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HPV

Warts are devilishly tricky to get rid of—without treatment, some types of warts can take up to two years to clear up. Other types of warts can dig in and spread without treatment. In the meantime, they cause unsightly growths on skin—sometimes prominently on the face or neck, hands, or feet. While prevention is always […]

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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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STD Rates Rising

December 14, 2012

The CDC is reporting that STD cases are up this year—8% for chlamydia, 4% for gonorrhea. Mostly, young people and homosexual men are affected, but the numbers are up across the board. STD symptoms can often go unnoticed, especially in women. Over years, they can cause scarring, sterility, lead to secondary infections, and potentially spread […]

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