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Tobacco chewing leads to dental caries

...r several hours. Moreover, both chew and snuff can contribute to gingival (gum) recession and therefore make tooth roots more liable to decay."This study shouldn't give chewers the idea they can switch to snuff," said study author Deborah Winn, Ph.D.,...

Wheat wards off colon cancer

.... "You want to keep them from forming because they contribute to heart disease, cancer, diabetes, cataracts, even wrinkling. The biochemists are optimistic about wheat's cancer-fighting ability because their preliminary testing shows some available wheat strains already contain a great number of orthophenols....

Toxins linked with pregnancy loss

...irmed environmental teratogens, and exposure could contribute to pregnancy loss. Caffeine, cigarette smoking, and hyperthermia are suspected teratogens, and the teratogenic impact of pesticides remains unknown. The teratogenic potential of multiple other environmental factors has been studied and is reviewed. ...

Obesity in children a risk factor for diabetes

...rs. Poor circulation in the legs and feet can also contribute to slow-healing ulcers, which can lead to permanent damage. Currently, this kind of diabetes is often termed "late onset diabetes", as most new cases arise among people in middle age or older....

Heart bypass-mental decline link

...explanation is that the off-pump device might also contribute to mental decline. But they also theorized that anesthesia, used in both procedures, or the trauma of surgery itself might affect mental functioning....

Medications linked to xerostomia and caries

...suspect that asthma medications like albuterol can contribute to xerostomia, making individuals who use asthma medications more susceptible to caries and periodontal disease. Dr. Carlos Salinas, professor and director of the Division of Craniofacial Genetics and the Craniofacial Anomalies and Cleft Palate Team...

Down syndrome life anticipation doubles

...g a reduced exposure to environmental factors that contribute to cancer risk and tumour-suppressor genes on chromosome 21. Jill O'Connor of Down Syndrome Association of NSW predicts the new life expectancy findings are relevant to Australia. "Prior to 1970 most Down syndrome children were institutionalised at ...

No explanation on schizophrenia gene

... was still possible that genes on chromosome 1 may contribute to schizophrenia, but they would influence only a small proportion of patients. Dr Philip Ward of the US National Institute of Schizophrenia and Allied Disorders said the findings underscored the need for a new method to "get a handle" on the conditi...

Mild Depression may guard aged women

...ompany old age and sometimes depression itself can contribute to these ailments. Gallagher-Thompson said that depression has been called the common cold of geriatric mental health....

Role of Diet in Oral Cancer

... On the other hand, meat and meat products seem to contribute to the disease. Researchers say their findings are supported by international literature. In addition, they say other factors supporting their findings include the clear demonstration of two previously established causes of mouth cancer (tobacco and...

Vitamin C maintains healthy lungs

...e DNA-ravaging compounds called free radicals that contribute to aging and disease. Tricia M. McKeever and colleagues at the University of Nottingham found in a study of more than 2,200 adults that high levels of vitamin C and magnesium both corresponded with healthier lungs based on a measure of lung function...

Hormone Therapy applicable for Prostate Cancer

...ioned Bolla's assertion androgen suppression could contribute to cancer cell death. "Androgen suppression in the history of man has never cured anybody that we know of."Dr. Rowan Chlebowski, chief of medical oncology at the Harbor-UCLA Research Education Institute in Los Angeles, said doctors sometimes walk a t...

Preventing mental decline in the aged

...d hyperlipidemia, or excess fats in the blood, can contribute to mental decline in older people. Drinking too much alcohol or smoking may also promote cognitive decline and avoiding these activities could help an older person maintain cognitive ability. Researchers conclude cognitive vitality is crucial to op...

Drinking wine as part of a healthy living

...r explanation of why wine, in particular, seems to contribute to better health....

Risk Factors for vision problems in Diabetes

...etics. New research shows several factors that may contribute to whether a person with diabetes develops diabetic retinopathy,// a major cause of blindness for people with diabetes. In the United States, diabetes is responsible for 7 percent of legal blindness, making it the leading cause of new cases of blindn...

Drinking adequate amounts of water

...eriments show that caffeine-containing drinks also contribute to water balance as do weak alcoholic drinks like beer. Drinking 8 by 8 could even be dangerous or unhealthy. Water, believe it or not, can be intoxicating. If you drink more than you can excrete, your brain could swell - as has happened to athlete...

Endometriosis connected to fertility

...y suspect there may be a few other mechanisms that contribute to infertility as well and they suggest perhaps loose material in the body may also be slowing down the movement within the tubes. Endometriosis is a condition in which the tissue that normally lines the uterus grows in other areas of the body, caus...

Offspring's birth weight affected by father's diabetes

...pport their hypothesis that common genetic factors contribute both to the risk of non-insulin dependent diabetes and decreased pre-natal growth"....

Research on causes for falling helps develop preventive strategies

...oor vision, and reduced muscle strength could also contribute to a fall. The study has helped the researchers discover effective ways of preventing falls or reducing injuries during a fall. One such discovery is the "hip bag", which acts a protective cushion that is triggered to inflate when someone slips. If ...

Cancer gene mystery to be cracked!

...me to find out precisely what they do and how they contribute to the development of cancer. They hope// that this effort will ultimately lead to the creation of new drugs that target rogue cancer-causing genes. Scientists will use a process called RNA interference to switch off certain genes and leave others u...

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