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Study links dental x-rays, brain tumors

by Fiza Hashmi | 04/11/12 10:47am |

Many who await dentist appointments with a feeling of trepidation may do so with good reason. A study published yesterday in American Cancer Society found frequent dental X-rays may be linked to meningioma, an often benign but sometimes harmful brain tumor. Study participants who remembered having bitewing X-rays before age 10, a procedure used to reveal tooth decay in the upper and lower teeth by determining bone density changes caused by gum disease, were twice as likely to have meningioma, according to the study.
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Another way to bend

by Amanda Gellett | 04/11/12 10:45am |

Perhaps you heard of the�exercise technique called�pilates and were intimidated because you weren't quite sure how to say it (pi-lah-teez). Maybe you ...
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National Donate Life Month

by | 04/11/12 10:43am |

April is National Donate Life Month, which seeks to shed light on the more than 100,000 Americans waiting for organ and tissue transplants. In ...
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Taller women risk ovarian cancer

by | 04/11/12 10:42am |

Taller women may be at a slightly higher risk of ovarian cancer, according to a report published in the British Medical Journal this month. Valerie ...
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Microbiology professor earns leadership award

by Fiza Hashmi | 04/04/12 10:38am |

Amy Bouton, School of Medicine microbiology professor and associate dean for graduate and medical scientist programs, was chosen yesterday to receive ...
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