National HPV Vaccination Program Would Provide Big Benefits

The HPV vaccine provides effective protection from the human papilloma virus and the cancers it can induce. Because HPV is transmitted sexually, inclusion in mandatory vaccination schedules has been a controversial issue, and legislation varies by state. Complicating matters further, companies have continued to improve the vaccine, expanding the list of viral strains that it protects against. A new study in PNAS finds that having states require the latest, most protective HPV vaccine for girls and boys would be highly cost-effective and would lead to better health outcomes at the national level.

Source: National HPV vaccination program would provide big benefits

… not while the christian far right still insists it promotes promiscuous sexual behavior.

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Assholes Clap For Child Kicked Off Flight For Having An Allergic Reaction

If you’ve happened to have a good day and want to end it on a high note, too fucking bad. It turns out people are horrible, proven by the gang of assholes on a Washington flight who clapped when a child was deboarded for having an allergic reaction which delayed their flight.

Source: Assholes Clap For Child Kicked Off Flight For Having An Allergic Reaction

The child’s father is currently battling stage 4 throat cancer, and the child is allergic to dogs.