Tag: dentistry

‘Hidden Tongue-Ties’ in Infants Have Scant Scientific Backing

When Amanda Green had a baby in 2015, she had no idea how hard it would be to feed him. After struggling to breastfeed for...

Who Can Call Themselves ‘Doctor?’ The Debate Heats Up

Physicians and non-physicians clearly differ in whether or not a PhD or EdD should be able to call themselves ‘doctor,’ a new Medscape poll Who...

Cancellation of Care Came Mostly From Patients Early in Pandemic

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Even during the panic of the first wave of COVID-19 last spring,...

Bimekizumab Tops Adalimumab for Plaque Psoriasis

Bimekizumab bested adalimumab for moderate to severe plaque psoriasis in a phase 3 trial of adults from the agent’s maker UCB Pharma. The interleukin-17A (IL-17A)...

Periodontitis Tied to Higher Blood Pressure in Otherwise Healthy Individuals

(Reuters Health) – Periodontitis is associated with significantly higher blood pressure in otherwise healthy individuals, a new study suggests. Researchers examined data on 250 adults...

Amivantamab Shows Promise in Challenging EGFR-Mutated NSCLC

A novel drug, the immune cell-directing antibody amivantamab (under development by Janssen), has shown promise for the treatment of patients with non–small cell lung cancer...

HPV Throat Cancer and Oral Sex at Younger Age, Multiple Partners

Having oral sex with more than 10 previous partners was associated with a 4.3 times’ greater likelihood of developing human papillomavirus (HPV)–related oropharyngeal cancer, according...

Proposed HIPAA Overhaul to Ease Access to Patient Health Info

The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is proposing an overhaul of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) that will make...

Post-Dental Extraction Bleeding Decreases With Mouth Splints

Dental extractions can cause significant risk of bleeding in hemophilia patients being treated with factor replacements. However, mouth splints significantly decreased the risk of postextraction...

Pandemic Stress Takes Its Toll

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center.   In late March, shortly after New York state closed nonessential...

Kids’ Use of Medicaid, CHIP Fell During Pandemic, CMS Says

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Utilization of children’s health services in Medicaid and the Children’s Health...

FDA Advises Against Mercury Dental Fillings in High-Risk Groups

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has advised against the use of dental amalgam that contains mercury for certain groups of people who may...

COVID-19 Protective Gear Shortages Arise Again

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. As the U.S. logs record-high numbers of new COVID-19 cases, doctors...

‘Clear Signature’ of ALS Found in Children’s Teeth

Adults who develop amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) metabolize metals differently than those who do not develop the neurodegenerative disease, and this shows up in teeth...

More Than 60 Doctors in Italy Have Died in COVID-19 Pandemic

In addition, “all patients should undergo lung CT examination to evaluate for imaging features typical of COVID-19…. Chest X-ray is not recommended because of a...