019 | futurity
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Tags: health-and-medicine cancer cervical-cancer human-papillomavirus-hpv medical-tests

Is just 1 dose of the HPV vaccine enough?

Evidence is starting to emerge that one dose of the HPV vaccine may eventually prove to be sufficient for protection, report researchers.

Holly Watkins-U. Melbourne | July 25, 2019 | futurity
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Can metabolic signatures flag cervical cancer?

"Cervical cancer is a devastating disease... These findings could lead to a simple, rapid diagnostic test to help women get the treatment they need."

U. Arizona | May 19, 2019 | futurity
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HPV rates are increasing among women under 40

At least half of all sexually active men and women will acquire HPV in their lifetime, according to CDC estimates.

Nardy Baeza Bickel-Michigan | April 12, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

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HPV prevention is missing some young sexual minority men

Few young gay and bisexual men get the HPV vaccination, despite the fact that it prevents HPV-related cancer, a new study shows.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers | April 4, 2019 | futurity
~2 mins   

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Head and neck cancers spike in 9/11 responders

The first report of head and neck cancers in WTC first responders is alarming: a 40 percent increase in diagnosis of these diseases between 2009 and 2012.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers | Jan. 17, 2019 | futurity
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Why parents don’t vaccinate their kids against HPV

Many parents choose to avoid getting their children the HPV vaccine—but fear it will encourage sexual activity isn't the reason why.

Marin Hedin-Johns Hopkins | Oct. 25, 2018 | futurity
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