Tag: "oral" at medical news
Dentists deliver preventive messages to finance committee
...nt sponsored programs if the goal of improving the oral
health of First Nations people is to be met; and i...Health Benefits program - but improvements in the oral
health of this population are lagging behind expectations. Unfortunately, the resources of the progr...
Dentists applaud new tobacco taxes
...f tobacco use like severe periodontal disease and oral
cancer in our daily practices. Were in favour of...nformation and tools to educate patients about the oral
effects of tobacco use, and to help them in dialogues with their patients about quitting tobacco. To...
Study: Dental sealants for children on Medicaid can reduce dental costs
...ry Rozier. Weintraub now is Lee Hysan professor of oral
epidemiology and dental public health at the University of California, San Francisco. Stearns and Rozier are associate professor and professor of health policy and administration at UNC, respectively. We assessed what happened to the dental care of 1...
Eighty five percent of practice nurses are underestimating the prevalence of insulin resistance in type 2 diabetes patients
... a member of the thiazolidinedione (TZD) class of oral
antidiabetic agents can result in improved glycaemic control7,8. Studies have also shown that AVANDIA has positive effects on a range of cardiovascular risk factors9-13. However, the survey shows only 13% of practice nurses feel familiar with the pl...
Budget received mixed reviews from Canadian Dental Association
...efully, some of that funding will be earmarked for oral
health initiatives to help this population reach an oral
health status closer to that of other Canadians. The government recognized the need to improve the q...
Study: many poor children live in pain because barriers to dental care too great
...n, and Rebecca S. King, a dentist working with the oral
health section of the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services public health division. We wanted to explore and develop a broad understanding of access to dental care from the perspective of families as consumers, said Mofidi, who began the work ...
IUD still on the shelf for most women, survey shows
... or use a condom. For example, with perfect use of oral
contraceptives only 0.1 percent of women get pregnant in the first year -- but more realistically, some women miss taking the pill on some days and so with typical use about 7 percent of women get pregnant while on the pill. The IUD typical failure r...
Harlem residents suffer more from oral health problems
Harlem adult residents say they suffer more from oral
health problems than other medical complaints, suc... little is known about the prevalence or impact of oral
diseases in the population. Clearly, further study is warranted." The Harlem Health Promotion Cente...
New study confirms periodontal disease linked to heart disease
... researchers suggest periodontal disease may cause oral
bacterial components to enter the bloodstream and ...terial components in the bloodstream during normal oral
functions," said Dr. E.H. Rompen, director of the study. "This could be the missing link explaining ...
Over the counter cough medicines may be an unnecessary expense
...ials, involving over 2,000 patients, that compared oral
over the counter cough medicines with placebo in adults with acute cough. In nine trials, active treatment was no better than placebo. The positive results in the other six studies were of questionable clinical relevance, say the authors. Because of ...
Newest version of 'the pill' confers same stroke risk as old pill
...k of ischemic stroke with the three generations of oral
contraceptives. Of the 203 stroke cases and 925 c...e likely to have a stroke than women not using any oral
birth control. Women taking the third-generation pill had an increased stroke risk 2.2 times that o...
New low-cost vaccine offers better protection against cholera
...during the mid-1980s on the production of a killed oral
cholera whole-cell vaccine that could be used in the country's public health programmes. The vaccine was later modified so that it could also counter a new form of epidemic cholera that emerged in the 1990s. The two trials reported in the Bulletin...
Dental research paper
...an important role to play in assessing youngsters' oral
health and educating their parents about tooth dec...riate recommendations about fluoride use and other oral
health matters. The CD-ROM will be used as part of a continuing medical education course at Wayne S...
Study finds no relationship between respiratory illnesses, mists from 'dental aerosols'
...nnapieco, D.M.D., Ph.D., UB associate professor of oral
biology and senior advisor on the study. "Clinic hours increase in linear fashion through the second and third year, so the hypothesis was that if dental aerosols were a risk, there would be an increase in respiratory illness among dental students by...
Early promise of new treatment for type 2 diabetes
...der usually includes alteration to diet, exercise, oral
hypoglycaemic agents (which lower blood glucose), and insulin. The naturally occurring hormone glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) has been proposed as a treatment for type 2 diabetes; this hormone is associated with insulin production, and is present in...
Yale study shows 25 percent of obese children are at high risk for developing diabetes
...children and adolescents. All underwent a two-hour oral
glucose tolerance test during which glucose, insulin and C-peptide levels were measured. The glucose intolerance was as prevalent among Caucasians as it was among African American and Hispanic children, who traditionally have higher rates of diabete...
Ovarian carcinoma, ethnicity, and survival
...r female reproductive cancers. Ethnicity, parity, oral
contraception use, and breast feeding are all predictive factors for development of ovarian cancer. Factors that predict poor prognosis include higher disease stage and older age. Other studies have also shown that African-Americans with ovarian ca...
Immune system in hamsters bolstered during winter, especially in times of stress, study finds
...udy and assistant professor of oral
biology and molecular virology, immunology and medical genetics at Ohio State University. The results also suggest that short periods of stress may actually enhance immu...
Majority of parents schedule child's first dental visit two years too late
... are more informed and involved in their childrens oral
care routine. For example, in 1996, only one-third of parents were aware that their childs oral
care routine should begin early and that they should regularly clean their childs gums before the ch...
Study shows synthetic pheromone in womens perfume increases intimate contact with men
...emale sexuality. In 1995 McCoy researched the role oral
contraceptives play in suppressing women's sexual ...rise, the well-publicized study revealed that some oral
contraceptives instead enhanced a womans libido. In the pheromone study, one woman reported she enga...
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