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Why you should never order a steak well done

Eating red meat can boost the risk of developing deadly liver disease, a study suggests. Israeli scientists have found the risk of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is highest for those who enjoy their steak ‘well done’. The disease, referred to as ‘human foie gras’, can lead to cirrhosis, which can …

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Can oral sex give you cancer?

THE human papilloma virus (HPV) is a dou ble-s tranded DNA virus that infects the epithelial cells of skin and mucosa. The moist epithelial surfaces (squamous cells) include all areas covered by skin and/or mucosa such as the mouth interior, throat, tongue, tonsils, vagina, cervix, vulva, penis (the urethra – …

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Scientists develop method that could treat hepatitis C

Washington: Mass treatment of a population with chronic hepatitis C infection has produced high rates of cure, according to a study. The research, conducted in Punjab, evaluated the feasibility of decentralised care and the provision of free direct-acting antiviral agents (DAAs) among a population of almost 20,000 individuals.   It …

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