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Mom sues after unapproved HPV vaccination

2014-11-19 09:58

A nine-year-old Gauteng girl became ill after receiving the Human Papilloma Virus vaccine at school. Her mother is suing the education and health department.

HPV vaccine provides long-lasting protection

2014-08-22 14:06

The human papillomavirus vaccine appears to protect against the sexually transmitted virus for at least eight years.

HPV test may be best for assessing cervical cancer risk

2014-07-21 16:27

According to a new study, testing for human papillomavirus (HPV) may be the best way to know whether a woman is at risk of developing cervical cancer.

STIs: how to stay safe

2014-05-07 15:24

Sexually transmitted infections are certainly no fun. In fact, they could be life-threatening. Here's what you need to know.

SA needs a combination of measures to prevent HIV

2014-04-04 11:38

No single measure currently available will eliminate HIV infections in South Africa, but a broad array of ‘combination-prevention’ measures is required.

Schoolgirls in North West get HPV vaccination

2014-03-18 10:07

Girls aged nine and above in grade 4 in all public schools across the North West province have received their first dose of Human Papilloma Virus vaccinations.

Cervical cancer vaccination for SA schoolgirls

2014-03-13 12:45

South Africa has launched a campaign to vaccinate all Grade Four schoolgirls in public schools against cervical cancer, targeting close to 500 000 girls.

Partial HPV vaccination may not stop cervical cancer

2014-02-12 12:07

Experts remain wary of partial vaccination with the human papillomavirus vaccine, since the primary goal of the vaccine is to protect women from cervical cancer.

Get your child vaccinated against HPV

2014-02-04 09:26

The South African Department of Health's HPV vaccine rollout to grade 4 girls is underway. But what about children excluded from the campaign?

Cervical cancer screening after 50 saves lives

2014-01-15 11:12

A study suggests that cervical cancer screening beyond age 50 saves lives and remains beneficial to women up to age 69.

Don’t delay your pap smear

2013-11-11 16:27

Does the idea of a pap smear make you cringe? Don’t let cost or squeamishness put you off – cervical cancer kills...

SA to fund cervical cancer vaccines for girls

2013-09-30 19:00

South Africa will become the first African country to fund cervical cancer vaccines for schoolgirls as this is a killer disease.

Here’s the good news

2013-08-09 05:00

This article celebrates developments that could make the lives of women a lot easier.

Young gay men need HPV vaccine

2013-07-17 09:52

Young gay men are more likely to develop anal cancer due to human papillomavirus infection, and should be given the HPV vaccine, British health experts say.

Cervical cancer vaccines cut rates of HPV infections

2013-06-20 12:14

The introduction of a vaccine to prevent cervical cancer has reduced infections with the human papillomavirus by more than half among girls and young women, US health officials said on Wednesday.

Doctors too Pap happy?

2013-04-09 10:34

Doctors advise women to get Pap tests for cervical cancer screening more often than guidelines recommend.

New guidelines may miss cancer in women

2013-03-08 10:47

New guidelines that recommend less stringent cervical cancer testing may result in a higher incidence of a particularly aggressive type of cervical cancer in young women, a new study suggests.

Five minutes that can save you hell

2012-11-20 12:00

Lili Radloff reminds us how overlooking the little things can have a big impact on our lives.

Here’s the good news

2011-08-08 00:00

This article celebrates developments that could make the lives of women a lot easier.

 

Many US women skip cervical cancer screenings

2014-11-06 15:26

According to a report by the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, about 1 in 10 women, aged 21 to 65 have gone for years without screening for cervical cancer.

HPV vaccine provides long-lasting protection

2014-08-19 15:22

The human papillomavirus vaccine appears to protect against the sexually transmitted virus for at least eight years.

Two-thirds of US adults carry HPV

2014-05-22 11:51

American researchers found that more than two-thirds of a test group were infected with human papillomavirus. However, only some of the strains carry the risk of cancer.

HPV vaccine a great success in England

2014-04-15 10:03

A study provides an early indication that the national HPV immunisation programme is successfully reducing vaccine-type HPV infections in sexually active young women in England.

Schoolgirls in North West get HPV vaccination

2014-03-18 14:24

Girls aged 9 and above in Grade 4 in all public schools across the North West province have received their first dose of Human Papilloma Virus vaccinations.

Cervical cancer vaccination for SA schoolgirls

2014-03-14 05:00

South Africa has launched a campaign to vaccinate all Grade Four schoolgirls in public schools against cervical cancer, targeting close to 500 000 girls.

Cervical cancer vaccination for SA schoolgirls

2014-03-13 10:39

South Africa has launched a campaign to vaccinate all Grade Four schoolgirls in public schools against cervical cancer, targeting close to 500 000 girls.

Video

Ntombi Mlangeni speaks to the CEO of CANSA, Sue Janse van Rensburg, about the importance of curbing the transmission of HPV (Human Papillomavirus) - the main cause of cervical cancer in women in SA.

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SA schoolgirls to get cancer immunisation

2014-01-17 09:32

Primary school girls would be immunised this year against the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) that causes cervical cancer, President Jacob Zuma said on Thursday.

US doctors overusing Pap tests

2013-11-28 10:46

A new study indicates that doctors in the United States are overusing Pap tests for cervical cancer screening in some groups of women.

One dose of HPV vaccine may prevent cervical cancer

2013-11-04 08:01

A single dose – rather than the recommended three – of a vaccine against the sexually transmitted disease HPV may be enough to ward off cervical cancer, researchers have found.

Cervical cancer kills more than breast cancer

2013-09-27 07:36

A report says cervical cancer is alarmingly common among Southern African women and it affects roughly 1 in 36.

New HPV home test provides greater accuracy

2013-08-06 12:15

A new cervical cancer screening test looks set to revolutionise the way in which women are tested for this disease.

Cervical cancer vaccinations in SA

2013-07-03 14:26

Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer in SA women, but fear not, because there's a vaccine available that might help.

Cancer vaccine for schoolgirls

2013-05-15 16:38

Government will start administering cervical cancer vaccines in schools from February next year, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has announced.

7 facts about HPV

2013-03-12 16:04

What is the human papillomavirus (HPV) and what health risks are associated with it? Why is the cervical cancer vaccine now known as the HPV cancer protection vaccine and who should get it?

What is cervical cancer?

2013-02-06 10:28

Cervical cancer occurs when abnormal cells are produced in the cervix. When these cells exist only on the surface of the cervix, the condition is known as a pre-cancerous lesion. Only once these cells spread deeper into the tissue the condition becomes known as cervical cancer.

Five minutes that can save you hell

2012-11-15 08:55

Lili Radloff reminds us how overlooking the little things can have a big impact on our lives.

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