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Dry mouth linked to prescription and over the counter drugs

BALTIMORE (July 9, 2009) Approximately ninety-one percent of dentists say patients complaining about dry mouth are taking multiple medications, according to a nationwide member survey conducted by the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD). Dry mouth, or xerostomia, is caused by a decrease in saliva...

Acupuncture Cuts Dry Mouth in Cancer Patients

Small study suggests larger trials needed to assess therapy over longer time WEDNESDAY, April 22 (HealthDay News) -- Acupuncture reduces severe dry mouth (xerostomia) among patients receiving radiation for head and neck cancer, a small pilot study suggests. "The quality of life in p...

Acupuncture eases radiation-induced dry mouth in cancer patients

HOUSTON -- Twice weekly acupuncture treatments relieve debilitating symptoms of xerostomia - severe dry mouth - among patients treated with radiation for head and neck cancer, researchers from The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center report in the current online issue of Head & Neck ....

Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is - Brush Up on Your Oral Health Today for a Healthier Tomorrow

NEW YORK, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- With the economy taking a nose dive, Americans are cutting back on spending -- from food and travel to even medical treatments. Both healthcare and dental care are taking a back seat to more urgent needs. According to a recent survey by Cigna, a leading provid...

Inflammation: Connecting the Mouth and Body?

Research suggests chronic inflammation links gum disease to other disease states CHICAGO, Nov. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Brush after every meal. Floss daily. See your dental professional regularly. These instructions make sense coming from your dentist to help you sustain your oral he...

Special Mouth Rinse Spots, Tracks Human Papillomavirus Infection

Study may lead to better diagnosis and monitoring for head/neck cancers FRIDAY, Oct. 31 (HealthDay News) -- A simple mouth rinse can spot specific types of human papillomavirus, some of which cause genital warts and increase the risk of developing certain types of cancer, new research ...

GlaxoSmithKline to Acquire the Leading Dry Mouth Brand, Biotene

- Move strengthens therapeutic oral healthcare portfolio - LONDON, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE: GSK ) Consumer Healthcare announced today that it has reached an agreement with Laclede, a privately held company, to purchase the leading Dry Mouth brand Biotene...

New Word of Mouth Research Finds Moms Buzzing About Brands

BabyCenter(R)/Keller Fay study reveals pregnant and new moms have over 109 word of mouth conversations per week about products, services and brands SAN FRANCISCO, April 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- New research released today by BabyCenter(R), the largest online resource for expectant and new...

AUDIO from Medialink and P&G: New Tools for Promoting Good Mouth Health

NEW YORK, Nov. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Bad breath and a sticky mouth are unpleasant parts of waking up each morning. Yet, 81 percent of Americans say they often neglect brushing their teeth at night, which is a crucial tool in the fight to banish morning mouth. New advances in home oral care show ho...

U.S. Experts Still Unsure of Allergy Relief by Mouth

Medicines in droplet or pill form aren't yet ready to replace injections, physicians say THURSDAY, Nov. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Even though orally delivered "sublingual immunotherapy" (SLIT) is used to treat allergies in a number of countries, there are unanswered questions about its eff...

Kelly Clarkson Fears Kissing Will Cause Her Mouth Herpes

'American idol' winner Kelly Clarkson has admitted that she fears that an innocent kiss will result in mouth herpes . The Grammy award winner said that she has major trust issues, and that she doesn't just make out with people for the sake of it, for it is a waste of her time and kisses. ...

Wearing Mouth Appliance During Sleep may Help to Reduce Snoring

Researchers have found that wearing a mouth appliance designed to move the lower jaw forward can be an effective way to reduce snoring and improve sleep apnea symptoms. The study found that patients who used the two-piece device, known as the Thornton Adjustable Positioner II (TAP II), exp...

Clinical Studies Evaluate Potential Treatments for Mouth Ulcers

The drug pentoxifylline appears to have limited benefit in the first-line treatment of mouth ulcers due to recurrent apthous stomatitis,// according to a report in the April issue of Archives of Dermatology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. However, a second report in the same issue finds that a ...

Foot and Mouth Disease within Control

An outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease near the Punda Maria Gate of the Kruger Park in Limpopo, has been reported by the agriculture department.// Foot-and-mouth disease is known to be a highly infectious animal disease mainly causing death of young animals through inflammation of the heart musc...

