More Evidence Shows HPV Vaccine Prevents Cervical Cancer

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Evidence keeps piling up how the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine may help prevent cervical cancer.

While it’s still too early to say that the HPV vaccine is lowering cervical cancer cases, this new study finds a recent decline in the number of young American women with cervical tissue changes that can lead to cancer.

The team lead by members of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention discovered between 2008 and 2012 there was a large decline in high-grade cervical lesions among women between 18 and 20 with a smaller decrease among women 21 to 24.

Study authors say there may be other factors driving this trend including more people adhering to cervical cancer screening recommendations.

They believe it may take many years to fully assess the impact of the HPV vaccination on cervical cancer rates, but experts who reviewed the study are encouraged by these findings.
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June is National Migraine Awareness Month and as the weather gets warmer, the head pain can intensify.

Symptoms can range from vomiting to light and noise sensitivity.

For some people, it can disrupt their daily routine.

“The thing that’s really difficult is that they lose hours out of their day. Four hours, eight hours, the average is a little bit over eight hours. Migraines are very unpredictable, so you really, you never know what you day’s going to be like,” said Dr. Merle Diamond, president of Diamond Headache Clinic.

The Migraine Research Foundation reports nearly one out of every four U.S. households has someone who suffers with migraines.
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General Mills is making changes to its cereals by removing artificial flavors and colors from artificial sources.

The company says it will now be using more recognizable, familiar ingredients to create colors and flavors.

It’s a change General Mills says was made long ago to more than 60 percent of brands including Cinnamon Toast Crunch and original Cheerios.

Now it’s taking on the remaining cereals.

General Mills says consumers won’t notice a change to the taste.

Trix and Reese’s Puffs will be among the first to shift ingredients with the updated products on store shelves later this year.

The company says reformulating cereals with marshmallows will be a focus next year, adding this may take longer than grain-heavy cereals.

General Mills plans to have more than 90 percent of its cereals free of artificial flavors and colors from artificial sources by the end of 2016.
 

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