Health News

HPV Vaccine Scores Home Run
Only one vaccine currently protects against an infection that can directly cause cancer — the HPV vaccine. Good news about that vaccine is that research is showing that it's working very well.
Berries Blamed for Hepatitis A Outbreak
Organic fruit may be produced without chemicals or pesticides, but that doesn't mean it is immune from being contaminated with foodborne illness. 
Partners of Oral Cancer Patients Can Sigh
The human papillomavirus (HPV) is one nasty bug. It’s a sexually transmitted virus that’s linked to a variety of cancers, including cancer of the throat. Does this cancer diagnosis endanger patients' partners?
HIV meets Hep C
Many people infected with HIV or hepatitis C aren’t aware of their infections. These unknown infections can strike especially hard in underserved and poor communities.
Hep C Infections Largely Undiscovered
Hepatitis C is a term many people are familiar with, but don’t really devote much thought to – and that may represent part of a very serious problem.
The Dream of an HIV Vaccine
Imagine a world where HIV/AIDS is no longer a major health concern – and not because of a cure for the disease but due to  prevention of the disease before it even strikes. That is the dream for many researchers and health workers focused on fighting HIV.
Protecting Women In Underdeveloped Nations From Cancer
More than a quarter of a million women around the world die of cervical cancer every year. In this country, because of the Pap test, cervical cancer is much rarer.
Baby Boomers Beware of Hep C
We are taught to believe that if we are sick, we will feel ill. Alarmingly, this is not the case with hepatitis C, which can be present in the body for years without causing symptoms.
Widening the Net for HIV Tests
Many people only consider getting an HIV screening after they think there has been a risk of exposure. Times may be changing. A few health officials are saying that this way of thinking should change.
One Shot, Two Shot, HPV Shots
The only vaccine that can prevent a type of cancer is the HPV vaccine. But it requires three rounds of shots. Wouldn't it be nice to make it just two shots?