SIRC Media Watch Archive
Panics and Scares – February 2004

Oral sex linked to mouth cancer. Some cases of mouth cancer could be caused by a virus contracted during oral sex, scientists have warned. &#8230 But they stressed people did not need to alter their behaviour. BBC.

Killer outside your shower. Shower curtains can be a breeding ground for deadly disease, say scientists. Billions of organisms can build up on a single vinyl curtain. Every time the shower is turned on, the water hitting the curtain throws up clouds of bacteria which can easily enter the lungs and open wounds on the body. Daily Mail – [link no longer available]

Fat drivers 'danger on roads'. Fat motorists may be even more dangerous than those who have been drinking, a sleep expert has warned. Daily Mail