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Stimulant Chewing Gum Can Be Dangerous for Kids

Case report details how two packs sent 13-year-old to hospital THURSDAY, May 28 (HealthDay News) -- Stimulant chewing gum can be dangerous if used excessively by children and teens, warn doctors who wrote a case report about a teenage boy who was hospitalized after chewing a large amou...

New Almond Study Finds Chewing is More Than Meets the Mouth: Thorough Chewing May Influence Feelings of Fullness

MODESTO, Calif., May 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As children, we all remember our mother telling us to chew our food well and later in life, realizing that chewing can help us to appreciate the taste and texture of food better. Now new research presented today to physicians attending the 17th Eur...

Gum Chewing May Cut Craving for Snacks

Study suggests that sugarless brands can help control appetite and weight SUNDAY, April 19 (HealthDay News) -- You might be able to cut down on snacking by chewing more sugarless gum. During an experiment, people were offered a variety of snacks three hours after a standard lunch ...

Gum Chewing May Speed Colon Surgery Recovery

It appears to act as 'sham feeding' that stimulates digestive nerves, U.K. study suggests MONDAY, Aug. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Chewing gum helps improve recovery of intestinal function after all or part of the colon has been surgically removed, according to British researchers who revi...

Wrigley's Orbit(R), Extra(R) and Eclipse(R) Sugar-Free Chewing Gums Awarded American Dental Association's Seal of Acceptance

Wrigley products first and only chewing gums in the U.S. to earn trusted symbol of safety and effectiveness CHICAGO, Sept. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company (NYSE: WWY ) today announced its Orbit(R), Extra(R) and Eclipse(R) sugar-free chewing gums have...

A Chewing Gum That Helps in Fighting Tooth Decay

A new chewing gum that helps in fighting tooth decay has been developed by BASF, a German company, and could be in the shops as early as next year. The company claims its// product can reduce the amount of harmful bacteria in the mouth by 50 times. The product was developed in collaboration with ...

Obesity Passed Onto Children By Ancestors' Smoking And Chewing Betel Nuts

A new study appearing in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition says that the poor health and lifestyle of our ancestors is responsible for the overweight/obesity epidemic that has the society in its grip //. In a study of men who chewed betel nut, it was found that they passed the habit to the...

Finnish research: Cysteine Chewing Gum as a cure for cancers of the mouth

According to a Finnish research it was found that amino acid, l-cysteine can prevent oral cancers. In the developed countries about 80 % of the cancers occur// in the mouth, pharynx and oesophagus. The main causative agent is smoking and alcohol drinking. This results in a strong exposure of the up...

Bihar Banned Tobacco Chewing In State Assembly

Bihar government imposed a ban on chewing betel leaves and tobacco products inside the state assembly on Thursday. // Bihar Assembly Speaker Udai Narayan Choudhary Thursday prohibited chewing of paan (betel leaf), gutka and khaini (tobacco products) by legislators inside the assembly. The ...

An unlikely contender for speedy surgery recovery: Chewing gum

A rather unusual but very practical study was conducted in American hospitals and presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Surgeons in San Francisco reveals that those who chew gum after elective colon resection surgery recover sooner than those who do not//. The study invol...

Tobacco chewing leads to dental caries

Scientists from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) say that tobacco chewers are more prone to caries.The researchers studied dental caries and tobacco use data from more than// 13,000 adults aged 19 and over. The researchers illustrated between the two types of spit tobacco, ...

Pre-chewed Food Could Transmit HIV

... First three cases of likely HIV transmission to infants via pre-chewed food suggest cautioning HIV-positive caregivers against pre - chewing food; also a need for more data MEMPHIS, Tenn., July 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers have uncovered the first cases in which...

Dry mouth linked to prescription and over the counter drugs

...han 58 percent say patients try taking over-the-counter saliva substitutes, chewing sugar free gum, or sucking on hard candy; and More than 60 percent of tho...d mumps. Certain cancer treatments, nerve damage, dehydration, smoking and chewing tobacco have also been connected with dry mouth. "It's not always easy ...

South Florida Dentist Dr. Craig Spodak Recommends Artificial Sweetener Xylitol to Help Prevent Cavities

... By chewing gum with the artificial sweetener Xylitol, consume... Florida-based dentist Dr. Craig Spodak, is to use chewing gum with the sugar-substitute Xylitol. "...dak, owner of Spodak Dental Group, "but using chewing gum with the artificial sweetener Xylitol can actu...

