Tag Archive | "mouth cancer"

Professor of dentistry told woman suffering from tumour in her jaw to chew sugar-free gum and misdiagnosed 32 others, tribunal hears

Monday, February 25, 2013

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Source: mailonline.com Author: Steve Robson Date: February 19, 2013   Blunders: Professor Philip Lamey is accused of misdiagnosing 33 patients at Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast   A professor of dentistry misdiagnosed patients who had cancer – prescribing one with sugar-free chewing gum when she had a tumour in her jaw and another with iron […]

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Part of jaw removed after mix-up

Monday, June 11, 2012

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Source: 3news.co.nz   A lab mix-up is being blamed for an operation on the wrong patient at an Otago dental hospital An Otago dental hospital has apologized to a woman who had part of her jaw removed after being wrongly diagnosed with mouth cancer. The misdiagnosis happened after a laboratory worker at Medlab Dental, part […]

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Tobacco use and baseball

Monday, June 4, 2012

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Source: www.quitsmokingforyou.com Like cigarettes, smokeless tobacco (snuff and chewing tobacco), cause mouth cancer, gum disease, and heart disease. Yet many think that chewing tobacco is safe or less so than smoking. This is not true! In 1986, the Surgeon normal closed that the use of smokeless tobacco “is not a safe substitute for smoking cigarettes. […]

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Study Finds- Fewer Dying from Throat & Mouth Cancer in the U.S.

Monday, November 21, 2011

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Source: HealthDay News, US News and World Report Author: Staff Death rates improved most for patients with more than 12 years’ education Death rates for U.S. patients with throat and mouth cancers decreased between 1993 and 2007, a new study shows. The finding comes from an analysis of National Center for Health Statistics data on […]

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Although Most Smokers Want to Quit… Only a Fraction Actually Do

Friday, November 11, 2011

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Source: The Wall Street Journal Author: Betsy McKay   More than two-thirds of American smokers want to quit, but only a fraction actually do, underscoring a need for more services, messages, and access to medications to help them kick the habit, according to a new government report out today. Nearly 69% of adult smokers wanted to quit […]

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Packet Helps Smokers Hide Graphic Warnings

Monday, October 31, 2011

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Source: tvnz.co.nz Sticky seals in the packets of one brand of cigarettes are helping smokers cover up graphic health warnings. Graphic images of illnesses like gangrene, mouth cancer and lung disease must be printed on every packet of cigarettes to cover 30% of the front and 90% of the back of the pack. ONE News looked […]

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Rate of HPV Vaccination in Teens Lagging

Friday, August 26, 2011

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Source: The Associated Press Author: Staff   Only about half of the teenage girls in the U.S. have rolled up their sleeves for a controversial vaccine against cervical cancer — a rate well below those for two other vaccinations aimed at adolescents. The vaccine hit the market in 2006. By last year, just 49 percent […]

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For the first time in nearly four decades, smokeless tobacco has no hand in sponsoring the College National Finals Rodeo

Monday, June 20, 2011

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Source: Billings Gazette CASPER, Wyo. — The once steadfast coupling of chewing tobacco and the collegiate cowboy extravaganza is no more. There are no Copenhagen banners, there are no Skoal flags. There are no free samples. For the first time in nearly four decades, smokeless tobacco has no hand in sponsoring the College National Finals […]

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Matthew Algeo’s ‘The President is a Sick Man’ vindicates an old story, and its reporter

Saturday, June 18, 2011

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Source: www.cleveland.com/books Author: teve Weinberg Stephen Grover Cleveland, born in 1837, would become one of the most unusual U.S. presidents, in multiple ways. Living in the east, he planned to make his way to the boomtown of Cleveland, in 1854, seeking riches. His prospects looked good, given the influence of his distant relative, Moses Cleaveland, […]

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Glowing Cornell Dots Target Cancer

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

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SOURCE: Journal of Clinical Investigation, June 13, 2011 (Ivanhoe Newswire)– New medical technology is showing that Cornell dots may be a potential cancer diagnostic tool. The U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently approved the first clinical trial in humans using Cornell Dots- brightly glowing nanoparticles that can light up cancer cells in PET-optical imaging. […]

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