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  • Study: At-home cervical cancer test could save thousands

    A do-it-yourself test for cervical cancer could help prevent thousands of cases of the disease in women who don't have easy or regular access to smear tests, scientists said Wednesday. The DIY test, which detects the human papillomavirus (HPV)...
  • Vertex Hepatitis-C Drug OK'd, Promising More Cures

    Vertex Hepatitis-C Drug OK'd, Promising More Cures
    Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc's highly anticipated hepatitis C drug won U.S. approval, promising far higher cure rates for the liver-destroying disease and setting up a head-to-head marketing battle with a rival new medicine from Merck & Co. Incivek, a pill...
  • Book by Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards includes a juicy Hampton story

    Book by Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards includes a juicy Hampton story
    Keith Richards' autobiography "Life," which was published in paperback last month, contains some nuggets of special interest to Hampton Roads rock fans. One particular scene in the book relates to the Rolling Stone's 1975 show at Hampton Coliseum. "The...
  • Do boys need HPV vaccine?

    Do boys need HPV vaccine?
    On their next visit to the pediatrician, parents of adolescent boys may be asked if they want their sons to get an expensive vaccine they've never before considered—the HPV shot. Recently approved for boys, the three-dose immunization has been...
  • How to stop junk mail

    As Thanksgiving approaches, the annual flood of unwanted holiday gift catalogs has begun piling into mailboxes on their way to recycling and trash bins. A new initiative by three environmental groups aims to reduce the flow. Last month, the organizations...
  • HPV Shot Aimed at Boys

    HPV Shot Aimed at Boys
    Dawn Delott is wary of new vaccines and doubts she will let her daughter get the potentially lifesaving HPV immunization — let alone her son, for whom the stakes aren't nearly as high. For parents already uneasy about vaccinating their children,...
  • FDA seeks to ban Chicago HIV doctor from research

    FDA seeks to ban Chicago HIV doctor from research
    In a rare move, federal regulators are seeking to disqualify a prominent Chicago HIV doctor from future drug studies after they discovered his clinic committed one of the most grievous sins of medical research: submitting fictitious data in a drug trial....
  • HIV vaccine feat leaves more questions than answers

    HIV vaccine feat leaves more questions than answers
    Only hours after HIV vaccine researchers announced the achievement of a milestone that has eluded them for a quarter of a century, they began plotting their next steps -- and coming to grips with a sobering reality. Their ultimate goal, halting the spread...
  • Should I get the shingles vaccine?

    Q: I'm 79 and had chickenpox as a child. Should I get the shingles vaccine? What are the risks? A: The U.S. Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommends the shingles vaccine for most people ages 60 and over, regardless of whether they...
  • Sunscreen or smoke screen?

    Sunscreen or smoke screen?
    Crystal Lake's Peggy Lim has a healthy respect for the sun's powerful ultraviolet rays, and on a recent shopping trip she agonized over choosing a sunscreen for her three children. "I've always heard the higher the SPF (sun protection factor) the better,...
  • A handle on heart disease?

    A handle on heart disease?
    The cholesterol drug did absolutely everything it was supposed to do -- except for demonstrably improving the health of the people who took it. That was the conclusion reached about the popular drug Vytorin in a study published online last week in the...
  • Today's daily briefing

    Keep up-to-date with the latest health headlines. Every day, you'll find links to the newest articles on medicine, health and wellness -- the information you need to stay informed. -------------------- Brain anomaly linked to sudden infant death -...