Healthy Mouth Makes For a Healthy Body

A healthy mouth makes for a healthy body is what a new advertising campaign from Listerine says. Listerine is one of the widely used mouthwashes// worldwide and in a recent advertisement running on “USA Today” Listerine claims, "If you think it's just for your mouth, think bigger." The mouth...

Troubling Dry Eyes and Mouth links with Sj?gren’s Syndrom

Classical symptom of Sj?gren’s (SHOW-grins) syndrome was found to be the combination of dry eyes and mouth//, which lasts for long periods. Typical signs and symptoms include dry, gritty or burning eyes, intermittent blurry vision, a dry mouth that causes difficulty swallowing, dental cavities ...

Foot and Mouth Raises Its Ugly Head in Vietnam

Nearly half of Vietnam is reeling under the onslaught of Foot-and-mouth disease. The disease has not spared parts of China, Laos and Cambodia and reports say that only a small portion of the cattle// and pigs are affected by the disease. "The situation is under control and not as dangerous as ...

Burning Mouth Syndrome Is Treatable

“Burning mouth syndrome” is the name given to a condition characterized by a “thick” tongue that impedes speech and burning gums. Although it remains one of the toughest // conditions for a dentist to tackle, it is indeed treatable. The condition affects women more than men and is pronounced as a w...

Brunei Closes Primary Schools In A Bid To Contain Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN - Following in the steps of Malaysia, Brunei has quickly moved to prevent the spread of hand, foot and mouth viral disease and has ordered the closure of// all primary and nursery schools after the first death due to the disease was reported on Friday. The education minist...

Foot and Mouth Disease strikes again in China

FMD infection is reported in two Chinese province of Ningxia Hui and Jiangusu. A new threat of FMD as started to threaten Asia which is already facing outbreaks of bird flu infection. Though spread of FMD to humans is rare // but they cause immense economic loss to cattle industry and it would incr...

Foot and mouth disease sets foot in China

After the much talked about bird flu in Asia there comes news from China about the foot and mouth disease. The Ministry of Agriculture of China has given the info that an outbreak of Asia// Type One foot-and-mouth disease on a farm in Changqing District of Jinan City, capital of east China's Shando...

Oral Sex Linked To Mouth Cancer Risk

One of the studies conducted at the Johns Hopkins University monitored 1,670 patients with oral cancer and 1,732 healthy people without the cancer. //They found that the human papilloma virus, which is implicated in the development of oral cancer, was found in a small percentage of the patients who...

VELscope instrument to detect mouth cancer

Oral cancer can be now detected by using a hand-held scope called VELscope, which has been developed by B.C. Cancer Agency from the fund given by National Institute of Dental Craniofacial Research. The devise emits a blue light that // is better than the conventional white light in detection of can...

Smoking and mouth cancer

New research in the UK has revealed that smokers are unconcerned with the effect of their habit on the oral cavity. In particular they seemed to be aware of the damage // that smoking caused to the tongue or jaw or the lip and even the teeth, but were strangely reluctant to change their habits. Thi...

Drinking, Smoking And Unhealthy Food Linked To Mouth Cancer In Young People

Report says that young people are increasingly getting affected by mouth disease and mouth cancer. The reasons have been linked to increased smoking, drinking and eating of unhealthy foods by young//. The survey points out that frequent check up of mouths by dentist or physician is required to be d...

Many Food Product Advertisements leave a bad taste in the mouth

Blatant and unwholesome food marketing is on the rise, and this is certainly bad prognosis for child obesity. It is evident that food marketing impacts a child’s choice of food//, also establishing dietary pattern and food habits that can last a lifetime. The National Heart Alliance (NHA) and...

Finnish research: Cysteine Chewing Gum as a cure for cancers of the mouth

According to a Finnish research it was found that amino acid, l-cysteine can prevent oral cancers. In the developed countries about 80 % of the cancers occur// in the mouth, pharynx and oesophagus. The main causative agent is smoking and alcohol drinking. This results in a strong exposure of the up...

