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  1. Spermicides May Ease HPV Transmission

    July 2, 2007 -- A common ingredient found in over-the-counter vaginal spermicides may ease the transmission of human papillomavirus or HPV infection, at least in animals, according to a new study. HPV infection causes genital warts and the majority of cervical cancers. "Spermicides containing nonoxy

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  2. 2nd Cervical Cancer Vaccine on the Way?

    June 27, 2007 -- A second cervical cancer vaccine, shown in a new study to be highly protective against the sexually transmitted virus that can cause the disease, may soon be available in the U.S. In a newly published international trial -- the largest study ever of a cervical cancer vaccine -- Glax

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  3. HPV Vaccine vs. Vulvar, Vaginal Cancer

    May 17, 2007 -- Gardasil, a vaccine targeting human papillomavirus (HPV) strains linked to cervical cancer, may also help prevent cancer of the vulva and vagina. That news comes from a three-year, international study of more than 18,000 women aged 16-26. The study appears in The Lancet. Gardasil app

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  4. HPV Vaccine: Good News, Bad News

    May 9, 2007 -- The Gardasil vaccine is extremely effective in protecting women against precancerous lesions caused by the human papillomavirus types (HPVs) that cause 70% of cervical cancers and most cases of genital warts. That's the good news from two huge, international clinical trials. The not-s

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  5. HPV Linked to Throat Cancer

    May 9, 2007 - HPV, the virus that causes cervical cancer, is also linked to throat cancer, and oral sex is a major risk factor for both men and women, new research shows. Having multiple oral sex partners topped the list of practices associated with an increased risk of developing oropharyngeal canc

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  6. CDC Shifts Gonorrhea Treatment Advice

    April 12, 2007 -- The CDC announced today that it no longer recommends treating gonorrhea with fluoroquinolone antibiotics such as Cipro, Floxin, and Levaquin. Instead, the CDC recommends only one class of drugs -- the cephalosporins, which are antibiotics such as Rocephin -- for gonorrhea treatment

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  7. Painful Sex Common After Giving Birth

    March 20, 2007 -- Painful sex may affect nearly a third of women in the first year after they give birth, a new study suggests. The researchers included Rebecca Knibb, PhD, senior lecturer at England's University of Derby. They mailed questionnaires to 2,100 women in England who had given birth with

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  8. HPV Infection Is Common in U.S. Women

    Feb. 27, 2007 -- Human papillomavirus is common among U.S. women, especially those in their early 20s, says the CDC. Human papillomavirus (HPV) is America's most common sexually transmitted infection. HPV infection typically clears within two years, and most infected people don't realize they have t

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  9. When and How to Reveal You Have an STD

    You may not be as lucky as a client of mine. There she sat over dinner, on a date with an interesting man she had just met through a matchmaking service. He had a cold and sinus headache. She pulled out her trusty but tiny pill holder that held one Advil, one aspirin, and one blue pill. She handed h

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  10. Spray for Premature Ejaculation Helps

    Jan. 26, 2007 -- An anesthetic spray more than doubles the "lasting" time for men with premature ejaculation, according to a study by the company that makes the experimental spray. The metered-dose, aerosol spray is a mixture of the anesthetics lidocaine and prilocaine. It is spritzed onto the tip o

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