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Licking your partner could be dangerous if … – Medical Research finds

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An article medically reviewed by Christina Chun, MPH and written by Adam Felman sighted by MyNewsGh.com on Medical News Today has indicated that oral sex increases the risk of throat cancer for both males and females.

Oral sex is a commonly performed act of foreplay involving the kissing or licking of the genital area to pleasure a partner. However, it is sometimes stated that the act alone can increase the risk of throat cancer. Is this really the case?

Human papillomavirus (HPV) can spread during oral sex, increasing the possibility of cancer. In the United States, HPV is the most common sexually transmitted virus.

Sexual health presents a range of risks, but worrying about potential health concerns can decrease intimacy between partners and, ultimately, quality of life.

While caution is always advised when it comes to protection against sexual health problems, it is important to know the facts.

This MNT Knowledge Center article will discuss the links between oral sex, HPV, and throat cancer. It will also explain the major risk factors for throat cancer.

Although smoking tobacco and drinking alcohol are the primary risk factors for oral cancer, the HPV virus may also be linked to oral cancer.

It is estimated that 35 percent of throat cancers are related to HPV infections.

HPV has been demonstrated as one of the leading risk factors for cancer of the mouth and throat, known as oropharyngeal cancer.

The infection does not directly cause oral cancer. The virus triggers changes in the infected cells. The genetic material of the virus becomes part of cancer cells, causing them to grow. This can lead to the detection of HPV in people who have cancers that were caused by other factors.

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Later on, these cells can become cancerous. However, few people with an HPV infection will develop cancer. In fact, the body clears around 90 percentTrusted Source of HPV infections within 2 years.

The subtypes of HPV found in the mouth are almost all sexually transmitted, so oral sex is a probable cause.

People who smoke are less likely to be able to clear an HPV infection because smoking damages immune cells in the skin. These normally help protect against viral damage.

In a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 2007, researchers suggested that people who have oral sex with at least six different partners have a significantly higher risk of developing throat cancer.

The team recruited 100 patients who had recently been diagnosed with oropharyngeal cancer, as well as a control group of 200 healthy individuals.

They found that people who had at least six oral sex partners during their lifetime were 3.4 times more likely to have throat cancer. Those with 26 or more vaginal sex partners had 3.1 times the risk of developing throat cancer.

The presence of oral HPV that could cause cancer was found in another study to be 14.9 percent in men who smoked tobacco and have had more than five oral sex partners.

Men with one of those risk factors saw a lower risk of throat cancer at 7.3 percent. Prevalence was much lower for both men (1.7 percent) and women (0.7 percent) who have had one lifetime oral sexual partner or less.

Many media outlets have represented this data poorly, framing oral sex as a direct cause of cancer.

However, the conclusions drawn from research to date are that HPV can be transmitted by oral sex and that it is linked to changes in the infected cellsTrusted Source.

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Akufo-Addo commissions 85-bed central Gonja district hospital

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President Akufo-Addo, on Sunday, 11th July 2021, commissioned the 85-bed Central Gonja District Hospital, located in Buipe, in the Savannah Region, at the start of his 2-day tour of the Region

The Buipe Hospital, whose construction commenced in 2018, is one of six (6) medical installations for which Government secured an 80-million-euro facility from Raiffesen Bank of Austria.

The hospital, together with five (5) others in Somanya, Sawla, Bamboi, Tolon, and Ketu North, was constructed by Vamed Engineering GmbH of Austria, with President Akufo-Addo, on 20th October 2020, commissioning the sixty (60) bed Ultra-Modern Hospital for Weta, in the Ketu North District.

The Buipe Hospital is an 85-bed hospital which is fitted with an out-patient department, Radiology unit, Laboratory, Pharmacy, Dental Unit, male and female wards, as well as paediatric and maternity units.

Indeed, prior to the construction of the hospital in Buipe, its residents had to rely on the Teaching Hospital at Tamale, or the Holy Family Hospital in Techiman. Considering the distances to be travelled from Buipe to Tamale or to Techiman, it had become imperative that Government constructs a health facility in Buipe to take of the health needs of the people of the Central Gonja District.

