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Study Finds HPV Transmitted by Oral Sex Can Cause Throat Cancer

Study Finds HPV Transmitted by Oral Sex Can Cause Throat Cancer

Actually, oral sex doesn’t cause throat cancer, but as two recent studies show, it can be the means of transmitting the human papillomavirus (HPV) – which does cause cancer. Two strains of HPV (16 and 18) cause nearly all cases of cervical cancer, however, it is only recently that scientists discovered that HPV 16 is also responsible for up to a third of the cancers in the oropharynx (the middle part of the throat including the soft palate, base of the tongue and tonsils).

Mammogram in Women Under 40

Mammogram in Women Under 40

A new report finds that mammograms in women under 40 are not as beneficial as previously believed. After reviewing records from nearly 200,000 women under the age of 40 who had mammograms performed, radiologist Bonnie Yankaskas of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and colleagues concluded that mammograms did more harm than good.

A Participant's Guide to Mental Health Clinical Research

A Participant

Choosing to take part in clinical research is an important personal decision. Your decision to participate will depend on your interests, needs, and expectations about research...

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