Just one 10-second kiss transfers 80 million bacteria12/04/2014 12:20Before germaphobes swear off kissing forever, it should be noted that over 100 trillion microorganisms naturally live in our bodies. Called the microbiome, they are vital for digesting food, synthesizing nutrients and preventing disease. The researchers - led by Remco Kort, of TNO (Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research) and adviser to the Micropia museum of microbes in the Netherlands - note that a number of different factors are important for shaping our individual microbiota, including genetic relatedness, diet and age...
Rise in endocarditis despite antibiotics guidelines for dentists11/27/2014 17:24SHEFFIELD, UK: Scientists at the University of Sheffield have identified a significant rise in the number of people diagnosed with a serious heart infection alongside a large fall in the prescription of antibiotic prophylaxis to dental patients owing to respective guidelines introduced several years ago...
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Saliva Test May Uncover Deadly Diseases11/25/2014 11:37A revolutionary saliva test may be on the way. UCLA researchers are working on a test that could have the ability to diagnose diseases like diabetes and cancer. It’s also possible the test could diagnose neurological disorders and autoimmune diseases. The study determines that saliva contains many disease-indicating molecules that appear in blood...
Periodontal Disease Associated with Risk of Kidney Disease11/25/2014 11:35A recent study showed that periodontal disease will make someone more prone to kidney disease. Among different races, the study showed that African Americans with normal kidney function were four times as likely to develop chronic kidney disease when compared to those without severe periodontal disease...