NIDCR News 2018
Many cancer researchers look for ways to stop the growth of cancer. J. Silvio Gutkind, PhD, is trying a different angle. He aims to piece together the steps needed to build a cancer—specifically head and neck cancer.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Office of the Surgeon General, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the U.S. Public Health Service’s Oral Health Coordinating Committee have announced the commission of a Surgeon General's Report on oral health.
When severe oral pain strikes, opioids are often prescribed for pain relief. But misuse of opioids is a growing problem that poses both economic and public health consequences. Even when prescribed by a health professional, regular opioid use can lead to dependence, and opioid misuse can cause addiction, overdose, and sometimes death.