Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Q&A: Only severe COVID cases found to have disrupted oral microbiome

The gut microbiome dominates the headlines, but it's not the only collection of tiny organisms that live inside you and affect your health. The oral microbiome—which populates the mouth and connects with the sinuses, larynx, ...


Bacteria in the mouth may be a cause of Crohn's disease

Crohn's disease affects four million people worldwide. The condition causes debilitating symptoms such as chronic fatigue, diarrhea, abdominal pain, weight loss and malnutrition. Once symptoms develop, Crohn's is a lifelong ...


Gut bacteria linked to fatty deposits in heart arteries

In a major Swedish study, researchers have discovered a link between the levels of certain bacteria living in the gut and coronary atherosclerotic plaques. Such atherosclerotic plaques, which are formed by the build-up of ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

New study links gum disease to buildup of Alzheimer's plaque formation

Although most people don't associate oral disease with serious health problems, increasing evidence shows that oral bacteria play a significant role in systemic diseases like colon cancer and heart disease. Now, new research ...


Sipping is terrible for your teeth

If you think sugar, soda, and sticky sweets are bad for your teeth, you're right. But there's something even worse: sipping.

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