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Zen Curmudgeon
05-07-2005, 12:35 PM
A very common virus, Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) infects about half of young women and can cause cervical cancer years or decades later. About a quarter million women die from cervical cancer each year, a number that could quadruple to a million deaths annually by 2050.

Research has produced effective vaccines against HPV, which could in turn reduce deaths from cervical cancer. Look for these vaccines to be available very soon.

But also look at the objections to the vaccines by the "Christian" Family Research Council (Dr. Dobson's political lobbyists). The FRC spokeperson, Bridget Maher, objects to the vaccines. "Giving the HPV vaccine to young women could be potentially harmful, because they may see it as a licence to engage in premarital sex. "

Using the possibility of behavior you don't approve to justify death sentences for hundreds of thousands of women doesn't strike me as consistent with the "culture of life" mantra these frothing lunatics repeat ad nauseum. Or is it that these "love thy neighbor" folks feel a painful death by preventable disease is God's punishment for immoral behavior?

In either case, where did they get the purified hubris to make these choices for the rest of us?

http://www.newscientist.com/channel/sex/mg18624954.500

Take Care -

ZC

large
05-07-2005, 02:17 PM
Umhummmm, just like the Islamic Clerics in Africa, especially Nigeria . . they're preaching against the use of American made "Polio Vaccine" because we're going to wipe them out with it . . .

"From the bosom of the Fundamentalist comes total backwardness!" . . large, 2005

DMad
09-14-2005, 04:43 PM
Well, in line with that kind of thinking I would now be TOTALLY against a cure for lung cancer. This will obviously encourage more people to smoke!

Silly, Silly...

Zen Curmudgeon
10-06-2005, 04:46 PM
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2-1815129,00.html

New cancer vaccine will end routine smear tests
By Nigel Hawkes, Health Editor

CERVICAL cancer, which kills 300,000 women a year around the world, could be largely prevented by a vaccine, researchers have found.

The first big study of a cervical cancer vaccine has proved 100 per cent successful — a “stunning result”, according to one specialist. The results offer hope that women may be spared the indignity of undergoing regular smear tests to detect early signs of the disease.

“We’re breaking out the champagne”, said Eliav Barr, head of clinical development for the drug, which is manufactured by Merck under the name Gardasil. “To have 100 per cent efficacy is something that you have very rarely.”

Now we'll have to see if the FDA will approve this vaccine. The recent refusal to OK over the counter sales of the "morning after pill" Plan B, despite positive recommendations from the FDA's own scientific advisory panel, might be an indicator of the cancer vaccine's future in the US.

Take Care -

ZC

badnewsbear
10-21-2005, 07:51 AM
religous rights ,what can you say.