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More Adults Get

Cancer Protection
from HPV Vaccine
The HPV vaccine given to young people is reducing rates of cervical cancer and other diseases.
After a recent federally approved expansion, adults
ages 27 to 45 can get the same protection against
human papillomavirus.
The most common sexually transmitted infection,
HPV can also cause genital warts and cancers of the
vulva, vagina, penis, anus and throat. The vaccine can
prevent 90 percent of related cancers,
federal officials say.
While the vaccine does
not protect against HPV
strains adults were
exposed to earlier, it
works against remaining strains-there
are nine in total-for
people who might
encounter the virus.

TRUE OR FALSE

Morning sickness is more common
with girl babies.
TRUE: But we're not talking about queasiness with an
average pregnancy. Various studies have found that
women with severe morning sickness called hyperemesis gravidarum in the first trimester are more
likely to have girls. (And, of course, "morning sickness" is a misnomer; pregnancy nausea and vomiting
can happen any time of day.)
For example, 2,100 women hospitalized in the first
trimester with hyperemesis gravidarum were 50 percent more likely to have girls than 9,800 women without the condition, according to a study in BJOG: An
International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
Women hospitalized for three or more days
because of severe morning sickness had 80 percent
increased odds of having a girl.

STATS: TYPE 2
DIABETES

1 in 10
Number of Americans
with diabetes, the vast
majority with type 2-
more of a risk if you're
overweight or inactive

15

Number of pounds a
200-pound person who is
prediabetic needs to lose
to halve diabetes risk,
along with exercising

74%

Portion of people with
type 2 diabetes who have
high blood pressure

Peanut
Allergy
Remedy
Shows
Promise
A peanut allergy treatment under
study addresses a big fear of allergic children and their parents: a
life-threatening reaction from accidentally eating peanut traces.
With peanut allergies increasing
among U.S. children, the treatment
helped two-thirds of allergic kids
tolerate about two peanuts a day.
In a clinical trial, children took
increasing doses over six months of
a new drug made of peanut flour,
followed by six months of maintaining small daily intake of peanut protein, according to the study in The
New England Journal of Medicine.
The trial could lead to federal
drug approval.
This is not something to try at
home. The peanut flour doses were
carefully measured, and each child's
health was closely monitored.
Even then, a portion of children
withdrew from the study because
of adverse reactions, with many
remaining participants needing
treatment for less severe problems.

5%

Rate of annual increases in
type 2 diagnoses in youths,
a warning sign about the need
for early healthy habits

Sources: CDC, American Diabetes
Association, National Institutes
of Health

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