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Head and neck cancers: Prognosis of HPV-positive tumours varies according to site Apr 16, 2014 | News Europe

Head and neck cancers: Prognosis of HPV-positive tumours varies according to site

AARHUS, Denmark: Patients with cancer of the throat who test positive for the human papillomavirus (HPV) have a good prognosis. However, until now, the effect of being HPV-positive on the prognosis of tumours located elsewhere in the head and neck was unknown. Danish researchers have now demonstrated that HPV status appears to have no prognostic effect on the outcome of primary radiotherapy in head and neck cancer outside the oropharynx.

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Smoking places psoriasis patients at risk of severe periodontal disease Apr 15, 2014 | News Europe

Smoking places psoriasis patients at risk of severe periodontal disease

SZEGED, Hungary: New research has suggested that psoriasis patients who smoke are at a dramatically higher risk of developing severe periodontal disease ...

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Engineers develop new gel to promote bone growth around dental implants Apr 11, 2014 | News Europe

Engineers develop new gel to promote bone growth around dental implants

UPPSALA, Sweden: The success of dental and orthopaedic implants largely depends on integration into adjacent bone tissue. A research group at Uppsala University ...

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Excessive use of mouthwash could increase risk of oral cancer Apr 10, 2014 | News Europe

Excessive use of mouthwash could increase risk of oral cancer

BREMEN, Germany: Smoking and excessive drinking have been associated with the development of oral cancer by numerous studies. Now, a pan-European collaborative ...

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Oral cancer survivors face unemployment Apr 3, 2014 | News Europe

Oral cancer survivors face unemployment

JENA, Germany: New research into head and neck cancer has shown that patients face a lower quality of life with regard to work too. The study conducted among cancer survivors found that the rate of those employed fell significantly after diagnosis. Only one in three patients were still employed five years after diagnosis.

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Scottish dental practices to receive life-saving equipment Apr 2, 2014 | News Europe

Scottish dental practices to receive life-saving equipment

EDINBURGH, UK: The National Health Service (NHS) for Scotland is planning to install defibrillators at every NHS dental practice across Scotland. With the initiative, which will cost about £1 million (€1.2 million), the health authorities aim to reduce the number of out-of-hospital deaths after cardiac arrest.

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One in five smokers cannot taste the bitterness in coffee Apr 1, 2014 | News Europe

One in five smokers cannot taste the bitterness in coffee

PARIS, France: A new study from France has suggested that smokers and former smokers may not be able to savour the full flavour of coffee. The researchers believe that toxic chemicals in tobacco products inhibit the regeneration of taste buds and thus impair a person’s ability to recognise bitter tastes.

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Dentist struck off for poor treatment and behaviour Mar 31, 2014 | News Europe

Dentist struck off for poor treatment and behaviour

LONDON, UK: The General Dental Council (GDC), the regulatory body for dental professionals in the UK, has suspended a dentist for professional misconduct after a public hearing. He allegedly did not treat his patients and staff with respect, and failed to maintain appropriate levels of infection control and hygiene.

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World oral health report: Almost 100 per cent of adults suffer from dental caries Mar 28, 2014 | News Europe

World oral health report: Almost 100 per cent of adults suffer from dental caries

LONDON, UK: In celebration of World Oral Health Day, representatives of the FDI World Dental Federation presented the latest findings on oral health on 20 March at a press conference held in collaboration with the British Dental Association in London. The report identifies the main obstacles to achieving universal oral health and includes recommendations to improve oral health worldwide.

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DTI to launch Digital Dentistry Show Mar 26, 2014 | News Europe

DTI to launch Digital Dentistry Show

MILAN, Italy/ LEIPZIG, Germany: Today, digital technology is one of the fastest-growing market segments in dentistry and digital processes are increasingly determining everyday practice in dental offices and laboratories. In order to offer dental professionals a unique opportunity to keep up with these developments, Dental Tribune International (DTI) will be hosting the Digital Dentistry Show (DDS), the first event entirely dedicated to the field, in October this year.

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IDEM Singapore 2014

IDEM Singapore 2014

This year, more than 500 international exhibitors attended the eighth edition of IDEM Singapore. The trade fair and conference welcomed 7,842 participants ...

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Periodontal disease

Periodontal disease

Periodontal diseases can affect one or more of the periodontal tissues but may also affect the tooth-supporting structures, resulting in bone loss.

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Bisphenol A

The effects of BPA on human health are largely unknown. The FDA has raised concerns about the potential effects of the chemical in the past.

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Fifth Oral-B Symposium focuses on biofilm management Mar 25, 2014 | News Europe

Fifth Oral-B Symposium focuses on biofilm management

FRANKFURT AM MAIN, Germany: On 21 March, the fifth Oral-B Symposium revolved around the topic of biofilm management. Through practically relevant lectures, ...

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Scientists from Norway develop scaffolding to repair severe teeth and jawbone defects Mar 24, 2014 | News Europe

Scientists from Norway develop scaffolding to repair severe teeth and jawbone defects

OSLO, Norway: Dental researchers at the University of Oslo have developed a new artificial scaffolding that aids bone regeneration. Within a few years, ...

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