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“For those students who are beginning school for the first time, one of the most important aspects is to help the student understand that school is fun and exciting,” says Chuck Lionberger, APR, Community Relations Specialist for Roanoke...
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The Virginia House of Delegates has passed legislation repealing a requirement that girls receive a vaccine to prevent a virus that can cause cervical cancer. State law mandates the human papillomavirus, or HPV, vaccination before girls reach sixth...
The House of Delegates has rejected a proposal to give parents information about a vaccine to prevent a virus that can lead to cervical cancer. Del. Chris Stolle of Virginia Beach offered the idea as an amendment to legislation repealing Virginia's...
WDBJ-TV Anchor/ReporterYou may not need a pap test every year. New guidelines are out regarding screening for cervical cancer. For decades women have been told to get the test every year. The new recommendation from a government panel, The U.S. Preventative Risk Task Force,...
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ReutersFollowing is a summary of current health news briefs. Analysis: Hospital investors sold on U.S. health reform despite bumps CHICAGO (Reuters) - Shares of U.S. hospital operators have been on a tear this year, on average posting triple the gains of the...
The HPV vaccine may be controversial, but it works, new research shows. The rate of HPV infection among teenage girls dropped from 11.5% in the “pre-vaccine era” to 5.1% in the “vaccine era,” researchers from the Centers for...
ReutersCHICAGO, June 19 (Reuters) - The U.S. introduction of a vaccine to prevent cervical cancer in 2006 has reduced infections with the human papillomavirus or HPV - the sexually transmitted virus that causes the disease - by more than half among girls and...
Reuters* Antibodies to virus can be detected by blood tests * Could in future enable screening to catch at risk patients * Link with oral sex highlighted by actor Michael Douglas By Kate Kelland LONDON, June 17 (Reuters) - Antibodies to a high-risk type of a...
Dear Amy: I am an 18-year-old senior in high school. I am about to graduate and go to college. Each time I go for a yearly checkup, my doctor suggests that I get the HPV vaccine. My mother, who is a little skittish, hems and haws and ultimately decides...
Michael Douglas recently addressed his bout with throat cancer, leading many to believe that his particular battle with the disease was brought on by oral sex. But now his camp is backtracking on the comments. In a candid interview with the Guardian...
LONDON (AP) — A representative for actor Michael Douglas now says the actor doesn't blame his throat cancer on oral sex. The Guardian newspaper published an interview Monday saying that Douglas attributed his illness to the HPV virus from oral sex....
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