CDC reports declining HPV, the virus linked with cervical cancer, among young women who received vaccine

CDC researchers found that the rate of human papillomavirus presence among young women dropped by 89% between 2003 to 2006 and 2011 to 2014, eight years after HPV vaccine introduction, among those who received the vaccine, and by 34% among those who were unvaccinated. The findings in The Journal of Infectious Diseases also showed that the quadrivalent HPV vaccine was 83% effective. Click here for full article.



Irregular Sleep Tied to Reduced Happiness, Well-being in Young Adults

Irregular sleep tied to reduced happiness, well-being in young adults

Researchers examined 200 college students ages 18 to 25 and found that those with irregular sleepschedules reported lower morning and evening happiness, healthiness and calmness during the week, compared with those with regular sleep schedules. However, the findings, presented at the Associated Professional Sleep Societies meeting and published in the journal Sleep, showed improved well-being among those who transitioned from irregular to regular sleep patterns. HealthDay News (6/23)

Placenta Capsules Will Make Your Baby Sick

Placenta Capsules Will Make Your Baby Sick

Placenta capsules — pictured here, from a lab in Columbia, Missouri — are an increasingly popular trend for new moms. Their placenta is cleaned, dehydrated and ground into pill form that mothers ingest. However, doctors in Oregon linked the pills to a way to pass infection onto infants.(Megan May) Click Here for the complete article

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