Consuming more than 5 alcoholic drinks per week increases your risk of oral cancer: Analysis
(Natural News) You may want to rethink about downing another bottle of beer. Scientists have confirmed that alcohol increases the risk of getting cancer. Research revealed that frequent alcohol drinkers are more prone to contract cancers of the oral cavity and pharynx, esophagus, larynx, breast, liver, colon or rectum, and stomach. Several studies were conducted aiming... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Treating intestine with ‘good’ cholesterol compound inhibits lung tumor growth in mice
FINDINGSA compound that mimics the main protein in high-density lipoprotein (HDL, or “good”) cholesterol significantly reduced the number of tumors in the lungs of mice, reports a team of UCLA researchers. The findings help explain the connection between HDL cholesterol and reduced cancer risk, and suggest that a similar compound may be an effective therapy in humans.BACKGROUNDPrevious research, both in lab animals and humans, had suggested that higher HDL cholesterol levels were linked to reduced cancer risk. The team ’s earlier work had found that small peptide “mimetics,” or mimics, of...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - June 13, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Melatonin Gel May Reduce Oral Mucositis From Chemo, Radiation Melatonin Gel May Reduce Oral Mucositis From Chemo, Radiation
Data from a phase II trial of Mucomel (3% melatonin gel) suggest the formulation may reduce the risk of oral mucositis resulting from chemo and radiotherapy for head and neck cancers.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

First study of neoadjuvant use of PARP inhibitor shows promise for early-stage, BRCA+ breast cancer patients
(University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center) In a small Phase II study of early-stage breast cancer patients with BRCA1/2 mutations, researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center found that more than half of the women who took the PARP inhibitor talazoparib once daily prior to surgery had no evidence of disease at the time of surgery. If further validated in larger, confirmatory trials, the oral medication could replace chemotherapy for these patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 4, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Erdafitinib shows promise in urothelial cancer patients with specific mutations
(University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center) In an international Phase II trial led by researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, treatment with the oral FGFR inhibitor erdafitinib (ERDA) was well-tolerated and achieved a robust response for patients with metastatic urothelial, or urinary tract, cancers harboring mutations in the FGFR3 gene. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Doctors Can Increase Vaccination Rates In Kids Using New Approach, Study Finds
Persistence and a unified, targeted approach can pay off for doctors when parents are reluctant to vaccinate their children against HPV, the human papilloma virus, a cause of anogenital, mouth, throat and cervical cancer. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Glatter, MD, Contributor Source Type: news

Cancer Group Recommends Ditching Bacon and Booze to Stay Cancer-Free
The World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) has bad news for lovers of bacon and booze: Eliminating processed meats and alcohol from your diet may help reduce your risk of developing cancer. The third report from the WCRF’s Continuous Update Project, an ongoing effort to inform consumers about lifestyle habits that may be related to cancer, provides numerous recommendations for people looking to minimize their risk of getting cancer. But two, in particular, are likely to cause a stir for many Americans. First, the WCRF recommends significantly or totally cutting back on processed meats including bacon, salami, hot dogs and...
Source: TIME: Health - May 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Cancer healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Oral, Gastric Bugs May Help Pinpoint Stomach Cancer
(MedPage Today) -- Negative changes in microbe composition, interaction tied to gastric carcinogenesis stages (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - May 23, 2018 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

Blue's Clues: Adding Dye to Colonoscopy May Boost Detection
TUESDAY, May 22, 2018 -- By having patients swallow a blue dye tablet as part of colonoscopy prep, doctors can boost their chances of catching telltale signs of cancer, new research suggests. The dye is technically referred to as " oral... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 22, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Experts Discuss Unique Side Effects of Immunotherapy
If you have mesothelioma and you’ve already received standard-of-care therapies, you may be considering an immunotherapy clinical trial. If you’re considering this option, a free immunotherapy teleconference is a great place to learn more. CancerCare recently hosted two one-hour education workshops featuring panels of immunotherapy experts. Part I of the teleconference presented an overview of immunotherapy. Part II of the teleconference, which is available online for free, focused exclusively on immunotherapy side effects. Understanding these issues and the role each patient plays in managing their own side ef...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - May 21, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Compound in citrus oil could reduce dry mouth in head, neck cancer patients
(Stanford Medicine) A compound found in citrus oils could help alleviate dry mouth caused by radiation therapy in head and neck cancer patients, according to a new study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 21, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

