Health News

Hepatitis Explained
The liver is the largest organ in the body, so any injury or damage to it can be dangerous. And hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver.
Hepatitis C May Affect Millions of Americans
Although there are medications that can cure hepatitis C, an estimated 2.4 million Americans are living with the disease, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
HPV Vaccine Guidelines Get Thumbs Up
The American Cancer Society (ACS) has given its endorsement to updated human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination guidelines.
Men and HPV Vaccination
Despite human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination programs becoming available to the public in 2009, vaccination rates among men remained relatively low, a new study found.
What You Need to Know About the HPV Vaccine
January is Cervical Health Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness about how women can protect themselves from HPV and cervical cancer.
Teen Girls and the HPV Vaccine
In the US, routine HPV vaccination is recommended for all girls before age 13. So why are so many still not getting vaccinated?
HPV Vaccination Found Lacking in Teen Boys
Many parents know the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine can protect against cervical cancer. But new evidence suggests that some US teens are still not getting vaccinated.
HPV Vaccine: How Many Doses Does It Really Take?
Doctors don't usually encourage patients to deviate from their vaccination schedules, but new evidence suggests that less may actually be more — at least when it comes to the HPV vaccine.
Breathe Easy, Parents: Vaccine Not Tied to More STDs
Some parents have raised concerns that vaccinating young girls against HPV, a sexually transmitted illness, might lead to more unsafe sexual activity in these girls. New evidence, however, suggests that's not the case — and the vaccine could prevent serious health problems.
FDA Approves HPV Vaccine for Cancer Prevention
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today approved a vaccine to prevent several types of cancer associated with human papillomavirus (HPV).