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Oral cancer patients are at risk of dental complications

Oral cancer patients are at risk of dental complications

According to the American Cancer Society approximately 35,310 new cases of cancer of the oral cavity and neck and throat (oropharyngeal) will be diagnosed only in the United States in 2008. It is estimated that 7,590 people will die of these cancers by the end of this year. Oral cavity cancers most commonly occur on the tongue, floor of the mouth, lips and minor salivary glands. The most common treatment options for people with oral and oropharyngeal cancers are surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, and newer target therapies.

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Actress Eva Todor died

Actress Eva Todor died

Actress Eva Todor passed away this morning (10), at age 98. The cause of death, according to information released in the press was pneumonia. Eva also suffered from Parkinson's disease and, according to sources close to the actress, had complications of the disease throughout the year. Parkinson's is a progressive disease of the neurological system that mainly affects the brain.

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Endurance athletes may be more prone to acid erosion and caries

Endurance athletes may be more prone to acid erosion and caries

The study, Effect of Resistance Training on Dental Erosion, Caries and Saliva, published online June 11 at the Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports, evaluated 35 triathletes who trained at least five hours a week and 35 people who did not exercise. Participants completed a questionnaire, informing age, sex, height, weight, oral hygiene practices and number of hours of weekly training.

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