Category Archives: Dentistry

California, New York roll out taxpayer-funded health care for illegal aliens; the sick will now flock to these states en masse

California Governor Gavin Newsom and NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio are rolling out new “free” healthcare initiatives for illegal immigrants. While illegals may be able to access care in these areas free of charge, it will cost tax-paying Americans a

Should pregnant women be eating mayonnaise?

Do you like sushi or egg salad? If you’re pregnant, you may need to avoid these foods, especially since you have to be twice as careful about your diet if you’re with child. Don’t risk your health by eating something that

Is your mouth poisoning your body? Studies show that people with toxic levels of mercury usually get it from their fillings

Based on studies by government agencies and medical researchers, people who have high levels of mercury usually obtain it from their dental amalgam fillings. Dental amalgam is a dental filling component that is used to fill cavities caused by tooth

Same excitotoxin that damages brain cells is also being deliberately added to vaccines, reveals CDC document

A staple in food seasonings used make recipes more flavorful, monosodium glutamate (MSG), hides a toxicity that is often overlooked due to its apparent usefulness in the kitchen. MSG was initially thought to be safe, as it is a naturally

If you are fasting, don’t go shopping: Study finds shopping hungry usually leads to more high-calorie purchases

A team of researchers at Cornell University suggests that shopping for groceries on an empty stomach will lead to the purchase of high-calorie foods. Aner Tal, lead author of the study, said that people tend to skip meals because of dieting,

Dreamless sleep actually contributes to illness, according to sleep expert

According to a recently published comprehensive review of data, dreamless sleep can contribute to illness, as reported on Science Daily. Rubin Naiman, a sleep and dream specialist at the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, examined data regarding the causes and

Carriers of a non-O blood type are more likely to suffer a heart attack, new research finds

Your blood type could determine your susceptibility to a heart attack. People whose blood types fell into a non-O blood group are at higher risk of heart attack and stroke, claim the researchers behind a compelling new study. The Dutch

The risk factors of Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S., but recent studies have ranked it third after they found that deaths caused by this disease were underreported. In addition, many people who potentially have Alzheimer’s never receive

The dangers of aspartame explained

Whether you have diabetes or you’re trying to lessen your sugar intake, chances are you’ve already replaced table sugar (sucrose) with an artificial sweetener called aspartame. This sugar substitute has fewer calories, but studies have shown that the use of

For arthritis in the big toe, surgeons offer new option

Credit: CC0 Public Domain The big toe on Pattie Bostick-Winn’s right foot was excruciatingly painful, likely the result of her 10 years as a professional dancer in Broadway-style shows. Often, she had to wear heels on the stage, and by

Concussion-detection device developed by Minnesota doctor gets FDA OK

Credit: CC0 Public Domain The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cleared a new medical device invented by a Twin Cities neurosurgeon to detect signs of concussion by tracking a patient’s eye movements. The device, called the EyeBox, was invented

Cracking the code on ‘cavernous malformations’

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Although most have never heard the term “cavernous malformation,” as many as 1 in 500 people may have this condition, which can cause bleeding, seizures, muscle weakness, and motor and memory problems. “Cavernous malformations are rare—even

U.S. flu cases hit 7 million mark: CDC

(HealthDay)—The flu season is picking up steam, with about 7 million Americans having been infected with a strain of the flu virus, health officials said Friday. Almost half of those folks went to a doctor, while between 69,000 and 84,000

US flu season appears milder, one year after brutal one

In this Friday, Feb. 9, 2018 file photo, Henry Beverly, 73, battles the flu while tended to by nurse Kathleen Burks at Upson Regional Medical Center in Thomaston, Ga. As of January 2019, the current flu season is shaping up

Study examines the course of back pain over time

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Back pain is among the most frequently reported health problems in the world. New research published in Arthritis Care & Research, an official journal of the American College of Rheumatology and the Association of Rheumatology Health

Neonatal circumcision could increase the risk of sudden infant death syndrome in babies – new research

Credit: shutterstock Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) or cot death remains the leading cause of infant death in many developed countries. There are around 2,700 babies who die from cot death every year in the US – and around 300

Research to advance cancer therapy

Credit: Louisiana State University Research led by Suresh Alahari, Ph.D., the Fred Brazda Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, has found a new role for a protein discovered by his lab in

Statin therapy reduces risk for diabetic retinopathy in T2DM

(HealthDay)—For Taiwanese patients with type 2 diabetes and dyslipidemia, statin therapy is associated with a reduced risk for diabetic retinopathy, according to a study published online Jan. 10 in JAMA Ophthalmology. Eugene Yu-Chuan Kang, M.D., from the Chang Gung Memorial

New analytic model to better identify patients likely to develop PTSD

Arieh Shalev, M.D., the Barbara Wilson Professor of Psychiatry at NYU School of Medicine, led an international research team that developed a new model to identify individuals most at risk for developing PTSD following a traumatic event. Credit: NYU Langone

FDA: Chocolates, candies may be contaminated with hepatitis A

(HealthDay)—A public health alert about possible hepatitis A contamination in Modjeskas from Bauer’s Candies was announced Thursday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Consumers who bought the individually wrapped marshmallow candy dipped in chocolate or caramel after Nov. 14,

Does opioid use in pets create higher risk for abuse in humans?

Credit: CC0 Public Domain The increase in opioid prescriptions for people over the past decade may have been paralleled by an increase in opioid prescriptions for pets, according to a study from researchers at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School

Unconventional immune cells trigger disturbed cytokine production in human spondyloarthritis

Scanning electron micrograph of a human T lymphocyte (also called a T cell) from the immune system of a healthy donor. Credit: NIAID Spondyloarthritis is one of the most common types of chronic joint inflammation, affecting nearly 1 to 2