The President was hopeful that the hospital will help improve the health needs of the people of the district.

Indeed, in addition to the newly constructed Buipe District Hospital, President Akufo-Addo also revealed that Government has constructed health facilities in Mpaha, Digma and Tosinape and Kigberipe, all in the Central Gonja district.

Earlier in the day, the President paid a courtesy call on the Overlord of Gonja, the Yagbonwura, Tutumba Boresa Sulemana Jakpa, to thank him and the Region for the support offered the New Patriotic Party in the 2020 elections.

Touching on the request for potable drinking water made by the Yagbonwura, President Akufo-Addo indicated that he had already cut the sod for the construction of the Damongo Water Supply to address the problem.

He explained that COVID-19 had delayed the implementation of the project, “but I am happy to inform you that by the first week of August the contractor will be moving to site to begin work.”

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Reiterating his commitment to construct some 1,500 kilometres of asphalt roads in 2021, he assured the Yagbonwura that the Savannah Region will be a beneficiary of this project, and re-assured the Overlord of Gonja that the construction of the Savannah Regional House of Chiefs will also commence in earnest.

New RCC Building
President Akufo-Addo also visited the site of the construction of a new 3-Storey Regional Co-ordinating Council (RCC) Administration Block for the Savannah Region, located at Damongo.

The RCC building is currently 70% complete, with concrete works, blockwork, plastering works, roofing, door frame, electrical pipework and cabling and plumbing pipework all completed.

Indeed, in line with directives of the President to ensure a spatial allocation of state institutions in the newly created regions, a 2-Storey Administration block for Regional Education Directorate is also being constructed at Damongo, a 2-Storey Administration block for Regional Health Directorate at Daboya, a 2-Storey Administration block for Regional Agric Directorate at Bole, and a 2-storey Administration block for Regional Feeder Roads Department at Salaga.

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India Is Bringing Free Wi-fi To More Than 1,000 Villages This Year

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Dropcap the popularization of the “ideal measure” has led to advice such as “Increase font size for large screens and reduce font size for small screens.” While a good measure does improve the reading experience, it’s only one rule for good typography. Another rule is to maintain a comfortable font size.

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Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean. A small river named Duden flows by their place and supplies it with the necessary regelialia. It is a paradisematic country, in which roasted parts of sentences fly into your mouth.

A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. Even the all-powerful Pointing has no control about the blind texts it is an almost unorthographic life One day however a small line of blind text by the name of Lorem Ipsum decided to leave for the far World of Grammar. The Big Oxmox advised her not to do so, because there were thousands of bad Commas, wild Question Marks and devious Semikoli, but the Little Blind Text didn’t listen.

On her way she met a copy. The copy warned the Little Blind Text, that where it came from it would have been rewritten a thousand times and everything that was left from its origin would be the word “and” and the Little Blind Text should turn around and return to its own, safe country.

A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like mine. I am so happy, my dear friend, so absorbed in the exquisite sense of mere tranquil existence, that I neglect my talents.

But nothing the copy said could convince her and so it didn’t take long until a few insidious Copy Writers ambushed her, made her drunk with Longe and Parole and dragged her into their agency, where they abused her for their projects again and again. And if she hasn’t been rewritten, then they are still using her.

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Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean. A small river named Duden flows by their place and supplies it with the necessary regelialia.

A collection of textile samples lay spread out on the table – Samsa was a travelling salesman – and above it there hung a picture that he had recently cut out of an illustrated magazine and housed in a nice, gilded frame. It showed a lady fitted out with a fur hat and fur boa who sat upright, raising a heavy fur muff that covered the whole of her lower arm towards the viewer.

Gregor then turned to look out the window at the dull weather. Drops of rain could be heard hitting the pane, which made him feel quite sad. “How about if I sleep a little bit longer and forget all this nonsense”, he thought, but that was something he was unable to do because he was used to sleeping on his right, and in his present state couldn’t get into that position. However hard he threw himself onto his right, he always rolled back to where he was.

