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ALS biomarkers found in teeth
Mount Sinai scientists have identified biological markers present in childhood that relate to the degenerative and often fatal neurological disease called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease, according to a study published in the Annals of Clinical and…
Saliva test shows promise for earlier and easier detection of mouth and throat cancer
Unfortunately, cancers occurring in the back of the mouth and upper throat are often not diagnosed until they become advanced, partly because their location makes them difficult to see during routine clinical exams. A report in The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics, published…
Improved oral hygiene care was associated with decreased risk of atrial fibrillation and heart failure
Healthier oral hygiene by frequent tooth brushing and professional dental cleaning may reduce risk of atrial fibrillation and heart failure. Abstract Objective: Poor oral hygiene can provoke transient bacteremia and systemic inflammation, a mediator of atrial fibrillation and heart failure. This study aims to…
Association of opioid use with pain and satisfaction after dental extraction
Opioids are commonly prescribed to relieve pain after tooth extraction. Understanding the differences in client-reported outcomes between opioid users and non-users could encourage the adoption of more conservative and appropriate prescribing practices in oral health medicine. In a quality improvement study of 329…
The effectiveness of completely and incompletely sealed first permanent molars on caries prevention
Over the last decade, there has been a decline in dental caries prevalence among children and adolescents. Nevertheless, dental caries is still a major health problem worldwide, affecting as many as 60 - 90% of children. While some decrease in caries prevalence…
Tips for caring for LBGTQ2S clients
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, 2-spirit (LGBTQ2S) persons experience a number of health care disparities for many reasons: discrimination and social pressures, personal sexual behaviours, limited access to health insurance, higher rates of smoking and alcohol/substance misuse, higher rates of anxiety and…
Toothbrushing: to the best of one’s abilities is possibly not good enough
Toothbrushing to the best of one’s abilities might still not be good enough. Young adults apparently lack a reasonable concept of what is meant by high quality toothbrushing according to a series of recent studies that show adults hardly ever manage to…
Systematic review of COVID‐19 in children shows milder cases and a better prognosis than adults
Abstract Objective The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID‐19) pandemic has affected hundreds of thousands of people. Data…
Pathophysiology, transmission, diagnosis, and treatment of COVID-19: A review
Abstract Importance The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, due to the novel severe acute respiratory…