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

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) — Researchers have identified a second HIV-positive person whose body might have naturally cleared the infection — sparking hope that studying such exceedingly rare events will help lead to a cure. The researchers cautioned that they cannot prove the woman has fully eradicated theContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Oct. 29, 2021 (HealthDay News) — There are two ways that HIV patients’ bodies can keep the virus under control after they stop antiretroviral therapy, a new study shows. The findings could point to ways to help people with HIV keep the virus in remission without having to keepContinue Reading

MONDAY, Sept. 20, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Pregnant women infected with certain strains of human papillomavirus (HPV) may have a heightened risk of preterm birth, a new study suggests. HPV is a sexually transmitted disease that can cause genital warts. Most of the time, the immune system clears the infection.Continue Reading

THURSDAY, Sept. 16, 2021 (HealthDay News) — The number of U.S. infants born with syphilis is climbing at an alarming pace, reaching a high not seen since the 1990s, according to new government figures. Newborn syphilis, a potentially fatal condition, was at one time nearly eliminated in the United States.Continue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 8, 2021 (HealthDay News) — People with HIV have an increased risk of sudden cardiac death, a new study warns, especially if the virus isn’t well-controlled. Sudden cardiac death occurs when the heart unexpectedly stops beating, usually due to an abrupt electrical malfunction. “People living with HIV areContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Sept. 3, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Transgender people have double the odds of dying early compared to folks whose identity matches the sex they were assigned at birth (cisgender), a long-term study finds. And the added risk did not decrease over time, according to an analysis of data collectedContinue Reading