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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Oral sex linked to throat cancer; Oral Sex Cause of Throat Cancer Rise; Men at throat cancer risk with oral sex; BBC documentary to tackle oral sex cancer risk; Jaime Winstone

A virus contracted through oral sex is the cause of some throat cancers, say US scientists.

HPV infection was found to be a much stronger risk factor than tobacco or alcohol use, the Johns Hopkins University study of 300 people found.

The New England Journal of Medicine study said the risk was almost nine times higher for people who reported oral sex with more than six partners.

But experts said a larger study was needed to confirm the findings.

HPV infection is the cause of the majority of cervical cancers, and 80% of sexually active women can expect to have an HPV infection at some point in their lives.


- Oral Sex Cause of Throat Cancer Rise

- Men at throat cancer risk with oral sex

Jaime Winstone: - BBC documentary to tackle oral sex cancer risk

Video: - Possible Oral Sex Cancer Risk

- Infection risk and oral sex

- Myth: if  you get the HPV shot  you're safe from cervical cancer

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Cancer; Dr. Dennis Slamon: The Search for a Cure for Breast Cancer; 'Living Proof'; Herceptin; Anthracyclines with Herceptin/heart problems

Today I watched the very inspiring movie about Dr Dennis Slamon's battle to get funding for research in finding new treatments for breast cancer.

I have great respect for his wife who encouraged him to fight for this cause even though it put a strain on her marriage and family.

Cancer has no respect for gender or age!

The world needs more dedicated researchers and  generous donors to help fund the research.

- 'Living Proof'

- Herceptin

-Herceptin: A wonder drug, but not a miracle

Monday, October 11, 2010

C.S Lewis; From atheism to theism; From theism to Christianity; C.S. Lewis explains Narnia;

C.S Lewis seemed to have had the same problem as I had!

Unlike him I always believed that God 'was' but I could never really figure out how Jesus fitted in.

- Who Was CS Lewis?

- From atheism to theism

- From theism to Christianity

- C.S. Lewis explains Narnia

Friday, October 08, 2010

Neil Diamond; The Very Best of Neil Diamond; Hillbrow

Feeling nostalgic so am posting the links to some of my favourite Neil Diamond songs.

They remind me of the time I used to hang out with my uncle Clive in Hillbrow, Johannesburg.

He's passed on since but his ghost hangs about in the music. 

- Kentucky Woman

- Cherry Cherry

- Cracklin' Rosie

- Solitary Man

- Longfellow Serenade

- Hello Again

- I Am...I Said

- Neil Diamond Song Lyrics