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Poor Quality Of Sleep In Women May Be Tied To Increased Consumption Of Added Sugars, Saturated Fats, And Caffeine, Research Suggests

CNN reports that people who find themselves “eating too much added sugar and unhealthy fats” may not be “getting enough sleep,” researchers concluded after examining “the associations between measures of sleep quality and the dietary patterns of nearly 500 women who participated in the AHA Go Red for Women program.” The …

Study: Gum Bacteria Imbalance Associated With Alzheimer’s Disease Biomarker

Dentistry Today reports researchers at the New York University College of Dentistry and Weill Cornell Medicine have found that “older adults with more harmful than healthy bacteria in their gums are more likely to have evidence for amyloid beta, which is a key biomarker for Alzheimer’s disease, in their cerebrospinal …

Many Dental Patients Unable To Identify Erosive Tooth Wear, Study Finds

The ADA News  reports a new study has found that “dental patients struggle to recognize erosive tooth wear.” For the study, over 600 participants viewed “images of buccal surfaces of teeth that were sound or had erosive tooth wear or caries.” The researchers found that “participants had difficulty recognizing erosive …

Lead Apron Use During Imaging Exams May Be Unnecessary, Some Radiologists Say

Kaiser Health News (1/15, Jaklevic) discusses the use of lead aprons to cover “reproductive organs and fetuses during imaging exams,” stating that “new thinking among radiologists and medical physicists is upending the decades-old practice.” The article says the aprons have been used based on the idea that they shield patients …