Housing linked to cigarette use, dental visits for kids
November 23, 2016 -- Adolescents living in mobile and trailer homes are more likely to smoke cigarettes and less likely to visit the dentist compared with kids living in other types of housing, a new study found. This is one of the few studies to evaluate health outcomes for adolescents based on housing type.
Cellceutix reports increased net loss for 2017 Q1
November 17, 2016 -- Biopharmaceutical company Cellceutix has reported an increased net loss for its first quarter of fiscal year 2017.
FTC: 2014 U.S. cigarette sales decreased
November 16, 2016 -- The number of cigarettes sold to U.S. wholesalers and retailers by the largest cigarette companies declined almost 3 billion in 2014 compared with 2013, according to a new report by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
Dental school provides free checkups for and by vets
November 15, 2016 -- One California dental school celebrated Veterans Day by providing free oral health checkups for veterans. Several of the volunteers who conducted the screenings are attending dental school on military scholarships or are veterans themselves.
CDC: Fewer U.S. adults smoke now than in 2005
November 15, 2016 -- Does your patient population include adults ages 25 to 44 who didn't graduate from high school or earned a GED certificate? If so, these are your patients who are most likely to smoke cigarettes, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The good news is that the number of adult smokers has declined since 2005.
Head/neck cancer treatment gets FDA approval
November 11, 2016 -- Bristol-Myers Squibb announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved its Opdivo intravenous injection for patients with recurrent or metastatic squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck.
U.S. elections: 4 soda taxes pass; 3 tobacco taxes fail
November 9, 2016 -- Election night in the U.S. saw four cities pass new taxes on soda and sugary beverages, while there were mixed results on tobacco tax measures. However, a proposition backed by the California Dental Association that included e-cigarettes in California's tobacco tax passed overwhelmingly.
Forward Science upgrades OralID
November 2, 2016 -- Forward Science has launched the second-generation of its OralID oral cancer screening device.
CDA spent $1M to support Calif. e-cigarette tax
October 14, 2016 -- The California Dental Association (CDA) has spent more than $1 million to support a proposition that would expand California's tobacco tax to electronic cigarettes.
LED Medical releases results for oral screening program
August 11, 2016 -- LED Medical Diagnostics has announced the results of an oral health screening program in Canad
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