| Dec 11, 2013
| 11:14 AM
In similar fashion to Jenny McCarthy’s declaration that vaccinations lead to autism, Katie Couric recently ticked off those pushing for young people to be vaccinated against HPV, (human papillomavirus, a sexually-transmitted virus that can lead to...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 9:34 AM
Feb 21 (Reuters) - *THIS DIARY IS FILED AS THE FOOD AND DRUG
ADMINISTRATION UPDATES ITS SCHEDULE. ALL TIMES IN EDT.
For more information on the FDA's Advisory Committee meetings,
| Jan 15, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Q: I have genital warts, both on the penis and anus. What treatments are available?
A: Warts are caused by infection with human papillomavirus (HPV). There are many different strains of papillomavirus. Most warts do not cause cancer, but certain...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 5:11 AM
Dear Pharmacist: My daughter has cervical dysplasia, and I'm wondering if the HPV vaccine will protect her from getting cancer. How can a young woman protect against this cancer? — J.D., Silver Springs, Fla.
Dear J.D.: No, it's never been proven...
| Dec 18, 2013
Lung cancer kills three times more Virginians each year than any other cancer. In its soon-to-be-released annual report, the Virginia Cancer Registry revealed that though its incidence ranks third to prostate and breast cancer, lung cancer has by far...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 5:11 PM
Virginia scores better than most in its ability to protect its residents against infectious disease outbreaks, according to a report released Tuesday by Trust for America's Health, TFAH, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Virginia had a positive...
| Dec 18, 2013
An email with the subject line "OMG" recently came from one of our mothers, and it contained chilling information about the HPV vaccine. "200 people have died from it," Mom claimed, "and it does not even last long enough to prevent cervical cancer."
| Dec 4, 2013
| 5:09 PM
The anti-vaccination movement has long been a public menace. It's responsible for the resurgence of numerous serious diseases that were on the decline, including measles, mumps and whooping cough.
Now the movement has been given a big booster shot by...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 12:47 PM
Katie Couric may want to brush up on her reporting skills before she takes on her new role as "global anchor" at Yahoo!, according to a number of critics displeased with a report about the HPV vaccine on her syndicated talk show, "Katie."
In a segment...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 2:54 PM
Having taken a fair amount of heat from the science-based community for her recent show promoting scare stories about an important immunological vaccine, Katie Couric has backed off.
In a piece appearing Tuesday in the Huffington Post, the TV host...
| Nov 28, 2013
| 2:30 AM
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Is it safe to treat warts with duct tape? The over-the-counter treatments we've tried have not worked for my daughter.
ANSWER: Although it may sound a little odd, research has shown that covering a wart with duct tape can be a safe...