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Global oral cancer rates to rise 63 percent by 2030
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The International Agency for Research on Cancer, part of the World Health Organization, predicts that more than 790,000 people worldwide will be diagnosed with oral cancer by 2030, an increase of more than 63 percent compared with 2008. More



An unorthodox approach to tricky surgery
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Scott Hensley writes, "Add minimally invasive surgery through an opening between the cheek and jaw to the list of procedures I'm happy exist and that I hope I'll never have to endure. A Johns Hopkins surgeon who is pretty handy with an endoscope has figured out how to operate in some hard-to-reach spots at the base of the skull through a natural opening that's above the jawbone, behind the back teeth and just below the cheekbone." More

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Operation lets woman chew for first time in 20 years
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Sandra Pearce, 43, who suffers from an extreme form of juvenile arthritis, has now been able to take a real bite of beefburger — her first since Margaret Thatcher left 10 Downing Street. Over the last 20 years or so the disease, which usually abates in adulthood, progressively fused her jaw shut, forcing her to live on liquids or soft foods pushed through small gaps in her teeth. More



Oral bacteria linked with pneumonia risk
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Oral microbiota could play a role in identifying patients at risk for health care-associated pneumonia, according to a study presented Oct. 22 at the Infectious Diseases Society of America annual meeting in Boston. More
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Sleep apnea disorder poses risks, but is treatable
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Janet Purlee would wake up several times a night, gasping for air. Sleepiness and sluggishness would dog her during the day and darken her mood. "I was very depressed because I just was so tired all the time, just extreme fatigue," said Purlee, 53, of Jeffersonville, Ind. "It was just a battle to stay awake during the day." More



Steven Tyler's nasty fall renews interest in dental implant technology
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Aerosmith's front man Steven Tyler is accustomed to making headlines; but when he suffered a bad fall in Paraguay last month and found himself in need of emergency dental care, Tyler received a far less glamorous dose of media attention. According to The Washington Post, Tyler, 63, was taken ill while on tour and fell in his hotel bathroom, sustaining significant bruising to his face and losing two front teeth. Paraguayan dentist Dr. Maria Bastos, who treated Tyler, gave the "American Idol" judge two dental implants to restore his smile and help speed his recovery for a concert held in the capital city of Asuncion. More


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