‘Oral Chemo Starter Kits’ Boosted Safe Handling on Non-Oncology Units
After non-oncology units received comprehensive safety kits for handling oral hazardous drugs, chemo handling precautions at Maine Medical Center increased significantly. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - May 18, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Lori Smith, BSN, MSN, CRNP Tags: News Novel Drugs Oncology Nursing Conferences/ONS Source Type: news

Duke Team Addresses Barriers to Oral Chemo
A streamlined nursing protocol reduced delays related to treatment with oral formulations of chemotherapy and immunotherapy, and increased patient satisfaction. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - May 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Lori Smith, BSN, MSN, CRNP Tags: News Conferences/ONS Source Type: news

Auris Health, Ethicon ’ s NeuWave ink robot-assisted bronchoscope ablation dev deal
Auris Health, previously known as Auris Surgical Robotics, said today it inked a cooperative development and commercialization deal with Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) division Ethicon’s NeuWave Medical subsidiary looking to develop systems for the robotically-assisted bronchoscopic ablation of lung lesions. Through the agreement, both companies will help develop an integrated system for robotic control, navigation and application of bronchoscope-delivered microwave ablation. The bronchoscope in development will be equipped with a small camera and accessory channel to allow tools to enter the lungs through the...
Source: Mass Device - May 16, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Endoscopic / Arthroscopic Respiratory Robotics aurishealth Ethicon johnsonandjohnson NeuWave Medical Inc. Source Type: news

Study Evaluates Systemic Chemotherapy on Peritoneal Mesothelioma
Systemic chemotherapy, either before or after cytoreductive surgery, provided no improvement in long-term survival for patients with peritoneal mesothelioma, according to a recent study. The addition of systemic chemotherapy improved survival at the one-year mark, but there were no benefits at the two-, three- or five-year checkpoints. Systemic chemotherapy uses anti-cancer drugs that are injected into a vein or given by mouth. The median survival of surgical patients who received systemic chemotherapy did not improve, either. “We know surgery is the best option, and if the surgery is successful, chemotherapy may not...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - May 15, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Daniel King Source Type: news

Oral drug treatment helps protect cancer patients from potentially deadly blood clots
(University of Warwick) Research from the University of Warwick indicates that taking a tablet a day can help treat cancer patients of a potentially deadly condition. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 11, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Scientific expert reaction to new Cochrane Review on HPV vaccine for cervical cancer prevention in girls and women
This study looks at a collection of studies looking at the benefit of HPV vaccines in reducing pre cervical cancer lesions.  HPV also causes many other serious cancers (especially head and neck).  In time, as more people have been vaccinated, we will see a reduction in all HPV cancers.  The HP V vaccine is one of a number of vaccines using virus like particles (VLPS) which have been shown to be very safe over the last 35 years. “The Cochrane library of reviews has a very rigorous assessment process of all their reviews. “The review only looked at cervical precancer (in women and girls),...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - May 8, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Roche to present new data from its industry-leading oncology portfolio at the 2018 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting
Roche today announced that new data from its early and late-stage clinical studies, on more than 19 approved and investigational cancer medicines, will be presented at the 2018 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting, taking place from 1-5 June, in Chicago, IL, United States. More than 180 abstracts have been accepted across 13 cancer types, including two “late breakers” and 15 oral presentations. (Source: Roche Media News)
Source: Roche Media News - May 8, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche to present new data from its industry-leading oncology portfolio at the 2018 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting
Roche today announced that new data from its early and late-stage clinical studies, on more than 19 approved and investigational cancer medicines, will be presented at the 2018 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting, taking place from 1-5 June, in Chicago, IL, United States. More than 180 abstracts have been accepted across 13 cancer types, including two “late breakers” and 15 oral presentations. (Source: Roche Investor Update)
Source: Roche Investor Update - May 8, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche to present new data from its industry-leading oncology portfolio at the 2018 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting
Roche today announced that new data from its early and late-stage clinical studies, on more than 19 approved and investigational cancer medicines, will be presented at the 2018 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting, taking place from 1-5 June, in Chicago, IL, United States. More than 180 abstracts have been accepted across 13 cancer types, including two “late breakers” and 15 oral presentations. (Source: Roche Media News)
Source: Roche Media News - May 8, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

