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Knocking Mouth Cancer for Six

An innovative project aimed at saving lives is heading to the home of cricket. Boundaries for Life will be at Lords for the Royal London One-Day Cup Final on 20 September and is expected to save lives through early detection of major killers such as obesity, cardiovascular disease and mouth cancer. Fans attending the match […]

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Oral health report encouraging, charity claims

The first national survey examining the oral health of three year old children has revealed more than one in 10 have signs of visible tooth decay. The report, published by Public Health England (PHE), has shown 12 per cent of children examined in their nursery, children’s centre or playgroup suffered from tooth decay, with those […]

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Smokers have greater chance of catching HPV

New research suggests smokers are three times more likely to have an STI linked to mouth cancer, significantly increasing their risk of developing the disease. Researchers studied 6,887 people and discovered oral HPV-16 – a cancer-causing form of the human papillomavirus (HPV) – was three times higher in current smokers compared to never or former […]

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Combatting periodontal pathogens

A total 12 million Germans suffer from periodontitis. If the inflammation remains untreated, this could lead to tooth loss. However, it is also suspected of triggering many other diseases, like cardiopulmonary diseases. Researchers are studying the interactions, and developing compounds to combat the causative agents. If the gums bleed when brushing one’s teeth or biting […]

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