January 13, 2001 |
A private research group appealed to Montgomery County residents yesterday to donate family members' baby teeth for a study of radiation in people who live near nuclear power plants. At a news conference in Pottstown, the New York-based Radiation and Public Health Project asked the residents to submit teeth to its Tooth Fairy Project to be analyzed for a radioactive chemical released from nuclear fallout, strontium-90, which attaches to bone in a way similar to that of calcium.
December 14, 2012
DEAR ABBY: I must respond to "Always His Mom," who asked what to do with her grown son's baby teeth. She can contact the college of dentistry close to her and ask if the school would like to have the baby teeth. When I was in dental school, we used deciduous teeth (baby teeth) to study the dental anatomy of children. It's rare to have a complete set from one person, which would make these a good learning aid for students. When I was in school, the deciduous teeth were nearly smooth because of the number of students who had handled them, making them very difficult to identify.
July 22, 2013
PUPPIES have 28 sharp little deciduous teeth that are eventually replaced with 42 permanent ones. Sometimes, baby teeth are retained after the adult ones come in, a situation that can cause many problems, including the misalignment of permanent teeth, incorrect development of the jaw and infections. Baby teeth that refuse to fall out on their own may need to be removed by your veterinarian. * Cats can get acne. Although most classic feline acne cases occur in cats who are simply not good chin groomers, there are other possibilities, including mites, ringworm and allergies.
June 29, 2001
Nuclear plant is too dangerous It has been proved conclusively that when nuclear plants are closed, cancer rates in children drop dramatically. The study by the Radiation and Public Health Project checked children's baby teeth for radioactive strontium 90, which results only from nuclear-bomb explosions and nuclear reactors. This is why the Tooth Fairy Project, as the study is known, should continue to check children's baby teeth for strontium 90 and why the legislature should provide funding for this research.
November 21, 2005 |
Shadeed Lamar is just a little guy but already he's got big problems in his mouth: Ten of his 24 teeth are so badly decayed that they need to be pulled or filled. The 9-year-old from North Philadelphia is one of millions of children across America whose oral health is already in trouble. But he's hit the jackpot. He's being treated by the crew aboard the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile, a kind of traveling dental show that goes from school to school in some of Philadelphia's poorer neighborhoods, providing dental care to youngsters age 3 to 8. Some need only a cleaning.
July 10, 2016 |
Cindy Schmeltz, medical director of La Comunidad Hispana, recalled the day a homeless woman with diabetes walked into the Kennett Square agency, desperate for help. "She was sleeping on somebody's floor. She was out of insulin, so her diabetes was out of control," Schmeltz said. The woman also was depressed, not only over her chronic illness but also the transience of her life. At that moment, Schmeltz said, she realized that "it didn't matter that I was giving her insulin if she didn't have anywhere to store it, if she didn't have food in her belly, if she didn't know where to sleep that night.
February 24, 1999 |
Oprah, who has 'fessed up to everything from her love for cashmere pajamas to drug abuse, made another confession this week. It seems the talk-show host has not always used her power for good, but for evil. "I've been guilty of misusing TV," Oprah told the BBC's Radio Times. "It is a dangerous medium and is misused all the time. " Of course, that's what she's been saying about competitor Jerry Springer lately. But Oprah admits that she, too, has broadcast several shows of which she is now ashamed.
August 15, 1994 |
Doesn't anyone miss this little boy? Doesn't anybody know the boy whose decomposed body was found beaten to death last May 27 in Old City? Doesn't anybody even know his name? His nude body was wrapped in old colored sheets and shoved into a pink, blue and green duffle bag that was dumped on a vacant lot on Lawrence Street near Vine. The little African-American boy was between 3 and 6 years old, weighed only 41 pounds and was 38 inches tall. He had a chipped front tooth, and old and fresh bruises from the numerous beatings he suffered, police said.
August 23, 1989 |
A mother and father held their nine children virtual prisoners in a squalid Bronx apartment, where the youngsters endured years of beating, rape and psychological torture, police said yesterday. The Bronx couple was charged yesterday with beating the children with sticks and fists. Police said at least two children were raped. Three others died mysteriously during infancy. Officers spent eight hours digging up a grassy slope where police said the children's father told them he had buried two of the infants.
June 5, 2010 |
WEARING his orange heart on his sleeve last night among the 20,304 Flyered-up faithful at the Wachovia Center, Broad Street Bully wondered if Stacey Gatto and Anna Moore of South Philly - ushers in section 123 who hug and jump in unison after Flyers goals - could keep the peace between season-ticketholder Liz Fitchett of South Philly and hockey virgin Buddy Trala of Ocean City, Md. "SHE TERRIFIES ME!": Trala had walked up to Gatto and Moore during Game 3, said it was his first hockey game (although he clearly wasn't working on his first beer)