If Tiffany Bond could have had her 25-year-old son inoculated against the human papilloma virus (HPV), she’d have done it in a heartbeat. After all, Bond knows well the pain HPV virus can cause. Eight years ago, at age 39, Bond flicked back her long hair and touched a lump in her throat. Her doctor’s diagnosis? Bond had oral pharynx cancer – a type of throat cancer caused by the HPV virus. Worse, the cancer had spread into her lymph nodes. She began a seven-week regimen of radiation and chemotherapy treatments so intense that Bond couldn’t eat a thing. She was fed through tubing in her stomach for months and lost about a third of her body weight. “I was sick to my stomach every day for seven weeks,” Bond says. “There came a point where I just gave up – I wanted to die. It was horrific for my son to watch.” The good news, says Joanne Di Nardo, a spokesperson for the Ontario branch of the Canadian Cancer Society: There is an HPV vaccine that is 100 per cent effective against many … [Read more...] about The case for funding the HPV vaccine for boys
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Video Player Close BEIJING, April 30 (Xinhua) -- China will introduce a pilot program to promote the inoculation of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine and improve the rate and quality of cervical cancer screening nationwide this year, according to a health official. The National Health Commission (NHC) is working to enhance measures for the tertiary prevention of cervical cancer to protect women's health, said NHC official Song Li. Song said that China implemented a cervical cancer screening program in major national public health services in 2009. More than 120 million cervical cancer examinations have been conducted free of charge across the nation, Song added. Enditem … [Read more...] about China to launch pilot program to promote HPV vaccination
iPhone Has New Privacy Controls Source: Tracy Le Blanc/Pexels Tim Cook tweets Source: RE Petty This blog post is by Joe Siev and Richard Petty. Apple’s new operating system for its popular iPhone makes it easier for people to avoid being tracked by companies that want to deliver personalized messages. Tailored advertising can range from receiving an unsolicited letter, email, or text addressed to you by name to a highly targeted banner ad based on your recent online search history. In today’s digital economy, ads frequently use behavioral data (our clicks when web surfing) to identify and target us in numerous ways including by our gender , race, and even those shoes we searched for this morning. For internet users, this kind of personalization is everywhere. Surveys show that many consumers have reservations about targeted advertising that might cause them to avoid such ads and resist their influence. Given how widespread personalized advertising … [Read more...] about Does Personalized Marketing Work?
APPLE AirTags are a brilliant way to find lost belongings – but they don't work with every iPhone model. We've put together a quick guide on which iPhone you'll need to use AirTags . Read all the latest Phones & Gadgets news Keep up-to-date on Apple stories Get the latest on Facebook , WhatsApp and Instagram What are Apple AirTags? AirTags are small metal discs that you tack onto objects, and then locate them with an iPhone. A single AirTag costs £29, or you can get a pack of four for £99. It works using Apple's global Find My ecosystem. It's a network of over a billion devices, that can ping other devices nearby to help locate them. That means if someone you don't know walks near your lost iPhone with theirs, it can update the location on your Find My app. This can be accessed via iCloud on the web, or an iPhone, iPad or Mac. AirTag taps into this network, and lets you uncover a lost set of keys, a misplaced handbag, or a dearly … [Read more...] about Does my iPhone work with Apple AirTags? All the supported models revealed
"My child is not a lab rat." The words are from a 25-year-old woman, Susan, and they're in reference to her three-year-old twin girls. While she speaks to DW, her eyes flicker between them as they begin to meander away — first together, then in different directions — in a large, open park in Bonn, Germany. "It just hasn't been tested enough," Susan insists. "A few months [of testing]? That isn't safe." So no, she says. Her kids are not getting vaccinated against COVID-19. And she isn't, either. Her husband had to, and she didn't like that. At a nearby playground, another mother, who does not want to share her name, feels very differently. "I'd vaccinate them. If it were allowed, or doable, then definitely." Her 12-year-old daughter, she says, has had two different kids in her classroom get COVID-19. That led to a two-week quarantine — each time. "That's where you realize it affects them too." At some point in the coming weeks, the European Medicines Agency is expected to … [Read more...] about COVID: How many parents will actually vaccinate their kids?