| 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....
| Jan 9, 2013
| 4:42 PM
Johns Hopkins scientists have found a way to screen for hard-to-detect endometrial and ovarian cancers in women using a routine Pap smear, a discovery they hope eventually could reduce the number of deaths caused by the deadly malignancies.
| Jan 2, 2013
| 9:25 AM
Is it healthy to get circumcised well into your mid-40s? And can not being circumcised cause urinary tract infections?--Anon.
Like my first boyfriend, I thank you sir, for putting the fate of your penis in my very unqualified hands. Circumcision is a...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 1:56 PM
CHICAGO (Reuters) - An increasing number of younger women in the United States are delaying their first Pap test for cervical cancer until after they reach 21, reflecting new U.S. guidelines, health officials said on Thursday.
But 60 percent of U.S....
| Dec 26, 2012
| 8:52 AM
Scientists have always thought the HPV virus clears most women after a couple of years, but new evidence suggests it may linger in the body undetected and reappear later in life.
Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health...
| 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 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...
| 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...
| 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 …...
| 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...