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ACIP Says No to Routine Use of HPV in Boys

human papillomavirus

Despite repeated pleas to make sure that both men and women are protected against cancer, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has said no to routine administering of a Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine to boys.

Cancer Society Caught Up in Controversy; Overplayed Breast, Prostate Cancer Screening Benefits

American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society has been caught up in controversy over a statement by Dr. Otis Brawley, ACS's Chief Medical Officer which hinted that benefits of screening in cases of Breast and Prostate Cancer are somewhat "exaggerated". The statement came as a response to doubts raised about the screening process by leading cancer doctors in the Journal of the American Medical Association, which analyzed the process and raised a question mark on the claim that screening can save lives.

76 Grants Awarded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation - Chewing Gum and Chocolate to Fight Malaria?

Bill Gates

Chewing Gum and Chocolate have made a place among dozens of unlawful approaches to combating worldwide health troubles and are ready to act as new weapons against protozoal infection. These won support today from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which is giving out 76 grants of $100,000 each to scientists in 16 nations.

Ares 1-X Test Model Ready

Ares 1-X test rocket

The Ares 1-X test rocket is ready and is just about the same shape, size and weight as the real thing would be, believe NASA officials. As the $360 Million test flight is all set to launch on Tuesday from the Kennedy Space Center, scientists at the world renowned center are one step closer to their hope of someday launching a new, manned Orion Spaceship.

Worldwide technology spending likely to surge 3.3% by coming year


That’s what analysts reckon and advised Gartner Symposium here on Monday, purporting that corporate computing departments shouldn't block social networking and that security shouldn't completely debar communications with the outside world. “And even if information technology authorities want to shut down such activity, they can't” analysts believed.

FCC gets support from Amazon, Facebook, and Google on “Net neutrality”


Internet companies have their opinions and concerns over the “New Rules” governing online communication, which are likely to execute later this week.

Internet giants like Google, Face-book, Amazon, Twitter and a pile of other high-profile tech companies weighed in on new rules that are currently being written and developed to keep the Internet open.