Oncology & Cancer

Why the HPV vaccine is more important than ever

(HealthDay)—HPV, the human papillomavirus, is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States, with 14 million new cases each year.

Oncology & Cancer

Boys should be given HPV jab, says vaccine committee

It's nearly a decade since the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine was first introduced in the UK to help protect against the virus that causes most cases of cervical cancer. But until now, it has only been routinely offered ...

Pediatrics

Advice on common kids' skin conditions

Just reading the words "contagious skin diseases" can make you feel itchy all over. Pools, locker rooms, contact sports and pets all offer opportunities for your kids to catch "icky" skin conditions—such as warts, ringworm ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

HPV vaccine tied to reduced respiratory papillomatosis rate

(HealthDay)—The incidence of juvenile-onset recurrent respiratory papillomatosis (JORRP) in Australia decreased from 2012 to 2016 after implementation of a quadrivalent human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination program for ...

Health

More U.S. teens getting vaccinated against HPV

(HealthDay)—Six out of 10 U.S. parents are choosing to get their children vaccinated against the cancer-causing human papillomavirus (HPV), which is spread by sexual contact, federal health officials reported Thursday.

Oncology & Cancer

Candida antigen safe, effective for treating common warts

(HealthDay)—Candida antigen is a promising, effective, and safe immunotherapeutic treatment for common warts, according to a study published online Aug. 8 in the International Journal of Dermatology.

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