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  1. FDA Panel Considers HPV Vaccine Cervarix

    Sept. 8, 2009 -- A second vaccine against human papillomavirus (HPV) is up for the FDA's consideration to help prevent cervical cancer. An FDA advisory panel will meet Wednesday to decide whether to recommend approval of that vaccine, called Cervarix, in females ages 10 to 25. Cervarix targets two H

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  2. HPV Vaccine Gardasil for Boys?

    Sept. 8, 2009 -- An FDA advisory committee will meet Wednesday to consider whether to recommend approving the vaccine Gardasil for males ages 9 to 26. Gardasil targets four strains of human papillomavirus, commonly called HPV. The vaccine already has FDA approval for use in females ages 9 to 26. But

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  3. Is HPV Vaccine Benefit Exaggerated?

    Aug. 18, 2009 – Merck's Gardasil won the Pharmaceutical Executive 2006 "brand of the year" award for "creating a market out of thin air." But is the HPV vaccine oversold? The charge comes from a "special communication" and an editorial in the Aug. 19 issue of The Journal of the American Medical Asso

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  4. HPV Linked to Throat Cancer Survival

    July 29, 2009 -- As a group, blacks with head and neck cancer have a much lower survival rate than whites with the disease, and now groundbreaking new research helps explain why. The study sheds new light on the racial differences in head and neck cancer presentation and outcomes, and experts say th

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  5. Oral Sex Cause of Throat Cancer Rise

    July 29, 2009 - Changing sexual practices have led to a dramatic rise in throat cancer in the United States over the past two decades, and experts say they fear an epidemic of the disease. The comments were made Wednesday at a news conference held by the American Association for Cancer Research to d

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  6. Get the STD Picture

    Check out the first two words of "sexually transmitted diseases." If you're having sex, you may be at risk. Do you know as much as you think you do about STDs? It's easy to find out. Read through the list of symptoms below, then name that STD. It's been three weeks since I had sex with that guy who

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  7. HPV Vaccine Gardasil May Help Boys, Men

    Nov. 13, 2008 -- Gardasil, a vaccine against four strains of human papillomavirus (HPV), may help prevent genital warts in boys and men. That's according to a new study presented this week in Nice, France, at the annual meeting of the European Research Organization on Genital Infection and Neoplasia

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  8. At Least 25,000 HPV-Linked Cancers a Year

    Nov. 3, 2008 -- About 25,000 cases of cancers associated with the human papillomavirus (HPV) occurred annually in 38 states and Washington, D.C., between 1998 and 2003, says a new report by the CDC. "These estimates of HPV-associated cancers were collected prior to the development of the HPV vaccine

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  9. Gardasil Passes a 2-Year Safety Check

    Oct. 22, 2008 -- Two years after Gardasil's approval, safety monitors detect no major safety problems with the HPV vaccine. Gardasil protects against infection with dangerous strains of HPV, the sexually transmitted virus that causes cervical cancer and genital warts. The CDC recommends that girls g

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  10. Experts: HPV Vaccine a Preteen Priority

    Aug. 20, 2008 -- The vaccine against human papillomavirus (HPV), the sexually transmitted virus that causes cervical cancer, will be most cost-effective in the U.S. with universal vaccination of 12-year-old girls and catch-up efforts to vaccinate girls and women ages 13 to 21, say Harvard researcher

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