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New research published in the European Heart Journal has found that long-term antibiotic use in women can increase their risk of heart attack or stroke. The research involved 36,429 women from The Nurses’ Health Study.

 

The Nurses’ Health Study has been running in the US since 1976. The researchers run some of the most comprehensive investigations into the risk factors associated with chronic disease in women.

The chronic oral inflammatory disease periodontitis may be associated with human papillomavirus (HPV) status in individuals with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC), report researchers.

Their study findings show that among HNSCC patients, the odds for having HPV-positive tumors increased significantly with each millimeter of alveolar bone loss (ABL) - an established measure of periodontitis.

The proportion of oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) patients infected with the human papillomavirus (HPV) could be around a third, with high-risk versions of the virus accounting for almost three-quarters of those affected, indicate Taiwanese study results.

The findings also show that patients with the high-risk HPV variant HPV-18 were significantly more likely to develop secondary malignancies than their counterparts without this variant.

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