New Research Strengthens Association Between Gum Disease, Alzheimer’s

Noting that a study published earlier in the year in Science Advances found Porphyromonas gingivalis (Pg) may play a role in the development of Alzheimer’s, New Atlas reports researchers have “followed this line of investigation further,” exploring “the relationship between Pg and Alzheimer’s by examining brain samples of deceased subjects, both →

Periodontitis May Increase Risk Of Developing Dementia

Forbes contributor Robert Glatter, MD, states that “researchers in South Korea studied the relationship between chronic periodontitis and dementia over a 10 year period,” finding those with “chronic periodontitis had a 6% higher risk for dementia compared to those without periodontitis,” even “after controlling for behaviors such as smoking, consuming alcohol, →

Americans Spent $1.4B Last Year On Unhealthy Fruit Drinks For Kids

CNN (10/16, LaMotte) states a new report found that “Americans spent $1.4 billion on the most popular brands of children’s fruit drinks and flavored waters last year,” but “according to nutritional guidelines, none of the drinks were healthy.” The report from the University of Connecticut’s Rudd Center for Food Policy →

Periodontitis Remains Prevalent In US Adults

The ADA News reports that a study published in the July issue of The Journal of the American Dental Association finds about “42 percent of U.S. adults age 30 years or over with one or more teeth have periodontitis,” and “about 7.8 percent of those adults have severe periodontitis.” For the →

Fourteen Percent Of US Adults Have Diabetes, CDC Research Indicates

HealthDay reports data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics reveal that “14 percent of U.S adults have diabetes – 10 percent know it and more than four percent are undiagnosed.” Epidemiologist and lead researcher Mark Eberhardt, PhD, of the NCHS, said, “Diabetes remains →

Excessive Consumption Of Sugary Beverages May Shorten Life

CNN  reported that “a study links drinking too many sugary beverages – and even 100% natural fruit juices – to an increased risk of early death.” CNN said the study, which was published in JAMA Network Open, found that “people who consumed 10% or more of their daily calories as →

CDC Releases New HPV Vaccination Recommendations

TIME (8/15, Ducharme) reports that on Thursday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released updated human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination recommendations. According to the article, “The CDC reaffirmed that its prior recommendations for kids stand: boys and girls should get their first dose of the HPV vaccine when →