Your high school sex ed teacher may have scared you with the shocking statistic that 1 in 5 people has herpes — but it turns out, the world is much more infected than that!
On Wednesday, the World Health Organization said that two-thirds of the world's population has the virus that causes cold sores!
According to a new report, 3.7 BILLION people under the age of 50 have the incurable herpes virus. This includes herpes simplex 1 virus (HSV-1) which is usually caught in childhood, and genital herpes (HSV-2) which is sexually transmitted.
But the new report shows that HSV-1 can also cause genital sores to develop — and oral sex is becoming the most prominent way it's transmitted!
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The WHO research team said:
No wonder we can't get enough pepper jack!
Cheese is absolutely AH-Mazing and makes almost everything better! (Unless you're lactose intolerant, in which case we're very, very sorry for this article — and your loss.)
If you love cheese like we do, then you know how addicting is! But now there might be a reason we can't get enough of it!
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A new study was done by the University of Michigan which ultimately found that cheese was the 'drugs of the food world'.
Get ready for some #Science!
The scientists who conducted the study hypothesized that