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Periodontal Inflammation a Risk With Tongue Piercing

June 22, 2018. 7:00 PM CDT. And, two young females with tongue piercings have deep lingual infrabony lesions, periodontitis Read article

OTHER CONFERENCE NEWS

Kitchen Towels Are Source of Possibly Pathogenic Bacteria

June 11, 2018 Multipurpose towels have higher colony-forming units; humid towels have higher CFU versus dry ones

Poor Social Network Adds Health Risks Across Cardiac Diagnoses

June 11, 2018 Having no one to talk to linked to worse self-rated mental and physical health, anxiety, depression

Better Dietary Patterns Among U.S. Adults Could Save Billions

June 11, 2018 Cost savings of $25.7B and $38.1B based on 20 percent increase in adherence to MED, HEI-2015

Childhood Obesity/Overweight Steadily Rose From 1999 to 2014

June 11, 2018 If trends continue, about one-third of children and one-half of teens will be obese/overweight by 2030

ASCO: Undertreatment Seen for Women With Head & Neck Cancer

June 07, 2018 Female patients are less likely to receive intensive chemo, radiation; increased risk for death from HNC

ASCO: Overall Survival Up for African-American Men With mCRPC

June 07, 2018 Improved survival versus Caucasian men treated with docetaxel/prednisone, DP-containing regimen

ASCO: New Assays May Detect Early Lung Cancer in Blood

June 06, 2018 Targeted sequencing, whole-genome sequencing, whole-genome bisulfite sequencing show potential

DDW: Bowel Sounds May Identify Irritable Bowel Syndrome

June 05, 2018 Recording of bowel sounds allowed for IBS diagnosis with high sensitivity and specificity

DDW: Altruism, Economic Reward Motivate Fecal Donation

June 05, 2018 Logistics of collecting and transporting feces was recurrent theme impeding stool donation

ASCO: Ovarian Suppression + Tamoxifen Ups Breast CA Survival

June 05, 2018 Increased disease-free, overall survival for premenopausal women with breast cancer

DDW: Psych Disorders Make GERD Hard to Dx by Symptoms Alone

June 05, 2018 Symptoms are unreliable for establishing presence of reflux in patients with minor psychiatric disorders

ASCO: mFOLFIRINOX Improves Survival in Pancreatic Cancer

June 04, 2018 And, pre-op chemoradiotherapy linked to longer overall survival than immediate surgery

ASCO: Endocrine Tx Noninferior for HR+, HER2− Breast Cancer

June 04, 2018 Similar efficacy for endocrine, chemoendocrine tx for women with midrange 21-gene recurrence score

ASCO: Sunitinib Alone Noninferior in Metastatic Renal Cell Cancer

June 04, 2018 Sunitinib alone noninferior to nephrectomy plus sunitinib with respect to overall survival

ASCO: mCRC Costs Up in Western Washington vs. British Columbia

June 04, 2018 No significant difference between regions in median OS for those receiving, not receiving systemic tx