New Weapon Emerges to Fight Kids' Cavities

...food since 1963, acts as an antibacterial agent against organisms that cause cavities. Previous studies showing its effectiveness have mainly involved chewing gum or lozenges in school-age children with permanent teeth. In the new study, researchers tested the xylitol syrup in 94 children, 9 months to 15 ...

Diabetes: It's Connection to Oral Health

...ith your dentist if you are experiencing dry mouth. He or she may recommend a saliva substitute, as well as fluoride treatment to prevent tooth decay. chewing sugarless gum or mints, drinking water or sucking on ice chips may help to ease the discomfort of dry mouth. Bacteria, viruses and fungi occur na...

Confectionery Industry Forecast Is Sweet: Globally Inspired Flavors, Eco-Friendly and Health Minded Trends Lead New Product Innovations

...cluding skin care, soap and shampoos, lotions and anti-aging products. The majority of respondents also say that oral health care will drive the chewing gum category. One-fourth of experts say sugar-free options will become increasingly common, along with dental professionals' backing and the American...

Obama Signs Tough New Anti-Smoking Law

... the agency "welcomes the authority given to us by Congress to regulate tobacco products." In a prepared statement, she added, "Because smoking and chewing tobacco cause serious public health problems, we view our new responsibilities as a logical extension of our public health mission to protect and to a...

Tobacco Control Bill Heads to White House as Health Groups Cheer

...the agency, "welcomes the authority given to us by Congress to regulate tobacco products." In a prepared statement, she added, "Because smoking and chewing tobacco cause serious public health problems, we view our new responsibilities as a logical extension of our public health mission to protect and to a...

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Releases New Perinatal and Infant Oral Health Guidelines

...ensils, food and cups can help prevent the transmission of cavity-causing bacteria. Xylitol gum : Recent evidence suggests the use of xylitol chewing gum (four pieces per day by the mother) can decrease a child's caries rate. The American Academy of Pediatric D...

Feeding Feelings: Survey Reveals Americans Are Turning to Junk Food When Stressed

...whole grain foods can provide great mental and physical satisfaction. Crunching can also help relieve stress and studies have shown that the action of chewing longer, which is required by most crunchy foods, can aid in satiety(2,3). Some healthy examples I recommend include almonds, carrots, a ...

Say Cheese With Milk

...s and beyond." The Dental Health Foundation reports that when left untreated dental problems like tooth decay can lead to difficulty speaking and chewing and ultimately, time away from the classroom. Fortunately, there are easy steps that parents can take to prevent cavities in children. Such tips are...

Kyowa Hakko USA Announces GRAS Self-Affirmation for Novel Brain Health Ingredient Cognizin(R) Citicoline

... a food ingredient in the United States for use at levels of 250 mg/serving in various food products, beverages and beverage bases, breakfast cereals, chewing gum, dairy product analogs, frozen dairy desserts, grain products and pastas, hard candies, milk and milk products, processed fruits and fruit juices,...

Doctors explore 'Myths, Half-Truths, and Outright Lies about Health'

... INDIANAPOLIS Fact or fiction? chewing gum stays in your stomach for seven years. Cold weather makes you sick. You should never wake a sleepwalker. A dog's mouth is cleaner than a human's. ...

Sexually Transmitted HPV Linked to Certain Head & Neck Cancers

...aryngeal cancer are diagnosed every year -- 25,310 of those in men -- and 7,590 people, including 5,210 men, die of those cancers. Smoking, the use of chewing tobacco, and heavy alcohol use remain the leading causes of cancers of the head and neck. Click here http://www.roswellpark.org/hpv to hear Ros...

Discovery in amber reveals ancient biology of termites

...rmites are one of the world's most pervasive and successful insect groups, with about 2,300 known species, mostly in tropical settings, busily at work chewing wood or other plant fiber that protozoa help to digest. They have important ecological roles, helping to create habitat, build soil fertility, recycle...

Zila & Experts Testify at Congressional Hearing on Innovative Technology for Veterans; Urge Broader Use of ViziLite(R) Plus by VA for Oral Cancer Screening

...oncology and oral cancer diagnostics. Noting that Veterans are at dramatically higher risk for oral cancer, due to their higher rates of smoking, chewing tobacco and drinking, Bethune said the VA should "immediately implement annual ViziLite Plus oral cancer screening of all Veterans who are seen at VA ...

First Boston Pharma, LLC Acquires NutraMax Products, Inc.

