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CDC Panel Recommends Giving Boys HPV Vaccine

Filed under: HealthFamilyCancer


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The Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted almost unanimously to reccommend that boys as young as 11-years-old be given an HPV shot.

The controversial treatment that prevents cervical cancer in women would not only protect boys against genital warts and certain kinds of cancers, but potentially curb the spread of HPV to girls.

A recent, unrelated study found

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Study Does Not Recommend Older Women Take Vitamins

Filed under: FoodHealth

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It's not an uncommon belief that taking a daily vitamin or multivitamin can be a preventative measure to avoid life threatening illnesses in the future.

However, a new study has found that as women get older, vitamins may do more harm than good!

To come to their conclusions, researchers followed a group of 38,772 women in their 60s in Iowa for about 20 years and found the use of multivitamins was associated with an absolute risk increase of 2.4%.

Based on the increase in rate of mortality, the study published in this week's Archives of Internal Medicine could not recommend the use of vitamin and mineral supplements for preventative purposes, as the authors concluded:

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