human papillomavirus vaccine

Brain volume, microcephaly on US associated with ZikaResearch looks at the science showing associations between microcephaly and Zika virus. Plus: Can cervical pessaries help prevent preterm birth? Also, a study examines whether inadvertent HPV vaccination during pregnancy leads to adverse outcomes for mother and baby.
Why aren’t pediatricians recommending HPV vaccination more strongly?In a recently published essay to address this question, the authors suggest that pediatricians may present human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine as optional or less urgent than other adolescent vaccines because they do not often read or hear about their patients’ being affected by HPV-associated cancers, which generally strike older populations.
Push the HPV vaccineTo reduce human papillomavirus (HPV)-related cancers, pediatricians must strongly recommend the underutilized HPV vaccine in preteens.
Should women over 65 be screened for cervical cancer?A study questions the existing guidance saying only women over 65 years who have risk factors should be screened for cervical cancer. Also, do placental syndromes increase the risk of cardiovascular disease? Plus: A look at Gardisil 9's safety profile.
CDC declares Zika virus teratogenicThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have declared Zika teratogenic. Also, a look at whether the HPV vaccine is as effective in women with kidney disease. Plus: What impact does cannabis have on adverse outcomes for mom and baby?
Zika on the ground: Clinical impact updateAn update on the Zika virus and its impact on your practice. And, a look at whether or not vaginal delivery increases risk of incontinence. Plus: What was the impact of the HPV vaccine on HPV rates?
ACIP updates vaccination guidelines for 2016The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has updated the federal immunization guidelines, including more nuances of the guidelines visually represented on the schedule to enhance clarity.
Expanded age indication cleared for Gardasil 9 in malesFDA approved expanded age indication for Human Papillomavirus 9-valent Vaccine, Recombinant (Gardasil 9, Merck) in males.
United States scores barely passing grade on premature birthThe March of Dimes releases their annual report card on the United States and prematurity. Plus: Can anything be done about HPV vaccine rates? Also, a look at the place of ultrasound in breast cancer detection.
Adoption of HPV vaccine increasingAlthough more adolescents are being vaccinated against human papillomavirus, adoption rates for the vaccine are still low in the United States, with 4 out of 10 girls remaining unvaccinated.