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Friday
Mar262010

Oral sex link to head cancer

The number of serious head and neck cancers linked to a virus spread by oral sex is rising rapidly and suggests boys as well as girls should be offered protection through vaccination, doctors said on Friday. Despite an overall slight decline in most head and neck cancers in recent years, cases of a particular form called oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) have increased sharply, particularly in the developed world. This growth seems to be linked to cancers caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV), the scientists said in a report in the British Medical Journal.

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Tuesday
Apr052005

How Powerful People Kept Boys’ Education Off the Agenda: a Warning for Parents and the Public

Dr Peter West from the University of Western Sydney has written an article which sets out some key developments in girls and boys education in the last twelve years and explores "how boys came to be on the political agenda". Its focus is on education in Australia, particularly New South Wales.