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  1. Gonorrhea Getting Harder to Treat

    March 29, 2010 -- Gonorrhea may soon reach superbug status, thanks to growing antibiotic resistance to the common sexually transmitted infection. A new study shows that treating gonorrhea is becoming more difficult because the bacterium has become resistant to many antibiotics. If trends continue, r

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  2. Is HPV Running Rampant?

    Jan. 14, 2010 -- Cancer-causing human papillomavirus (HPV) spreads readily and quickly among partners in new sexual relationships, new research indicates. Scientists at McGill University, reporting in the journal Epidemiology, say they detected the virus in 64% of couples who reported engaging in va

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  3. New Cure for 4-Hour Erections?

    Nov. 4, 2009 -- Men suffering penis pain and damage from erections lasting longer than four hours may benefit from an orphan drug used to treat severe "bubble boy" immune deficiency, mouse studies suggest. The condition, called priapism, seems funny only to those who have never suffered it. More tha

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  4. Experimental Vaccine Targets Genital Cancer

    Nov. 4, 2009 -- An experimental human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine shows early promise for preventing genital cancer in high-risk women who are already infected with the virus. Infected women with precancerous lesions caused by HPV showed regression of the lesions after being given the experimental

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  5. FDA OKs New HPV Vaccine Cervarix

    Oct. 16, 2009 -- The FDA today approved the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine Cervarix for use in girls and young women ages 10-25 to help prevent cervical cancer. Cervarix targets two HPV strains, HPV 16 and HPV 18, which are leading causes of cervical cancer. Cervarix is approved to help prevent

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  6. HPV Vaccine Gardasil OK'd for Boys

    Oct. 16, 2009 -- The FDA has approved the vaccine Gardasil to help prevent genital warts in boys and young men. Gardasil is now approved for males ages 9 to 26 for the prevention of genital warts caused by two human papillomavirus (HPV) strains: HPV 6 and HPV 11.Those are two of the four HPV strains

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  7. 2 ALS Cases May Be Linked to Gardasil Vaccine

    Oct. 16, 2009 (Baltimore) -- Researchers believe that there may be a link between a vaccine against cervical cancer and a rapidly progressive, fatal disease in two young women. Both the timing of the symptoms and autopsy results “suggest a link between” the Gardasil vaccine and the fatal cases of am

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  8. HPV Vaccine Cuts Cases of Genital Warts

    Oct. 15, 2009 -- Use of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine has led to rapid declines in cases of genital warts in Australia, a study shows. Gardasil, the vaccine used in the Australian study, targets four HPV types. HPV types 6 and 11 are associated with genital warts; types 16 and 18 are associated

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  9. FDA Panel Backs New HPV Vaccine Cervarix

    Sept. 9, 2009 -- An FDA advisory committee today backed the approval of Cervarix, which could become the second vaccine against human papillomavirus (HPV) to help prevent cervical cancer. Cervarix targets two HPV strains, HPV 16 and HPV 18, which are leading causes of cervical cancer. The vaccine al

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  10. FDA Panel OKs HPV Vaccine Gardasil for Boys

    Sept. 9, 2009 -- An FDA advisory committee voted to recommend approval of  the vaccine Gardasil for males ages 9 to 26 to prevent genital warts. Gardasil targets four strains of human papillomavirus, commonly called HPV. Males can carry HPV and transmit it sexually to their partners. HPV can cause g

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