Avoiding “pizza mouth burn”: Preventative medicine at its best

We’ve had to say this a bit lately — We’re not making this up.

Harold J. DeMonaco, director of the Innovation Support Center at the Massachusetts General Hospital, comments at Health News Review on this week’s most absurd health pitch. 


I suspect that most of us have fallen victim to “Pizza Mouth Burn.” Apparently after inadvisably stuffing a hot slice of pizza into his mouth, the main character of the story (an associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences) decided that a treatment was necessary. “This has plagued humankind since we discovered fire, it seems,” he noted. Plagued mankind? My Mother would have suggested that waiting until the pizza was cool might be a more rational approach. But, we are dealing with a different era. If there is a problem, there must be a drug for it.


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