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The HPV vaccination program has had a profound impact on lowering the risk of cervical cancer in young women and suggested changes complement it. The HPV vaccination program has had a profound impact on lowering the risk of cervical cancer in young women and suggested changes complement it. Emilian Robert Vicol/Flickr

Recommended cervical screening regime will save even more lives

Australian women may soon have fewer of those uncomfortable visits to the doctor for cervical cancer screening. After an extensive evidence review, the Medical Services Advisory Committee has recommended…
Michael Douglas' claim that his throat cancer was caused by HPV should provide the push to protect at-risk groups. Michael Douglas' claim that his throat cancer was caused by HPV should provide the push to protect at-risk groups. PA/Julien Behal

Douglas cancer claim shows it’s time to vaccinate boys against HPV

Actor Michael Douglas' claim that his throat cancer was caused by human papillomavirus - or HPV - has generated lots of publicity. But head and neck cancers are still thankfully still very rare. They are…
There’s virtually no difference in cancer incidence between women aged 20-24 years who screened are and those who are not. There’s virtually no difference in cancer incidence between women aged 20-24 years who screened are and those who are not. Spirit-Fire/Flickr

Cervical cancer screening shouldn’t start until 25

Women in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland will all soon be advised to start screening for cervical cancer at 25 years, and those aged between 50 and 64 years to screen every five years rather…
Michelle Bachmann is not an authority on HPV vaccination but may negatively influence the vaccine’s uptake in the United States. Michelle Bachmann is not an authority on HPV vaccination but may negatively influence the vaccine’s uptake in the United States. Gage Skidmore

Michele Bachmann and vaccines: if only we could vaccinate against HPV rumours

Michele Bachmann’s unfounded statement about HPV vaccination and mental retardation couldn’t be further from the truth. But the damage her statements may cause is even more disturbing than what she says…

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HIV drug kills cervical cancer virus

The antiviral HIV drug lopinavir has been successfully used to treat women with human papillomavirus positive, early stage…