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Boys to get HPV vaccine

The life saving vaccine that hundreds of teenage girls have received since 2008 will be extended to boys too, it was announced in July.   Human papilloma virus (HPV) is a leading cause of throat cancers, and as more than 30 people are diagnosed with oral cancers every day in the UK, it’s crucial that…

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Birth of the male contraceptive jab

When considering birth control options, the responsibility is usually on the female to take control of contraception, leaving men with one option – condoms. Recent clinical trials may beckon a new era in which men and women take equal responsibility of birth control. The study involved 350 men who were given injections of hormones to…

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