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New studies for the treatment of xerostomia

New studies for the treatment of xerostomia

Dry mouth can be a side effect of cancer treatments, since radiation can damage the salivary glands and impair the production of saliva.

US Dental and Craniofacial Surveys believe they can develop a way to repair and regenerate the salivary glands and resolve that problem once and for all. Dr. Matthew Hoffman leads the Institute's Matrix and Morphogenesis department and is senior researcher on this salivary gland regeneration project. He and his team of researchers are striving to identify cells, biological signals and other key factors for the development of embryonic salivary glands.

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Exposure to mold increases chances of developing asthma in childhood

Exposure to mold increases chances of developing asthma in childhood

A new study published in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology found that children who grow up in mold homes are more likely to develop asthma in childhood. , led by researchers at the University of Cincinnati in the United States, had the support of 176 children, who were followed from birth to age seven.

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Breathing through the mouth causes from poor development of the jaw to hoarse voice

Breathing through the mouth causes from poor development of the jaw to hoarse voice

In times of cold and dry weather, our tropical winter has been the torment of people prone to allergies of the upper airways, whether these rhinitis, sinusitis, or asthma. Above all, children, who, because of the fact that the child's organism is still in development, need redoubled attention. Constant episodes of nasal obstruction, often coupled with poor oral habits such as pacifier use, thumb sucking, absence of proper chewing, among others, often end up establishing an inadequate respiratory pattern, ie alone or preferably by mouth.

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