| Jun 17, 2013
| 1:39 PM
LONDON (Reuters) - Antibodies to a high-risk type of a virus that causes mouth and throat cancers when transmitted via oral sex can be detected in blood tests many years before onset of the disease, according to a World Health Organisation-led team of...
| Jun 14, 2013
Dear Amy: I am an 18-year-old senior in high school. I am about to graduate and go to college. Each time I go for a yearly checkup, my doctor suggests that I get the HPV vaccine. My mother, who is a little skittish, hems and haws and ultimately decides...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 9:38 AM
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...
| May 22, 2013
| 7:57 AM
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....
| May 9, 2013
| 1:09 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The number of some cancers related to the human papillomavirus (HPV) increased throughout the U.S. before vaccines against the sexually transmitted infection were available, says to a new study.
Researchers found an increase...
| May 15, 2013
| 2:39 PM
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...
| Apr 27, 2012
| 4:35 PM
By Susan J. WhiteNorthShore University HealthSystem Oral and head and neck cancers comprise some of the most common cancers in the United States and have …...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 4:34 PM
Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, for the first time ever, women across the U.S. have access to life-saving preventive care without cost-sharing. Effective as soon as August 1, 2012 –today!– all new insurance plans are required to provide...
| Jan 14, 2013
| 4:37 PM
January is cervical cancer awareness month, and at Planned Parenthood of Greater Orlando, we are ringing in the new year by talking prevention all month long. Cervical cancer is one of the most deadly forms of cancer in women. It’s also the most...
| Jul 5, 2012
| 6:21 AM
LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- Voters in Los Angeles County will get to decide on whether porn actors should be required to wear condoms during filming.
AIDS Healthcare Foundation says they collected 371,000 signatures in five months, far exceeding the 232,000...
| Apr 4, 2012
| 12:33 PM
Many women became used to having a Pap smear annually to check for cervical cancer, but recent recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force have updated the timeline. Now, most women will need the test every five years. Cancer experts...