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Vaccination critic placed on probation by medical board

Vaccination critic placed on probation by medical boardLOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southern California pediatrician and outspoken critic of mandatory vaccinations has been placed on probation for 35 months by the state's medical board.



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Shingles vaccination not at goal levels for U.S. seniors

By Madeline Kennedy (Reuters Health) – Just one in five people over age 60 in the U.S. have been vaccinated against a painful eruption of herpes zoster, also known as shingles, despite recommendations that all of them should get the shot. Shingles is caused by the same virus as chicken pox, which remains dormant in the body and can reactivate in times of stress or when the immune system is weakened. After age 80, half of adults have had shingles.
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HPV vaccination reduces abnormal Pap tests

By Will Boggs MD Young women who get the recommended three doses of human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine have fewer abnormal Pap tests than unvaccinated women and women who only get two doses, Canadian researchers say. HPV vaccination is intended to prevent cervical cancer and abnormal cells that can lead to cancer, but how well it’s working among North American women remains unclear. “Both HPV vaccination and cervical cancer screening are important to further reduce the incidence, morbidity, and mortality of cervical cancer,” senior study author Dr. Huiming Yang from Alberta Health Services in Calgary told Reuters Health by email.
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Dangerous cervical lesions reduced since start of HPV vaccination

By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) – (Reuters Health) – Abnormal changes in the cervix that can lead to cancer are less frequent in young women since the introduction of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines, a new study suggests. “The decreases in high grade lesions are most likely due to a combination of decreased screening and receipt of HPV vaccine in this population of young women,” said study leader Susan Hariri of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia. “There is growing evidence of the population impact of HPV vaccines, and other monitoring studies have found decreases in HPV prevalence and genital warts after vaccine introduction,” but changes in screening recommendations probably also led to less detection of lesions, Hariri told Reuters Health by email.
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New study backs HPV vaccination for boys

Already recommended in several countries for girls, HPV vaccination could also be cost-effective for boys in the prevention of oral cancer.First licensed for use in 2006, the HPV vaccine is now recommended in several Western countries for girls aged 9 to 12 as a cost-effective measure in the prevention of cervical cancer. A number of public health professionals have suggested the vaccine might also be administered to boys, namely to help reduce the risk of oropharyngeal cancer. Tumors leading to this type of cancer, which develops in the back of the throat and affects the tonsils and the base of the tongue, can be caused by certain strains of HPV.



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U.S. HPV vaccination rates far from goal, officials say

By Yasmeen Abutaleb WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Only slightly more than half of U.S. girls aged 13 to 17 had been vaccinated against a virus that can cause cervical and other cancers last year, and a top U.S. health official said on Thursday that more must be done to bring the rate up to the long-term goal of 80 percent. The vaccination rate to protect against human papillomavirus (HPV) was 53.8 percent last year for teen-age girls, just marginally higher than the 53 percent rate a year earlier, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported on Thursday. …
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HIV-Positive Women Benefit from Human Papillomavirus Vaccination

Doctors don’t usually advise young women infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, to have the vaccine for human papillomavirus. The thinking is that these women, who are already sexually active, probably have already been exposed to HPV. Therefore, the vaccine is unlikely to do any good.
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Girls may not have riskier sex after HPV vaccination: study

(Reuters) – Girls who had been vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV) weren’t more likely to get other sexually transmitted infections or to become pregnant, according to a U.S. study. This goes against worries on the part of some that getting the vaccine, which is supposed to ultimately help prevent cervical cancer, would encourage girls to become sexually active or engage in riskier sex than they otherwise would. …
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Girls may not have riskier sex after HPV vaccination

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Girls who had been vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV) weren’t more likely to get other sexually transmitted infections or to become pregnant, in a new study from Georgia. That goes against worries on the part of some that getting the vaccine – which is supposed to ultimately help prevent cervical cancer – would encourage girls to become sexually active or engage in riskier sex than they otherwise would. …
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