Comments for: Bad teeth, gum disease tied to risk of cancer-causing infection

Posted Aug. 21, 2013, at 2:21 p.m.

NEW YORK — Gum disease and other dental ailments boost the risk of becoming infected with oral human papillomavirus, a sexually transmitted virus that causes 40 to 80 percent of all throat cancers, according to the first study to find such a link. Those who said they had poor oral …

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