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A Glass of Wine can Keep Tooth Decay and a Sore Throat at Bay

...gainst streptococci bacteria and upper respiratory tract infections," she said. The professor added that it is still necessary to maintain good oral health. "We should still drink wine because it tastes good, goes well with food and is a pleasure to share with company. And we should still brush and fl...

Alternative Option for Type2 Diabetes Treatment

...s [inflammation of the nasal passages] and urinary tract infection) and headache, the authors write. Incretin therapy offers an alternative option to currently available hypoglycemic agents for nonpregnant adults with type 2 diabetes with modest efficacy and a favorable weight change profile, they write....

Daily Antibiotics may Not Prevent Future Urinary Tract Infections Risk in Kids

Taking antibiotics daily to prevent future urinary tract infection after a first childhood infection may no... They found that 611 children had a first urinary tract infection and 83 had a recurrent UTI. Children between ages three and five, Caucasians, and those wi...

Canadian Cancer Society Calls for Ban on Asbestos

... laryngeal cancer, cancers of the gastrointestinal tract and other diseases. It is believed asbestos fibers attract cancer-causing agents after they enter the lungs. In many cases, the latency period can be 20 to 30 years after exposure. The World Health Organization says that about 125 million people a...

Diaphragms offer no extra protection Against HIV

...he most vulnerable part of the female reproductive tract to HIV infection. Yet now, the diaphragm in the use of HIV-prevention, may well be history. Padian was quoted that the diaphragm does not warrant being used as a protective device now....

Poor Ventilation may Cause Lung Disorders Inn Inuit Children

...tribute to the high incidence of lower respiratory tract lung infections in young Inuit children. Dr. Tom ...on of Nunavut. They found that lower respiratory tract infection was significantly associated with indoor carbon dioxide levels and occupancy. On average, ...

Gene Variants for Crohn's Disease Identified

...attributed to inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract . The study has reinforced earlier results of a German study that identified the same gene variant associated with the adult form of the disease.Crohns disease is a chronic and painful condition attributed to inflammation of the gastrointestinal t...

Indian Antibiotic Faces Anti-dumping Duties in China

...sulfonamides. It is commonly used to treat urinary tract infections....

Vietnam Bird Flu Death a Call for Action, Say Experts

...n the respiratory system and the gastro-intestinal tract of birds -- meaning farms, markets and slaughterhouses have to be vigilant about hygiene and biosecurity. Vietnam, once the country worst affected by H5N1, was hit by three waves of avian influenza in 2004 and 2005, when 42 people were killed and au...

The Custom of Circumcision Decline in the US

... Possible benefits include a lower risk of urinary tract infections, penile cancer and sexually transmitted...that it reduces the risk of penile cancer, urinary tract infections, HIV and perhaps other sexual transmitted diseases. Many major insurance companies still ...

India's Wockhardt Launches Drug in US Market

...tibiotics, is used in the treatment of respiratory tract and skin infections. "Several of our products have seen a dramatic increase in the market share in the US over the last six months. Cephalosporins have been an important product in our portfolio and Cefprozil will be a good addition to this range ...

Revealing the Secrets of Gut Ecosystem

...f how these bacteria come and go in the intestinal tract during a childs first year of life. "I don't kno... do us harm." Before birth, the human intestinal tract is sterile, but babies immediately begin to acquire the microbial denizens of the gut from their env...

Egypt Outlaws All Female Circumcision

...birth. It also carries risks of infection, urinary tract problems and mental trauma. It is practised widely in Africa but was banned earlier this year in Eritrea. The United Nations describes female genital mutilation as a practice with many adverse physical and psychological impacts and with no demons...

INVEGA Receives Marketing Authorization In EU For Treatment Of Schizophrenia

...with narrowing or blockage of the gastrointestinal tract (esophagus, stomach or small or large intestine) should talk to their healthcare professional before taking INVEGA. Some people taking INVEGA may feel faint or lightheaded when they stand up or sit up too quickly. By standing up or sitting up slowl...

Vaginal Lubricants can Reduce Cervical Cancer Risk

...d to worsen the cells in the lining of the vaginal tract that might allows the virus to cause infection by ... The study noted that intact cells in the genital tract lining were HPV resistant and would not bind to the virus. "The crucial step for infection seems ...

Smoking Influences Crohn's Disease

...smoking may determine which part of the intestinal tract is attacked in those who suffer from Crohns disease. Where the disease is located often determines whether the patient will eventually require surgical treatment. In patients who smoke, Crohns disease tends to appear more frequently in the small i...

Vitamins may Not Ward Off Pneumonia

... Often pneumonia begins after an upper respiratory tract infection (an infection of the nose and throat). When this happens, symptoms of pneumonia begin after 2 or 3 days of a cold or sore throat. Although anyone can get pneumonia, it appears to favor older people, children, and those with certain heart ...

Sling Surgery Better Than Burch for Treating Stress Incontinence in Women

...procedure. The most common side effect was urinary tract infections, which occurred in 63 percent of women with a sling and 47 percent of the Burch group. Women with a sling also had more voiding problems (14 percent versus 2 percent) and persistent urge incontinence, the loss of urine just before feeling ...

Better Working Conditions for Nurses Might Decrease Patient Infections

...-associated infection, catheter-associated urinary tract infection, as well as increased rates of skin ulcers on patients. "Our careful analysis found that decisions related to staffing, overtime, and overall work environment directly affected patient safety outcomes," said Andrew W. Dick, Ph.D., a senio...

Essential Tones of Music Rooted in Human Speech

...rs and languages produce the same variety of vocal tract resonance ratios, Purves said. The lowest two of these vocal tract resonances, called formants, account for the vowel sounds in speech. "Take away the first two forman...

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