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Japan's Kobayashi Might Drop Out of Hot Dog Eating Championship

...today," said the Japanese champion, who denied his jaw problem was a ploy to disconcert his rivals. "I don't have time for this," he said. The 70-kilo (154-pound) Kobayashi has caused a sensation by winning the contest six year in a row; last year by eating an astounding 53-3/4 hot dogs with buns and a...

American Bests Japanese Hot Dog Eating Champion, Sets Record

...g dropping out of the event after arthritis of the jaw and a pulled wisdom tooth left him in pain. He rallied to try to defend his title, but came up short, shoveling in a still-remarkable 63 dogs with their buns in the stipulated 12 minutes. In the final stretch, Kobayashi managed to pull abreast of...

Listening to MP3s During Lightning Could Be Disastrous to Your Brains

...muscles contract. The violent contraction of his jaw muscles also dislocated and fractured his jaw. According to Dr Eric Heffernan of Vancouver General Hospital, who treated the man, the earphones "directed the current to and through his head" and the sudden expansion of gases in his ears due to the ...

Lost And Found -Tooth In A Sportsman's Head

...old Tweed Heads forward Matt Austin, who broke his jaw in a nasty head clash with Czislowski on April 1. Says Czislowski: "I had a really big head collision and got split straight away. We both got taken off and I knew the other guy (Austin) had lost a couple of teeth, but I just thought they were on ...

Young Babies at Risk of 'sudden Death' Syndrome While Seated: Study

...the baby's head was invariably flexed forward. Its jaw pressed down on its chest, which caused a narrowing of the upper airway and led to breathing difficulties. Several factors could have aggravated their difficulties, the main one being that the infants were very young -- average age five weeks -- an...

Japan's All-star Speed Eater Suffers Professional Injury

...s of hot dogs within minutes has suffered a severe jaw injury due to his rigorous training, making his ne...the size of a fingertip after being diagnosed with jaw arthritis. In an entry on his blog entitled "Occupational hazard," Kobayashi said: "My jaw refused ...

Bisphosphonate Increases the Risk of Jaw Bone Deterioration

...venous bisphosphonates are at an increased risk of jaw or facial bone deterioration or infection. Bisphos...travenous bisphosphonates and osteonecrosis of the jaw or facial bones, a condition in which poor blood supply to the area leads to bone death or deteriora...

Wearing Mouth Appliance During Sleep may Help to Reduce Snoring

...aring a mouth appliance designed to move the lower jaw forward can be an effective way to reduce snoring and improve sleep apnea symptoms. The study found that patients who used the two-piece device, known as the Thornton Adjustable Positioner II (TAP II), experienced decreases in snores per hour and ...

New Gene Therapy may Be Helpful in Eliminating Arthritis Pain

... messages back and forth between an osteoarthritic jaw joint and the spinal cord, by about one thousand times. They found that the increased opioid receptors on the surfaces of nerve cells led them to become drastically more responsive to the naturally occurring painkiller. For delivering into cell...

Breast-feeding may Protect Against Childhood Sleep-related Breathing Disorder

...ding provides, or they may be due to the healthful jaw formation that is a result of breast feeding. Investigation of these mechanisms will be the topics of future work. The current findings support another benefit of infant breast feeding," Dr Montgomery-Downs added. An SRBD may be a problem in more t...

Computer Imaging Assists With Facial Reconstructive Surgery

... the chin through the point where the neck and the jaw connect · Mentocervical angle: the intersection of a line drawn from the tip of the nose to the chin and a line drawn next to the neck · Facial convexity angle: the intersection of a line drawn from the forehand to the chin and a line drawn from t...

Spinal Cord Stimulation Pilot Study for Chronic Angina

...queezing pain in the chest, shoulders, arms, neck, jaw or back and is sometimes described as feeling like indigestion. Angina is one of the most common symptoms of coronary artery disease which is a leading cause of death in the U.S. Chronic angina is chest pain that persists. Many with this condition ...

Homeopathy and Hypnosis Come to Dentistry

...pics such as acupuncture, homeopathy, hypnosis and jaw massage techniques," says Peter Minderjahn of the North Rhine Dental Association in Dusseldorf. Minderjahn considers these methods "complementary" they could never substitute standard dental treatments but are worth considering when dental problems...

Jaw Pain? See a Cardiologist Right Away

Toothache or pain in the jaw may be a sign of a heart attack, according to a st...om heart attack or angina can suffer from tooth or jaw ache without chest pains, the study said. In all, 186 patients diagnosed with angina or heart atta...

New Supplemental Therapy for Common Jaw Disorder

... for millions of Americans suffering from a common jaw disorder. The therapy certainly did the trick fo...et Velevis, a Dallas pre-kindergarten teacher. Her jaw used to throb with intense pain that made it hard to eat or do her job, and dental care provided lit...

Osteoporosis Can Now Be Identified From Dental X Rays

...maging Sciences and use it to automatically detect jaw cortex widths of less than 3mm, which is a key pointer of osteoporosis. "At the start of our study we tested 652 women for osteoporosis using the current `gold standard`, and highly expensive, DXA test. This identified 140 sufferers," explained Pro...

Researchers Use Stem Cells to Regenerate Parts of Teeth

..."Implant patients must have sufficient bone in the jaw to support the implant. For those who don't, this therapy would be a great alternative," says Shi. According to Shi, the not-so-distant future may be one in which not only wisdom teeth, but those baby teeth once left to the tooth fairy for a pittan...

Osteoporosis Meds and Jaw Pain: What's the Risk?

Reports of osteoporosis drugs causing jaw problems have you wondering: Should you stop takin...group of people. Osteonecrosis is characterized by jaw pain, swelling, loose teeth and exposed jawbone. It's not fully known how oral bisphosphonates ar...

The Latest Chatter behind Teeth that Stick Out Like a Sore Thumb!

...reast feed. This could impede the formation of the jaw and hard palate causing misalignment in the teeth. SA...

New, Minimally-Invasive Surgery for the Morbidly Obese

...temporal mandibular dysfunction, a disorder of the jaw that results from positioning the patient with a wide-open mouth for a prolonged period of time. “This pilot study demonstrated that the device could be used in humans without major complications,” said Dr. Edmundowicz. “The future of transoral g...

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