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Study: Poor Oral Hygiene Increases Risk Of Oral Cancer

Maintaining good oral hygiene and health can prevent human papilloma virus infection and HPV related cancers, that’s the finding of study in Cancer Prevention Research.

08/28/2013

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Health: Study Shows HPV Vaccine Effective At Reducing Cases Of Disease

The results revealed that since the HPV vaccine was introduced, cases of the disease decreased by 56 percent among females between the ages of 14 and 19.

06/19/2013

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Researchers Discover A New Tool For Spotting Cervical Cancer

Now, there is a report from a cancer conference in Chicago that there is a test to detect cervical cancer that’s inexpensive.

06/03/2013

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Local Research Finds Link Between Epilepsy, HPV

A professor at Temple University’s medical school suspects the virus is transmitted from mother to baby during development, and if a medical treatment is found for cervical cancer, that treatment could be used to treat this type of epilepsy.

02/04/2013

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High Rate Of Sexually Transmitted Disease Among Teens

According to the CDC, one in four teens between the ages of 14 and 19 has been exposed to a sexually transmitted disease. Now the statistics are startling, but it’s an important message that needed to get out.

08/13/2012

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Health: Yearly OB-GYN Visit Still Necessary, Despite Different Tests

New recommendations say most women don’t need yearly cervical cancer screenings. But a national doctors group is reminding physicians and their patients that a yearly visit is still essential. Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl is On Your Side with more.

07/23/2012

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Opinion: Republicans Advances War On Women

Republican politicians continue to work against HPV vaccination despite its ability to prevent thousands of cases of cervical cancer and resulting deaths.

06/29/2012

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Health: New Federal Guidelines For Cervical Cancer Screenings Released

The Government Task Force says yearly pap tests are not necessary for most women. The new recommendation says a screening every three years could be extended to five years by adding an HPV screening, but this isn’t a one size fits all recommendation.

03/14/2012

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Health: New Study Shows 16 Million Americans Have Oral HPV

Sixteen million Americans—or seven percent—have oral human papillomavirus (HPV), a sexually transmitted virus that can cause cancer.

01/26/2012

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New Report Links HPV And Heart Disease

A newly released report from the University of Texas links HPV and heart disease.

10/25/2011

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Health: Local Ethicist Challenges Presidential Candidate Over HPV Vaccine

The HPV vaccine, which guards against cervical cancer, is safe according to federal health officials and leading scientists. A point that the University of Pennsylvania’s Art Caplan is trying to underscore with his challenge to Michele Bachmann.

09/16/2011

Local Doctor Challenges Michele Bachmann’s Stance On HPV Vaccines

“I said, ‘look, I’ll pay you $10,000 if you deliver that person who you say was made retarded by the vaccine, and I’ll give it to the charity of your choice,’” Art Caplan, director of the Center for Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania, said.

09/16/2011

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Doctors Seeing Rise In Rates Of Throat Cancer Caused By HPV

Doctors are seeing an alarming trend: an increase in throat cancer in patients normally not at risk.

08/08/2011

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Study Examines Benefits Of HPV Vaccine For Men and Boys

After three years, the researchers found the vaccine reduced HPV infection by as much as 90-percent in those who were HPV negative at the start of the testing.

02/03/2011