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New Study Shows Headjobs Might Be Giving You Cancer
A team of researchers from Johns Hopkins University got more than 500 people to complete a behavioural survey on their sexual activities over several years. About a third of participants had been diagnosed with HPV; about two thirds hadn’t. Main points of interest included an individual’s age, their total number of sexual partners, the age of their “sexual initiation”, and the number of people they performed oral sex on within a short time period.
The findings, published in the American Cancer Society’s peer-reviewed journal CANCER, indicate that having 10 prior oral sex partners is linked to a 4.3-times greater likelihood of contracting HPV-related cancer of the mouth and throat, and that having oral sex at a younger age and more partners in a shorter time period are both associated with higher risk.
Participants who had older sexual partners when they were young and those with partners who engaged in extramarital sex were also more likely to have contracted the cancers, while those who had never engaged in oral sex were less likely.
New Study Shows BJs Might Be Giving You Cancer
Tooth jewelry trend celebs love is actually terrible, dentist confirms
Celebrities like Katy Perry, Hailey Baldwin, and Pink are turning to tooth jewelry to make sparkly statements with their smiles.
“Grills can be difficult because you have to take them out and they’re hard to speak and eat with, but what I’m doing now is adhering diamonds to the teeth and they can stay there all the time,” Dr. Anjali Rajpal, who works with all three of the aforementioned stars, recently told Us Weekly.
“I like to make something fun and since there’s no damage to the tooth structure … all I do is polish off the gem and polish back the tooth structure, so they can easily change it up,” Rajpal continued of what she called a “cool new trend.”
But not all dentists agree. Dr. Michael Apa, the cosmetic dentist behind the smiles of Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Uma Thurman, recently told Page Six “there are so many” reasons to avoid adding diamonds to your incisors.
Cancer drugs grown in chicken eggs may lower their cost
Researchers in Japan may have found a way to produce cheaper drugs that could be used to treat a range of diseases from chicken eggs.
They have successfully genetically modified hens to produce eggs containing large amounts of interferon beta protein, a protein used to treat various illnesses, including multiple sclerosis and cancer.
The protein is very expensive, costing between $300-$1000 for just one microgram, according to pharmaceutical company, Cosmo Bio who co-led the research.
For treating MS, for example, the interferon dosage can start at 30 micrograms and increase from there.
A Silent Epidemic of Cancer Is Spreading Among Men
Eating too much sugar may increase your risk of cancer
An end to cavities for people with sensitive teeth?
Tooth sensitivity commonly occurs when the protective layers of teeth are worn away, revealing a bony tissue called dentin. This tissue contains microscopic hollow tubes that, when exposed, allow hot and cold liquids and food to contact the underlying nerve endings in the teeth, causing pain. Unprotected dentin is also vulnerable to cavity formation. Plugging these tubes with a mineral called nanohydroxyapatite is a long-standing approach to treating sensitivity. But the material doesn't stand up well to regular brushing, grinding, erosion or acid produced by cavity-causing bacteria. Cui Huang and colleagues wanted to tackle sensitivity and beat the bacteria at the same time.
Hemorrhoids: Dangers, treatments and prevention
Hemorrhoids have plagued mankind's derrieres for centuries.
It's said that French leader Napoleon Bonaparte's rectal protrusion caused him such pain during the Battle of Waterloo that it affected his ability to lead, ultimately costing him victory.
Hippocrates pioneered many of the surgical techniques used today to address hemorrhoids, or more accurately "piles," which is the name for a swollen, inflamed hemorrhoid. The word hemorrhoid actually refers to cushions of tissue that line the anal canal. We all have them, as they are responsible for bolstering and tightening the anal canal and sphincter muscle that keep us from leaking unmentionables when we cough or sneeze.
But those tissues break down, and by the time we are 50, over half of us will have suffered at least one episode of this itchy, burning, often excruciating life event. Despite that, the subject of hemorrhoids is not one that we often speak about, even away from the dinner table.
Long-term breastfeeding leads to more cavities, study says
Children who are breastfed for two years or longer are more likely to have dental cavities, according to a study published Friday in the journal Pediatrics.
Researchers analyzed breastfeeding behaviors and sugar consumption for 1,129 children in Pelotas, Brazil. At age 5, the children visited a dentist, and were examined for decayed, missing and filled primary tooth surfaces and severe early childhood caries, or severe cavities. Severe early childhood caries were defined as six or more decayed, missing and filled primary tooth surfaces.
Among the children in the study, 23.9% had severe cavities and 48% had at least one tooth surface affected by a cavity. Kids who were breastfed for two years or longer had a 2.4 times higher risk of having severe cavities, compared to kids who were breastfed for less than a year.
How Bad is it to Eat Really Fast?
One night, your friend goes to a nice restaurant where the food is plated like small works of contemporary art and proceeds to scarf down their filet mignon like it's a post-blaze Crave Case from White Castle. Truth be told, your friend waits too long between meals and eats like a starving stray just about anywhere you go. Aside from making you look bad in front of the judgey maître d', is eating this fast bad for your health?
