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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...

Treating gum disease helps rheumatoid arthritis sufferers

CLEVELAND Here's one more reason to keep your teeth healthy. People, who suffer from gum disease and also have a severe form of rheumatoid arthritis, reduced their arthritic pain, number of swollen joints and the degree of morning stiffness when they cured their dental problems. Researchers f...

Closer to an effective treatment for gum disease in smokers

Scientists in the USA have discovered why smokers may be more prone to chronic gum disease (periodontitis). One of the bacteria responsible for this infection responds to cigarette smoke changing its properties and the way it infects a smokers mouth. The study published recently in the Society...

Biological Product Shows Promise Against Gum Disease

When tested in rabbits, resolvins reduced inflammation ,,,, SATURDAY, April 4 (HealthDay News) -- Resolvins, a new family of biologically active products of omega-3 fatty acids, may be able to remedy the inflammation of periodontal disease and restore gums to health, say Boston Univer...

Obesity Boosts Gum Disease Risk

Experts say common denominator may be inflammation, suggest heart-healthy diet SATURDAY, April 4 (HealthDay News) -- Obese adults are at higher risk of gum disease than are normal-weight people, a new study finds. For many years, researchers have been trying to determine the link be...

AUDIO from Medialink and Colgate-Palmolive: Women Should Take Gum Disease to Heart

NEW YORK, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- New research suggests taking proper care of your teeth and gums might also be important to your heart health. Here's more on the emerging association between oral health and heart health. Listen to this report from Colgate-Palmolive at: http://inr.mediaseed...

Nicotine gum effective for gradual smoking reduction and cessation

San Diego, January 6, 2009 Nicotine gum has been in use for over 20 years to help smokers quit abruptly yet close to two-thirds of smokers report that they would prefer to quit gradually. Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh and GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare have now found that smo...

Treating gum disease linked to lower medical costs for patients with diabetes

ANN ARBOR, Mich.---A new report suggests that treating gum disease in patients who have diabetes with procedures such as cleanings and periodontal scaling is linked to 10 to 12 percent lower medical costs per month. The findings are encouraging but the study was not designed to firmly establis...

Barotz Dental Now Offering Laser Gum Therapy

DENVER, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Barotz Dental is now one of only two dental practices in Denver offering LANAP(TM) (Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure). This is the only laser gum treatment protocol that is patented and FDA approved for new attachment of gum and bone tissue around teeth. ...

Presence of gum disease may help dentists and physicians identify risk for cardiovascular disease

NEW YORK (Nov. 25, 2008) -- Individuals reporting a history of periodontal disease were more likely to have increased levels of inflammation, a risk factor for heart disease, compared to those who reported no history of periodontal disease, according to an American Journal of Cardiology report a...

Study Shows High Gum Disease Rates in Rural Appalachia, Sheds Light on Reasons for Tooth Loss

MORGANTOWN, W.Va., Sept. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Research on 445 families centered in two Pennsylvania towns and two West Virginia counties shows that 80 percent of adults suffer from more severe forms of periodontal disease, according to Richard Crout, D.M.D., Ph.D., an expert on gum di...

Zoft Breast Enhancement Gum Revolutionizes Breast Enhancement Industry

Zoft Breast Enhancement Gum is an herbal breast enhancement formula with proven results. Women have seen increases of ½ to 2 cup sizes within three months' time. Zoft herbal breast enhancement gum comes from a blend of 13 different herbs, all of which have been used for centuries, and have...

Laser Treatment Removes 'Fear Factor' From Gum Disease

A group of Phoenix area dentists has created Ameridontics - the Centers for the Laser Treatment of Gum Disease. Unlike traditional gum disease treatment, which requires surgery, the Ameridontics doctors utilize the latest laser technology… LANAP (Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure). ...

Chewing gum -- the new post-operative medicine

In an article recently recommended by Bradley Kropp of Faculty of 1000 Medicine, researchers find chewing gum is a simple solution to the recovery of bowel function after gastrointestinal surgery a problem that has troubled patients and physicians for decades. Authors of the paper published i...

Heavy marijuana use linked to gum disease

DURHAM, N.C. -- Heavy marijuana use has been found to contribute to gum disease, apart from the known effects that tobacco smoke was already known to have. In a group of more than 900 New Zealanders, smoking cannabis more than 40 times a year since age 18 was found to be responsible for more th...

Too Much Sugar-Free Gum Linked to Severe Weight Loss

2 cases in Germany cite diarrhea due to the sweetener sorbitol THURSDAY, Jan. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Chewing too much sugar-free gum containing the artificial sweetener sorbitol can cause diarrhea leading to potentially dangerous weight loss, German physicians report. The cases of a...

Non-Stick Gum Something to Chew On

Inventors say product dissolves naturally THURSDAY, Sept. 13 (HealthDay News) -- It's under your movie seat and glued to every sidewalk: someone else's used-up chewing gum. But relief may be in sight. This week, researchers say they'll unwrap a non -stick, easy-to-remove version of chewing g...

Watson Pharmaceuticals Receives FDA Approval for Mint Coated Nicotine Gum

CORONA, Calif., Dec. 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE: WPI ), a leader in generic and specialty branded pharmaceuticals, today announced that its subsidiary, Watson Laboratories, Inc., has received approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration to...