Drug Reactions First Present Themselves In The Mouth

An article published in the March/April 2005 issue of General Dentistry, the Academy of General Dentistry’s (AGD) clinical, peer-reviewed journal,// says that dentists are in a unique position to diagnose and treat oral reactions, associated with various drugs and herbs being taken by the patient. ...

Under Stress? All You Need Is A Chocolate To Melt In Your Mouth

You don’t have to spend time for meditation, yoga or even a trip to your favorite spot. Surprised? Yes stress relief comes so very compact these days. Thanks to the Chocolate-coated stress busters // that are likely to be marketed soon. The chocolate-like product comprises various nutraceutical...

Acupuncture to bring relief to patients with dry mouth

Researchers form California report that acupuncture may help some cancer patients who have severe dry mouth as a side effect of treatment.//Their study, included mainly patients with head and neck cancers treated with radiation, showed that acupuncture to the ear and index finger recuperated dry mo...

Steroid Can Ease Severe Sore Throat

...mergency room or children admitted for throat abscess usually get a single dose of steroids if they are having severe pain or difficulty opening their mouth due to inflammation. We ENTs already recommend that commonly," she added. "The bottom line is, it is already commonly used in anesthesia, ER setti...

Back-to-School Parents Earn an A+ in Safety: Backpacks, Cheerleading, Football

...ically or emotionally. Check to make sure equipment is adequately maintained and used properly. Protective equipment such as padding, headgear, mouth guards and cups, must fit properly and their use must be strictly enforced. Learn to recognize early signs of pain and discomfort in children, a...

Medicines Top Source of Kids' Poisonings

...Basically, it's young children finding and eating medicine without adult supervision," he said. "They are found with an empty bottle or pills in their mouth or something, and they are taken to the emergency department." In addition, medication errors by caregivers or adults and misuse of drugs by pretee...

Top Dermatologists to be Selected and Published in "The Leading Physicians of the World" Consumer Directory.

...ctors. With the rising costs of office visits, co-pays and medication, consumers want to get it right the first time and sometimes a friendly word of mouth is just not good enough. The International Association of Dermatologists selects the world's best dermatologists through extensive market researc...

Boehringer Ingelheim to Commence Phase III Study Investigating the Role of BIBW 2992 as First-Line Treatment for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) Patients with EGFR Mutations

...rst-line patients.(4) The most commonly (greater than 5%) observed adverse events were Grade 3 and included diarrhea, skin-related adverse events and mouth ulcerations.(4) Comparable response rates (66%) and disease control rates (97%) were observed in the second-line setting.(4) Preliminary data f...

Atlantic Plastic Surgery Center Selects Artefill to Meet Growing Patient Demand for a Longer Lasting Dermal Filler

...ians who have the skills and experience needed to administer the product. Jeannine a patient of Dr. Ballentyne's said, "The folds around my mouth have always been a problem for me. Since having Artefill I feel and look as if I'm in my 30's and I'm almost 58! I love the way I look in the mirror a...

Kansas Delegation: GAO Report Short on Expertise, Long on Errors; NBAF Critical to Protect Nation's Food Supply

...on the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) analysis of whether Foot and mouth Disease (FMD) research can be conducted as safely on the mainland as on Plu...on the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) analysis of whether Foot and mouth Disease (FMD) research can be conducted as safely on the mainland as on Plu...

Cancer Survivors Face Tough Road Long After Treatment Ends

...ciety's director of quality-of-life research. The physical and emotional fallout of cancer treatment, including fatigue, pain, nausea and vomiting, mouth sores and hair loss, can contribute to feelings of anxiety and depression. While many of these symptoms may subside or disappear after treatment en...

LFAGW to Offer First 'Living with Lupus' Baltimore Workshop on August 15

...nsitivity) Hair loss Blood-clotting problems Fingers turning white and/or blue in the cold (Raynaud's phenomenon) Ulcers in mouth or nose LFAGW's Free, Ongoing Services Free, ongoing monthly support groups in Washington, Maryland and Virginia Coping ...

Dermatologists Shed Light on Common Pigmentation Problems and Solutions in Skin of Color

...of treatment, depending on the severity of the condition." Lichen Planus Lichen planus is a common inflammatory disease of the skin and the mouth that is characterized by a rash of round, or oval, violet-colored lesions. While lichen planus can affect people of all races and genders, it is more ...
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