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HPV Isn't Just A Female Health Issue, Guys

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre | Posted 02.21.2017 | Canada Living
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

There are over 100 types of HPV. About 40 infect the anus and genitals, or anogenital tract. In both women and men, infection with high-risk HPV may cause cancer. For men, there is a risk of cancer in the anus and penis. In women, there is a risk of abnormal cervical cell changes, as well as anal cancer.

Nearly Half Of American Men Have Genital HPV

The Huffington Post Canada | Monika Markovinovic | Posted 01.27.2017 | Canada Living


Why Are Preteens Offered The HPV Vaccine?

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre | Posted 10.21.2016 | Canada Parents
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Yes, HPV is a sexually transmitted disease -- but we don't give preteens the vaccination because we think they are sexually active. In fact, the vaccine is most effective if you haven't already been exposed to the virus and that's why Ontario's program works with students in Grade 7. Evidence actually shows that most preteens aren't yet sexually active.

HPV Only Affects Women And 9 More Myths About The Infection

Canadian Cancer Society | Posted 10.19.2016 | Canada Living
Canadian Cancer Society

The Canadian Cancer Society is urging Canadians to get their children vaccinated against HPV -- a safe and effective way to prevent the cancer-causing infection. Despite many studies showing that the vaccine is safe and effective, a number of myths persist about HPV

Ontario To Provide HPV Vaccine To Gay, Bisexual Men; Students

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.28.2016 | Canada Living

Experts estimate that without vaccination, 75 per cent of sexually active Canadians will get HPV in their lifetime.

Do Women Want To Use Do-It-Yourself Swabs?

Lyba Spring | Posted 06.15.2016 | Canada Living
Lyba Spring

The promotional material for the $85.00 kit argues that women find testing "awkward" and that they may not have time to see a health professional. They also see at-home privacy as a plus.

Teaching The Difference Between The Pap And STI Testing

Lyba Spring | Posted 11.04.2016 | Canada Living
Lyba Spring

The importance of the distinction becomes clear when we look at the statistics. According to the lead researcher of a recently published article on this issue, over the past 10 years, chlamydia and gonorrhea rates in Canadians rose by 72 and 53 per cent, respectively, especially for chlamydia.

B.C. Bishop's HPV Vaccine Statements Twist Catholic Ethics

Reive Doig | Posted 10.02.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Reive Doig

The position of the bishop would be disturbing even if he were simply parroting the standard church line, but the fact is he isn't!

Three Things You Might Not Know About HPV

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre | Posted 06.28.2015 | Canada Living
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

While there is lots of information online, at school and at the doctor's office about HPV, there is still a lot of confusion about what it may mean for your loved ones. Dr. Nancy Durand, gynecologist at Sunnybrook, explains three little-known facts about HPV.

Should Boys Be Vaccinated Against HPV?

CP | Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.13.2015 | Canada Living

TORONTO - A new study suggests giving boys the HPV vaccine could cut health-care costs over the long run.The researchers used mathematical modelling t...

Girls-Only HPV Shots Unfair: New Westminster Sixth Graders

Royal City Record | Posted 10.03.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Two New Westminster middle school boys don’t think it’s fair they’re not getting the same free protection against the cancer-causing human papil...

Girls-Only HPV Shots Unfair: New Westminster Sixth Graders

Royal City Record | Posted 10.03.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Two New Westminster middle school boys don’t think it’s fair they’re not getting the same free protection against the cancer-causing human papil...

Why Germs Are Better Environmentalists Than You

Jason Tetro | Posted 01.24.2014 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

While we only recycle a quarter of our human-made waste, germs recycle almost everything cellular. This week, a group of researchers from different corners of the globe discovered that bacteria can even recycle genetic material (DNA), making them the ultimate environmental champions.

Ladies, This Is Why You Need A Pap Test

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 11.11.2013 | Canada Living

It may sound obvious, but if you notice anything abnormal in and around your vagina, health experts recommend getting it checked out right away. But s...

Catholic School Trustee Says HPV Vaccine Advocates "Harassing" Him

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 10.06.2013 | Canada Alberta

The chair of an Alberta Catholic school board is putting his foot down to calls for HPV immunizations in his schools, asking an advocacy group to stop...

Helping the Fight Against Cancer, One Outspoken Celeb at a Time

Samara Perez | Posted 08.13.2013 | Canada Living
Samara Perez

What Angelina Jolie and Michael Douglas have in common is that both are using their celebrity status to bring attention to the very realistic threat of cancer. For now, we must rely on celebrities to get the public's attention about important health threats. Both celebrities have provoked discussion, but where do we go from here?

Is Your Sunscreen Causing Cancer?

Dr Mike Hart | Posted 08.07.2013 | Canada Living
Dr Mike Hart

The majority of sunscreens on the market today are more harmful than beneficial. Sunscreens are designed to decrease your risk of skin cancer and allow you to enjoy the sun without worry. Unfortunately, most modern day sunscreens may increase your risk of cancer and disrupt the functioning of your hormones.

HPV Vaccine Program May Include Boys

CP | John Cotter, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.05.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Alberta is looking at including boys in a free school vaccination program that protects girls from a virus that causes cervical and other t...

Study Finds HPV Vaccine Could Be Given In 2 Doses

CP | Helen Branswell | Posted 06.30.2013 | Canada Living

TORONTO - A new Canadian study offers some hope that two doses of HPV vaccines may work as well as the current regimen of three.If that's true, it wil...

Even For Unvaccinated, HPV Shot Offers Protection

CBC | Posted 09.08.2012 | Canada Living

The human papillomavirus is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections, but a new U.S. study shows the HPV vaccine appears to be protectin...

What About The Boys?

CBC | Posted 06.15.2012 | Canada Living

Boys should have access to free HPV immunization, currently only available for girls, in order to protect more people against cancer, a growing chorus...

For The Boys: HPV Vaccine Now Recommended For Males As Well

CP | Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.26.2012 | Canada Living

TORONTO - A federally appointed panel of experts has endorsed use of HPV vaccine in males in Canada, potentially opening the door to wider use of the ...

Panel Backs Pap For Cervical Cancer Screening; Says HPV Tests Need More Study

CP | Marilynn Marchione, The Associated Press | Posted 12.17.2011 | Canada

There's more news on cancer screening tests — this time for women.Scientists advising the U.S. government say a Pap test is a good way to screen you...

Julyna: The New Movember

The Huffington Post Canada | Scaachi Koul | Posted 08.20.2011 | Canada

Every November, men across the country take part in Movember, a fundraiser where men grow their facial hair for the month as walking billboards for pr...