Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How the coronavirus will change your next dentist appointment

Surgical masks are replaced with N-95 respirators, the dental drill is silent, and waiting-room magazines are gone. Your next trip to the dentist may be much different from what you're used to.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

US sues Chinese firm over half-million 'fake' N95 masks

The US Justice Department sued a Chinese company for selling nearly a half million fake and substandard N95 respirator to US buyers in April as the COVID-19 pandemic swept the country.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study finds low rate of COVID-19 among dental hygienists

Despite having been designated as high risk for COVID-19 by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, a new study finds 3.1 percent of dental hygienists have had COVID-19 based on data collected in October 2020. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

CDC: prevalence of COPD high among some nonsmokers

(HealthDay)—The prevalence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) among individuals who have never smoked is high in certain industries and occupations, according to research published in the April 5 issue of the ...

Oncology & Cancer

Researchers seek firefighters for data on cancer risk

(HealthDay)—Learning more about firefighters' increased risk for certain cancers is the aim of a voluntary registry being created by the U.S. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).

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