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Testosterone May Affect Learning Skills; May Be Put In Tablet Form
...ceived a testosterone tablet that dissolves in the mouth
or a placebo. Three months later, the men receiving the hormone tablets had normal sexual function and performed significantly better than those getting the placebo, the results showed. The tablets allowed the men to perform as well sexually as when ...
Antidepressants Can Lead To Mouth Infections
...epressants for treating it, they write,but the dry mouth
effect of the medication "often goes unrecognized byphysicians or dentists." Instead, dentists often assume that cavities orinfections are the result of poor oral hygiene. Patients, they say, should be told about the dental risks involved in...
Repairing Cranio-Facial Deformities From The Inside Out
...distraction device implanted completely inside the mouth
that helps to regrowdestroyed bone, essentially growing a new jaw for the patient. Dr. Brian Smith, chairman of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at TempleUniversity Hospital and School of Dentistry, will implant the first internaloral distracti...
Medication Offers Hope For Relief From Burning Mouth Pain
CLEVELAND-For people who suffer from burning mouth
syndrome, low doses of the drugclonazepam may offer significant relief, according to a study by a Case Western ReserveUniversity professor in the November issue of Oral Surgery. About 1.3 million American adults, mostly postmenopausal women, are affl...
A Trip To The Dentist Could Cause Symptoms In Asthmatic Kids
... take the form of cotton swabbing placed in the mouth
or small clouds of water vapor that normally occur during dental procedures. The researchers did determine, however, that stress and anxiety over a dental visit did not play a role in causing an attack. They found that patient history,...
Promising New Drug Uses Antibody Targeted Chemotherapy To Fight Leukemia
...gnificant major organdamage, and sores both in the mouth
and in the intestinal tract (frequentsources for opportunistic infections). CMA-676 treatment does not produce theseeffects. As with all standard chemotherapy treatments, CMA-676 produces atemporary suppression of bone marrow and blood cell counts....
Campaign Targets Oral Complications Of Cancer Treatment
...an prevent or minimizepainful complications in the mouth
that affect up to one-third of patientsundergoing treatment for cancer. Head and neck radiation, chemotherapy for anycancer, and bone marrow transplantation can cause oral complications that mayfurther compromise patients' health and quality of life...
Campaign Targets Oral Complications Of Cancer Treatment
...n prevent or minimize painful complications in the mouth
that affect up to one-third of patients undergoing...st common complications are painful,inflamed gums; mouth
ulcers; bleeding; infection; and salivary gland dysfunction that leads to dry mouth
and rampant toot...
Compound That Mimics Insulin Might Lead To Pill For Diabetes, As Reported In The 7 May Issue Of Science
...nsulin. Then they administered the new compound by mouth
to twodifferent strains of mice that are standard animal models for human diabetes andfound that it significantly lowered the mice's blood sugar. The development of a pill that can be used in human diabetics will require muchmore research. Scientist...
Breakthrough New Therapy Uses Antibody-Targeted Chemotherapy To Fight Leukemia
...gnificantmajor organ damage, and sores both in the mouth
and in the intestinal tract(frequent sources for opportunistic infections), CMA-676 treatment does not. CMA-676 also is associated with a relatively low treatment-related mortality. As with standard chemotherapy treatments, CMA-676 produces a tempora...
'Glitches' discovered and fixed in animal study make surgery for human pituitary tumors quicker, safer and less painful
...fact,instead of cutting through the tissues of the mouth
and nose, Dr. Shahinian andhis team approach the s...salpassages, without the need for incisions in the mouth
or nose. Second, we hopedto document our claim that the areas around the pituitary could be bettervi...
Tobacco chewers quit after "teachable moment" in dental chair
...ng tobacco cessation advice as they face up to the mouth
sores, bleedinggums and receding gums that are typ...obacco has been strongly linked with cancer of the mouth
andincreased risk of cancer of the vocal chords, "windpipe" and upper parts of thedigestive canal (i...
Vaccine against Hepatitis A protects kids and families now; Hepatitis B vaccine
protects kids as they become adults
... person must somehow get into the another person's mouth
for the virusto be passed. This is why food preparers must wash their hands after using therestroom, and why an outbreak of hepatitis A can occur very quickly in aday-care center. "Truthfully, little kids aren't very careful about washing their hands...
Researchers seek postmenopausal women smokers for hormone, heart disease study
...hether it's more beneficial to receive estrogen by mouth
or by skin patch. "This is an exciting decade for both researchers and study participantsbecause it's only been since 1993 that biomedical research has focused stronglyon women's health issues," Girdler said. "Health departments, and rural he...
Federal, private funding to establish inflammatory disease center at UNC
... of important links between inflamed gumsand other mouth
tissues and such life-threatening conditions as heart diseaseand stroke has led the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Researchand several private companies to award $12.7 million to University of NorthCarolina at Chapel Hill researchers. ...
Getting your teeth into superplastic forming
...orming process is based on amould of the patient's mouth
taken by the dentist. A stone model based on thismould is then duplicated in an "investment" material to produce a completed diewhich is inserted into the superplastic forming press and heated to 900 degreesCelsius over a period of 90 minutes. A di...
New medication effective against muscle disorder
...ts receivingbotulinum toxin type B experienced dry mouth
than those who had previouslyreceived type A. Both studies were supported by grants from Athena Neurosciences, Inc., whichmarkets botulinum toxin type B under the trade name NeuroBloc.The American Academy of Neurology, an association of more than 16,...
The American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists releases latest findings at Annual Meeting
... conventional insulin 2) it is inhaled through the mouth
3) it is tasteless. The device called pMDA is poised for human trials....
Drug blocks opioid side effects: Could improve palliative care
...time, how long it took for food to travel from the mouth
to the cecum -- the chamber at the beginning of the large intestine. Under the influence of methadone, the 22 subjects had an average transit time of more than two hours, about twice the normal speed. This interval did not change for those in the pla...
Overactive bladder episodes completely controlled in 40 percent of elderly patients treated with once-a-day Oxybutynin
...ase formulation experienced significantly less dry mouth
than patients on immediate-release oxybutynin. Overall, 3.8 percent of older patients and 1.9 percent of younger patients treated with extended-release oxybutynin experienced severe dry mouth. "Based on our analysis, extended-release oxybutynin, ...
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