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Sexually Active Younger Women Are At Higher Risk For Infection With Human Papillomavirus

...pes of HPV andcell abnormalities of the cervix and cervical cancer." "The incidence of HPV infection in sexual...ringthat only a small number of women will develop cervical cell changes or cancer. However, until we have more precise diagnostic tests, it is important for yo...

Age-Based Screening Is Cost-Effective Method To Control Chlamydial Infection

...utinescreening for Chlamydia using either urine or cervical specimens. New and simpletests make screening easier." Currently, the CDC recommends testing all women with evidence of an inflamedcervix and all women younger than 20 years of age. They also suggest: (1)testing women 20 to 23 years of age who have ...

Motivating Muscles: New UD Study Might Help People With Paralysis 'Stay Strong Longer'

... Christopher Reeve, who in 1995 broke severalupper cervical vertebrae in a Virginia steeplechase accident, the prognosistraditionally has been poor, Binder-Macleod notes. Unfortunately, he says, suchdevastating accidents are not uncommon. Binder-Macleod and his UD colleagues saythey hope that such tragedies s...

Major Risk Factor For Cervical Cancer Found

...or gene p53 are seven times more likely to develop cervical cancer thatthose who do not. The researchers' fin... Human Papillomavirus(HPV) is almost essential for cervical cancer to develop. Major advances havebeen made in understanding how these viruses cause cancer. H...

Vaccine Kills Spreading Cancer In Animal Model

... by the humanpapilloma virus and commonly found in cervical cancers and their metastaticcancers. To make the vaccine, scientists altered vaccinia, a common virus, toinclude a gene for E7 and a molecular signal. The vaccine infects cells in thebody, causing them to make E7, and the molecular signal triggers ...

New Biological Markers Accurately Predict Prognosis In Head And Neck Cancer Patients, Find University Of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute Researchers

...appear to predict clinical outcome as accuratelyas cervical lymph node dissection (removal of lymph nodes from...cancer patients with much less morbidity than with cervical lymph nodedissection," said David Tweardy, M.D., co-investigator on the study andassociate professor...

Hopkins Researchers Urge Regular Chlamydia Testing For All Sexually Active Teenage Women

...ify chlamydia DNA in urine,eliminating the needfor cervical samples, according to Thomas C. Quinn, professor of medicine and senior author of the paper. "Theease of thisprocedure allows more women to be screened for chlamydia without a pelvic exam,"he says. "Andit lets us detect more infections eve...

Vaccine Technology Takes Center Stage In Rochester

...mitted disease andthe cause of nearly all cases of cervical cancer. Physiciansrecently showed that the vaccine is safe and provokes an immuneresponse; more testing is under way. The University is one of six sites nationwide designated bythe National Institutes of Health for the testing of vaccinesagainst HI...

Scientists Show That Normal-looking Cells In Cervical Cancer May Be Abnormal

...own that normal-looking cells takenfrom women with cervical cancer may actually be abnormal. The findings,publ...ading of Pap smears. "These results show that when cervical cancer develops, the normal-looking cellssurrounding those that are visibly abnormal have extensive ...

Wistar Scientist Awarded Cancer Research Foundation Of America Grant To Develop Vaccine For Human Papilloma Virus

... HPV-16 is one strain of the virus that canlead to cervical cancer. Over 10,000 new cases of cervical cancer are diagnosedin the United States each year. Cervical cancer is caused by HPV-16 when the pro...

Nationwide Study Finds HIV-Positive Women Are At High Risk For Cervical Human Papillomavirus Infection

... with human papillomavirus (HPV), a major cause of cervical cancer.Women who already harbor the HIV virus are,...eincreased risk that an HPV condition will lead to cervical cancer as they livelonger. "Cervical cancer may take many years to develop," explains Joel Palefsky,...

Topical Agent Found To Kill Papillomavirus

...r, she adds that such products couldgreatly reduce cervical cancer. Protection from genital wart virus...year in womenin the U.S. In the developing world, cervical cancer is the number one cause ofcancer related deaths in women. Worldwide, 250,000 women die annua...

Urine Tests Will Do Better Than Pelvic Exams To Save Teens From Serious Effects Of Sexually Transmitted Diseases, UCSF Analysis Shows

...ases that a urine test could not pickup, including cervical cancer. However, this cancer is so rare among youn...pelvic exams for young women who maybe at risk for cervical cancer. But for the general population, they suggesteddelaying routine Pap smears until age 18 or th...

Pre-delivery digital exams may increase in utero bacterial levels

Columbus, Ohio -- Digital cervical examinations during labor i... speculum exam, each woman underwent a digital cervical exam, followed by a second speculum exam. To ensure t...

Wistar immunologists awarded grants to promote the development of vaccinesagainst HIV-1 and human papilloma viruses

...nes against HPV, a group of viruses known to cause cervical cancer, thesecond most common malignancy in women....coproteins as vaccineantigens for the treatment of cervical cancer. HPV-16 does not usually causeacute disease immediately after infection, but can, after year...

Heatstroke killed four football players during 1998, expert urges precautions

...ed." Also last year, four players suffered cervical cord injuries withpermanent disability, and fourothers were permanently disabled by brain injuries, he said. Most of the deathsand severe injuries resulted from players tackling others with their heads down. "With many schools starting earlie...

U-M scientist discover how viruses hide inside human cells

...Barr virus, the human papilloma virus which causes cervical cancer, and viruses responsible for hepatitis B and hepatitis C. "We've always suspected that latent viral DNA couldn't survive long term within cells without some type of tethering," said Robertson, Ph.D., assistant professor of microbiology and imm...

Gel being developed to allow women to control fertility,reduce sexually-transmitted disease risk, including HIV, herpes

... vaginal contraceptive devices, such as diaphragm, cervical cap, sponge, and condoms, "but the goal is to develop a product for topical application for use by women who are in circumstances or cultures where they can't insist upon or do not have access to other forms of birth control or prevention against STD...

Hopkins scientists link human papillomavirus (HPV) to head and neck cancer

... trial of a cancer vaccine used for HPV-associated cervical cancers in these HPV-positive head and neck cancer...ted virus most recognized for its association with cervical and other genital squamous cell cancers....

FDA clears Berlex Laboratories Mirena (R), new form of long-acting contraception meets need for U.S. women

... mechanisms that prevent pregnancy: thickening of cervical mucus, which prevents the passage of sperm, inhibition of sperm mobility and inhibition of endometrial growth. Berlex will market MIRENA under a license from The Population Council, which initially developed the contraceptive. "MIRENA is the first i...

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