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Adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities experience oral health problems

Adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities experience oral health problems

A retrospective study conducted by researchers at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and colleagues reports that among adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, the likelihood of having cavities decreased as the number of years receiving dental care increased. [More]

Study: Poor oral health remains major problem in Navajo Nation

A new study from Colorado School of Public Health shows that despite some modest improvements, poor oral health remains a major problem in the Navajo Nation and among American Indians overall. [More]
Clinicians launches ACEmobile app to support assessment of dementia

Clinicians launches ACEmobile app to support assessment of dementia

A team of clinicians from Plymouth, UK, and Sydney, Australia, have today (Wednesday 9th July 2014 UK, Thursday 10th July Australia) launched ACEmobile - a free-to-use app to support the assessment of dementia, worldwide. [More]
Dental pulp stem cells can protect retinal ganglion cells from death following injury

Dental pulp stem cells can protect retinal ganglion cells from death following injury

Researchers at the University of Birmingham, UK, led by Dr. Ben Scheven, Dr. Wendy Leadbeater and Ben Mead have discovered that stem cells isolated from the teeth, termed dental pulp stem cells (DPSC), can protect retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) from death following injury and promote regeneration of their axons along the optic nerve. [More]
Researchers discover new way by which metabolism is linked to regulation of DNA

Researchers discover new way by which metabolism is linked to regulation of DNA

A research team at the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Alberta have discovered a new way by which metabolism is linked to the regulation of DNA, the basis of our genetic code. The findings may have important implications for the understanding of many common diseases, including cancer. [More]
Use of catheter ablation lowers risk for atrial fibrillation

Use of catheter ablation lowers risk for atrial fibrillation

Use of catheter ablation is not only beneficial for treating atrial flutter but also can significantly reduce hospital visits - both inpatient and emergency - and lower the risk for atrial fibrillation, according to research by UC San Francisco. [More]
UCSF researchers complete first Internet-based clinical trial for children with autism

UCSF researchers complete first Internet-based clinical trial for children with autism

UC San Francisco researchers have completed the first Internet-based clinical trial for children with autism, establishing it as a viable and cost effective method of conducting high-quality and rapid clinical trials in this population. [More]
Omega-3 PUFAs offer an affordable way to reduce effects of traumatic brain, spinal cord injuries

Omega-3 PUFAs offer an affordable way to reduce effects of traumatic brain, spinal cord injuries

The omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) found in seafood and marine oils called EPA and DHA may offer a simple, affordable way to reduce the effects of traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries by decreasing inflammation and nerve cell damage. [More]
Queen's doctor plays key role in major breakthrough to change lives of cystic fibrosis sufferers

Queen's doctor plays key role in major breakthrough to change lives of cystic fibrosis sufferers

A Queen's University doctor has played a key role in a major breakthrough to change the lives of cystic fibrosis sufferers. [More]

Journal of the American Dental Association to be published by Elsevier on January 2015

The American Dental Association (ADA) announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Elsevier to publish The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA), the ADA's flagship publication and the nation's premier dental journal. [More]
Dental hygienists prepare to take increased responsibilities for oral health care

Dental hygienists prepare to take increased responsibilities for oral health care

With opportunities to take increased responsibility for oral health care and to deliver care in a more comprehensive way, it's an exciting time in the profession of dental hygiene. [More]
New study finds genetic links between schizophrenia risk and cannabis use

New study finds genetic links between schizophrenia risk and cannabis use

Genes that increase the risk of developing schizophrenia may also increase the likelihood of using cannabis, according to a new study led by King's College London, published today in Molecular Psychiatry. [More]
Study measures radiation exposure for children with heart disease

Study measures radiation exposure for children with heart disease

Complex heart imaging can increase cancer risks for children throughout their lifetime, according to a new study co-authored by Le Bonheur Cardiologist Jason Johnson, MD, MHS. The study, which appears in the June 9, 2014 issue of the American Heart Association's journal Circulation, is the first in which researchers quantified cumulative radiation doses in pediatric heart patients and predicted lifetime cancer risks based on the types of exposures. [More]
Parents who have child with ASD are 1/3 third less likely to have more children

Parents who have child with ASD are 1/3 third less likely to have more children

Parents who have a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are about one third less likely to have more children than families without an affected child, according to a study led by a UC San Francisco researcher. [More]
Innovative device boosts tooth's natural repair process

Innovative device boosts tooth's natural repair process

Dentists could soon be giving your teeth a mild 'time warp' to encourage them to self-repair, thanks to a new device being developed by dental researchers. [More]
New study aims to improve quality of life of people wearing dental implants

New study aims to improve quality of life of people wearing dental implants

Manchester Academic Health Science Centre (MAHSC) is managing a trialĀ¹ into the quality of life of people wearing dental implants. The trial is funded by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Research for Patient Benefit Programme. [More]
Researchers identify tremendous genetic diversity

Researchers identify tremendous genetic diversity

In the most comprehensive genetic study of the Mexican population to date, researchers from UC San Francisco and Stanford University, along with Mexico's National Institute of Genomic Medicine (INMEGEN), have identified tremendous genetic diversity, reflecting thousands of years of separation among local populations and shedding light on a range of confounding aspects of Latino health. [More]
Hunterdon Regional Cancer Center offers immuno-therapy clinical trial for lung cancer

Hunterdon Regional Cancer Center offers immuno-therapy clinical trial for lung cancer

According to the American Cancer Society, lung cancer is the second most common cancer among men and women and the leading cause of death in the United States. In 2014, it is estimated that 224,210 people will be diagnosed with lung cancer. [More]

Henry Schein Business of Dentistry Conference to be held in Las Vegas on August 7, 2014

Henry Schein, Inc., the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health and medical practitioners, announced today that its third annual Henry Schein Business of Dentistry Conference will kick off at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on August 7, 2014. [More]
New framework for monitoring oral cancer development, progression, recurrence

New framework for monitoring oral cancer development, progression, recurrence

Each year, approximately 22,000 Americans are diagnosed with oral cancer. The five-year survival rate of 40% in the U.S. is one of the lowest of the major cancers, and it has not improved in the past 40 years. [More]