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Dating apps may cause cancer, say experts

According to dentists, dating apps such as Tinder are increasing people’s risk of catching cancer causing virus through oral sex.

Experts say that almost half of adults will be infected with the human papilloma virus (HPV) at some point in their life.

They go on to add that while most infections disappear on their won, some strains can lead to cancer, notably cervical, which in around 90 per cent of cases is caused by HPV.

Experts further added that it is also linked to penile, anal, throat, head and neck cancer, as well as genital warts..

The HPV vaccination is currently given to girls aged 12 to 13 but not boys.

Now the dentists’ union claims the advisory body which has recommended the Government do not to extend the potentially life-saving jab to boys has based its ruling on flawed data and inaccurate estimates of the number of cancers caused by HPV.

Hollywood actor Michael Douglas, 72, blamed oral sex for giving him throat cancer in 2010.

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