The effectiveness of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine against HPV types 16 and 18 is highly dependent on the age at which it is given. Prevalence rates have been shown to be significantly lower among girls who are vaccinated at the recommended ages of 9 to 12 years compared to those who are vaccinated after their sexual debut, data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) indicate.
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HPV Vaccine Effectiveness Dependent on Age at Receipt
RE: Home Blood Pressure Testing Better Than at Clinics: Study
@anuraag Average blood pressure reading is the only measurement on which a doctor can accurately diagnose and treat high blood pressure, she says. A new study by Green and other researchers at Kaiser Permanente shows that giving patients the chance to monitor their blood pressure at home could help get more reliable measurements. Nearly one in four adults in the U.S. with high blood pressure are unaware they have the condition and are not getting treatment to control it. Without treatment, the condition can cause heart attacks, strokes, kidney damage, and other potentially life-threatening health problems. Current guidelines for diagnosing high blood pressure recommend that patients whose pressure is high in the clinic get tested again to confirm the results. While the guidelines recommend home monitoring before diagnosing high blood pressure, research shows that doctors continue to measure blood pressure in their clinics for the second reading.
RE: Prevalence of Youth-Onset Diabetes Climbing
@aditi Elucidating differences in diabetes prevalence trends by diabetes type and demographic characteristics is essential to describe the burden of disease and to estimate current and future resource needs
RE: Alarming Number of Youths With Type 2 Diabetes Have Eye Damage
@adrita Diabetic retinopathy — the leading cause of blindness in working-age adults and one of the top reasons for preventable blindness — is characterized by damage to the blood vessels at the back of the eye. These abnormal vessels resemble scar tissue that can pull the retina out of place, causing blurriness, floaters, or severe vision loss.
RE: New Algorithm Can ID Critical Cancer Mutations in DNA
@angana Cancer is caused by DNA mutations, or, more simply put, "mistakes." Some are tiny – like when just one letter of genomic code is off. These are "relatively easy to interpret," Pillay says. But copy number changes are bigger. If your DNA is a book, copy number changes mean whole words, sentences, or entire pages can be wrong.
A Morning Walk, Less Sitting Can Lower Blood Pressure for Hours
Middle-aged and older adults with excess weight or obesity can improve their blood pressure (BP), and therefore their cardiovascular health, simply by walking briskly for a half hour in the morning because the benefit is sustained for several hours, a small study suggests. Moreover, in women only, following the morning walk with regular interruptions in sitting — that is, 3 minutes of less intense walking breaks every half hour — resulted in an even lower average systolic blood pressure during an 8-hour test period.
Is it normal to have Rheumatoid arthritis at the age of 35?
Hi, I am a 35-year-old male. A few months back I came to know that I have Rheumatoid arthritis. I had chronic joint pain. Am I too young to have Rheumatoid arthritis? Is there anyone who had the same problem? Can anyone suggest to me how to cure it?