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Cervical Cancer

Unless you’re closely following all the health studies that come out, you may not be aware that there’s a big new player in the world of health: bacteria. Not the kind of bacteria that make you sick, but the kind that keep you healthy—they support heart health, mental health, how we age, how we digest […]

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HPV has had a well funded PR campaign for almost two decades. For a refresher, it’s the series of viruses tied to warts and cancer (cervical cancer is the main one, but it’s possible it can cause cancer in other parts of the body, like the throat). It’s spread by skin-to-skin contact, and is fairly […]

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The HPV account has been around long enough that we know a lot more about it. For instance, a Scandinavian study has concluded that the HPV vaccine doesn’t cause heart or blood clot problems, and that there was no correlation with an increased risk for other health events. In areas with widespread vaccine use, HPV […]

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HPV Caused Cancers Rising

January 9, 2013

HPV, or Human Papillomavirus, is generally known for causing cervical cancer (although different strains can also cause genital warts, plantars warts, and similar).  Cervical cancer, when Pap smears are routinely performed, is pretty easy to catch and treat in most cases. What isn’t tested for is throat, tongue, and tonsil cancer—the first sign of which […]

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News About HPV Transmission

February 6, 2012

Most people are familiar with HPV (Human Papillomavirus) as an STD that causes cervical cancer in women—but that’s only a a fraction of the story, and a new study shows that HPV transmission is much more broad. Like many viruses, HPV transmission has the highest rate of transmission during sexual activities, when skin-to-skin contact (HPV […]

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