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Minor Salivary Glands Have A Higher Risk Of Malignancy

A study estimates that approximately 10% of pleomorphic adenomas occur in the minor salivary glands with the palate being the most common site. Pleomorphic adenomas account for the majority of palatal tumors; however, minor salivary gland tumors have a higher risk of malignancy compared to tumors of the major salivary glands, so appropriate diagnostic evaluation should be prompt.

Management Of Type 2 Diabetes In The Elderly

New guidance has been published on managing diabetes in the elderly, including for the first time how to manage treatment for the particularly frail. The guidance was produced from a collaboration between experts in the various care-sector.

Investigating Antibodies Identified Dengue Risk

Using an original mathematical and statistical analysis method, researchers to analyze a Thai cohort that has long been a focus of study for dengue specialists and obtained new information that should help identify individuals at risk of infection.

By modeling changes in antibody levels after successive infections with the different dengue serotypes (strains of the dengue virus), the scientists were able to establish the profile of these individuals. The findings will be published online in Nature in the paper version.