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Oral Sex Causes Cancer – Participants are liable to die young

What’s the leading cause of oral cancer? Smoking? Heavy drinking?

Actually, it’s oral sex.

Scientists say that 64 percent of cancers of the oral cavity, head, and neck in the U.S. are caused by human papillomavirus (HPV), which is commonly spread via oral sex, NPR reported. The more oral sex you have – and the more oral sex partners you have – the greater the risk of developing these potentially deadly cancers.

“An individual who has six or more lifetime partners – on whom they’ve performed oral sex – has an eightfold increase in risk compared to someone who has never performed oral sex, Ohio State University’s Dr. Maura Gillison, said at a recent scientific meeting, according to NPR.

It’s news that might alarm some parents, who worry about adolescents’ appetite for oral sex.

“Today’s teens consider oral sex to be casual, socially acceptable, inconsequential, and significantly less risky to their health than ‘real’ sex,” Dr. Gillison and colleagues said in a written statement released in conjunction with the meeting.

Teens simply think oral sex is “not that a big a deal,” Dr. Bonnie Halpern-Felsher, professor of pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco, told NPR. “Parents and health educators are not talking to teens about oral sex. Period.”

But simply needling teens about the risks posed by oral sex and HPV – the same virus that causes cervical cancer – is no substitute for literally giving them the needle.

“When my patients ask whether they should vaccinate their sons, I say ‘certainly,” Gillison said, the Telegraph reported. “The vaccine will protect them against genital warts and anal cancer and also as a potential byproduct of that it may protect them against oral cancer caused by HPV.”

This year, 37,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral or pharyngeal cancer this year, according to the Oral Cancer Foundation. Eight thousand will die from the cancers.


Posted by on June 30, 2012 in entertainment, health, Relationships


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Coca-Cola found to contain alcohol!

Coca-Cola and Pepsi contain minute traces of alcohol, scientific research published in France has revealed.

The revelation will cause concern among those who chose the carbonated soft drink for religious, health or safety reasons.

According to tests carried out by the Paris-based National Institute of Consumption (INC) more than half of leading colas contain the traces of alcohol.


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Posted by on June 29, 2012 in health


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Scientists create human babies – Genetically Modified babies born and Designed

Allegedly “normal” babies recently born after scientists inserted mitochondrial DNA into women’s defective eggs to allow them to conceive, born in the last three years.

The world’s first genetically modified humans have been created, it was revealed last night. The disclosure that 30 healthy babies were born after a series of experiments in the United States provoked another furious debate about ethics.
So far, two of the babies have been tested and have been found to contain genes from three ‘parents’.

Fifteen of the children were born in the past three years as a result of one experimental programme at the Institute for Reproductive Medicine and Science of St Barnabas in New Jersey.

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Posted by on June 29, 2012 in health


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Viagra Puts Men’s Fertility at Risk, Researchers Warn

The anti-impotence drug Viagra actually reduces men’s fertility by decreasing the ability of their sperm to fertilize an egg, according to a study conducted by researchers at Queen’s University Belfast and published in the journalFertility and Sterility.

Researchers carried out two different experiments to determine what effect the popular drug might have on sperm cells. In the first study, human sperm samples were bathed in weak Viagra solutions, intended to approximate the blood concentration acquired from taking a single 100-milligram Viagra pill. They found that while the Viagra-bathed sperm became more active, they also suffered damage to the structure at their heads known as the acrosome. This portion of the cell contains enzymes that help break down the membrane around an egg so that the sperm can penetrate it.

To determine if this cell damage actually affected fertility rates, the researchers compared the fertility of two groups of male mice, one of which had been given Viagra. They found that mice in the Viagra group produced 40 percent fewer fertilized embryos than mice that had not been given any drugs.

Researcher David Glenn noted that the many fertility clinics that prescribe Viagra in order to increase sperm counts may actually be harming the fertility of their clients.

“I think it is worrying that some in-vitro fertilization clinics are using Viagra in order to boost fertility results,” Glenn said. “Couples that go there for treatment are, by definition, already having problems getting pregnant. Giving male partners something that could make the problem worse is scarcely the right approach.”

Glenn also expressed concern over the long-term effects that recreational Viagra use might have on people’s fertility.

“Viagra has become a widely used recreational drug,” Glenn said. “It is mixed with cocaine, for example, and is sold in clubs. Our work leaves open the possibility that there could be a cumulative effect from taking Viagra, however, which could pose serious fertility problems in later life.”


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Posted by on June 29, 2012 in entertainment, health


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Shea Butter…Sheer Pleasure

By Jess

Shea butter, locally called ‘Ori’

The most common complaints from ladies, apart from money and work, are often skin and hair related. Complaints range from oily skin, pimples and rashes to breaking or weak hair. Treatments have been recommended by ‘professionals’, all to no avail. Well, I’m glad to let you know that there has been a breakthrough. I present to you nature’s hidden secret: Shea butter, otherwise known as ‘Ori‘.

The health benefits of Ori, which is made from the Karite tree, are numerous. More than a popular cooking oil, it boasts a multi-relief system allowing it tackle to a number of bodily ailments such as coughs and catarrh.

Oh, and what it can do to relieve your hair and skin worries! A few suggestions:

For your hair, shea butter moisturizes, guards against breakage, and heals weak hair. For maximum effect, apply directly onto scalp and body of the hair and massage thoroughly. If you are worried about the smell, mix it with your hair creme.

For your body, shea butter supplies natural oil to heal eczema, burns, rashes, wrinkles, discoloration and stretch marks. It also contains cinnamic acid, which provides natural protection against the sun’s harmful rays. Apply directly to skin like a body cream or mix with your favorite store-bought brand.

All over the world people are discovering the many benefits of Shea butter, but it’s native only to Africa. Go local with shea butter and enjoy the benefits of nature’s goodness.

Shea butter, locally called ‘Ori’


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Posted by on June 28, 2012 in fashion, health


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