Prevention & Policy

HPV vaccines prevent cervical cancer, global review confirms

The human papillomavirus or HPV spreads through intimate contact during sex with someone who is infected. In some women, an HPV infection will persist and lead to cervical cancer. HPV vaccines protect against cervical cancer in young women, especially when the women are vaccinated between the ages of 15 and 26, a new Cochrane Report …

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Global Approaches to a World Without Disease

Unite to Cure was created by the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Culture, the Stem for Life Foundation, Cura Foundation and STOQ Foundation, the Fourth International Vatican Conference united the world’s thought leaders across all disciplines to engage in a powerful conversation about the future of medicine. I was honored to participate in the Global Approaches …

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After Raising Age For Tobacco Purchases, State Sees Decreased Sales To Minors

In June 2016, California became the second state in the country, after Hawaii, to increase the minimum tobacco sales age from 18 to 21. A report published last month in the journal Tobacco Control suggests the new law is already working. Seven months after it took effect, preliminary data show, the percentage of state retailers …

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Even without Nicotine, E-cigarettes can still Damage Lungs

E-cigarette liquids sweetened with flavorings like vanilla and cinnamon may harm the lungs even when they don’t contain nicotine, a U.S. study suggests. Researchers examined what happened to monocytes, a type of white blood cell, upon exposure to flavoring chemicals used in popular e-cigarette liquids. None of the liquids contained nicotine, but the flavoring chemicals …

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