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Unique U-M Surgery Creates Fully Usable Tongue Following Tongue Cancer

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The night before her surgery for tongue cancer, 30-year-old Lisa Bourdon-Krause realized she might never be able to speak to her toddler son again. So she sat up half the night recording messages to him: "Hi, how was your day?," "You're so hands...

HPV linked to better survival in tonsil, tongue cancer, U-M study finds

ANN ARBOR, Mich. Researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center have found a series of markers that indicate which patients are more likely to survive cancers of the base of the tongue and tonsils. Most notably, they found that cancers linked to HPV, or human papillomav...

HPV, periodontitis work in tandem to increase risk of tongue cancer

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Persons with periodontitis who also are infected with human papillomavirus (HPV) are at increased risk of developing tongue cancer, new research conducted at the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine has shown. Periodontitis is a chronic inflammatory disease that dest...

Drop of Flu Vaccine Under Tongue Bars Infection

Mouse study shows promise for human protection in future MONDAY, Jan. 28 (HealthDay News) -- A drop of vaccine placed under the tongue might one day ward off the flu. Not only would the new method, so far tested only in mice, be more convenient, it also appears to be more effective ...

Route to obesity passes through tongue

Obesity gradually numbs the taste sensation of rats to sweet foods and drives them to consume larger and ever-sweeter meals, according to neuroscientists. Findings from the Penn State study could uncover a critical link between taste and body weight, and reveal how flab hooks the brain on sugary f...

Men With Chronic Gum Disease at Higher Risk of Tongue Cancer

A new study has found that men with chronic gum disease periodontitis, may have an increased risk of tongue cancer, regardless of whether they smoke. Periodontitis is an oral infection thought to be caused by bacteria, though recent evidence suggests the involvement of viruses as well. ...

'Beavertail' Surgery Helps Tongue Cancer Patients

A new surgical technique pioneered at the University of Alberta has given back the ability to swallow to patients with tongue cancer.// By modifying an existing technique of transplanting tissue from a patient's forearm to his tongue, surgeons can provide enough bulk to help improve the vital...

Bad Breath Go Away, Tongue Cleaners are Here to Stay

Although Offensive breath is a common malady that many suffer from, it often breeds discomfort and contempt in a social scenario. In an all out effort to overcome it those struggling with this malady often for go some food stuffs, which are notably notorious in causing bad breath//. In the absenc...

Smoking can Cause Black Hairy Tongue in Men

A black tongue might be harmless, but it looks awful. Worse, it's a real possibility for men who smoke.// A black, hairy tongue (lingua villosa nigra) occurs when the papilla on the tongue, normally only one mm in length, grow up to 1.5 cm in length and turn black or brown, says Joachim Disse...

Pelosi Remarks at Press Conference Today on Health Care Reform and Medical Costs

...al rules apply of life, of the universe, everything becomes surreal -- "This can't be happening. Not to me. How?" And when I finally found my tongue and the first things out of my mouth were: "I know I can't afford this." Never mind that it was stage four uterine cancer and it had spread to the lym...

Dr. Chugay (drchugay.com) - Revolutionary Weight Loss Surgery

... Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon based in Southern California, now offers a new tongue patch procedure to aid patients with goals of rapid weight loss. D... takes less than an hour, the patient is fitted with a custom patch for the tongue which makes ingestion of solid foods very difficult and painful, limiting t...

Oral Piercings Pose Potential Health Care Risks

...ng to the American Dental Association, in extreme cases, a severely swollen tongue can actually close off the airway and restrict breathing. Prolonge.... Damage to the sublingual salivary glands - An improperly placed tongue piercing may damage the sublingual salivary glands (salivary glands under t...

Humans Can Develop Bat-Like Echolocation

... Acoustic signaling using tongue clicks could aid the blind, study shows ...sh researchers say that producing certain kinds of tongue clicks helps people to identify objects around the...ate click,' a click made by placing the tip of the tongue on the palate, just behind the teeth, and moving i...

Do bilingual persons have distinct language areas in the brain?

...on of two languages is by assessing the effects of brain damage on a mother tongue and on the second language of the bilingual individual. "The examination of.... The present case examined a 41-year-old bilingual patient whose mother tongue is Arabic and who had fluent command of Hebrew as a second language, at a l...

