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  1. Half of Men Have Genital HPV

    Feb. 28, 2011 -- About half of adult men have genital human papillomavirus (HPV), a sexually transmitted infection that has been linked to certain cancers, according to a study funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Genital HPV is the most common type of sexually transmitted infection. Many

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  2. HPV Shot Prevents Genital Warts in Boys and Men

    Feb. 2, 2011 -- The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine can help stave off genital warts in boys and men, according to a new study in the Feb. 3 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Of 4,065 boys and men aged 16 to 26 from 18 countries, vaccination with an HPV vaccine that targets four types

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  3. Sex Reversal: Genetic Women Become Adult Men

    Jan. 5, 2011 -- Two adult brothers and a paternal uncle in the U.K. all appear to be normal males -- but genetically are women with two X chromosomes. Both brothers are married to women, and they and their uncle have the sexual anatomy, behavior, growth, and skeletal development of males. All have n

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  4. Teen Girls Slow to Finish HPV Vaccine Series

    Dec. 13, 2010 - Only about one in seven girls who start the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine series finish the three-shot sequence on time, according to a new study. The HPV vaccine protects females against the strains of HPV that cause the majority of cervical cancers. The CDC recommends the thre

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  5. U.S. Gonorrhea Rate Drops; Chlamydia, Syphilis Up

    Nov. 22, 2010 -- With gonorrhea rates down to an all-time low, chlamydia has become the top reported STD in the U.S., the CDC's annual STD report shows. About 2.8 million Americans get chlamydia each year, the CDC estimates. That's why the national health agency considers the 19% increase in reporte

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  6. Few Teens Finish HPV Shot Series

    Nov. 9, 2010 -- Just one-third of teenage girls actually complete all three required doses of the human papillomavirus (HPV) shot, suggesting that many teens are unprotected or underprotected from the strains of HPV linked to cervical cancer. These findings will be presented at the American Associat

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  7. Gardasil HPV Vaccine Stopping Genital Warts

    Nov. 8, 2010 – Australia's campaign to vaccinate girls and young women against the human papillomavirus (HPV) has cut genital warts cases by about 60% in young women -- and by almost 30% in heterosexual men. The HPV vaccine used in Australia is Gardasil, developed by CSL Biotherapeutics in Australia

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  8. HPV Viruses Linked to Skin Cancer

    July 8, 2010 -- The HPV viruses that cause non-genital warts may increase the risk of getting common skin cancers, especially in people on long-term steroid medications. The finding comes from a study comparing 1,561 people with the most common kinds of skin cancer -- squamous cell and basal cell ca

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  9. 'Female Viagra' May Treat Low Sexual Desire

    May 18, 2010 -- Flibanserin, an antidepressant-like drug, makes sex more satisfying for some premenopausal women distressed over their low sexual desire. The findings come from phase III clinical trials that drugmaker Boehringer Ingelheim hopes will convince the FDA to approve flibanserin for the tr

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  10. New Clues to Stubborn Urinary Tract Infections

    May 18, 2010 -- Hong Kong researchers have found that antibiotic resistance to E. coli is found in both humans and animals, signifying that these resistant bacteria may be transmitted from animals to humans. The research is published in the Journal of Medical Microbiology. The study shows the genes

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