FRIDAY, Nov. 26, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Women getting vaccinated against the cancer-causing human papillomavirus (HPV) now need two or three shots, but an African clinical trial suggests a single dose is just as effective. The finding could speed up the immunization process in developing countries with high levels ofContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Nov. 19, 2021 (HealthDay News) — President Joe Biden underwent a routine colonoscopy on Friday, and briefly transferred power to Vice President Kamala Harris while he was sedated for the procedure, the White House said. The colonoscopy was part of Biden’s first routine physical exam as president, and tookContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Nov. 18, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Most people know that sun-sourced vitamin D is good for their bones. So could avoiding the sun to reduce skin cancer risk weaken your bones? A new study brings a reassuring answer: “Sun-protective” behavior — wearing long sleeves, seeking shade or using sunscreenContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 17, 2021 (HealthDay News) – When young people are allowed to give their own consent for human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines, vaccination rates are higher, new research shows. The new study suggests that allowing teens to consent without parental involvement could be an important strategy for boosting HPV vaccinationContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Nov. 16, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Lung cancer survival rates in the United States continue to rise, but certain racial groups are still hit hard by the disease, the American Lung Association reports. Its fourth annual “State of Lung Cancer” report shows that the average five-year survival rate increasedContinue Reading

MONDAY, Nov. 15, 2021 (HealthDay News) — People who were exposed to a particular hormonal medication in the womb may have a heightened risk of cancer later in life, a new study suggests. Researchers found the increased cancer risk among adults whose mothers had been given injections of a syntheticContinue Reading

MONDAY, Nov. 15, 2021 (HealthDay News) — CT scans expose patients to radiation even as they help doctors spot serious health problems. Now a new study finds low-dose scans can readily spot appendicitis while reducing patients’ radiation exposure. “The results of this study suggest that the diagnostic CT scan radiationContinue Reading