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Oral Cancer Cases to Increase 11 Percent This Year

PHOENIX, Ariozona – Zila, Inc. (Nasdaq: ZILA) noted with dismay that while the American Cancer Society (ACS) celebrated new data with a headline "Cancer Deaths Down for Second Year", the same data showed a marked increase in the number of expected new cases and deaths due to oral cancer.

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‘Mouth Cancer Now Far More Common Than Cervical Cancer’, Warn Experts

WARWICKSHIRE, United Kingdom – Dental experts are urging people to check their mouths for ulcers, lumps and red or white patches, after revealing that new cases of mouth cancer are now far outstripping cervical cancer. Latest figures show that mouth cancer now hits around 4,660 people every year, compared to just 2,799 for cervical cancer – an illness which is far more widely known. The warning comes from leading UK charity, the British Dental Health Foundation.

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Are You At Risk Of Mouth Cancer?

WARWICKSHIRE, United Kingdom – It's Mouth Cancer Awareness Week from November 12-18 and campaign co-ordinator, the British Dental Health Foundation, is urging the public to look out for the vital early symptoms.

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Watch Your Mouth - Lip Cancer Related To Sun Exposure

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Sunburn of the lips may occur in less than 15 minutes as the skin is naturally thin and rarely protected. Although painful at the time, it is the long-term problems of repeated sun exposure that worry Dr. Michele Williams, an oral medicine specialist with the BC Cancer Agency.

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Massachusetts Dental Society Warning Teens on the Dangers of Smokeless Tobacco

SOUTHBOROUGH, Massachusetts – In effort to enhance awareness among teens to the dangers of using smokeless tobacco, the Massachusetts Dental Society (MDS) has launched a new anti-smokeless tobacco campaign.

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Oral Cancer Topic of Special Pre-Meeting Program at Marquette Dental School

MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin – More than 2,000 dental professionals, staff and students from the upper Midwest will attend the Wisconsin Dental Associations (WDA) 134th Jewel of the Great Lakes Wisconsin Dental Meeting from April 30 - May 1, 2004 at the Midwest Airlines Center in downtown Milwaukee to learn about the latest in oral health care techniques, products and services.

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Losing ZZZs? Check for signs of sleep apnea

CHICAGO, Illinois – Feeling tired and irritable aren't just signs it's Monday, they could be indicators of sleep apnea. According to the January 2004 issue of AGD Impact, the Academy of General Dentistry's (AGD) monthly newsmagazine, sleep apnea affects more than 12 million Americans.

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Emotional Stress of Anxiety Disorders Contribute to Oral Health Problems

CHICAGO, Illinois – Anxiety disorders, which include phobias, panic attacks, generalized anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorders (PTSD), are serious conditions with oral health implications that can be treated with a variety of methods, according to a report published in the November/December 2003 issue of General Dentistry , the clinical, peer-reviewed journal of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD).

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Canker Sore and Cold Sores Common Complaints of Those Juggling Full Class Loads

CHICAGO, Illinois – Students have a high prevalence of canker sores or cold sores yet the sores seemed to appear less frequently after graduation when stress levels are lower, according to a report that appears in the November/December 2003 issue of General Dentistry, the Academy of General Dentistry's (AGD) clinical, peer-reviewed journal.

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Detecting Diabetes in the Dental Chair

SOUTHBOROUGH, Massachusetts – Diabetes affects nearly 16 million Americans. This year, diabetes will be the cause of approximately 190,000 deaths in the United States and nearly 800,000 new cases are diagnosed each year. According to the Massachusetts Dental Society (MDS), helping to detect those new cases may come from an unlikely source-your dentist.

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