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Testicular Cancer Awareness Week

Testicular cancer is rare but real. It is the commonest cancer to affect young men between 18 and 35 years of age. Caught early it is eminently treatable and curable and that is why early diagnosis is so important. The only testicular cancer that will kill you is that which is ignored and untreated.

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Can Talcum Powder Cause Cancer

For many years now an association between talcum powder and ovarian cancer has been mooted but never, in my opinion, proven outright. Some studies have shown a slight increased risk with long-term use of Talcum Powder as a female hygiene aid. Other studies have failed to show such a risk. In a situation like this the term 'equivocal' is often used. If there is in fact an association between talcum powder and ovarian cancer then it is a very weak one.

Here is what The American Cancer Society has to say on the subject:

Terminally-ill Patients Given New Hope

Thousands of terminally-ill cancer patients could go into remission by being given two breakthrough drugs at the same time, research shows.

Trials unveiled at the world's largest cancer conference have shown that a new technique of offering two types of immunotherapy at once– not just one but two – more than doubles the numbers of patients who benefit. Here is a link to the recent The Daily Mail Report.

Opioid Addiction the New American Epidemic

In a recent CBS News interview Doctor David Kessler, who ran the FDA from 1990 to 1997, had this to say about ever increasing opioid addiction in America:

"This has been one of the great mistakes of modern medicine, opioid addiction in the U.S. amounts to an epidemic.”

 

OxyContin the biggest selling opioid in USA.

Asked who he thought was responsible to this Dr Kessler said:

Gardasil Anti-cancer Vaccine Is It Safe

Gardasil is an anti human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine introduced in 2010 as a vaccine against cervical cancer. The majority of cervical cancers are caused by the changes brought about by HPV infections of the cervix. Hence, vaccinating against this virus would seem to make perfectly good sense from a Public Health perspective.

Retrograde Ejaculation.

Retrograde Ejaculation or ejaculating backwards or Dry Ejaculation may be defined as the persistent inability to ejaculate forwards through the penis as is normal. Instead, sufferers of this condition ejaculate backwards into the urinary bladder.