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Pharaoh Hatshepsut Died in Pain Due to Cancer

...n disease. "Her mouth shows the presence of many dental cavities, periapical (root) inflammation and pockets," said Ashraf Selim, radiologist at Cairo University, who examined the mummy. The mummy also showed signs of a rather disgusting skin disease on the face and neck, which, Selim believes, might h...

Japan's Kobayashi Might Drop Out of Hot Dog Eating Championship

...ge burden. He has arthritis in the jaw," after his dental surgery. "I am going to rest today," said the Japanese champion, who denied his jaw problem was a ploy to disconcert his rivals. "I don't have time for this," he said. The 70-kilo (154-pound) Kobayashi has caused a sensation by winning the contes...

Anchoring Lives Aboard Warship: Nimitz

...including a general surgeon. There is a separate dental department that has five dentists, one of whom is Mohammed Kamil, an Indian-American Lieutenant Commander, who was at home for the first time in his life, after leaving the shores when he was 12 years old. This medical department delivers high-qualit...

Navigating Healthcare

... for medical care. Most go for cosmetic surgery or dental work. About 70,000 people travel each year for everything from orthopedic work to major heart surgery. One measure of the trend is the growing number of overseas hospitals accredited by the Joint Commission International, a branch of the organizatio...

Dental Lasers can Help Eliminate Bacteria in Root Canals

...ers have found an additional use for the high-tech dental lasers used mainly to prepare cavities for restora...onducted by researchers in Austria, these advanced dental lasers can now help eliminate bacteria in root canals. The study credits the progress of miniaturi...

Laser to Fight Root Canal Bacteria

...f the American Dental Association (JADA),high-tech dental lasers used mainly to prepare cavities for restora...Dr. Ulrich Schoop and a team of researchers in the dental school at the University of Vienna used 60 extracted human teeth with one root each to test the effe...

Patients Undergoing Tonsillectomy Shows No Change of Taste

...including radiation treatment, middle ear surgery, dental or oral surgery or tonsillectomy, also can cause taste dysfunction. Christian A. Mueller, M.D., of the University of Vienna, Austria, and colleagues asked 65 tonsillectomy patients (42 females, 23 males; average age 28) to rate their own sense of sm...

US Health Insurance Firms Suspend Sales, Promise to End Fraudulent Practices

...fits that standard Medicare doesn't cover, such as dental or vision services. They differ from basic Medicare in that the entire benefit is managed by a private company. Medicare Advantage plans sometimes carry lower monthly premiums than regular Medicare, although benefits may not be the same as those o...

US Dentists Help Victims of Domestic Violence Smile Again

...h her teeth much worse, she said. Unable to afford dental care, she learned to hide broken teeth and gum dis...ed the work on Kauffman. He's one of more than 800 dental professionals around the country who've taken part in the program. Kauffman was very timid and ner...

Kerala to Set Up Holistic Tourism Centre to Promote Medical Tourism

... for plastic and cosmetic surgery, facial surgery, dental treatments, cosmetology, hip and knee replacement,...om across the world last year for plastic surgery, dental treatment and joint replacement among others, said E.M. Najeeb, executive director of KIMS. "Accre...

Too Much of Acidic Foods can Cause Permanent Damage to Teeth

...before swallowing increases the risk of erosion on dental enamel, said Dr. David Bartlett. Dental enamel i...yogurt, honey and raisins can lead to irreversible dental erosion. It is important to also beware of habits such as lemon-sucking and swishing soda in the m...

Bisphosphonate Increases the Risk of Jaw Bone Deterioration

... with metastatic cancerexperience more episodes of dental infection and therefore require more oral surgical procedures" the authors write....

More Than a Toothache

...ica, one in three children do not have access to dental care insurance. The number of them is astounding- ...id, due to its low reimbursement rates. Lack of dental insurance, especially for children is no secondary issue. Take the case of Deamonte Driver, a boy a...

Is It Worth Having Surgery to Remove Your Tonsils?

...ated with an anesthetic, earache, dehydration, and dental injures, and a risk of life threatening complications, such as major hemorrhage or sepsis. Until the longer term outcomes in people who do not have surgery are available, and we have more precise estimates of the benefit in terms of the severity of...

Experts Call for Warning Lables on Fruit Juice to Save Kids' Teeth

...four and under were on a 12-month waiting list for dental surgery at The Children's Hospital at Westmead in ...of children under the age of four hospitalised for dental treatment has risen by 29 per cent. Dr Burges said many parents did not know how important baby t...

Study Report On Ill Effects Of Soft Drinks

...ages and obesity (ii) Soft drinks/beverages and dental health (iii) Other health related effects due to consumption of soft drinks/beverages (iv) Contents of soft drinks/beverages Caffeine Phosphoric Acid Ethylene glycol Aspartame Carbon Dioxide The said report is based on research carrie...

Children of Asylum Seekers Dont Get Adequate Medical Care in Australia

...s Scheme, hearing screening programs or the public dental service. A serious consequence is that conditions like tuberculosis and malaria are going untreated among those children activists say. The Royal Australasian College of Physicians was among the groups that successfully campaigned for the release...

Tony Abbott Confident Of Australias Vote For Performance Not Promise

...the week after he's just launched a totally dismal dental policy, millions of dollars, but that's actually n... able to fix the range of problems in our national dental crisis," Ms Roxon was reported saying. "I think Mr. Abbott should concentrate more on his portfoli...

Men With Chronic Gum Disease at Higher Risk of Tongue Cancer

...tongue cancer. Other oral variables (the number of dental decays, fillings, crowns and root canal treatments) were not significantly associated with the risk for tongue cancer," the authors added. "Considerable evidence indicates that chronic infections and persistent inflammation are associated with incr...

Scientists Develop Toothpaste That Rebuilds Tooth Enamel

...g microscopic gaps in the enamel. The repair stops dental nerves from becoming exposed thereby preventing pa... before going on sale in the U.S. The problem of dental sensitivity increases with age as teeth become more sensitive as a result of gum recession or erosio...

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