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How pipeline programs can increase diversity in dentistry – Medical Xpress

2018 graduates of NYU College of Dentistry’s Saturday Academy. Credit: NYU College of Dentistry The field of dentistry has a diversity problem. Despite calls for a more diverse workforce, only 15.2 percent of dental school applicants in 2016 were underrepresented minorities, according to the American Dental Education Association. Having more dentists from diverse backgrounds benefits… Read More »

Getting a ‘Hollywood’ wax may not increase STI risk, after all

Many health and hygiene guides advise women, in particular, to avoid shaving or waxing all or most of their pubic hair to maintain their “natural barrier” against sexually transmitted infections. But is this a misconception? Completely removing pubic hair most likely does not influence the risk of STIs, according to recent findings. Many women, often… Read More »

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) being linked to increase in breast cancer risk

Hormone replacement therapy is linked to an increased risk of breast cancer, scientists have warned. A major review of worldwide evidence found almost all forms of the treatment were linked to the raised risk. And it revealed for the first time the risk stays higher for more than 10 years after use. The study said… Read More »

Medical News Today: Exercise may increase lifespan ‘regardless of past activity levels’

New research examines the relationship between trends in physical activity levels over time and mortality risk among adults in middle age and older. The findings suggest that it is never too late to start exercising, as becoming more active may lengthen lifespan “regardless of past activity levels.” Becoming physically active can legthen the lifespan of… Read More »