Posts tagged "vaccine"

HPV Vaccine Doesn’t Make Teen Girls More Slutty, Survey Finds

Teen girls ages 15 to 19 who are vaccinated against HPV are not more likely to be sexually active, according to a survey in The American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Another positive finding is that sexually active girls who were vaccinated against HPV were also more likely to consistently use a condom tha…
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 27, 2011

HPV: Not Just For Crotches Anymore

According to a new study, HPV is moving on up...to mouths! That’s right, just when you thought Gardasil and Cervarix solved all your problems, now you have to worry about what else you’ve been opening wide. Since the '70s. throat cancer cases have doubled, and the research shows HPV is to…
By: Simcha / October 15, 2008

FDA Smackdown: Cervarix vs. Gardasil

The FDA is rushing to rubber stamp Gardasil, a cervical cancer vaccine, for women ages 27-45. Initially, the miracle HPV-preventer has been well received by its intended market -- women and girls ages 9-26. Due to Gardasil’s success, amounting in $1.5 billion in sales last year, its makers, Merck & Co, are looking…
By: Simcha / March 20, 2008

Speaking Of HPV…

Hey, you know Gardasil? The vaccine that is given in three doses to women up to age 26 which protects against certain strains of the Human Papilloma Virus, the number one cause of cervical cancer? Which by the way can be transmitted even if you use a condom? Well, a…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 5, 2008