Reglan Adverse Events More Than Doubled from 2006 to 2008

...ardive dyskinesia is a neurological disorder characterized by involuntary, repetitive movements of the extremities, including lip smacking, grimacing, tongue protrusion, rapid eye movements or blinking, puckering and pursing of the lips, or impaired movement of the fingers. Because the risk of tardive dyski...

Dr. Donnica Moore Advocates that Women Follow a Preventive Dental Health Routine that Includes Crest Pro-Health Enamel Shield

...ested retail prices ). Oral-B(R) CrossAction(R) PRO-HEALTH toothbrush combines three features - CrissCross(R) bristles, gum stimulators and a textured tongue and cheek cleaner - to provide seven essential oral care benefits in one brush for a cleaner, healthier mouth. It is tough on plaque and gentle on en...

Protect Your Pets During the Dog (and Cat) Days of Summer

... Standing listless or lying on its side unresponsive Very rapid panting or hyperventilating Have thick, ropey saliva hanging from the tongue and mouth Gum tissue and lips will be tacky and dry Gum color will be blood red in early stage and turn grey-blue as shock sets in ...

Michael Simmons, DMD presented a poster at the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine Meeting

...edical system." Simmons pointed out that dentists impact this condition by providing customized mouth devices that reposition the jaw and tongue to create a stable breathing airway when the patient is asleep when their muscles are relaxed. Dr. Simmons is a lecturer at UCLA and USC's dental...

Morning Sickness Drug Gets Green Light in Study

...at high dosages has been associated with serious side effects. After long-term use, some people develop uncontrollable movements of the limb, face and tongue that don't go away even after they stop taking the drug. But, the current study focused only on short-term use during pregnancy, and Levy said tha...

FCI-BURNDY Products Wins "Best Of Trade Show" Award at Windpower 2009 Conference and Exhibition

... a slotted second stud, the Break-Away line of Compression Terminals can conform to various bus bar dimensions. For additional flexibility, the Narrow tongue design allows the terminal to fit into tight spaces. To listen to Craig Lawson discuss FCI-BURNDY's Renewable Energy Products at Windpower 2009 v...

Exercising Throat Muscles May Relieve Sleep Apnea

...isorder symptoms, study finds FRIDAY, May 8 (HealthDay News) -- tongue and throat exercises may help people with mild to moderate obstructive slee...diagnosed with mild to moderate OSA performed a daily and weekly regimen of tongue and pharyngeal exercises, while 15 other sufferers performed a placebo trea...

Analysis of FDA Adverse Events Data Reveals at Least 106 Serious Conditions Reported Among Reglan Users

...repetitive movements of the extremities, including lip smacking, grimacing, tongue protrusion, rapid eye movements or blinking, puckering and pursing of the l...repetitive movements of the extremities, including lip smacking, grimacing, tongue protrusion, rapid eye movements or blinking, puckering and pursing of the l...

Patients with mild to moderate OSA may benefit from exercise

... Practicing certain tongue and pharyngeal exercises may reduce symptoms of mi...cise group underwent a daily and weekly regimen of tongue and pharyngeal exercises. The 15 individuals in th..."[T]here seems to be reasonable logic to targeting tongue strength as a potential mechanism for remodeling t...

Survey shows Americans may be missing direct route to head and neck cancer care

...oarseness of the voice; a red or white patch on the tongue, gums, or cheeks that doesn't go away; and trouble chewing, swallowing, or moving your tongue or jaw. The most effective prevention remains reducing unhealthy behaviors like smoking, excessive alcohol consumption and use of chewing tobacc...

Acupuncture eases radiation-induced dry mouth in cancer patients

...atients to rate the dryness of their mouth and other related symptoms; and the Patient Benefit Questionnaire, inquiring about issues such as mouth and tongue discomfort; difficulties in speaking, eating and sleeping; and use of oral comfort aids. A quality-of-life assessment conducted at weeks five and eigh...

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...lue Freedom Features Excellent durability and breathability Full-grain leather upper with nylon mesh Breathable spandex lining Padded tongue and extra-soft, felt-lined insole Reflector accents for nighttime safety Available in Women's sizes 6-9 and Men's sizes 9-12 The Z-CoiL&re...

Survey research shows many Americans are aware of importance of voice care

...can be simple, such as gently gliding from low to high tones on different vowel sounds, doing lip trills (like the motorboat sound that kids make), or tongue trills. Use good breath support. Breath flow is the power for voice. Take time to fill your lungs before starting to talk, and don't wait until yo...

