Health Problems

Coverage with HPV vaccine continuing to increase in boys

(HealthDay)—Coverage with the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine increased among boys from 2017 to 2018, according to research published in the Aug. 23 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Tanja Y. Walker, M.P.H., from the CDC in Atlanta, and colleagues analyzed data from the 2018 National Immunization […]

Kids Health

‘Virtual focus groups’ uncover clues to rural and urban HPV vaccination disparities

Researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center and Dartmouth College have harnessed the power of social media to understand differences in attitudes and behaviors about human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination among hundreds of thousands of parents living in rural and urban areas. Their findings were presented at the Society for Behavioral Medicine’s 40th annual meeting […]

Health News

3 Myths About Ovarian Cancer You Need To Stop Believing

Ovarian Cancer is known as the ‘silent killer’ because it’s difficult to detect in its early stages. Symptoms are often mistaken for other conditions and currently, there is no screening test for women, which means that many women are diagnosed at a later stage.   According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, more […]