4 Trends Advancing Medtech
For the past 20 years, the Medical Design Excellence Awards have celebrated medical products that improve the quality and accessibility of healthcare. Our finalists this year carry on this tradition, while also keeping in step with today’s high-tech digital and consumer trends. With the help of our esteemed jurors, we have identified four key trends in this year’s group of finalists: risk reduction; faster, more-efficient healthcare delivery; the influence of the Internet of Things; and the consumerization of healthcare. We’ve been tracking a few of these trends in past awards programs, so they’re n...
Source: MDDI - April 27, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: MD & M East (New York) Design Source Type: news

Health Tip: Heavy Alcohol Use Increases Cancer Risk
-- Heavy drinking increases your risk of developing cancers of the mouth, throat, voice box, esophagus, liver, colon and breast, the American Cancer Society says. The society says alcohol abuse may: Damage body tissues. Help toxic chemicals, such... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 27, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Heavy Drinking Could Increase ‘ Bad ’ Bacteria In Mouth, Study Finds
CBS Local – People who drink more than the recommended daily limit of alcohol may harbor an unhealthy mix of bacteria in their mouths, a new study suggests. Researchers found that compared with nondrinkers, those who drank heavily had fewer “good” bacteria in their mouths. They were also hosting more “bad” bacteria — including bugs that have been linked to gum disease, heart disease, and cancer. The study is one of the latest to look at what factors influence the human “microbiome” – the trillions of bacteria and other microbes that naturally dwell in the...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Drinking Gum Disease Local TV Microbiome talkers Source Type: news

Heavy Drinking May Change the Bacteria In Your Mouth and Raise Gum Disease Risk
There’s still quite a bit scientists don’t know about the microbiome: the vast collection of microorganisms living within your body. What is becoming increasingly clear, however, is that your lifestyle habits, from the foods you eat to the medications you take, may influence these bacterial colonies. Even drinking seems to have an effect. A new study, published Tuesday in the journal Microbiome, finds that drinking alcohol may alter some of the approximately 700 types of bacteria in your mouth — and probably not for the better. The study finds that alcohol may give rise to strains of oral bacteria that ar...
Source: TIME: Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Just one alcoholic beverage per day raise risks of mouth cancer
A New York University study revealed that people who drank one or more alcoholic beverage per day had an excess of harmful oral bacteria and a drought of healthy bacteria to fight off harmful strains. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Just one alcoholic beverage per day raise risks of mouth cancer, gum disease and heart disease  
A New York University study revealed that people who drank one or more alcoholic beverage per day had an excess of harmful oral bacteria and a drought of healthy bacteria to fight off harmful strains. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drinking affects mouth bacteria linked to diseases
(NYU Langone Health / NYU School of Medicine) When compared with nondrinkers, men and women who had one or more alcoholic drinks per day had an overabundance of oral bacteria linked to gum disease, some cancers, and heart disease. By contrast, drinkers had fewer bacteria known to check the growth of other, harmful germs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 23, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Oral health outshines relationship with friends in Delta Dental survey
Most Americans view oral health as important to their life and overall health in well-being national surveyOAK BROOK, Ill.,April 17, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Proper oral health is crucial to a healthy life, according to a recent national survey from Delta Dental. The results reveal that more adults say their oral health (85 percent) is important to their life than their diet or nutrition (71 percent), relationship with friends (71 percent), or weight (71 percent).Making a health connectionThe Delta Dental survey shows that most adults (85 percent) recognize their oral health is important to their overall health...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 20, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Black raspberries can reduce your risk of developing oral cancer
(Natural News) A study on black raspberries and mouth tumors on experimental animals revealed that these berries can inhibit oral cancer, reported an article in the American Institute for Cancer Research website. The researchers also discovered cancer-related genes that could help explain its actions. Dr. Steve Oghumu, Ph.D., the lead author of the study and a scientist... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Roche to present data on TECENTRIQ (Atezolizumab) and data from across its cancer immunotherapy portfolio at the 2018 American Association of Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting
Roche today announced that it will present data from across its broad cancer immunotherapy development programme, including approved and investigational medicines, during the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting from 14 April to 18 April in Chicago, IL, United States. More than 42 abstracts have been accepted, including five “late breakers” and seven oral presentations. (Source: Roche Investor Update)
Source: Roche Investor Update - April 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Why do my gums look white?
White spots on the gums have many causes. These include mild conditions such as mouth ulcers but could also be a sign of more severe conditions, which could potentially include cancer. White spots on the gums may cause pain or other symptoms Treatment depends on the cause. Learn more about white spots on the gums here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dentistry Source Type: news