Lori Hamilton, Wife of NASCAR Legend Bobby Hamilton, Urges Public to Attend Free Cancer Screenings During Oral, Head & Neck Cancer Awareness Week (OHANCAW)

...rly, and not just for those who are at high risk such as tobacco and alcohol users." Oropharyngeal cancer -- cancer of the tonsil or base of the tongue -- is on the rise in populations normally considered to be at low risk, including young adults who don't smoke. Researchers have attributed this deve...

High dosage brachytherapy obtains excellent results in head and neck tumors

...cases and the percentage of survival was 52%. In concrete, the research focused on the treatment of tumours in the oral cavity, those affecting the tongue and the floor of the mouth, and those in the oropharyngeal region, such as tumours of the tonsils. Involved in the study was a multidisciplinary te...

Women Only: Cramps, Bloating and Now, Tooth Erosion?

...ue to the distinct erosion patterns," says Dr. Bassiouny. "When vomiting is voluntary, the individual controls the direction and force," he says. "The tongue creates a tunnel which protects, in most instances the back teeth. When a patient has dysmenorrhea, the erosion affects almost all surfaces of the den...

Read my lips: Using multiple senses in speech perception

...ch occurs throughout all cultures. And it is not just information from lips- when someone is speaking to us, we will also note movements of the teeth, tongue and other non-mouth facial features. It's likely that human speech perception has evolved to integrate many senses together. Put in another way, speec...

New Balance Celebrates the 20th Anniversary of Susan G. Komen for the Cure(R) Partnership

...etail price of $140.00. In July, a limited number of customizable anniversary 993s will be available for purchase. Consumers can personalize the tongue of the shoes with the name of a survivor or loved one and one of the following phrases: "In Honor of", "Running for", or "Lace Up!" Additional details...

'Wake Up' to the Health Risks of Heavy Snoring

...ortant to be aware of the possible health risks of heavy snoring. Snoring is caused by a blockage in the back of the throat. What you hear is the tongue forced to the back of the throat when a person is lying on their back. When people snore they don't always stop breathing, but there are chemical...

Augsburg: Weight issues in children starting school

.... Their parents had to answer a questionnaire covering sporting activity, amount of television watched, and eating behavior. German was the mother tongue of 1398 of the children examined. Turkish was the most frequent foreign language (395 children), followed by Russian (183 children). Other languages w...

Bowel Prep Harder on Women Than Men

... drink powders (such as Crystal Light or Kool-Aid but not red, blue, or purple). Drink it chilled through a straw so the liquid lands far back on your tongue or hold a lemon slice under your nose while you drink the prep. Keep a variety of clear liquids in addition to water on hand to drink before, durin...

Study shows pine bark reduces jetlag

...ific signs/symptoms (cramps, joints/muscular pain, blurred vision, vertigo, mild sickness, increase in body temperature, appetite loss, headache, mild tongue swelling) were all significantly lower by in average 61.5% in the Pycnogenol group compared to the untreated control group. "This is the first stu...

Office Zone Announces New Line of 'Safer' Paper Shredders

...automatically turn shredders on and off when paper is inserted, some injuries have occurred. As a result of the optical sensor, as soon as a finger or tongue enter the shredder, the shredder turns on. These injuries can be painful and sometimes disfiguring. In very rare cases, for animals, they can be fatal...

Safety Gear a Must to Prevent Kids' Sports Injuries

...spital Medical Center. Dr. Jon Divine recommends the following equipment for young athletes: Mouth guards protect the mouth, teeth, cheeks and tongue by cushioning blows that cause lost or broken teeth, concussions or jaw fractures. Mouth guards should be worn for all contact and collision sports. ...

UBC scientist unveils secret of newborn's first words

...consistent with our finding with new born babies and supports our belief humans are born with abilities that allow us to perceive and learn our mother tongue systematically and efficiently." "The brain areas that are responsible for language in an adult do not 'learn' how to process language during devel...

Video: Communication is Key to Ease Worry about Orthopaedic Surgery

... that first meeting with the orthopaedic surgeon." "Improved communication skills can be learned, and even small changes can make a big difference," tongue says. "This research strongly supports our program's emphasis on specific techniques that allow us to be more empathetic with our patients. Since the ...
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