Perrigo Receives FDA Approval to Market Orange, Coated Nicotine Gum

ALLEGAN, Mich., April 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Perrigo Company (Nasdaq: PRGO ; TASE) today announced that it has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market over-the-counter (OTC) Nicotine Polacrilex Gum USP, 2 mg (base) and 4 mg (base) (Orange, Coated...

Pubs Propose to Sell Nicotine Gum Patches

Britain- The pub hopes to benefit from the ban on smoking and they are already stocking on nicotine patches and gums for the success of the ban. The Smoking ban, in public places, which comes into effect from July 1st, has ample support from the public of Britain. Three quarter of the population b...

Men With Chronic Gum Disease at Higher Risk of Tongue Cancer

A new study has found that men with chronic gum disease periodontitis, may have an increased risk of tongue cancer, regardless of whether they smoke. Periodontitis is an oral infection thought to be caused by bacteria, though recent evidence suggests the involvement of viruses as well. ...

Post Menopausal Women are Prone to Gum Disease

University at Buffalo epidemiologists has provided new information on the prevalence of certain gum-disease-causing oral bacteria in Post menopausal women and the association of the bacteria with oral bone loss. Results showed that women infected with four bacteria known to cause periodontal ...

Study Links Tooth Decay and Gum Infections to Ethnicity and Country of Origin

A New York University College of Dentistry research team has found that immigrants’ ethnicity and country of origin predispose them to caries (tooth decay) and periodontal (gum) disease.// The team leader, Dr. Gustavo D. Cruz, an Associate Professor of Epidemiology & Health Promotion and Dir...

Battle against Gum Disease Acquires new Weapon

US scientists have developed a new plastic pill which has been found to fight plaque and gum disease.// This tiny pill has been found to relieve pain and swelling just by its position between the threatened tooth and the diseased gum. According to researchers at State University of New Jers...

Immune Cells Destroy Bone In Gum Disease

Immune cells play a big role in the bone loss that results due to periodontal or gum disease, according to researchers at The Forsyth Institute. Earlier researchers had// speculated that the immune system was involved in destruction of bone in periodontal disease, but this is the first time it has ...

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 ...

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...

Just Had Bowel Surgery? Chew Gum For A Speedy Recovery

Doctors may soon recommed patients who have undergone bowel surgery to chew gum for a speedy recovery. It has now been found by Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital researchers that chewing gum may enable restoration of normal bowel function // following surgery. This may in turn result in early discharg...

Severe Gum Disease Triples Heart Disease Risk

RICHMOND, Virginia - Researchers at the Virginia Commonwealth University have found that increased levels of plasma lipoprotein in patients with advanced periodontitis may be responsible for increasing the risk of heart disease in these patients. // Periodontitis is the inflammation of the sup...

Vitamin D Helpful In Gum Disease As Well

People with higher levels of vitamin D in their blood may be less likely to develop gum disease,// according to a new study. The study only finds an inverse correlation between blood levels of vitamin D and gum disease. It does not mean vitamin D definitely helps prevent gum disease. In the ...

Vitamin D prevents development of gum disease

A new study says that higher levels of vitamin D may be useful in preventing the development of gum disease, a condition called as gingivitis. Researchers combed through data from a national U.S.// health survey and found that teenagers and adults who had high levels of Vitamin D were less like...

Younger People More Susceptible To Gum Disease

Dental disease could be developing earlier than thought. Reports of recent study done on dental problems in young people has showed that periodontal disease, characterized by bacteria attacking the gums and the hidden roots // of teeth is associated with an early onset, contrary to the existing bel...

Risks of heart attack related to bacteria in gum plaque

Bacteria that live in the sub-gingival plaques can increase the risk of heart attack //for people. The research, which is published in the current issue of Journal of Periodontology, say that people with periodontal disease who have suffered from an acute myocardial infarction or heart attack ...

Raisins for your gum care

Raisins contain chemical compounds that can help you fight cavities and// bacterial infection in the mouth. Researchers from the University of Illinois, Chicago, had found phytochemicals in raisins that can fight oral bacterial infections that leads to gum problems and caries. The researchers ...

Light can help fight gum bacteria

A new study on gum bacteria, scientists had been able to use light as a mode of treatment against bacteria of// the oral cavity. The dental samples obtained from patients suffering from chronic periodontitis were exposed to broadband light (380 to 520nm). The light had selectively killed oral ...

Neglected Gum Disease Could Increase Risk Of Heart Attack and Stroke

People with gum disease are more likely to suffer from atherosclerosis, or a narrowing of blood vessels that can lead to heart attack // or stroke shows latest research . For the study researchers measured the bacteria levels in the mouths of 657 people who had no history of heart attack or str...

A Simple Blood Test Can Predict Gum Disease

Periodontal disease is a chronic bacterial infection that affects the gums and bones supporting the teeth. // New research shows a blood test can not only reveal the general health of patients but may also predict periodontal disease risk. Researchers from Japan studied more than 7,450 men and ...

Chewing gum found to increase brainpower

According to a new research, conducted by the University of Texas, and the Cognitive Research Unit, chewing gum has a positive effect on thinking, memory and other important tasks. "The results were extremely clear and specifically we found that chewing gum// targeted memory," Andrew Scholey...

Perrigo Receives FDA Approval to Market Coated Fruit Nicotine Gum

The Perrigo Company today announced that it has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market over-the-counter coated nicotine polacrilex gum USP, 2 mg (coated fruit) and 4 mg (coated fruit). The product will be marketed under store brand labels and is compar...

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...
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