Posts Tagged ‘cervical cancer’

Young women of faith less aware of cervical cancer risk

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

A University of Utah Huntsman Cancer Institute survey has found women who practise a religion are less likely to know about the human papillomavirus (HPV) than women without a religion. Among a host of other diseases, HPV immunisation aims to protect young people from HPV infection and the risk of developing cervical cancer. Women who Read more

Four things you should know about the HPV vaccine

Friday, June 28th, 2013

The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine has attracted attention in the past week for two contradictory reasons: the Japanese government has withdrawn its recommendation for the shot, while public health officials in the United States have attributed a massive drop in the prevalence of the virus among teenage girls to its use. The Japanese government’s decision Read more