Oncology & Cancer

Men face higher risk of cancers linked to oral sex

Men are twice as likely as women to get cancer of the mouth and throat linked to the human papillomavirus, or HPV, one of the most common sexually transmitted infections, researchers say.

Health

US recommends routine HPV vaccination for boys

US health authorities on Friday urged all boys age 11-12 to get a routine vaccination against the most common sexually transmitted disease, human papillomavirus, or HPV.

Oncology & Cancer

Why throat cancers are on the rise, and why it matters to you

Who among us hasn't had a sore throat, a hoarse voice or a lump in the neck? Usually these are minor problems that go away on their own or after a course of antibiotics—but if they don't, check in with your doctor. These ...

Dentistry

The starch risk to teeth

An examination of research on oral health, commissioned by the World Health Organisation, has indicated that for oral health we should stick to whole grain carbohydrates and avoid processed ones, especially if sweet.

Oncology & Cancer

Researchers home in on way to predict aggressiveness of oral cancer

(Medical Xpress)—Studying mouth cancer in mice, researchers have found a way to predict the aggressiveness of similar tumors in people, an early step toward a diagnostic test that could guide treatment, according to researchers ...

Oncology & Cancer

Pathogens in the mouth induce oral cancer

Pathogens found in tissues that surround the teeth contribute to a highly aggressive type of oral cancer, according to a study published 1st October in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens by Yvonne Kapila of the University ...

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