Daily Archives: 26 March 2010

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/facebook/7508945/Facebook-linked-to-rise-in-syphilis.html

Facebook has contributed to a resurgence in the sexually-transmitted disease syphilis, a health expert has claimed.

Professor Peter Kelly, director of public health in Teesside, claimed staff had found a link between social networking sites and the spread of the bacteria, especially among young women.

He said: “Syphilis is a devastating disease. Anyone who has unprotected sex with casual partners is at high risk.

“There has been a fourfold increase in the number of syphilis cases detected with more young women being affected.

“I don’t get the names of people affected, just figures, and I saw that several of the people had met sexual partners through these sites.

“Social networking sites are making it easier for people to meet up for casual sex.”

The solution is clear: Protective rubber sheaths for keyboards are available from good chemists.

In other news: forks have been linked to an increase in obesity.

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