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Vaccine group funds cervical cancer immunizations for poor

LONDON (Reuters) - The GAVI global vaccines group is to help protect more than 180,000 girls in eight countries across Africa and Asia from cervical cancer by funding immunization projects with vaccines from Merck and GlaxoSmithKline. Full story

New Pap smear guidelines

   The annual test for cervical cancer and HPV is now only deemed necessary once every three to five years, according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

South Carolina Gov. Haley reverses self to veto cancer prevention

   Rachel Maddow reports on the veto by South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley of a bill to ease access to an HPV vaccine for girls to prevent cervical cancer - a bill less stringent than one Haley supporter when she was a state legislator.

Need to Know ahead of Tuesday's GOP debate

   MSNBC's Chris Hayes what you Need to Know this week, including details on the booming US solar energy industry, on health care savings associated with "Obamacare," and that 4,000 women die of cervical cancer every year.

Common cervical cancer virus infects men

   A new study has confirmed that the Human Papillomvirus, widely known to cause cervical cancer in women, is also prevalent in about half of all males aged 18-80 suffering from throat or anal cancer. The HPV virus sheds new light on the difference in immune systems between men and women.

In national checkup, women's health gets mixed grades

   While a concerted effort to boost research on women's health over the last two decades has lessened the burden cardiovascular disease, breast cancer and cervical cancer, the effort has yielded less progress on other fronts. NBC's Robert Bazell reports.

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