Can sugary drinks damage your brain?

New research suggests that excess sugar—especially the fructose in sugary drinks—might damage your brain. Researchers using data from the Framingham Heart Study (FHS) found that people who drink sugary beverages frequently are more likely to have poorer memory, smaller overall brain volume, and a significantly smaller hippocampus—an area of the brain important for learning and […]

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diabetes medicine

Diabetes Could Cause up to 12% of US deaths

The proportion of deaths attributable to diabetes in the US is as high as 12 percent—three times higher than estimates based on death certificates suggest—a new analysis shows. For a new study, published in PLOS ONE, researchers used two large datasets that included more than 300,000 people to estimate the fraction of deaths attributable to diabetes […]

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arthritis in hands

Bacteria in the Mouth May Trigger Arthritis

The bacteria that cause chronic gum infections may also trigger the autoimmune inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis (RA), new evidence suggests. The new findings could have important implications for prevention and treatment of RA, the researchers say. In the journal Science Translational Medicine, the investigators identify the common denominator in gum disease and in many people […]

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Lee Ostler, Amy Doneen, Bradley Bale

Proof that Optimal Medical Care and Oral Wellness Can Quickly Shrink Arterial Plaque and Stabilize Cardiovascular Disease

Just in time for National Gum Care Month, a new study, published in the peer-reviewed journal Archives of Medical Science, demonstrates that a comprehensive approach to heart attack, stroke and diabetes prevention that includes oral wellness—our patented BaleDoneen Method—can quickly shrink the size of arterial plaque deposits by more than 50% in patients with cardiovascular […]

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head and neck cancer research

Drug Doubles Survival for Head and Neck Cancer Patients

For patients with a treatment-resistant and rapidly progressing form of head and neck cancer, immunotherapy appears to double overall survival and improve quality of life, with fewer side effects. The new findings from the large, randomized international trial were considered so successful that the trial was stopped early to allow patients in the comparison group […]

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Literature Review

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease caused by periodontal pathogens. [A statistically significant association between periodontal disease (PD) and systemic diseases has been identified. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA), which is a chronic inflammatory joint disease, exhibits similar characteristics and pathogenesis to PD. … Antibodies and DNA from these oral pathogens have been isolated from the sera and […]

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Literature Report: Custom Tray Application of Peroxide Gel as an Adjunct to SRP

The Journal of Clinical Dentistry has published a recently completed study showing the positive effectiveness of using customized trays in the treatment of patients with moderate to advanced periodontitis. The primary treatment for periodontal disease has been traditional scaling and root planing, followed by surgery if necessary. The delivery of antimicrobial medicaments via customized treatment […]

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