Oncology & Cancer

HPV vaccine eliminates advanced skin cancer in 97-year-old

(HealthDay)—The 9-valent human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine could be a therapeutic option for patients with cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma when surgical management is not an option, according to a case report published ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Two dose HPV vaccine effective in treating genital warts, study finds

As of this year, kids under the age of 15 only need 2 doses of HPV vaccine. New research out of Boston Medical Center, published online in the STD Journal, is the first published clinical evidence to support new recommendations ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Brazil orders 11.5 million yellow fever vaccines

Brazil's Ministry of Health has ordered 11.5 million doses of yellow fever vaccines to reinforce its stockpiles amid the largest outbreak of the disease the country has seen since 2000, officials said Wednesday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

H1N1 flu virus kills 14 in Costa Rica

The H1N1 flu virus killed at least 14 people in Costa Rica over the past month, health authorities said Wednesday, but reassured that they did not see the illness causing a public emergency.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Meningitis epidemic kills more than 250 in Niger

A meningitis epidemic in poverty-stricken Niger has claimed 252 lives since January, a health official said Monday, warning the country was short of vaccines to fight the outbreak.

Health

AMA provides key messages for patients about vaccination

(HealthDay)—Physicians should be prepared for questions about the safety of the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine, according to an article published by the American Medical Association (AMA). The AMA has offered ...

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