Latest Saliva Stories
New parents have one more reason to pay attention to the oral health of their toothless babies.
CHICAGO, Aug. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leading dental and pharmacy organizations are teaming up to promote oral health and raise public awareness of dry mouth, a side effect commonly caused by taking prescription and over-the-counter medications.
New Device simplifies saliva collection from infants ensuring both child safety and accurate biomarker assay results State College, PA (PRWEB) July 15, 2011 Salimetrics has introduced the Infant Swab (SIS), a new saliva collection device for use with infants under the age of six months.
HARRISBURG, Pa., June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A black and orange kitten found abandoned in the vicinity of the 900 block of Park Avenue in Williamsport, Lycoming County, on May 26 has tested positive for rabies, the Department of Health confirmed.
Patented test could offer new tool for crime-scene investigation, personalized medicine.
University of Louisville researchers are one step closer to helping millions of people whose salivary glands no longer work because of disease or damage from treatment of diseases.
Swabbing a newborn's mouth for saliva can be used to quickly and effectively screen for cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection, a leading cause of hearing loss in children.
Orawell Oral HIV Rapid Test Proves to be Product of Choice for Those Seeking Confidential Results (PRWEB) May 31, 2011 Since Orawell hit the market, many customers have declared the product more than satisfactory and are pleased with the results. Sales increased by 22% in the month of May.
Invado Pharmaceuticals announced the completion of a pilot study for NeutraSal® (supersaturated calcium phosphate rinse) in patients experiencing medication-induced xerostomia or dry mouth.
For patients suffering from cancer in the mouth or throat, a recent study shows that a treatment called submandibular gland transfer will assist in preventing a radiation-induced condition called xerostomia.
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...