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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. '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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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