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Girls who opt out of HPV jab are being ‘intimidated’

Daily Mail (UK) - 17/08/2017
The Alliance for Natural Health International says it received reports those refusing the HPV jab are being 'intimidated' and has shared a refusal letter template for parents to send to schools.

Vaccinating children against HPV could prevent cancer risk in later life

News Medical (Australia) - 11/08/2017
It is that time of year for kids returning to school to get vaccinated before the school year starts. But the controversy over the HPV vaccine continues to rage as it has since its introduction in the U.S. in 2014.

'Ground-breaking' cervical cancer vaccine 'may almost eliminate disease'

ABC Australia - 10/08/2017
Cervical cancer could be almost completely eliminated, research finds, thanks to a new vaccine that is being reviewed by Australia's pharmaceutical authority and could be in use as early as next year.

Physicians evaluate new device to test for cervical cancer

Science Daily (US) - 03/08/2017
When a woman has an abnormal pap smear she usually undergoes colposcopy. Typically a metal instrument is used to obtain a small sampling of cells inside the cervix -- an oftentimes painful procedure for the patient. Now researchers have tested an alternative device called fabric-based endocervical curettage. This less painful device had significantly fewer 'inadequate' specimens -- meaning, patients didn't need to return for repeat biopsies.

Scottish mother, 24, dies from cervical cancer

Daily Mail (UK) - 27/07/2017
Louise Smith, from Hamilton, Scotland, lost her two-year battle with cervical cancer last week. The mother-of-two was diagnosed with stage 4 cervical cancer in October 2015.

Cervical smear tests: 'Concerning' delays on results letters

BBC Health News - 24/07/2017
A change to the screening system is thought to be the cause as fewer staff are replaced when they leave.

Campaigners slam decision not to give HPV jab to boys

Daily Mail (UK) - 21/07/2017
JCVI has advised the Government extending jab for boys is 'not cost-effective'. The HPV virus can lead to oral, penile and anal cancers in men. Boys benefit from 'her protection' the body says.

Vanuatu's first pathologist hopes to reduce number of deaths from cervical cancer

ABC Australia - 21/07/2017
Vanuatu's first pathologist is wrapping up her first week of work at Central Vila Hospital's updated laboratory.

Plan not to give HPV vaccine to boys causes concern

BBC Health News - 19/07/2017
Decision not to vaccinate boys against a cancer-causing sexually transmitted infection attracts fierce criticism.

Some women in the UK still unaware of cervical screening

Behind the Headlines (NHS, UK) - 30/06/2017
"Nearly a quarter of women who don't make cervical screening appointments are unaware that the process even exists, according to a UK survey," BBC News reports. Cervical cancer is a type of cancer that starts in the cervix, the entrance to the womb. It's responsible for around 900 deaths a year in the UK. Regular screening appointments to check for abnormal cell growth are offered to all women aged between 25 and 64.

Some women in the UK still unaware of cervical screening

NHS Choices (UK) - 30/06/2017
"Nearly a quarter of women who don't make cervical screening appointments are unaware that the process even exists, according to a UK survey," BBC News reports. Cervical cancer is a type of cancer that starts in the cervix, the entrance to the womb. It's responsible for around 900 deaths a year in the UK. Regular screening appointments to check for abnormal cell growth are offered to all women aged between 25 and 64.

No-show women at cervical screening 'unaware of test'

BBC Health News - 30/06/2017
Creative campaigns are needed to reach some groups of young women, researchers say.

Screen women for HPV at the same time as their smear test

Daily Mail (UK) - 26/06/2017
Currently NHS England only tests women for HPV if their smear test shows abnormal cells in their cervix. Despite making plans to change this, they don't come into place until 2019.

HPV vaccine doesn't cause chronic fatigue syndrome

Daily Mail (UK) - 24/06/2017
Health officials across the world have deny there is a link. But thousands of girls, including 13-year-old Zara Beattie, who now relies on a wheelchair, have experienced adverse effects.

Potential mechanism for HPV-induced skin cancer uncovered

Science Daily (US) - 22/06/2017
Scientists have identified a molecular pathway by which some types of human papilloma virus (HPV) might increase the risk of skin cancer, particularly in people with the rare genetic disorder epidermodysplasia verruciformis (EV).

HPV testing leads to faster, more complete diagnosis of possible cervical precancer

News Medical (Australia) - 22/06/2017
Women who receive human papillomavirus testing, in addition to a pap smear, receive a faster, more complete diagnosis of possible cervical precancer, according to a study of over 450,000 women by Queen Mary University of London and the University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center.

HPV testing leads to earlier detection and treatment of cervical pre-cancer

Science Daily (US) - 22/06/2017
Women who receive human papillomavirus (HPV) testing, in addition to a pap smear, receive a faster, more complete diagnosis of possible cervical precancer, according to a study of over 450,000 women.

New HPV vaccine could prevent most infections and millions of cancers

News Medical (Australia) - 13/06/2017
Cervical cancer affects more than half a million women and causes more than a quarter of a million deaths each year globally.

HPV vaccine could drastically reduce cervical and other cancers globally

Science Daily (US) - 12/06/2017
The latest HPV vaccine could prevent most HPV infections — and millions of cancers — worldwide, according to new researchers.

Calls for boys to get anti -cancer HPV jab on NHS for free

Daily Mail (UK) - 08/06/2017
With HPV-related cancers on the increase in the UK, campaigners argue denying 400,000 boys each year the jab is 'risking lives' when 'prevention could be so cheap and easy'.