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Banishing HPV-Related Cancers
The human papillomavirus (HPV) is more menacing than previously believed. In addition to causing 99 percent of cervical cancers, the virus is linked to some types of oral and other genital malignancies.
Better Way to Save Babies from HIV
Pregnant women with HIV can take an antiretroviral regimen to lower the risk of giving their babies HIV. But what about women who don't know they have HIV until they give birth?
Kids Skip Too Many HIV Meds
Children with HIV can live longer lives than ever with the range of anti-retroviral drugs available. But the drugs only work if they take them regularly and on time.
Two in One Vaccine for Kids Approved
A new vaccine approved by the FDA means children may have the opportunity to receive protection from meningitis earlier and without an extra shot.
Are You Passing HIV on to Your Baby
One key to preventing the spread of any infectious disease is teaching people how to avoid giving it to others. But when it comes to HIV, there is often confusion about this.
Docs Not Hot on HPV Vaccines
Let's call a spade a spade. Since it was first introduced, the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine has been mired in controversy. For a different perspective of the topic, researchers asked doctors what they thought about these shots.
Mother's Milk Secret to Stopping HIV
HIV can be transmitted from mother to her child through nursing. But a surprising ingredient in an HIV-positive mother's milk may protect her baby against infection.
Take This Shot While Pregnant
What's worse than morning sickness? How about having the flu while pregnant too? But getting your flu shot while pregnant might do more good than just preventing this miserable outcome.
More Meningitis Protection on the Way
The tricky thing about protecting people against bacterial meningitis is that so many different strains exist and the current vaccines protects against only a couple. A couple vaccines exist for specific strains of meningococcal serogroup B, which causes bacterial meningitis, but a vaccine that protects against this whole class of strains is not yet available. The conclusion of a recent trial for a vaccine that would protect people against a wide range of bacterial meningitis strains showed both good levels of effectiveness and a good safety record. Be sure you're up to date on...
Texting While Vaccinating is Approved
Making sure that your child is protected from seasonal flu is important. Text message reminders may give parents that extra push to get their child vaccinated.