No, HPV Vaccines Don't Make Girls Promiscuous

A Canadian study shows that HPV shots don't make girls promiscuous, as some parents have feared. But given that HPV causes about 70% of cervical cancers, this is hardly something we should be worrying about. » 12/09/14 2:30pm 12/09/14 2:30pm

Americans Clearly Don't Understand How Deadly HPV Is

HPV is the most common sexually transmitted disease in America. With the exception of HIV, it is also the most fatal. But for almost a decade, we've had a vaccine that prevents HPV infection and, by extension, the deadly cancers it causes. So why aren't American adolescents getting access to this vaccine? » 8/27/14 11:41am 8/27/14 11:41am

Despite anti-vaxxer rhetoric, vaccination rates are higher than ever

Vaccination rates are up and have been for awhile. The public is more convinced than ever of the importance of vaccines. So, why are we hearing so much about the anti-vaccine movement? A new study delves into why — and what we can do about it. » 1/27/14 12:24pm 1/27/14 12:24pm

HPV vaccines are saving countless lives – but we could do so much more

Newly published findings reveal that, since its introduction in 2006, the HPV vaccine has reduced HPV infection rates by a massive 56% among female teenagers 14-19 years of age. Is this impressive? Enormously. Is it enough? Not even close. » 6/24/13 12:40pm 6/24/13 12:40pm

CDC Advisory Committee: All males starting at age 11 should receive the…

In the wake of some of the most unfortunate politicization (and misrepresentation) of science and medicine in recent memory, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory committee voted yesterday to recommend that boys and young men should be vaccinated against human papilloma virus (HPV). » 10/26/11 11:10am 10/26/11 11:10am

Oral sex might cause more throat cancer than smoking

A study published in yesterday's Journal of Clinical Oncology reveals that as many as 72 percent of throat tumors in men may be linked to the human papillomavirus, commonly known as HPV. The researchers hypothesize that the virus spreads predominately via oral sex, and that it may already account for more cases of… » 10/04/11 12:58pm 10/04/11 12:58pm

American Academy of Pediatrics: No, Michele Bachmann, the HPV vaccine…

If you've been following the Republican campaign race, then you're already familiar with the ongoing fracas between Michele Bachmann and Rick Perry over the latter's 2007 HPV vaccine mandate; and that Bachmann suggested yesterday that the vaccine can cause mental retardation. » 9/14/11 8:58am 9/14/11 8:58am

Is chocolate a treatment for genital warts?

All those chocolate commercials with women lounging in a bath and luxuriantly eating chocolate may get a different spin. Turns out compounds in cacao could be a powerful treatment for the sexually-transmitted disease HPV. » 1/25/11 6:30am 1/25/11 6:30am