Tuesday March 6, 2018
The first-ever International HPV Awareness Day may be over, but new public and parental knowledge about the virus that causes several types of cancer is just taking off as a result.
Thursday March 1, 2018
Sunday is International HPV Awareness Day, so this is a good time for open and frank discussion of the vaccine against human papillomavirus. HPV is responsible for most of the cervical cancers in this country and worldwide. It’s not just a women’s concern, though. The virus also can cause cancers of the throat, penis and anus in men. Every 20 minutes, someone in the United States is diagnosed with a cancer related to HPV, according to the University of New Mexico’s Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Tuesday February 20, 2018
This year’s flu season is turning out to be as bad as health experts had feared, in large part because of the H3N2 strain, which is particularly virulent and also remarkably quick to mutate. According to Dr. Shruti Gohil, associate medical director of epidemiology and infection protection for UC Irvine Health, the virus can mutate even while the vaccine is still being incubated in eggs.
Wednesday February 14, 2018
Ah, February. Time to celebrate Valentine’s Day and matters of the heart. We mean that literally; appropriate to the holiday of love, this is American Heart Month.
Friday February 9, 2018
One of the more common reasons people have been giving in recent weeks for not getting their flu shot is that flu season has probably peaked. The flu vaccine takes two weeks to provide full protection.