From quit-smoking campaigns, to safer cars, to vaccines that stamped out polio and smallpox and are now tackling HPV and the flu, public health interventions are worth the money.

A YouTube video challenging the benefits of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, by filmmaker Joan Shenton, demonstrates why film has become a choice tool for vaccine critics.

Courageous reporting on the pseudoscience that stoked fear in Japan about the HPV vaccine landed Riko Muranaka the prestigious John Maddox prize prize last week.

Gardasil has been around for 10 years and is known to prevent HPV-related cancers. But most children aren’t receiving it, according to the CDC.Only 50% of girls and 38% of boys had all the required dosages last year—nowhere near the 80% coverage experts want. HPV is known…

HPV-related oral and genital cancers are on the rise in the US. Yet safety concerns, stigma and lack of knowledge have kept many Americans from using the vaccine that could protect them.

Cervical cancer killed nearly 70,000 women in India last year amid ongoing debate about the use of HPV vaccine, which inoculates against the virus that commonly causes the disease.   Barriers to vaccinating more girls and women have included the vaccine’s high cost and…

The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is working so well, we could see the end of cervical cancer in the space of a few decades. “Dozens of studies” prove that the vaccine is safe and effective, said Gina Ogilvie, the Canada Research Chair in global control of HPV-related…

A Pediatrics study released today finds that human papillomavirus (HPV) prevalence has fallen by 64% in the decade since the CDC recommend vaccinating against it. CDC researchers said they documented for the first time evidence of the vaccine’s effect on women in their 20s…