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HPV and oral cancer

HPV and oral cancer

As if we didn’t already have enough to worry about:  HPV has been linked to risk for oral cancer.  HPV – human papilloma virus – is spread through skin-to-skin contact, including oral sex. HPV is very common.  It is the virus that causes anal and genital warts....

Insomnia and Depression

Lying awake, unable to sleep.  Thinking about all the reasons you need to sleep – but can’t.  Feeling increasingly irritated, negative and helpless.  Staring at the clock by the bedside:   2 am, then 3 am. Estimates are that 80% of people with depression have trouble...

Gay health and the medical profession

Good health requires a good relationship with health care providers.  Unfortunately for LGBT people, this report on medical education tells us what many of us already knew:  med schools fall short.  How short?  In a survey of medical school deans in the U.S. and...