Before we get to a hard yes or no, here's a mini-lecture on the mysterious workings of the digestive system "from gum to bum," according to Lisa Ghanjhu, an associate professor of gastroenterology and hepatology at NYU Langone Medical Center. The more work you do with your teeth and stomach, she says, the less work needs to be done the further down as your food gets into the large and small intestines where the actual absorption of nutrients takes place.
Braces Are Actually Bad For Your Teeth
In college when I asked my friend Charlie his type, he said, "straight teeth." His type once got braces for two years—sometimes twice, top and bottom. When she got them off one day and stared, horrified, at the yellow moss between her teeth, her orthodontist told her about Crest Whitening Strips. Charlie's type will sail to college, meet him at a tailgate, and smile.
The problem with Charlie's type is, once he's found her and locked her in like a retainer, her gums begin to disintegrate. This is the real cost of straight teeth: Some 400,000 Americans develop gum recession and gum disease from braces every year.
In turn, gum disease increases our risk of other systemic diseases, like heart disease, pneumonia, pancreatic cancer, and diabetes. More acutely, gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss.
Can Swallowing Semen Cause Stomach Problems?
Semen is made up of the same harmless nutrients, minerals, and sugars that you probably eat every day—stuff like vitamin C, potassium, calcium, and fructose. (Sperm cells actually account for a very small portion of semen.) Still, it can't replace your peanut butter protein shake: A man only produces about a teaspoon of semen per orgasm, and that's not nearly enough to provide any health benefits—even if you're getting it daily. But it also doesn't contain any seriously foreign ingredients, and your body digests it like any other sustenance you eat, says Debby Herbenick, an associate professor at Indiana University School of Public Health. The real danger lies in the risk of infection before you swallow.
A Gay Man Reveals The One Thing Girls Need To Do To Give An Amazing Blowjob
What’s a secret tip to giving blowjobs that I’ve totally been missing out on?
Girl, don’t even get me started.
Being on the giving and receiving end of things, I can talk blowjobs for days. But time is money, and I’ve got dinner reservations later, so let me just get straight to the point.
I bet there are times when you’re really getting in the zone. You’re working and jerking with all you’ve got, using mathematical formulas to figure out where you should angle your mouth, while simultaneously rubbing your hands all over.
Blowjobs are a goddamn science, I know.
But while you’re all up in our crotch area, you also still need to be aware of “us.”
A researcher discovered how cavemen cleaned their teeth. It will make you want to brush yours.
The earliest known toothbrushes date back to 3500 B.C., found in Egyptian tombs next to their owners. They're pieces of stick, really, with frayed ends to whisk away debris. But the fact that the Egyptians thought to pack a toothbrush on their trip to the afterlife hints at one of the most vexing problems throughout human history: How do we get gunk out of our teeth?
Archaeologically speaking, it's a difficult question to answer. Cavemen dentists were notoriously poor record keepers. And while bones can survive the march of time, biological material like chewed food isn't as hearty. That makes it hard to know, say, what a cavewoman ate for dinner on a chilly night in northern Spain, or whether she preferred Colgate or Crest.
Karen Hardy may have cracked the mystery, literally, by breaking down calcified plaque from some of the oldest human remains in Europe.
What e-cigarettes might be doing to your gums
Electronic cigarettes could be as harmful to gums and teeth as regular cigarettes are, a new study suggests.
In laboratory experiments, researchers at the University of Rochester in New York exposed nonsmokers’ gum tissue to e-cigarette vapors.
Their findings appear to counter arguments that the battery-operated devices are a healthier alternative to cigarette smoking.
“We showed that when the vapors from an e-cigarette are burned, it causes cells to release inflammatory proteins,” said study leader Irfan Rahman. These, in turn, “aggravate stress within cells, resulting in damage that could lead to various oral diseases,” explained Rahman, a professor of environmental medicine in the School of Medicine and Dentistry.
Bellevue patient says male nurse sexually assaulted him
An emotionally distressed man was sexually assaulted by a male nurse shortly after he checked himself into Bellevue Hospital for “severe anxiety,” says his suit against NYC Health+Hospitals.
The man, whose name is being withheld, said the nurse forced him into oral sex on April 22.
“The safety of our patients is a priority,” said H+H.
Minimum age to buy cigarettes in Chicago increases to 21 starting Friday
An ordinance raising the minimum smoking age from 18 to 21 takes effect Friday, a move hailed by city officials as a boon to public health, criticized by some young people as an annoyance and denounced by one local liquor store owner as the reason he is selling his business.
Jay Patel, 40, said he listed Copperfield's Market on the Near North Side for sale last week in response to increased regulations on small businesses in the city. He said he dreads explaining new tobacco laws to young tourists who can buy cigarettes in their home states, and he considers the ordinance the last straw.
"Sometimes customers throw cigarettes in my face," he said. "They think I'm the one taxing them. I tell them, it's not me, it's the city. I'd rather sell the business and move to the suburbs out of Cook County. It's not worth the hassle."
The city also will impose new taxes on retailers who sell tobacco products, including cigars and smokeless tobacco, and enforce a ban on redeeming coupons and other discount vouchers.
Why You Should Always Brush Your Tongue
We all know the importance of brushing your teeth. Our parents, grandparents, dentists and hygienists drive this message home at an early age. But did you realize that you need to be cleaning your tongue too?