Should schoolgirls be vaccinated against cancer virus?
The routine vaccination of children against Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) - the first adolescent vaccine against a sexually transmitted infection - will be discussed at the National Cancer Research Institute conference in Birmingham today (1515hrs, Tuesday 2 October).
Professor Henry Kitchener, o...
Appropriate Sanitation Gives Confidence for the Schoolgirls
Girls in Tamil Nadu villages need no longer be embarrassed about going to school during their monthly menstrual cycle . In some areas the state has introduced toilets with incinerators to dispose of sanitary wastes hygienically.
The government, in collaboration with UNICEF, has also taken s...
Cervical Cancer Vaccine Well Tolerated
...cine, such as aluminum salts and yeasts, have previously been associated with hypersensitivity reactions.
The Australian researchers identified 35 schoolgirls
with suspected hypersensitivity reactions, including hives, generalized rash, swelling of subcutaneous tissues (angioedema), and severe allergic react...
Texas Requires Cancer Vaccine for Girls
... Gov. Rick Perry ordered Friday that schoolgirls
in Texas must be vaccinated against the sexually transmitted virus that causes cervical cancer, making Texas the first state// to require the shots. ...
Maternity leave mooted for South African girls
... A proposal that pregnant South African schoolgirls
be allowed "maternity leave" has sparked heated de...has been seen to be increasing.
In 2004, 632 schoolgirls
became pregnant at schools in the KwaZulu Natal pr...maternity leave" of about four months for pregnant schoolgirls
was first mooted at a summit this month of educati...
Cartoons to Indicate Aggressiveness in Urban School Girls
... Researchers working closely with African American inner city schoolgirls
have been developing culturally sensitive drawings of problematic social incidents to help measure// which children are likely to take offense and rea...
Controversial Vaccine Raises Fury of the Church
... The controversial vaccine, Gardasil, against cervical cancer could be given to schoolgirls
from the age of nine to protect them against the cervical cancer causing virus,// HPV, according to yesterday’s report.
However Scots church lea...
Worried About Weight
... A recent health education survey has shown that thousands of teenage schoolgirls
are obsessed by mostly ungrounded worries about their weight//.
While around 60 per cent of these girls, aged 12 to 15, considered themselves to b...