5 Trends Medtech Should Be Talking About
Recently I chatted with Candace Roulo, managing editor of Advanced Manufacturing Now, about some of the most important trends in medtech and the technologies that are taking the industry to the next level. Click below to listen to the podcast, or read on for select highlights of the conversation – what I consider to be five trends medtech professionals should be talking about. 128-Advanced_Manufacturing_Now-UBM.mp3 Explore all of these trends in depth at the BIOMEDevice Boston Conference and Expo, April 18-19, 2018. Use promo code "SAVE100" for $100 off conference registration and f...
Source: MDDI - April 6, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: BIOMEDevice Boston Business Digital Health Source Type: news

An Alternative to Dalteparin for Cancer-Related VTE An Alternative to Dalteparin for Cancer-Related VTE
Dr David Kerr discusses a promising new study suggesting that oral edoxaban may be substituted for daily subcutaneous dalteparin in cancer patients who have had a venous thromboembolism.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Commentary Source Type: news

In case you missed the ‘condom-snorting challenge’ — and didn’t know it’s a bad idea
Imagine uncoiling a condom and stuffing it up one side of your nose, then plugging the other nostril and inhaling until the long piece of latex slides into your throat. Then what? You reach back and pull it from your mouth. Why would someone do that? Apparently for the same reason young people have dared each other to […]Related:Coffee must carry cancer warning, California judge rulesIn emotional speech, CDC’s new leader vows to uphold science‘Our greatest fear’: Highly drug-resistant gonorrhea confirmed by health officials (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Interventions for preventing oral mucositis in patients with cancer receiving treatment: cytokines and growth factors
This review concludes that keratinocyte growth factor is beneficial in the prevention of oral mucositis in adults who are receiving radiotherapy to the head and neck with cisplatin or fluorouracil, or chemotherapy alone for mixed solid and haematological cancers. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Boys Still Aren ’t Getting the HPV Vaccine As Much As Girls, Study Says
When the HPV vaccine first hit the U.S. market in 2006, it was approved only for girls. Boys got the green light three years later — but a new study suggests there’s still a gender gap in vaccination rates. The HPV vaccine — administered in either two or three doses — protects against human papillomavirus, a common sexually transmitted disease that can lead to cervical, vaginal, anal, penile, mouth and throat cancers. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that all children get the vaccine when they’re 11 or 12 years old, though it’s approved for use in people up...
Source: TIME: Health - March 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime public health Source Type: news

