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Month: August 2012

Study shows intellectual capacity and dental disease

In a study of 4,732 adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDDs), researchers have found that people with such disorders are more likely to have poor oral hygiene, periodontal disease and untreated dental caries than members of the general population. Owing to behavioral difficulties associated with IDDs, the researchers believe that treatment may be deferred …

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Pesticide Spraying Notification to Reduce Mosquito Activity in Staten Island

Pesticide Application by Trucks is Scheduled for 2012. Parts of the following neighborhoods: Annadale, Bay Terrace, Dongan Hills, Eltingville, Grasmere, Grant City, Great Kills, Midland Beach, New Dorp, New Dorp Beach, Oakwood, Oakwood Beach, Old Town, and South Beach Parts of the following zip codes: 10304, 10305, 10306, 10308, 10312 Due to rising West Nile …

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ALS & Lou Gehric’s Disease

“People have wondered if the immune system plays a role in neurological diseases like ALS,” said Howard Weiner, MD, director of the BWH Multiple Sclerosis Program and senior study author. “The immune system is complicated, and previous immunotherapy trials have not been successful. But now we know what is wrong in the blood, and this …

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