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2014-05-14 23:10:06

Top Salivary Gland Surgeon Babak Larian, MD, FACS Discusses Possible Link Between Agent Orange Exposure and Salivary Gland Cancer Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) May 14, 2014 If passed into Congress, the Toxic Exposure Research and Military Support Act of 2013 will provide research on the effects of chemicals that have come in contact with members of the armed forces. As veterans seek to learn more about the effects of agent orange, Dr. Babak Larian of the CENTER for Advanced Parotid Surgery in...

2014-04-08 23:27:10

Dr. Babak Larian, Director of the CENTER for Advanced Parotid Surgery in Beverly Hills, responds to a new study that shows skin cancer survivors may have an increased risk of developing other cancers. Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) April 08, 2014 In response to a new study conducted by researchers at the University of Melbourne in Australia, Dr. Babak Larian of the CENTER for Advanced Parotid Surgery in Beverly Hills recently discussed how skin cancer may be linked to salivary gland cancer....

2014-03-26 23:26:37

Dr. Babak Larian of the CENTER for Advanced Parotid Surgery in Beverly Hills comments about the electromagnetic fields of non-ionizing radiation that cell phones produce. Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) March 26, 2014 Dr. Babak Larian, Director of the CENTER for Advanced Parotid Surgery in Beverly Hills, today commented on research that suggests areas that come in contact with our cell phones are more susceptible to tumors and cancer. Since cell phones produce electromagnetic fields of...

2014-03-25 23:28:10

Dr. Babak Larian, Director of the CENTER for Advanced Parotid Surgery in Beverly Hills, shares his expert knowledge of treating salivary gland disorders. Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) March 25, 2014 Dr. Babak Larian of the CENTER for Advanced Parotid Surgery in Beverly Hills today discussed the best ways to address salivary gland disorders, since long-term dry mouth requires medical treatment. While it’s normal to experience dry mouth occasionally, people who experience frequent dry mouth...

2013-10-21 23:25:03

Salivary gland surgeon Babak Larian, MD, FACS, Director of the CENTER for Advanced Salivary Gland Cancer, discusses the importance of early detection of, and treatment for, salivary gland cancer in response to Choi In-ho’s death. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 21, 2013 An article published on KoreaTimes.co.kr recently announced the death of the popular Korean novelist Choi In-ho. He had been battling salivary gland cancer since 2008. In response, Babak Larian, MD, FACS, renowned...

2012-05-10 09:27:31

Researchers believe they may have found a way to avoid damaging salivary glands during radiotherapy treatment for head and neck cancer — a discovery that could improve the quality of life of 500,000 patients a year worldwide with the disease. Presenting their findings to the 31st conference of the European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO31) [1], the researchers said that they had discovered that the stem cells essential for regenerating the parotid gland (the largest...

2009-07-16 06:50:33

An Israeli health report says the sharp rise of salivary gland cancer could be linked to the growing use of mobile phones. The report focused on oral cavity cancer in Israel from 1970 to 2006, Haaretz said Thursday. Researchers expressed concern over the increase of malignant growth in parotid glands, located under the ear, the report said. The report said from 1980 to 2002, the number of sufferers of this kind of cancer were approximately 25 each year but the number rose dramatically to 70...

2009-06-02 22:33:50

Cleveland's LeBron James had successful surgery Tuesday to remove a benign growth near the right side of his jaw. The five-hour procedure, removed a growth of the parotid (salivary) gland. James is recovering at the Cleveland Clinic. The Cavaliers said James and his family have been aware of the issue for months, but decided to wait until the end of the season for the surgery. For James, the NBA's reigning MVP, averaged 28.4 points, 7.6 rebounds and 7.2 assists this season when the...

2009-04-02 12:25:12

Salivary diagnostics has come of age. In a mere six years, research supported by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) has sprung to the forefront of basic, translational, and clinical research. In a scientific session on "Oral Fluid Diagnostics", to be held during the 87th General Session of the International Association for Dental Research, convening today at the Miami Beach Convention Center, researchers will showcase a remarkable spectrum of research outcomes...

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2008-02-14 13:40:00

An Israeli scientist, Dr. Siegal Sadetzki, has found a link between cell phone usage and the development of tumors. Dr. Sadetzki, a physician, epidemiologist and lecturer at Tel Aviv University, published the results of a study recently in the American Journal of Epidemiology, in which she and her colleagues found that heavy cell phone users were subject to a higher risk of benign and malignant tumors of the salivary gland. Those who used a cell phone heavily on the side of the head where...


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Salivary glands
2013-03-04 15:44:29

Salivary glands are glands that produce both saliva and the enzyme that turns starch into maltose, called amylase. Formation and Orientation There are five separate glands that make up the salivary gland system. First, the parotid gland is the largest of the salivary glands, secreting saliva through Stensen’s ducts to help with the breakdown of food in the mouth (mastication). The submandibular glands are situated beneath the lower jaws over the digastric muscles. This gland secretes...

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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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