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2013-06-26 12:32:03

GSK Survey Shows Americans Don't Know The Truth About Dry Mouth PITTSBURGH, June 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- While prescription drug use is on the rise, medication side effects are discouraging Americans from following their prescribed treatment plans. Many are not aware they can treat symptoms of some common side effects with over-the-counter healthcare products, according to a new survey of 1,040 Americans by Wakefield Research for Biotene, the leading dry mouth symptom treatment....

2013-06-14 23:22:09

Launch of groundbreaking MedActive® Oral Relief CONTINUUM into Independent Pharmacies hailed as a major success. Spring Hill, FL (PRWEB) June 14, 2013 The introduction of MedActive® Oral Relief Brands has been a major success, according to Roy Kuppenbender, Senior Vice President of Business Development for MedActive Oral Pharmaceuticals, LLC. “I have been involved in the launch of many new health and beauty brands over the past 25 years. Over that span, I know of no new oral...

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...

2013-04-15 23:00:09

Midtown Dentistry treats patients undergoing radiation treatment to the head using the latest "Oral Health in Cancer Therapy" guide that describes the latest treatments and medications for oral health during radiation. Houston, TX (PRWEB) April 15, 2013 With our aging population, more people receive radiation treatment and need private care for the side effects. Midtown Dentistry is part of a new wave of dentists offering private care for radiation complications and medications to help the...

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...

2012-08-09 23:01:48

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) this week awarded researchers at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh a $1.7 million grant to support the study of a pioneering approach to gene therapy that may offer new hope for the treatment of chronic illnesses. The study will initially look at its potential to treat a condition called xerostomia. PIttsbugh, PA (PRWEB) August 09, 2012 For all of the potential that gene therapy has demonstrated in clinical trials over the past two decades,...

2011-11-11 01:16:10

When given alongside radiation therapy for head and neck cancer, acupuncture has shown for the first time to reduce the debilitating side effect of xerostomia, according to new research from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Fudan University Shanghai Cancer Center. The study, published in the journal Cancer, reported findings from the first randomized controlled trial of acupuncture for the prevention of xerostomia. Xerostomia, or severe dry mouth, is characterized...

2011-08-11 09:24:00

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. More than 500 medications can contribute to oral dryness, including antihistamines (for allergy or asthma), antihypertensive medications (for blood pressure), decongestants, pain medications, diuretics and antidepressants. In its most...

2011-05-05 00:00:29

Invado Pharmaceuticals announced the completion of a pilot study for NeutraSal® (supersaturated calcium phosphate rinse) in patients experiencing medication-induced xerostomia or dry mouth. NeutraSal® relieved the symptoms of xerostomia in all subjects while also normalizing the pH of the mouth. (PRWEB) May 04, 2011 Invado Pharmaceuticals announced the completion of a pilot study for NeutraSal® (supersaturated calcium phosphate rinse) in patients experiencing medication-induced...