The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.

One morning, when Gregor Samsa woke from troubled dreams, he found himself transformed in his bed into a horrible vermin. He lay on his armour-like back, and if he lifted his head a little he could see his brown belly, slightly domed and divided by arches into stiff sections.

A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. Even the all-powerful Pointing has no control about the blind texts it is an almost unorthographic life One day however a small line of blind text by the name of Lorem Ipsum decided to leave for the far World of Grammar. The Big Oxmox advised her not to do so, because there were thousands of bad Commas, wild Question Marks and devious Semikoli, but the Little Blind Text didn’t listen.

His room, a proper human room although a little too small, lay peacefully between its four familiar walls. A collection of textile samples lay spread out on the table – Samsa was a travelling salesman – and above it there hung a picture that he had recently cut out of an illustrated magazine and housed in a nice, gilded frame.

It showed a lady fitted out with a fur hat and fur boa who sat upright, raising a heavy fur muff that covered the whole of her lower arm towards the viewer. Gregor then turned to look out the window at the dull weather. Drops of rain could be heard hitting the pane, which made him feel quite sad.

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Adwoa Safo highlights govt’s Coronavirus mitigation efforts at UN forum

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Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, Hon. Sarah Adwoa Safo has indicated government’s commitment towards eliminating the challenges the most vulnerable in Ghana face as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic at the United Nations High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development on Tuesday.

The UN is holding its 9th Session of the High Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development under the theme, “Ensuring that No One is Left Behind” from Tuesday 6th July to Thursday 15th July at the UN Headquaters, New York.

The HLPF is the main UN platform on Sustainable Development with a central role in the follow-up and review of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

All UN Member States as well as representatives from civil society organizations participate in the HLPF, which meets under the auspices of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

Hon. Sarah Adwoa Safo, was invited by the UN Economic and Social Council to speak on the protection of the poorest and the vulnerable from the COVID 19 crisis and empowering them to realise the Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs).

In her Address, Hon. Adwoa Safo highlighted some of government’s key initiatives to help all Ghanaians, especially the vulnerable, to mitigate the effects of the Covid 19 pandemic including the Social Protection Policy and the Ghana Cares program.

“In Ghana, the government has started deliberate interventions to target the vulnerable in society.

“These include the: Social Protection Policy, National Gender Policy, School Feeding Policy, Free Compulsory Basic Education, Free Senior High School, Children’s Act, Disability Act, National Health Insurance Act, National Plan of Action on Elimination of Worst Forms of Child Labor, National Framework on Early Child Marriage and the Strategic Plan to Address Teenage Pregnancy are just some of the legislations carved to protect and promote women, girls, the young and the vulnerable” she mentioned.

She continued, “The President, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo-Addo has also initiated the Ghana COVID-19 Alleviation and Revitalization of Enterprise Support initiative (GHANA CARES).

“This initiative is an audacious GHȻ100 billion post COVID programme to stabilize, revitalize and transform Ghana’s economy to create jobs and prosperity for Ghanaians over a three-year period. This will go a long way to help Ghanaians, especially the most vulnerable to navigate the effects of the pandemic in our country.”

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On the effects of the Global Covid 19 Pandemic on adolescents worldwide, she mentioned that it would be essential to take an intersectional approach that addresses the different factors that may impede adolescents’ well-being due to the effects of the COVID 19 pandemic.

“Everywhere, adolescents suffer the consequences of COVID-19, including isolation from their peers, interruption of their education and increased vulnerability to sexual abuse, and this has affected their physical and mental health.

“It is essential to take an intersectional approach that addresses the different factors that may impede adolescents’ well-being.
Due to its multi-dimensional nature, multiple sectors must unite around the common objective of improved adolescent well-being.

“Therefore, we must align efforts across and beyond United Nations partners together with adolescents and youth. We are pleased that steps towards such an alignment are underway, building on ongoing adolescent-related strategies and initiatives” she stressed.

Hon Sarah Adwoa Safo is leading the call to accelerate action and invest in the youth towards the advancement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

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