Many Doctors Don't Push HPV Shots To Boys
HPV is a sexually transmitted virus that can cause cervical, vulvar, vaginal, penile, anal, mouth and throat cancers. The HPV vaccine is recommended as a routine childhood vaccination. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Janssen Announces U.S. FDA Breakthrough Therapy Designation for Erdafitinib in the Treatment of Metastatic Urothelial Cancer
Erdafitinib, an oral pan-fibroblast growth factor receptor (FGFR) tyrosine kinase inhibitor, shows promise as the first targeted agent for patients with metastatic urothelial cancer, one of the most common cancers (Source: Johnson and Johnson)
Source: Johnson and Johnson - March 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Janssen Announces U.S. FDA Breakthrough Therapy Designation for Erdafitinib in the Treatment of Metastatic Urothelial Cancer
Erdafitinib, an oral pan-fibroblast growth factor receptor (FGFR) tyrosine kinase inhibitor, shows promise as the first targeted agent for patients with metastatic urothelial cancer, one of the most common cancers RARITAN, N.J., March 15, 2018 -- (Healt... Biopharmaceuticals, Oncology, Urology, FDA Janssen Pharmaceutical, erdafitinib, Urothelial Cancer (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - March 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Study: Doctors Who Prescribe More Opioids Make More Money
This study suggests that conflicts of interest with the pharmaceutical industry may influence oncologists in high-stakes treatment decisions for patients with cancer,” the authors concluded. Some studies have looked at whether the amount of money a doctor receives makes a difference. Studies by researchers at Yale University, the George Washington University Milken Institute of Public Health and Harvard Medical School have all found that the more money physicians are paid by pharmaceutical companies, the more likely they are to prescribe certain drugs. Dr. Patrice Harris, a spokeswoman for the American Medical Associ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Local TV opioid crisis opioids Source Type: news

What to eat when you've got cancer
Chemotherapy that targets cancer dramatically dulls taste and smell and can cause mouth ulcers, while drugs such as steroids can result in thrush in the mouth, making for painful meal times. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anti –Oral Mucositis Drug Granted Breakthrough Status
The FDA has granted Breakthrough Therapy and Fast Track designation to GC4419, for reduction of severe oral mucositis caused by radiation therapy. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - March 9, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leah Lawrence Tags: FDA Approval News Palliative and Supportive Care Source Type: news

Men are four times more likely to get cancer from oral sex
Dr Ashish Deshmukh, from the University of Florida, stated infected men struggle to rid their bodies of the cancer-causing human papillomavirus, causing them to harbour the pathogen. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ixazomib Triplet Combo Effective in R/R Myeloma
The oral therapy combination of ixazomib, pomalidomide, and dexamethasone was effective and well-tolerated in patients with myeloma that had relapsed or was refractory to lenalidomide. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - March 8, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leah Lawrence Tags: Immuno Oncology Multiple Myeloma News Source Type: news

Non-smokers with oral precancerous lesions at increased risk of cancer
(University of British Columbia) Although tobacco use is still one of the strongest risk factors associated with mouth cancers, precancerous lesions in the mouths of non-smokers are more likely to progress to cancer than those in smokers, new research from the University of British Columbia has found. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Health Highlights: March 2, 2018
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Jim Kelly's Cancer Returns NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly says his oral cancer has returned. In a statement released Thursday, Kelly... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 2, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Precision cancer therapy effective in both children and adults
(Children's Hospital Los Angeles) Three quarters of patients, both adults and children, with a variety of advanced cancers occurring in different sites of the body responded to larotrectinib, a novel therapy that targets a specific genetic mutation. Results of a phase 1/2 trial have been published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Unlike most cancer therapies, this oral treatment is based on the genetic traits of the tumor and not the organ where the cancer originated. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 21, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Can Alcohol Help You Live Longer? Here ’s What the Research Really Says
New research, which was presented at the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s annual conference, has found that moderate drinking is linked to a longer life. Drinking about two glasses of wine or beer a day was linked to an 18% drop in a person’s risk of early death—an even stronger effect than the life-preserving practice of exercise, according to the researchers. The results came from the 90+ Study, a research project out of the University of California Irvine’s Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders that examines the habits of people who live to at least 90. ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Academy of Laser Dentistry ’s Upcoming Annual Meeting Features an Abundance of Dental Team Training
Discussion:“Straight Talk on Diode Lasers: Scientific and Practical Rationale for Clinical Dentistry” moderated by Georgios Romanos, PhD, DDS. Periodontology, Stony Brook University“The more the dental team knows about laser technology and the business of dentistry, the better the health of your patients and practice, explains Siminovsky, “The ALD supports our valuable auxiliary team members with outstanding presenters and topics.”·      Lecture:“What to Say to Get the Pay- Coding, Billing, Scripting,” presented by Karen S. Parker, RDH, BSDH&mid...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 20, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news