...ri. About First Boston Pharma, LLC: First Boston Pharma, LLC is a contract manufacturer of solid dose, soft chew, liquid, tablet and chewing gum based pharmaceuticals and supplements servicing branded companies and retailer private label products. The company provides turnkey services to c...

Placement of dental implants results in minimal bone loss

...laced in 192 patients over the age of 18. Patients were screened for adequate oral hygiene and bone volume. Exclusion criteria included heavy smoking, chewing tobacco use, drug abuse, and untreated periodontal disease, amongst others. Study author David Cochran, DDS, PhD, Chair of the Department of Periodo...

How to Be Prepared for, but Not Paralyzed by Fear of, the Swine Flu Epidemic

...rises: "I'm really worried about what's going to happen if this swine flu keeps spreading." Your response to this thought is to feed on it, like a cow chewing its cud, entertaining various versions of the same thought. You may continue thinking about it for 5 minutes, an hour, or 5 hours. When fearf...

Winalite International Healthy Love Moon Sanitary Pads Takes World by Storm

...rt-free paper. Sixth is the bottom ventilation "layer" is the adhesive strip, made of a non-allergy sticking agent that is equivalent to chewing gum. The whole sanitary pad is plastic wrapped to protect it from dirt in a woman's purse or bag and keep fresh. Winalite also is going to launch ...

Survey shows Americans may be missing direct route to head and neck cancer care

...ng your tongue or jaw. The most effective prevention remains reducing unhealthy behaviors like smoking, excessive alcohol consumption and use of chewing tobacco. Unfortunately, many Americans are not aware of how preventable these cancers can be if they make minor modifications to their lifestyles and ...

Acupuncture eases radiation-induced dry mouth in cancer patients

... of producing adequate saliva, said Mark S. Chambers, M.S., D.M.D., a professor in the Department of Dental Oncology. Saliva substitutes, lozenges and chewing gum bring only temporary relief, and the commonly prescribed medication, pilocarpine, has short-lived benefits and bothersome side effects of its own....

Lori Hamilton, Wife of NASCAR Legend Bobby Hamilton, Urges Public to Attend Free Cancer Screenings During Oral, Head & Neck Cancer Awareness Week (OHANCAW)

... Difficulty breathing The most effective prevention strategy continues to be the cessation of behaviors such as smoking, use of chewing tobacco and excessive alcohol consumption. More than 85 percent of head and neck cancers are related to tobacco use, while others may have a relation...

Nobel Biocare Unveils Results of the Largest U.S. Consumer Dental Survey

...re aware of the visible consequences of missing teeth, including difficulty chewing food and impact to the appearance of a smile, there was limited awareness o... Sample Size. Have Missing Teeth 26,422 Difficulty chewing food 59.0% Shifting of surrounding teeth t...

Top Ten Budget Tips to Keep Your Teeth Healthy at Home

...ers. 2. Eat a piece of cheese. At the end of the meal, a piece of cheese can help neutralize acids. 3. Chew sugar-free gum. Occasionally chewing gum increases saliva production, that can neutralize and wash away plaque acid, while also bathing the teeth in minerals such as calcium, phosphate an...

Being Heart Smart Just Makes Sense

...e and seek medical attention. ACEP and the American Heart Association also recommend the use of aspirin in people who may be having a heart attack. chewing or crushing and swallowing a regular aspirin tablet has been shown to slow the development of a blood clot and reduce the risk of death. But taking...

'The Health Captains - The Tooth Galaxy Mission': A Story of Two Heroes' Journey to Fend Off Damaging Tooth Elements While Sharing Proper Oral Care

...t enemies who are at work attacking and destroying the teeth of the galactic youth. Learn about many common misconceptions along the way like how chewing hard objects such as candy and ice can damage teeth. Also learn why it is imperative to get any suspicious-looking teeth looked at by Dr. Astrodent to...

Keeping Kids Cavity-Free Before They're Ever Born: CariFree Believes Xylitol Could be This Generation's Answer

...y referred to as the "Mother and Child" study, showed that (Soderline et al., 2000), "children whose mothers regularly consumed xylitol chewing gum for a two-year period following the birth of the child exhibited significantly reduced S. mutans colonization at the age of two years." At t...

Toxicity mechanism identified for Parkinson's disease

...clein by chaperone-mediated autophagy (CMA). During CMA, certain selected proteins are funneled into lysosomes, compartments of the cell devoted to chewing up discarded proteins. Mao and colleagues found that lysosomes isolated from cells will absorb MEF2D protein, and interfering with CMA chemically caus...
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