Researchers Examining New Treatment For Advanced Tooth Decay

Newsweek reports that “scientists are examining a new treatment for advanced tooth decay.” In a new study, researchers “found that molecules called resolvins regenerate tissue when applied to dental pulp.” The body naturally produces “Resolvin E1 (RvE1) and other resolvins,” and “the study found that when RvE1 was applied to different …

New Device Detects Early Biomarkers Associated With Oral, Throat Cancer

DentistryIQ reports, “A new early-stage oral cancer detection test for dental professionals could offer ‘unprecedented level of actionable insight into their patients’ health,’” according to Viome Life Sciences, the company launching it. The Oral Health Pro with CancerDetect is “a device that, according to a company press release , uses proprietary RNA …

Worldwide Diabetes Cases Projected To Hit 1.3 Billion In Next 30 Years, Researchers Estimate

HealthDay reported, “Diabetes is skyrocketing, with more than 500 million people of all ages living with the disease today and the number of cases worldwide projected to hit 1.3 billion in the next 30 years,” according to findings published online in The Lancet. What’s more, “96% of diabetes cases are …

Healthful plant-based diet reduces chronic disease and mortality risks

Eating a healthful plant-based diet, which consists of minimal animal products and processed plant-based foods like refined grains and sugary drinks, has been linked to reduced risk for cardiovascular disease, cancer, Type 2 diabetes and mortality, according to research involving 126,394 adults published in JAMA Network Open. An unhealthful plant-based …

Social Media Video Falsely Claims Topical Fluoride Causes Dementia, Alzheimer’s

The AP reports a social media video “is cautioning users against going to dentists while baselessly asserting that dental products containing fluoride are unsafe.” In the video shared on Instagram, a man says, “They don’t know that fluoride is a neurotoxin that’s been directly linked to dementia and Alzheimer’s.” The article …

EPA To Require Utilities To Remove PFAS From Drinking Water

The New York Times reports, “For the first time, the federal government will require utilities to remove from drinking water two toxic chemicals found in everything from waterproof clothing to dental floss and even toilet paper, the Environmental Protection Agency announced on Tuesday.” EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan “said the …

Many Young Children In US Not Eating Fruits, Vegetables Daily But Are Regularly Consuming Sugar-Sweetened Beverages, CDC Finds

According to CNN , “Children under 5 in the US are missing out on vital nutrition by drinking sugary drinks and passing up fruits and vegetables, a new report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.” The findings  published in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report …