Why are rates of mouth and throat cancer up 200% on 20 years ago?

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Over 90% of throat and mouth cancers contain the genetic signature of the Human Papilloma Virus.  Scientists think that people having oral sex is spreading the virus to the mouth...
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« Last Edit: 03/05/2011 19:44:20 by chris »

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Should the question not be..... Why are people getting and giving more head?  [:0]
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex... It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction. (Einstein)

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what is the increase of mouth and throat cancers in absolute numbers? how many persons do get these cancers?