Red Wine may not be so Good for Oral Health

Red wine may be good for your overall health but not so much for you oral health. The acidity of red wine leaves a mark on your teeth and over time that takes its toll. A survey released recently showed that only 16 percent of people are concerned with oral health implications when drinking alcohol. This is a problem based on the fact that many alcoholic drinks are filled with sugar and possess high

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Genetic Mutations Associated with Salivary Gland Tumors

A recent discovery could pave the way for better treatment of oral cancer. The Scripps Research Institute found links involving a set of genes that promotes tumor growth and mucoepidermoid carcinoma, which is an oral cancer that impacts the salivary glands. This finding may lead to new treatment that could pinpoint the genetic causes of this type of cancer. The information appears in Proceedings

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Anti-Pain Agent Reduces Oral Cancer, Leaves Healthy Tissue Unharmed

There may be a new way to treat oral cancer. Mouse models of human oral cancer were treated with something called capsazepine, which simultaneously resulted in tumor shrinkage while sparing surrounding tissue. Researchers from the School of Dentistry and School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio conducted the study. The information appears in Oral Oncology. O

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Some Healthy Treats may be Harmful

Healthy treats may not be what they claim to be. Many treats that profess to be healthy options to consider instead of sweets or chocolate may, in fact, contain excessive amount of sugar or high acidity levels. Some studies even show that raisins or cereal bars and drinks like smoothies or fruit juices can be as damaging to teeth as soda. There are cases all the time of children who end up with some

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Anti-Arthritis Drugs May Worsen Other Inflammatory Diseases

Some anti-arthritis drugs may be counterproductive. New studies show that there are some anti-arthritis drugs that may actually exacerbate inflammatory diseases. A study in the American Journal of Pathology spotlights the impact of anti-arthritic drugs. More than 60 years ago, adrenocorticotropic hormone was proven to be successful in treating rheumatoid and gouty arthritis. But now it is rarely use

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