Drinking Four Cups of Coffee a Day Could Protect Against Oral Cancer

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Regular coffee drinkers are less likely to develop oral cancers.

Researchers found regular coffee drinkers were 39 per cent less likely to develop oral and pharynx cancers than those who didn’t drink coffee.  It follows a similar study by Japanese scientists who tracked patients’ drinking habits for 13 years and who found those downing at least one cup a day were much less likely to get tumours than those who hardly ever drank coffee.

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Back Off! Leave the Earwax Alone

Back Off! Leave the Earwax Alone

Mining for gold is not always a good idea

The gooey, golden stuff that builds up inside your ears should stay there, according to national guidelines on earwax removal released today.

“Earwax is not intrinsically evil stuff, and consequently does not have to be removed merely because it’s present,” said Peter Roland, an ear, nose and throat doctor at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. “In fact, it serves a function and so if you don’t need to take it out, you should just leave it alone.”

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Oral Cancer Increasing Dramatically

Oral Cancer Increasing Dramatically

The cases of oral cancer caused by a virus transmitted during oral sex appear to have increased drastically over the last 30 years, according to a study by US researchers.

The team led by Maura Gillison at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, US, studied trends in oral cancers recorded by US National Cancer Institute registries, and suggested that this increasing trend can be related to changes in people’s sexual behavior.
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