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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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 ge

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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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