Diabetics and Mouth Cancer

An oral health charity has reminded diabetics to be aware of the signs and symptoms for mouth cancer.

The reminder comes as research has identified people suffering with diabetes are at ‘significantly’ greater risk of developing head and neck cancer.

The study discovered that people with diabetes are almost 50 per cent more likely to develop the disease compared to those without diabetes.

From those cancers identified, it was cancer of the mouth and throat that were the most common areas diagnosed, with diabetics aged 40-65 discovered to be the most at risk. Read more

One kiss transfers 80 million bacteria

What’s in His Kiss?

In the 1960s, a singer named Betty Everett belted, “If you wanna know if he loves you so, it’s in his kiss!”

Covered by Cher in the 1990s, the song neglects to mention what is also “in his kiss” – 80 million bacteria, according to a new study published in the journal Microbiome.
Before germaphobes swear off kissing forever, it should be noted that over 100 trillion microorganisms naturally live in our bodies. Called the microbiome, they are vital for digesting food, synthesizing nutrients and preventing disease. Read more

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