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2013-04-22 14:20:17

Researchers have shown for the first time that it is possible to reduce the distressing symptoms of dry mouth in patients treated with radiotherapy for head and neck cancers if the radiation dose to a salivary gland (called the submandibular gland) on the opposite side to the tumor is kept to the minimum. The largest study yet to show a correlation between radiation doses to the submandibular glands and their output of saliva was presented today (Saturday) at the 2nd Forum of the European...

Head, Neck Cancer Patients May Find Cure For Dry Mouth With New Technique
2013-04-21 06:28:19

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Head and neck cancer patients who experience dry mouth after being treated with radiotherapy can have that symptom reduced if the radiation dose to a salivary gland on the opposite side of the tumor is minimized, researchers from the Netherlands claim in a new study. Dr. Chris Terhaard, an associate professor and radiation oncologist at the University Medical Center (UMC-Utrecht) in The Netherlands, and colleagues discovered a...

2013-04-19 16:27:28

Research study online in JAMA Ophthalmology may herald new era of new highly targeted molecular treatment for common condition Dry eye disease (DED) is a common condition that causes discomfort, visual disturbance and potentially damaging ocular surface inflammation that greatly impacts a person's quality of life. An estimated nine million people in the United State alone suffer from significant DED; millions more may have milder forms or experience discomfort when exposed to low humidity...

2013-04-16 23:04:58

Organizations representing nearly 40 diseases will participate in advance of general availability of the openly available patient registry Dublin, Ireland (PRWEB) April 16, 2013 [International Rare Diseases Research Consortium Conference] – PatientCrossroads today announced the names of the initial disease organizations selected to participate in a beta test of the new CONNECT Open-Access patient registry. The CONNECT Registry Partners - patient advocacy groups, pharmaceutical...

2013-04-12 23:02:10

MedActive announces its support for Sjögren´s Syndrome Awareness Month by sponsoring the 2013 Sjögren´s Syndrome National Patient Conference on April 12th and 13th. Spring Hill, FL (PRWEB) April 12, 2013 MedActive is honored to be a supporting sponsor of the 2013 Sjögren´s Syndrome National Patient Conference on April 12 and 13 at the Hyatt Regency Bethesda. April is Sjögren´s Syndrome Awareness Month. The Sjögren´s Conference is staged...

2013-04-04 11:41:15

Hormonal changes could precede development of the condition, say authors Low testosterone levels may herald the subsequent development of rheumatoid arthritis in men, suggests research published online in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases. Sex hormones are thought to play a part in the development of rheumatoid arthritis, and both men and women with the condition tend to have lower levels of testosterone in their blood than healthy people. But it is not clear whether this is a...


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