Health Alert: HPV vaccine lasts longer than originally suggested

(CBS)-The HPV vaccine remains effective long after initial vaccination. Researchers followed boys and girls who were vaccinated between the ages of 9 and 15 and found eight years later they still showed an anti-HPV response. Previous research suggested the vaccine lasts at least four years. Human papillomavirus is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the U.S. and can cause cervical cancer. The CDC recommends all boys and girls ages 11 or 12 get vaccinated.

(CBS)- Childhood disability rates continue to rise. Researchers took a look at data between 2001 and 2011. They found that while there was a decline in the number of physical disabilities, mental health and developmental disabilities rose 16 percent, particularly among more well-off families. Scientists say that's in part because of more awareness of conditions like autism and say documenting these changes helps with treatment and prevention.

(CBS)- A new study shows high-intensity exercise is safe and effective in long-term heart transplant recipients. Researchers compared high-intensity training to the currently recommended moderate-training in 16 stable patients living with a new heart for more than a year. They found high-intensity interval training for a few minutes at close to the maximum heart rate, actually helped patients reach higher levels of exercise capacity, and gain better control of their blood pressure.

 


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