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Dentistry

Should I use mouthwash?

A mouthwash or therapeutic rinse can complement brushing and flossing, but it's not a license to abandon proven oral health care. Here are a few things to consider before incorporating one into your daily routine.

Oncology & Cancer

More evidence of link between severe gum disease and cancer risk

Data collected during a long-term health study provides additional evidence for a link between increased risk of cancer in individuals with advanced gum disease, according to a new collaborative study led by epidemiologists ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Autoimmune disease Sjogren's invisible symptoms

Sjögren's syndrome is a common autoimmune disease, affecting as many as 4 million Americans, 90 percent of them women. Dry mouth and dry eyes are its hallmark symptoms, a result of the body's own white blood cells attacking ...

Neuroscience

The coming merge of human and machine intelligence

For most of the past two million years, the human brain has been growing steadily. But something has recently changed. In a surprising reversal, human brains have actually been shrinking for the last 20,000 years or so. We ...

Inflammatory disorders

Metabolites shed by intestinal microbiota keep inflammation at bay

Researchers at Tufts University have elucidated a mechanism by which the "good" bacteria that reside in our gastrointestinal tract can help protect us from inflammation, and how their disruption (dysbiosis) can increase the ...

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