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Health Sense

Saliva may replace blood as test for disease

By Judy Foreman
Globe Columnist / May 31, 2005

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Within two years, you may be able to go for a regular dental visit, spit into a cup and, before your appointment is over, find out from an analysis of your saliva whether you're at risk for oral cancer. Currently, dentists have to do a thorough mouth exam to probe for this disease, which will strike more than 28,000 Americans ... (Full article: 974 words)

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