Republican candidates took on vaccines in Wednesday night’s debate. They failed to clarify falsehoods, spouted misinformation, and put their own political aspirations ahead of the needs of young people in this country.
A study released Monday found that Gardasil 9, the newest version of the vaccine that protects against HPV, remains effective for years after it’s given to pre-teen and teen boys and girls.
Diseases such as diabetes and cancer cause tens of millions of deaths each year, many of which are premature. Once the burden of rich countries, these non-communicable diseases are increasingly affecting individuals in low- and middle-income countries where they impose heavy burdens on already fragile health systems. Among the most deadly—and preventable—of these diseases is cervical cancer.
Rhode Island’s legislative agenda on abortion; Louisiana state rep introduces abortion ban; and Rwanda unveils national campaign to address cervical cancer.