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Research findings offer new therapeutic paradigm for periodontal disease

Research findings offer new therapeutic paradigm for periodontal disease

The red, swollen and painful gums and bone destruction of periodontal disease could be effectively treated by beckoning the right kind of immune system cells to the inflamed tissues, according to a new animal study conducted by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh. [More]
Taking care of your gums by brushing could help hold heart disease at bay

Taking care of your gums by brushing could help hold heart disease at bay

Taking care of your gums by brushing, flossing, and regular dental visits could help hold heart disease at bay. Researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health have shown for the first time that as gum health improves, progression of atherosclerosis slows to a clinically significant degree. Findings appear online in the Journal of the American Heart Association. [More]
LSUHSC receives $2.76M grant to study how HIV affect oral bacterial communities

LSUHSC receives $2.76M grant to study how HIV affect oral bacterial communities

Dr. Paul Fidel, the Carl Baldridge Professor and Associate Dean for Research at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans' School of Dentistry, is the lead principal investigator of a $2.76 million grant from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research over five years to study how HIV and antiretroviral therapy may change communities of bacteria in the mouth and what effects those changes may have on oral infections in HIV disease. [More]
PeriodonticsLosAngeles.com helps to learn and prevent gum disease

PeriodonticsLosAngeles.com helps to learn and prevent gum disease

PeriodonticsLosAngeles.com is a website created by a Los Angeles periodontist. The website is dedicated to helping you learn about periodontal disease so you can prevent it, or identify and treat the condition early, before it causes tooth loss or other major health problems. [More]
High-dose statins could have added benefit of reducing gum inflammation

High-dose statins could have added benefit of reducing gum inflammation

The use of high-dose statins to lower cholesterol in heart disease patients appears to have the added benefit of reducing gum inflammation, according to research published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. [More]
Olympic athletes lose to poor dental health

Olympic athletes lose to poor dental health

Olympic athletes appear to be at an increased risk of poor dental health, an outcome that may negatively impact on their well being and also on their ability to train and perform, research shows. [More]
Scientists uncover how bacterium responsible for periodontal disease worsens RA

Scientists uncover how bacterium responsible for periodontal disease worsens RA

Does gum disease indicate future joint problems? Although researchers and clinicians have long known about an association between two prevalent chronic inflammatory diseases - periodontal disease and rheumatoid arthritis - the microbiological mechanisms have remained unclear. [More]
New clinical recommendations urge women to maintain periodontal health during pregnancy

New clinical recommendations urge women to maintain periodontal health during pregnancy

When a woman becomes pregnant, she knows it is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle to ensure both the health of herself and the health of her baby. New clinical recommendations from the American Academy of Periodontology and the Eurpean Federation of Periodontology urge pregnant women to maintain periodontal health as well. [More]
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 ‘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

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

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]