Cervical Cancer / HPV Vaccine News

During Ovulation, Females May Be More Susceptible To Infection

New research published in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology suggests that high levels of estradiol present prior to ovulation decreases immune system effectiveness resulting in growth and promotion of infection

A new research report in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology suggests that a woman's ovarian cycle plays an important role in her susceptibility to infection. Specifically, researchers from Spain and Austria found that women are most susceptible to infection, such as Candida albicans or other sexually transmitted diseases, during ovulation than at any other time during the reproductive cycle.

HPV For Boys Doesn't Solve Problem, Says Association Of American Physicians And Surgeons

The CDC has added still another vaccine to the recommended list: three doses of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine (Gardasil) for boys age 11-12. HPV causes genital warts, and four of about 100 strains have been linked to cancer, especially cervical cancer in women.

Controversy over Governor Rick Perry's effort to mandate the vaccine for sixth-grade girls spilled into the Presidential campaign when he was criticized by Michele Bachmann.

HPV Linked To Cardiovascular Disease In Women

Women with cancer-causing strains of human papillomavirus (HPV) may be at increased risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and stroke even when no conventional risk factors for CVD are present.

Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) at Galveston are the first to investigate a potential connection between CVD and HPV, one of the most common sexually transmitted infections in the U.S. Their findings are published in the November 1st issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

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