| Jun 3, 2013
| 4:48 PM
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...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 8:38 AM
Happy summer, hot stuffs! It’s that time again, time for beer gardens, tankinis and another round of quick ‘n’ dirty sex advice, because though the days may be long, our attention spans are short. Let’s hit it and quit it (but...
| 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....
| Apr 1, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Doctors and patients alike are often uncomfortable talking about sexual health and sexually transmitted disease. But a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report shows that this squeamishness costs society millions of dollars spent trying to...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 11:41 AM
The most common sexually transmitted disease is often silent and invisible: human papillomavirus (also called HPV). But in some people HPV leads to genital warts and cancers -- notably, cervical cancer.
The vaccines Gardasil and Cervarix were designed as...
| Oct 15, 2012
| 8:40 AM
There's been a lot of controversy over the HPV vaccine. Because Gardasil is designed to protect young people against human papillomavirus, a common sexually transmitted disease, some people believe the inoculation gives teens the go-ahead to have sex....
| Oct 15, 2012
If you could vaccinate your kids against cancer, wouldn't you do it? The answer may sound obvious. But we can vaccinate our kids against some vicious types of cancer -- and many parents are deliberately choosing not to.
Why? Because the cancers...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 7:19 AM
Correction: An earlier posting misstated the percentage of lesbians who had not received pap tests compared to all women. The Sun regrets the error.
Many gay women are not being screened for cervical cancer, putting them at increased risk of...
| Oct 3, 2012
Some cash-strapped parents see group sports physicals or quick exams at walk-in clinics as a convenient and inexpensive way for students to meet health exam requirements before entering a new school or athletics.
But pediatricians say they worry when...
| Feb 15, 2012
It's common knowledge that HPV — or human papillomavirus — is linked with cervical cancer, thanks to the controversy over the vaccine. But far fewer people know that this same sexually transmitted viral strain is connected to oral cancers,...