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Cervical Cancer

HPV: A Human Carcinogen

HPV vaccination can prevent cervical cancer. Currently, there are two vaccines focused on this virus and its most dangerous types. Both are effective against HPV 16 and 18, which account for 70% of precancerous cervical lesions and cervical cancers. One also protects against HPV 6 and 11, which cause...
Is attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) underdiagnosed or overdiagnosed? The answer seems to depend on the population. A study published in the journal Pediatrics showed that minority children were less likely than white children to receive an ADHD diagnosis. However, 15% of children have been...
For some patients, nutritional supplements can play a role in boosting the immune system and priming the body to better react to certain pathogens. Olive leaf extract has antiviral properties due to its stimulation of the propagation of natural killer cells in the body. Zinc lozenges can help restore and...