The benefits of kissing are scientifically proven: they improve oral health, secrete endorphins and connect with people we love or simply like.
However, they can also represent health hazard. The key is in the many diseases that can be transmitted through saliva.
Herpes. Oral herpes is an infection of the lips, mouth or gums due to the herpes simplex virus. It causes small and painful blisters that then crust.
The virus is activated when the immune system malfunctions and is normally found in our body in a dormant form. However, it is not curable.
Cytomegalovirus. This virus is spread by contacts with body fluids such as saliva, blood, semen or breast milk, among others. It is incurable and stays in the body throughout life.
It most commonly affects developing fetuses and is the most common viral cause of congenital anomalies in industrialized countries. Most infected healthy people have no symptoms after birth, while others have a syndrome similar to infectious mononucleosis.
Gingivitis. Gingivitis, as a general rule, arises from the accumulation of microbial plaque in the teeth as a result of the lack of oral hygiene. It can be spread orally and causes inflammation of the gums, bleeding and even tooth decay.
Streptococcal infection. This can cause tonsillitis or angina, which is characterized by an acute pain in the throat, pus in the tonsils, difficulty breathing and swallowing and fever.
Warts. They are skin lesions or mucous membranes caused by the human papillomavirus. They have the appearance of granular patches on the skin that most often occur in the mouth or fingers, although they may also appear in other parts of the body such as the mouth.
A Chinese ‘Supergirl’ Falls From A 26th Floor , What Happened To Her Went Viral
A small ‘superhero’ survived to fall from the 26th floor of an apartment building located in the Chinese city of Chongking.
In the exciting images of the incident, you can see how the girl, 6 years old, falls from the window and hits a plastic roof, something that cushions the blow and saves her life.
Several seconds later, the little girl gets up and leaves the place as if nothing happened.
According to local media, the girl – who was alone at home and wanted to go for a walk – broke her right hand and is currently in the hospital