| Dec 27, 2011
| 8:47 PM
From whale sperm to colon cleansers to the shape of a woman's foot when she has an orgasm, celebrities did not disappoint during 2011 with their penchant for peddling suspect science in the world's media.
In its annual list of what it considers the year'...
| Feb 18, 2012
| 7:09 PM
RICHMOND – When Majorie was 8 years old in the early 1930s, she came home from school in the Texas community she grew up in to find her mother and a friend talking about a neighbor woman who had just died, leaving four children behind.
| Feb 15, 2012
It's common knowledge that HPV — or human papillomavirus — is linked with cervical cancer, thanks to the controversy over the vaccine. But far fewer people know that this same sexually transmitted viral strain is connected to oral cancers,...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 8:29 AM
Republican Del. Kathy Byron introduced a bill to end Virginia's requirement to notify parents about the HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccine. The vaccine prevents cervical cancer and is recommended for girls entering 6th grade in Virginia. Virginia requires...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 1:29 PM
The House of Delegates has rejected a proposal to give parents information about a vaccine to prevent a virus that can lead to cervical cancer.
Del. Chris Stolle of Virginia Beach offered the idea as an amendment to legislation repealing Virginia's...
| Jul 25, 2012
Attention, freshmen: You will likely pick up more than knowledge and new friends when you start college.
There's a good chance you'll at least catch a cold from living in the tight quarters of a dormitory, physicians and students say.
"The thing (about)...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 11:41 AM
The most common sexually transmitted disease is often silent and invisible: human papillomavirus (also called HPV). But in some people HPV leads to genital warts and cancers -- notably, cervical cancer.
The vaccines Gardasil and Cervarix were designed as...
| Oct 14, 2012
| 9:08 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Girls who had been vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV) weren't more likely to get other sexually transmitted infections or to become pregnant, in a new study from Georgia.
That goes against worries on the part of...
| Oct 15, 2012
| 8:40 AM
There's been a lot of controversy over the HPV vaccine. Because Gardasil is designed to protect young people against human papillomavirus, a common sexually transmitted disease, some people believe the inoculation gives teens the go-ahead to have sex....
| May 16, 2012
| 4:39 PM
Q: I've heard that the HPV vaccine is now being recommended for boys. Why? Does my 12-year-old son really need this?
A: Yes, the quadrivalent HPV4 (brand name Gardasil) vaccine is now routinely recommended for all boys 11 to 12 years of age. It is a good...
| Oct 15, 2012
If you could vaccinate your kids against cancer, wouldn't you do it? The answer may sound obvious. But we can vaccinate our kids against some vicious types of cancer -- and many parents are deliberately choosing not to.
Why? Because the cancers...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 4:06 PM
It's a little known fact that the month of October is Vaccine Injury Awareness month! Many of you may not have heard about it in the main stream media or our local papers but it is a very real occurrence for many families.
Many people have heard about...