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Henry Schein Cares expands access to quality oral health care for underserved and at-risk populations

Henry Schein Cares expands access to quality oral health care for underserved and at-risk populations

Henry Schein Cares, the global corporate social responsibility program of Henry Schein, Inc., the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, medical and animal health practitioners, is once again helping expand access to quality oral health care for underserved and at-risk populations through the Calendar of Caring Community Wellness Program. [More]
Discovery opens doors to new therapies for sepsis

Discovery opens doors to new therapies for sepsis

Despite numerous advances in treating infections and disease, effective treatments for sepsis remain elusive. A new discovery published in the June 2013 issue of The FASEB Journal not only could help health care providers predict who is more and less likely to develop sepsis, but it also opens the doors to new therapies that actually address the root cause of the problem, rather than just managing the symptoms. [More]
Research finds number of links between dental health and overall health

Research finds number of links between dental health and overall health

If the eyes are the windows to your soul, then your mouth is the gateway to your overall health. Research has found a surprising number of links between the state of your dental health and your overall health. [More]
Diaverum to present results of latest research work at ERA/EDTA 2013

Diaverum to present results of latest research work at ERA/EDTA 2013

Diaverum, one of the world's leading renal care service providers, is presenting its service portfolio and the results of its latest research at the ERA/EDTA 2013. [More]

Good dental health ‘cuts stroke risk’

Good dental health, including prophylaxis of periodontal disease, is associated with a reduced risk for ischemic stroke, results of a large retrospective cohort study indicate. [More]
Tooth loss due to periodontal disease is more prevalent among postmenopausal women

Tooth loss due to periodontal disease is more prevalent among postmenopausal women

Postmenopausal women who have smoked are at much higher risk of losing their teeth than women who never smoked, according to a new study published and featured on the cover of the Journal of the American Dental Association by researchers at the University at Buffalo. [More]
Periodontal health influences stem cell transplant success

Periodontal health influences stem cell transplant success

Periodontal infection can increase the risk for developing bacteremia during the neutropenic phase of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, research suggests. [More]

Periodontal disease may predispose men to impotence

Men in their thirties with chronic gum disease are at significantly increased risk for erectile dysfunction, suggests a study by Turkish researchers. [More]
Report shows how P. gingivalis manipulates body's immune system to disable normal processes

Report shows how P. gingivalis manipulates body's immune system to disable normal processes

A new research report published in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology shows how the bacteria known for causing gum disease--Porphyromonas gingivalis--manipulates the body's immune system to disable normal processes that would otherwise destroy it. Specifically, the report shows that this pathogen prompts the production of the anti-inflammatory molecule Interleukin-10 (IL-10). [More]
ParoChip can allow dentists to quickly detect and analyze periodontitis pathogens

ParoChip can allow dentists to quickly detect and analyze periodontitis pathogens

Bleeding gums during tooth brushing or when biting into an apple could be an indication of periodontitis, an inflammatory disease of the tissues that surround and support the teeth. Bacterial plaque attacks the bone, meaning teeth can loosen over time and in the worst case even fall out, as they are left without a solid foundation to hold them in place. [More]
University of Maryland, Baltimore hosts first national conference on oral and systemic health

University of Maryland, Baltimore hosts first national conference on oral and systemic health

By hosting the first national conference on oral and systemic health in Baltimore on Dec. 10, the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) took another major step toward true interprofessional health care education, says Jay A. Perman, MD, president of the University. [More]

UCSD Moores Cancer Center offers insights into flavorful healthy foods

What's round, red, full of holiday cheer, and (dare we say it) good for you? It's the cranberry. Its powerful goodness, coupled with cruciferous vegetables- such as broccoli, bok choy, and kale- and festive seasonal fruits like persimmons, can change attitudes about "healthy" eating during the holidays. Gain some flavorful food insights in Food for Thought: Healing Foods to Savor, authored by nutritional experts at University of California, San Diego Moores Cancer Center. [More]

Saliva increases protective potential during periodontitis

Two constituents of saliva that form part of the defense mechanism of the oral cavity increase during periodontitis, and decrease again after treatment for the condition, study findings show. [More]
C5aRA treatment could be effective against periodontitis

C5aRA treatment could be effective against periodontitis

Periodontitis, a form of chronic gum disease that affects nearly half of the U.S. adult population, results when the bacterial community in the mouth becomes unbalanced, leading to inflammation and eventually bone loss. In its most severe form, which affects 8.5 percent of U.S. adults, periodontitis can impact systemic health. [More]
Chronic periodontitis present more often in men with erectile dysfunction

Chronic periodontitis present more often in men with erectile dysfunction

Men in their thirties who had inflamed gums caused by severe periodontal disease were three times more likely to suffer from erection problems, according to a study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine. [More]

Periodontal disease identified using salivary biomarkers

Markers of inflammation found in saliva could be used to identify periodontal disease in large epidemiologic surveys, avoiding the need for cumbersome and expensive tests, suggest researchers. [More]

Vitamin D may help prevent dental caries

A new review of existing studies points toward a potential role for vitamin D in helping to prevent dental caries, or tooth decay. [More]

Bisphosphonates increase risk for bone disease after tooth extraction

The risk for developing osteonecrosis of the jaw after a tooth extraction is significantly higher among patients who receive bisphosphonates than those who do not, suggest study findings. [More]

Gingival crevicular fluid predicts periodontal attachment loss

Analysis of gingival crevicular fluid using mass spectrometry could be used to predict sites of periodontal attachment loss in individuals undergoing maintenance therapy for periodontitis, report researchers. [More]

Best oral malodor treatment differs according to source

Oral malodor in patients with periodontitis is better treated by periodontal treatment than tongue cleaning, but both treatments are necessary to effectively remove the disease, contend the authors of a study review. [More]