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  • HPV-related throat cancers multiplying

    HPV-related throat cancers multiplying
    It is well known that HPV (human papillomavirus) can lead to deadly cervical cancer in women, but the virus is causing cancer in men as well. Throat cancers caused by HPV are showing up typically in men with little or no history of smoking, said Dr. Kevin...
  • Adults Need Vaccinations, Too

    Adults Need Vaccinations, Too
    Many people believe vaccinations are relegated to childhood, but the viruses and bacteria that cause severe illness in youth can also infect adults. In fact, certain common infectious diseases, like chickenpox or flu, are more aggressive in adulthood....
  • Sexual violence common among teens. Feeling responsible isn't.

    Sexual violence common among teens. Feeling responsible isn't.
    Nearly 1 in 10 young Americans between ages 14 and 21 acknowledges having perpetrated an act of sexual violence at least once, and 4% of a nationally representative sample of American kids reported attempting or completing rape, a new study finds. While...
  • Michael Douglas said oral sex caused his throat cancer

    Michael Douglas said oral sex caused his throat cancer
    Michael Douglas told the Guardian newspaper recently that his throat cancer was caused by the HPV virus that he contracted performing oral sex over the years. The actor's admission brings attention to a health problem more doctors are seeing. HPV, which...
  • Michael Douglas and the debate over oral sex and cancer

    Michael Douglas and the debate over oral sex and cancer
    Michael Douglas recently addressed his bout with throat cancer, leading many to believe that his particular battle with the disease was brought on by oral sex. But now his camp is backtracking on the comments. In a candid interview with the Guardian...
  • HPV vaccination rate stalls. 'We're dropping the ball,' CDC says

    Although HPV vaccinations can reduce the risk of cancer-causing infections in adolescent girls by half, immunization rates across the United States have stalled over the last year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. At a...
  • U.S. HPV vaccination rates far from goal, officials say

    U.S. HPV vaccination rates far from goal, officials say
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Only slightly more than half of U.S. girls aged 13 to 17 had been vaccinated against a virus that can cause cervical and other cancers last year, and a top U.S. health official said on Thursday that more must be done to bring the...
  • Maria Trent, on the ascent

    Maria Trent, on the ascent
    Simply referring to Maria Trent, M.D., as a pediatrician is a bit like calling Barack Obama an executive. The Johns Hopkins Children's Center doctor's continuing achievements as a researcher, clinician, professor and advocate for adolescent health...
  • Katie Couric puts the anti-vaccination movement into the mainstream

    Katie Couric puts the anti-vaccination movement into the mainstream
    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...
  • Katie Couric under fire for allegedly slanted report on HPV vaccine

    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...
  • Katie Couric backs off from her anti-vaccine show--but not enough

    Katie Couric backs off from her anti-vaccine show--but not enough
    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...