Oral Cancer & Diagnostics
U.S. men less knowledgeable about HPV than women
September 18, 2019 -- U.S. men are generally less knowledgeable than same-age U.S. women about HPV, the HPV vaccine, and the relationship between HPV and cancer, according to a study published on September 16 in JAMA Pediatrics. The findings highlight the importance of effective communication between practitioners and patients about the vaccine.  Discuss
Study shows evidence of herd protection against oral HPV
September 12, 2019 -- HPV vaccination rates continue to rise, and it may be to everyone's benefit. Researchers discovered evidence of herd protection against oral HPV infections. They detailed their findings in a study published on September 10 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.  Discuss
FDA to regulate flavored e-cigarettes after spike in use
September 11, 2019 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced plans on September 11 to regulate flavored electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) in response to an alarming spike in use by children.
Most oral health students ready to give HPV vaccines
September 4, 2019 -- A majority of oral health students are willing to administer human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines to patients to help prevent new cases of oropharyngeal cancer, according to a new study.  Discuss
Surgery patients get oral hygiene kits to reduce pneumonia risk
August 28, 2019 -- In hopes of reducing the number of patients with hospital-acquired pneumonia, insurance company Aetna is sending oral hygiene care packages to certain patients before surgery. The company's chief dental officer highlighted the program's impact during a media presentation on August 26.  Discuss
CDC: HPV vaccination rate continues to increase
August 26, 2019 -- The number of U.S. adolescents who have received the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine continues to rise, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). However, the increase is modest compared with previous years, the researchers noted.  Discuss
Study: Few minority, poor patients get screened for cancer
August 22, 2019 -- About 75% of racial and ethnic minorities and patients with low socioeconomic status reported that dental professionals did not screen them for oral cancer during dental visits, according to a new study.  Discuss
CDC: Vaping linked to severe lung disease
August 20, 2019 -- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is investigating a cluster of severe lung disease linked to electronic cigarette use, or vaping. Patients experienced cough, shortness of breath, and fatigue that eventually led to hospitalization.  Discuss
Can natural oils help maintain enamel in postcancer patients?
July 22, 2019 -- Maintaining enamel hardness is a concern when patients undergo radiation therapy. Researchers wanted to see if natural compounds such as coconut oil, vitamin E oil, and curcumin helped during after-cancer treatment.  Discuss
Sugary beverages linked to higher cancer risk
July 12, 2019 -- Drinking sugary beverages may be associated with an increased risk of cancer, according to the findings of a study published in BMJ on July 10. The evidence suggests sugary drinks, including 100% fruit juice, may contribute to the overall cancer rate.
Special Feature
5 misconceptions about oral and oropharyngeal cancer
Screening of every dental patient older than 18 for oral and oropharyngeal cancer is a must, writes Jo-Anne Jones, RDH. Taking the time to screen each patient can make an impact on oral cancer survival rates. However, dentists and oral healthcare professionals have a few common misconceptions about these cancers. Read more.
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