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Immunization

Sexual Health
October 27, 2017

What you need to know about HPV (Human Papilloma Virus)

Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection in adults worldwide. HPV is the name for a group of viruses that affect the skin and the moist membranes lining the body, for example in the anus, cervix, mouth and throat. There are more than 100 types of HPV, around 40 of which can affect the genital area. HPV can cause genital warts, and is transmitted through skin-to-skin contact, particularly through unprotected vaginal and oral sex. It’s very contagious, and while the virus often presents no visible symptoms, it’s linked to the development of certain cancers, notably cervical…
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Child HealthParenting
May 25, 2015

Busting the vaccination myth

Before the days of vaccinations, people had little option but to take their chances with whatever illness or disease was sweeping through their town. However, once treated as lifesaving wonders of modern technology, vaccines have now become a source of suspicion and debate. So, the question is: to jab or not to jab? (more…)
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