FOX 47 - Health News
MADISON (WMSN) -- The Centers for Disease Control is recommending a controversial vaccine for boys. An advisory panel is so convinced of the benefit of the HPV vaccine, the vote was a
decisive 13-0, with one abstention.
The HPV vaccine has long been recommended to prevent cervical cancer in girls.
More than 8,000 HPV-positive head and neck cancers are diagnosed every year. The number of cancers has increased dramatically over the past decade. Researchers think men are getting it from women - through oral sex or other close contact.
The vaccine is controversial, with some critics saying further study is needed. Fewer than 50 percent of children now get the vaccine, but medical experts say these vaccines are as important as those for polio and mumps.
Federal health officials normally adopt the panel's recommendations and ask physicians and patients to follow their guidelines.
Sun. - Fri. on FOX 47 News at 9!
Top Health Headlines (foxnews.com)
|Doctors remove chopstick from Chinese boy's brain|
A Chinese toddler is expected to fully recover after he shoved a chopstick so far up his nose that it penetrated his brain.
|Former President George W. Bush helps welcome ALS Ice Bucket Challenge creator's newborn daughter|
The newborn daughter of Pete Frates, the amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patient widely credited with popularizing the viral Ice Bucket Challenge got the presidential treatment when she made her entrance into the world on August 31.
|Mom who suffered 29 heart attacks in 24 hours now training for fitness competition|
A British mother of three who once suffered 29 heart attacks in 24 hours is now channeling her energy into fitness, and is looking forward to participating in the Miss Galaxy Universe fitness competition.
|WHO revises up number of health workers killed by Ebola in Sierra Leone|
Thirty more health care workers have died of Ebola in Sierra Leone than previously thought, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday, suggesting the risk to medical staff may have been understated.
|Ever-present endemic Ebola now major concern for disease experts|
West Africa's Ebola epidemic is the largest the world has ever seen, but infectious disease experts are almost as fearful of a long-term legacy in humans as they are about the deaths it is causing right now.
Tonight on FOX 47
5:00pm Two and a Half Men
5:30pm Big Bang Theory
6:00pm Modern Family
6:30pm Big Bang Theory
8:00pm New Girl
8:30pm The Mindy Project
9:00pm FOX 47 News at 9
9:35pm Modern Family
10:05pm Mike & Molly
10:35pm Mike & Molly
11:05pm Two and a Helf Men
11:35pm The Simpsons