HPV is now being talked about as a gender neutral disease - which is well overdue. While we have focused on girls and prevention of cervical, vulvar and vaginal cancers with the roll out of the HPV school vaccine initiative, we have overlooked HPV as a vector for disease in men and boys.
New guidelines have been released in Canada for routine screening of cervical cancer. When we hear that we should be doing less, many women worry that it is financially driven and not in their best interest.
Alzheimer and other dementias are linked to risk factors such as older age, low education, genetics, earlier head injury, mild cognitive impairment, stroke, hypertension, lipid abnormalities, diabetes, obesity and other cardiac arrhythmias.
When it comes to media exposure at a young age, the expert bodies are clear. Media exposure should be avoided. That is because there is an association between media exposure in young age groups and behavioural outcomes regardless of what the content of the show is.
More than 350 million people worldwide have diabetes according to a newly published article in Diabetes Care. We know that with the dramatic rise in obesity and our aging population, this number is expected to climb.
In young children, parents have the greatest influence on outdoor play. In this week's Archives of Adolescent and Pediatric Medicine is a U.S survey that finds that only about half of kids go outside on a daily basis.
Whooping cough is highly contagious and yes, it can be deadly. It can affect anyone at any age but the most dangerous group affected are young children. We know that vaccination rates for young children are pretty good, but adolescents who require an extra dose to boost their immunity have not been as good at uptake.
Six months after issuing a preliminary draft recommendation against PSA prostate cancer screening, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has recently finalized its position: It now formally recommends AGAINST screening.
Many of the products we use have common antibacterial chemicals found. A new study from Johns Hopkins says that exposures to these antibacterials may make children more prone to a wide range of food and environmental allergies.
Obesity remains an ongoing discussion and finding novel ways to support permanent changes in lifestyle are the subject of a study out of Northwestern Medicine published in the Archives of Medicine. It found that simply changing one bad habit has a domino effect on others.
May 15, 2012 - With the epidemic in obesity and the continuing rise in obesity, we are at epidemic proportions. Obesity translates into a number of serious health consequences and unless we can stem this frightening trend, we know that we will be in serious trouble.
May 8, 2012 - We have made great advances in fertility treatments with newer reproductive technology. The question is whether these infertility treatments lead to a greater number of birth defects? A study just released in the New England Journal of Medicine offers some answers