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How the HPV Vaccine Could Help the World
A simple vaccine could prevent cancer for hundreds of thousands of women around the world each year, according to new research.
Men and HPV Vaccination
Despite human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination programs becoming available to the public in 2009, vaccination rates among men remained relatively low, a new study found.
Nothing Compares to Mother’s Milk
What would happen if nearly every mother around the world breastfed her babies? Great things, new evidence suggests.
What You Need to Know About the HPV Vaccine
January is Cervical Health Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness about how women can protect themselves from HPV and cervical cancer.
FDA Narrows In on Teen Tanning
If the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has its way, teens nationwide will be banned from using tanning beds.
Teen Girls and the HPV Vaccine
In the US, routine HPV vaccination is recommended for all girls before age 13. So why are so many still not getting vaccinated?
HPV Vaccine: How Many Doses Does It Really Take?
Doctors don't usually encourage patients to deviate from their vaccination schedules, but new evidence suggests that less may actually be more — at least when it comes to the HPV vaccine.
HPV Vaccine: Maybe Not Just for Girls
Girls may receive the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine to help prevent later cervical cancer. In boys, the vaccine may be important in protecting against another rapidly growing cancer threat.
Melanoma on Downswing in Kids
Parents, you can breathe a sigh of relief — the sunscreen must be working. Melanoma, an aggressive form of skin cancer, appears to be decreasing in kids.
Breathe Easy, Parents: Vaccine Not Tied to More STDs
Some parents have raised concerns that vaccinating young girls against HPV, a sexually transmitted illness, might lead to more unsafe sexual activity in these girls. New evidence, however, suggests that's not the case — and the vaccine could prevent serious health problems.