How to protect your children from cancer
A team of researchers at the Scottish University of Glasgow has devised a child-specific vaccine that reduces the likelihood of certain cancers in the future.
The British newspaper “Evening Times” said in a report on Tuesday (June 25th) June, noting that the study, prepared by researchers, says that male and female school students, who receive a vaccination against HPV, have a greater chance of surviving cervical cancer The uterus of the female and the neck and head cancer in males.
According to Kevin Pollock, one of the participants in the study, there has been an increase in the incidence of cancer of the head and neck, during the past 25 years, noting that the study lasted for a two-year period, involving 235 patients with cervical and head cancer in Scotland.
According to the study, the researchers found that 78 percent of those with cervical and head cancer were men, and that the human papilloma virus is present in 60 percent of the infected.
A person can be infected with human papilloma virus (HPV), through contact, sexual intercourse or through wounds, and in some cases is associated with cervical cancer, in women, and in men’s head and neck cancers.
Infection of the virus causes blisters on the skin or mucous membranes, some of which cause cervical cancer in women, and there are more than 100 species, according to the site of “Mayo Clinic”, which indicated that vaccinations can help to protect against infection of some types.
According to the site, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend that girls and boys aged 11 and 12 years be given the routine human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine and can be administered at an early age of 9 years.