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Dental associations promote National Facial Protection Month, raise awareness on sports-related injuries

Dental associations promote National Facial Protection Month, raise awareness on sports-related injuries

Five of the nation's top dental associations want to remind young athletes to play it safe by wearing a mouth guard during recreational and organized sports this spring. Research estimates that about 2 percent of all children or adolescents who participate in sports eventually will suffer a facial injury severe enough to require medical attention. [More]

New research reports on China Dental Care market and China mask industry

MarketReportsChina.com adds "Research and Forecast of China Oral Care (Dental) Industry, 2014" and "Research and Investment Prospects of China Mask Industry, 2014-2018" reports to its research database. [More]

State highlights: Parents of disabled kids blast Minnesota Gov.; N.Y. reins in tanning salon claims

A tearful mother, one of several who testified at a State Capitol press conference Wednesday to make an impassioned plea for a medical marijuana law, said that Gov. Mark Dayton had earlier suggested to her and others that they obtain the drug illegally. [More]
Brain regions determine signals to stop drinking

Brain regions determine signals to stop drinking

The study found a 'stop mechanism' that determined brain signals telling the individual to stop drinking water when no longer thirsty, and the brain effects of drinking more water than required. [More]
People urged to undergo oral cancer screenings as part of Oral Cancer Awareness Month

People urged to undergo oral cancer screenings as part of Oral Cancer Awareness Month

Oral and oropharyngeal cancer (cancer of the mouth and upper throat) collectively kill nearly one person every hour of every day of the year. [More]

Research report on the global dental diagnostic and surgical equipment market

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Concise Analysis of the International Dental Diagnostic and Surgical Equipment Market" report to their offering. [More]
Up to a third of obese kids 'metabolically healthy'

Up to a third of obese kids 'metabolically healthy'

Digits on a scale can help determine a child's weight, but their overall health status can be influenced by other factors such as physical activity, diet and screen time, according to new research from the University of Alberta and Alberta Health Services. [More]
New drug for patients with leukaemia and lymphoma puts an end to chemotherapy

New drug for patients with leukaemia and lymphoma puts an end to chemotherapy

Patients with terminal forms of leukaemia and lymphoma who have run out of treatment options could soon benefit from a new drug, which not only puts an end to chemotherapy and has virtually no side effects but also improves a patient's life expectancy and quality of life. [More]
Research finds youth, wealth and education to be risk factors linked with violent radicalisation

Research finds youth, wealth and education to be risk factors linked with violent radicalisation

New research from Queen Mary University of London has found youth, wealth, and being in full-time education to be risk factors associated with violent radicalisation. Contrary to popular views - religious practice, health and social inequalities, discrimination, and political engagement showed no links. [More]

New invention helps body generate new bone which is as strong as original

Periodontitis can cause teeth to come loose. Mandibular cancer can disfigure a face. With the aid of artificial, foam-rubber-shaped scaffolding, the body can be helped to repair the damage by itself. [More]

Alberta collaborates with Janssen to advance early-stage technologies related to diabetes

The Alberta Diabetes Institute at the University of Alberta has announced a new collaboration with Janssen Inc. in Canada to advance early-stage technologies related to Type I and Type II diabetes. Janssen is part of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson. [More]

Researchers map visual system amplifier that is directly activated by walking or running

Whether you're a Major League outfielder chasing down a hard-hit ball or a lesser mortal navigating a busy city sidewalk, it pays to keep a close watch on your surroundings when walking or running. [More]
Researchers create statistical model to predict whether heart scans are useful in prescribing statins

Researchers create statistical model to predict whether heart scans are useful in prescribing statins

As long as inexpensive statins, which lower cholesterol, are readily available and patients don't mind taking them, it doesn't make sense to do a heart scan to measure how much plaque has built up in a patient's coronary arteries before prescribing the pills, according to a new study by researchers at UC San Francisco. [More]

Study: Trauma center closures associated with higher risk of death in injured patients

Injured patients who live near trauma centers that have closed have higher odds of dying once they reach a hospital, according to a new analysis by UC San Francisco researchers. [More]
Two definitions of CMI symptoms should guide research and treatment of Gulf War veterans

Two definitions of CMI symptoms should guide research and treatment of Gulf War veterans

Two existing definitions of chronic multisymptom illness (CMI) -- one by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and another from a study of Kansas Gulf War veterans -- should be used by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to guide research and treatment of Gulf War veterans, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine. [More]

Researchers examine experiences of transgender patients in emergency department

A new study out of Western University has found the majority of transgender patients have had a negative experience when it comes to receiving emergency department care. [More]

Injured patients with decreased travel times to trauma center have lower odds of death

Injured patients who live near trauma centers that have closed have higher odds of dying once they reach a hospital, according to a new analysis by UC San Francisco researchers. [More]
UCSF School of Medicine ranked fourth nationwide in research and primary care education

UCSF School of Medicine ranked fourth nationwide in research and primary care education

UC San Francisco's School of Medicine ranked fourth nationwide in both research and primary care education this year, according to a new survey conducted by U.S. News & World Report. [More]
Novel treatment strategy during transplantation surgery could spare patients from rejection

Novel treatment strategy during transplantation surgery could spare patients from rejection

Organ-transplant recipients often reject donated organs, but a new, two-pronged strategy developed by UC San Francisco researchers to specifically weaken immune responses that target transplanted tissue has shown promise in controlled experiments on mice. [More]
Simple online tool helps predict patient's risk of complications following surgery

Simple online tool helps predict patient's risk of complications following surgery

The presence - or absence - of complications following surgery is a strong indicator of which patients are likely to be readmitted to the hospital in the 30 days following their procedure, according to a study published today in JAMA Surgery. [More]