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    1. Herpes Virus Infects Two-Thirds of Population: WHO

      Oct. 29, 2015 -- Two-thirds of people worldwide -- 3.7 billion of those under age 50 -- have the virus that causes cold sores, according to the World Health Organization. The herpes simplex 1 virus (HSV-1) can also cause sores on the genitals and the WHO said oral sex is becoming the main way the in

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    2. HPV-Related Cancers Increasing in Men

      When the vaccine for human papillomavirus (HPV) arrived in 2006, public health officials targeted the shot at teenage girls and billed it as a powerful tool for preventing cervical cancer. Today, many doctors and parents still view the sexually transmitted virus primarily as a threat to women. But a

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    3. Despite Benefits, Few States Mandate HPV Vaccine

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Almost a decade after the HPV vaccine was first recommended for girls, only two U.S. states and Washington, D.C., require the immunization, a new study finds. What's more, researchers say, most U.S. states do require other v

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    4. Study Supports HPV Vaccination Guidelines

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research finds that young women who get the HPV vaccine gain significant protection against infection in three parts of the body if they haven't already been exposed to the human papillomavirus. "HPV is a local infec

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    5. Officials Warn About Blinding Syphilis Cases

      March 11, 2015 -- Health care providers on the West Coast need to look out for syphilis that can cause blindness, public health officials say. More than a dozen cases of ocular syphilis -- most among gay men -- have been reported between Seattle and San Francisco, and two more potential cases have b

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    6. Oral HPV Infection Lasts Longer in Older Men

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- One type of oral HPV (human papillomavirus) infection, HPV16, seems to last a year or longer in men over the age of 45 than it does in younger men, new research indicates. HPV16 is the form of HPV often associated with the ons

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    7. Study: HPV Vaccine Doesn't Increase Risk for MS

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The HPV vaccine for cervical cancer and other diseases doesn't increase the risk for multiple sclerosis or other central nervous system disorders, according to a new study. More than 175 million doses of HPV vaccin

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    8. States' HPV Vaccination and Cervical Cancer Rates

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The states with the lowest rates for teen vaccinations against the virus believed to cause most cervical cancers are also the states where cervical cancer rates are the highest, a new study finds. For example, in Massac

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    9. Urine Test for HPV Works Well, Analysis Finds

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A simple urine test can routinely spot human papillomavirus (HPV), which is linked to the risk of cervical cancer, a new analysis found. "Our study shows that testing urine for HPV has good accuracy when compared to te

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    10. HPV Vaccine Protects Against Infection 8 Years Out

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new long-term study shows that the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine appears to protect against the sexually transmitted virus for at least eight years. HPV is thought to cause the majority of cervical cancers. Certai

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