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10 EARLY SIGNS OF ORAL CANCER YOU SHOULD NOT IGNORE.

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Oral cancer or mouth cancer usually appears as growths or sores which refuse to heal or go away. These symptoms can lead to some life-threatening conditions if they are not treated properly or at an early stage. There are no guaranteed cures for cancer, it is advisable that if you encounter any of these symptoms, you should get yourself checked by a doctor. These are 10 symptoms one should watch for when it comes to mouth cancer.

#10 A sore throat

This is a symptom of the common cold. However, a prolonged or never ending sore throat is a strong indication of something much more serious than a common cold. The person will develop soreness in the mouth and will feel like there is something stuck at the back of the throat. If you have this feeling for a long time, go to a doctor asap.
#9 Difficulty moving your jaw

A common sign of mouth cancer is the inability to move your jaw. If you have trouble chewing, swallowing, or moving your tongue, it is advisable that you consult a doctor immediately.

#8 Loose teeth

If there is a loose tooth or many teeth that have become loose for an unexplained reason, consult a doctor immediately. Another sign of oral cancer is if you have a tooth socket that has not healed for a long period of time.

#7 Bleeding inside your mouth

Any random bleeding inside of your mouth can be a sign of mouth cancer which absolutely should not be ignored. If you’re mouth also feels numb, it is in your best interest to make an appointment with your GP.

#6 Unexplained weight loss

Sudden or drastic fluctuations of weight can be symptoms of cancer as well. If you seem to notice an extreme weight difference in your body without any reason, consult a doctor.

#5 Small changes in your voice or speech pattern

If you or people who are close to you observe any small, unexplained changes in the tone of your voice or a difference in your speech pattern, you should get it checked out immediately.

#4 Difficulty in swallowing

One of the most common signs of mouth cancer is if the patient has a lot of difficulty in swallowing food or water or even saliva. The swallowing will be painful and the person will not be able to swallow anything.

#3 Lumps on your neck

Unexplained and stubborn lumps in your neck can also be one of the most major signs.

#2 Lumps in the mouth

Unexplained and persistent lumps inside the mouth that cause a lot of discomfort and pain.

#1 Mouth ulcers

If you have developed mouth ulcers that are not healing or have not healed for a long time, it may be a sign of mouth cancer.

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DR Congo blame Unending Ebola Outbreak on Violence , Community Mistrust.

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DR Congo Ministry of Health spokesperson Jessica Ilunga has declared that violence and community mistrust have continued to hamper all efforts to control and end the fresh Ebola outbreak, which started Aug. 1.



Though according to the World Health Organization the number of new Ebola cases has dropped slightly in the Democratic Republic of the Congo as there are 33% fewer cases to date in February compared with the same time period in December per STAT’s Helen Branswell, but some experts warn Axios that there remain signs that this outbreak is far from over.

Meanwhile, some experts warn that, that doesn’t mean the world’s second-largest Ebola outbreak on record is yet under control, and in fact it could simply be moving to new areas of the sprawling country.

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Johns Hopkins’ public health expert Jennifer Nuzzo maintains there are several reasons people should continue to view this outbreak as a cause for concern.

However, Nuzzo said Congo needs more than money from the international community and the U.S. in particular. Safety concerns have largely caused the CDC to limit its Ebola experts to the capital city of Kinshasa, where some have returned after being evacuated during an uptick in election-related violence, Nuzzo added that Now is the time for the U.S. to send them into the field.

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Sports head injuries Balanced reportage is required – Experts

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A group of more than 60 leading international neuroscientists, including Mark Herceg, PhD, a neuropsychologist at Northwell Health’s Phelps Hospital in Sleepy Hollow, NY, and a member of The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, published a correspondence today in The Lancet Neurology, asking for balance when reporting on sports-related injury chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). CTE is a type of dementia associated with exposure to repeated concussions, and has been linked with a variety of contact sports such as boxing, football, American football and rugby.



Although CTE is commonly featured in the news media and discussed among peers, the medical community is just beginning to understand how to recognize the disease, guidelines for how to assess its severity have yet to be established.

“We don’t currently have a clear understanding of the link between CTE pathology and any specific symptoms,” noted Dr. Herceg. “It’s important to note to the public at large that CTE is at an early stage of scientific and medical understanding, with many important aspects of the disease yet to be established.”

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“Dr. Herceg and his colleague’s CTE research is timely and impactful as a major step forward to more clearly defining the risk and prevalence of this important syndrome,” said Kevin J. Tracey, MD, president and CEO of the Feinstein Institute.

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-Northwell Health

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