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Iraqi Boy's Tumor Removed in U.K.
Three-year-old Saif Basim, from Baghdad, had the tumor since he was six months old. As it grew larger it made breathing and moving difficult. He was taken to St George's Hospital in Tooting, south west London, for surgery which successfully removed it. More
Oxidant-Antioxidant Status in Blood and Tumor Tissue of Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma Patients
from Pub Med
Many involved in health IT -- physicians, hospital administrators, industry leaders, legislators and policymakers -- believe rapid, comprehensive movement toward digital health care in this country must be aligned with a major overhaul of the entire health system. More
HPV Infection Linked to Survival in Some Head and Neck Cancers
In what some doctors are calling the most important development in head and neck cancer in decades, researchers have discovered that head and neck cancers caused by the human papillomavirus, otherwise known as HPV, are more survivable than other forms of head and neck cancer. More
Down to the Bone
from Fairfax Digital
Val Engel says she has long appreciated the need to look her best, which is one reason she spent so much money on top-quality dental implants after she started losing her teeth in her 50s. By her mid-60s, however, she had started experiencing pain in her lower jaw. "A surgeon said I had an infection in the area of the implants - and it got worse and worse," she said. Engel, now 71, had the infection drained, but the pain continued. Her jaw would not heal, and she ended up undergoing multiple operations. Even so, her problem has been almost impossible to treat, part of her jaw has died and she is still suffering five years later. More
Do You Believe In 'Tooth Worms?' Micro-images Of Strange, Worm-like Structures Uncovered Inside Dissected Molar
from Science Daily
New, micro-images of strange, worm-like structures uncovered inside a dissected molar might have been held in ancient times as proof that gnawing tooth worms were the cause of tooth decay, a theory widely believed in many cultures before modern times. The structures are not worms, but what they are is still in question. More
Oral Cancer Five-Year Survival Rates by Race, Gender, and Stage of Diagnosis
Oral cancer survival rates have increased approximately 15 percent from the mid 1960s until the latest (2004) National Cancer Institute Survey. In spite of this improvement, significant disparities remain in some population groups. More
Viral Infection May Explain Racial Differences in Oral Cancer Death Rates
from Cancer Prevention Research
African-American patients with head and neck cancers die earlier than whites, and researchers say they have made a breakthrough in understanding the underlying reasons for the racial gap. After scientists at the University of Maryland noticed that whites treated at their hospital for squamous cell head and neck cancers lived more than twice as long as black patients who received the same care at their hospital, they took a closer look. More
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