Dentistry

Dental care and oral health under the clouds of COVID-19

JDR Clinical & Translational Research has published an invited commentary by researchers at the University of Rochester, Eastman Institute for Oral Health, N.Y., USA on dental care and the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Review: cannabidiol may be beneficial for oral mucositis

(HealthDay)—Cannabidiol could be beneficial for the treatment of oral mucositis, although data on its use in dentistry are scarce, according to a review published online Feb. 12 in the Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics.

Medical research

Mucus—the first line of defence

By licking a wound it heals faster – this is not simply popular belief, but scientifically proven. Our saliva consists of water and mucus, among other things, and the mucus plays an important role. It stimulates white blood ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Vitiligo can mask symptoms of acanthosis nigricans

(HealthDay)—Vitiligo can mask symptoms of acanthosis nigricans (AN), according to a case report published in the November issue of the International Journal of Dermatology.

Health

Strong oral carcinogen identified in smokeless tobacco

The chemical (S)-N'-nitrosonornicotine, or (S)-NNN, which is present in smokeless tobacco products, is a strong oral carcinogen, according to results presented at the AACR Annual Meeting 2012, held here March 31 - April 4.