Myths: Human Papillomavirus infection

Human papilloma virus (HPV), coloured transmission electron micrograph (TEM).
Human papilloma virus (HPV), coloured transmission electron micrograph (TEM).

Common myths & facts about HPV infection

  1. Not a common problem. Approximately 80% of sexually active adults will have the HPV virus at some point during their life.
  2. Only women get HPV. This infection is common in both sexes.
  3. Condoms prevent HPV infection. If there is a skin-to-skin contact, you can get the infection.
  4. Every type of HPV cause cancer. High-risk viruses (16, 18) can cause cervical, anal, oral and penile cancer.
  5. Only vaginal sex can spread the infection. HPV can be spread through oral, vaginal or anal sex.
  6. Garlic concentrate can cure the HPV. There is no cure for human papillomavirus infection.

Be sure to look for a medical opinion if you think you may have an HPV infection.


2009 Best Hospitals in the US


The Best U.S. Hospitals for 2009

  1. Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore
  2. Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.
  3. Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles
  4. Cleveland Clinic
  5. Massachusetts General, Boston
  6. New York-Presbyterian University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell
  7. University of California-San Francisco Medical Center
  8. Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  9. Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University, St. Louis
  10. Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston &  Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C.
  11. University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle
  12. UPMC-University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  13. University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers, Ann Arbor
  14. Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Stanford, Calif.
  15. Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tenn.
  16. New York University Medical Center
  17. Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Conn.
  18. Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York
  19. Methodist Hospital, Houston
  20. Ohio State University Hospital, Columbus

Top Hospitals by Specialty in the U.S.

  • Cancer: M.D. Anderson Center, University of Texas, Houston
  • Diabetes and endocrine disorders: Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.
  • Digestive disorders: Mayo Clinic
  • Ear, nose, throat: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore
  • Geriatric care: Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles
  • Gynecology: Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston
  • Heart and heart surgery: Cleveland Clinic
  • Kidney disorders: Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Neurology and neurosurgery: Mayo Clinic
  • Ophthalmology: Bascon Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami
  • Orthopaedics: Mayo Clinic
  • Psychiatry: Massachusetts General, Boston
  • Rehabilitation: Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
  • Respiratory disorders: National Jewish Hospital, Denver
  • Rheumatology: Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Urology: Johns Hopkins Hospital


  • News release, U.S. News & World Report.
  • U.S. News & World Report: “America’s Best Hospitals.”
  • Avery Comarow, health rankings editor, U.S. News & World Report.


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Giant baby who weighed 6.4 kg

A baby who weighed 6.4 kilograms (14.10 lb) and measured more than 55 centimeters (1.8 ft), was born in Cancún.

His parents call him “Super Toño”. Antonio Vasconcelos -the baby- gained 200 grams in the first three days.

The mother of Antonio, Teresa Alejandra Cruz, of 23 years, is probably diabetic, because seven years ago this woman gave birth to a baby that weighed 5,2 kilograms

According to The Guiness World Records Book the baby who weighed more is of 10.2 kilograms, born in Italy in 1955 and was son of Carmelina Fedele.

Here are the photos of Antonio: