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Home-testing kits for HPV may soon be available for consumers
Some home-testing kits for the human papillomavirus (HPV) can accurately detect precancerous cervical cells with almost the same accuracy as a clinical test and may soon be made available to patients by their physicians, a new European study announced.
FDA warns of fires associated with OTC wart removers
Some over-the-counter wart removers that work by freezing the wart have caught fire during home use, harming some people or setting fire to items around the house, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns.
Nearly 750,000 Gardasil vaccines recalled due to possible contamination
Hundreds of thousands of Gardasil vaccines are being recalled because they may be contaminated with little bits of glass, according to a statement released by Merck & Co. While no injuries have been reported, if administered, the contaminated vaccines may cause health
Two autopsies reveal Gardasil antigens entered brain, potentially triggering inflammation and death
A postmortem analysis of two girls from different parts of the world who died after receiving injections of Merck’s human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine Gardasil has uncovered some astonishing evidence that components of the vaccine may be capable of triggering auto-immune
New study finds black women more prone to HPV infection, cervical cancer
A new study conducted at the University of South Carolina indicates human papillomavirus (HPV) infections tend to last longer in college-age black females than in their white peers, potentially exposing them to a higher risk of developing cervical cancer.
Gardasil safety trials relied on “guesswork,” critics say
Merck’s Gardasil human paillomavirus (HPV) vaccine could pose a significant health threat to the public because the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) relied on guesswork when it approved the drug, says Dr. Hanan Polansky of the Center for the
Is borax responsible for Gardasil’s adverse side effects?
When French leaders voted to halt the sale and distribution of Merck’s human papilllomavirus (HPV) vaccine in France pending the results of a risk-benefit analysis, they said a number of questions about the vaccine remained unanswered. One of those questions
Gardasil distribution stalled in France pending government-ordered study
The distribution of Merck’s human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine Gardasil has been halted in France, where a government-appointed group of immunologists and other researchers has been formed to determine if the benefits of the vaccine are worth the risks.
Less frequent pap testing won’t increase cervical cancer death rate, authorities say
New guidelines established by the American Cancer Society and the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force call for an end to annual Pap smear tests, recommending instead that women be tested once every three to five years. But as opponents of
Group offers support network for girls injured by Gardasil
Girls who believe they have been harmed by Merck’s human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine and their families shouldn’t have to feel alone when dealing with the devastating effects many people believe the drug can have, thanks to an international outreach of