Most Canadians drink alcohol but may not know health risks: country's top doctor
Heavy drinking increases the risk for oral, pharyngeal and esophageal cancers by five times, for laryngeal cancer by 2 ½ times, and colorectal and breast cancers by 50 per cent, the report notes. Men have a higher risk for alcohol-related colorectal ...
Waterloo Record - Thu, 04 Feb 2016 19:56

HIV/AIDS
Immune deficiency means that the victim's natural bodily defense mechanisms are unable to function properly, and “syndrome” refers to the combination of different abnormalities or diseases making up this condition. AIDS is a complex of diseases and ...
The Nation Newspaper - Fri, 05 Feb 2016 15:03



Smoking and Your Oral Health
Reducing blood flow and the supply of vital nutrients to your gums, including vitamin C. Without proper nutrients, you can develop gum disease, bone loss and even tooth loss. Decreasing the amount of saliva that flows through your mouth. Saliva is ...
Flagstaff Business News - Wed, 03 Feb 2016 10:56

Study Finds Positive Correlation Between Upper Airway Length and Obstructive ...
Although the “precise mechanism of pharyngeal collapse is unclear,” it may be related to upper airway length (UAL), according to researchers from the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, in Philadelphia. They conducted a retrospective study of ...
Anesthesiology News - Mon, 01 Feb 2016 12:03



Alcohol guidelines critiqued by Dame Sally Davies on alcohol and health
For example, a recent official survey showed that, in the heavy-drinking South-East of England, only 6.7 in every 200,000 people die from alcohol-related liver diseases per year, not much more than the death rate from playing sport or doing exercise ...
Daily Mail - Mon, 11 Jan 2016 15:50



Pugs and reverse sneezing
A reverse sneeze, also known as mechanosensitive aspiration reflex, inspiratory paroxysmal respiration, and pharyngeal gag reflex, can be a common occurance in dogs. This can be ... Other causes can include: present viral or bronchial infections (mucus ...
Examiner.com - Tue, 02 Feb 2016 16:11

Endoscopic Surgery Technique Demonstrates Cure Potential in Esophageal Cancer
No prospective trials prior to this one are reported on the use of ESD in patients with early pharyngeal cancer, although the procedure has been used to treat some patients with the disease. Pharyngeal cancer often is detected at later stages, and the ...
Oncology Nurse Advisor - Fri, 08 Jan 2016 11:19

Laryngeal Mask Reduces Life-Threatening Complications
The LMA Protector Airway is a single-use laryngeal mask with a dual gastric drainage channel and a pharyngeal chamber that provides easy access for evacuation of gastric content escaping through the upper esophageal sphincter. ... Potential uses ...
HospiMedica (registration) - Mon, 11 Jan 2016 16:53


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