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Links 1 through 6 of 6 by Viviane Tang tagged hpv

But a piece of good news is the approval by the European Union (in the form of a health and safety CE "kite mark") of a test which the designers say will be easy to use in hot countries with no running water or electricity. It detects the DNA of the cancer-causing virus within a matter of hours, which means a woman who may have walked miles to a clinic can wait for her result and possibly treatment. It is made by Netherlands-based QIAGEN, which offers a more complex HPV test in the wealthy countries.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Drugmaker Merck said Friday that U.S. regulators cleared its vaccine Gardasil to prevent genital warts in boys, a new use for a product already approved to prevent cervical cancer in women. The Whitehouse Station, N.J.-based company said the Food and Drug Administration approved Gardasil for use in boys ages 9 through 26. (via Scarleteen)

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A virus that causes cervical cancer is by far the most common sexually transmitted infection in teen girls aged 14 to 19..

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Sometime this year, Merck will submit data to the F.D.A. seeking approval to give Gardasil to boys.

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The sexually transmitted virus that causes cervical cancer in women is poised to become one of the leading causes of oral cancer in men, according to a new study.

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However, official statistics and figures culled by researchers do reveal groups that are disproportionately affected.

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