Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Imbalance in gum bacteria linked to Alzheimer's disease biomarker

Older adults with more harmful than healthy bacteria in their gums are more likely to have evidence for amyloid beta—a key biomarker for Alzheimer's disease—in their cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), according to new research ...

Health

Why good oral health is more than a beautiful smile

Your oral health is more important than you might realize. Like other areas of the body, your mouth teems with bacteria—and those bacteria are mostly harmless. But your mouth is the entry point to your digestive and respiratory ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Oral HPV infection detected in infants, young children

(HealthDay)—Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection in the oral cavity has been detected in infants and young children, according to a study published in the March issue of Emerging Infectious Diseases, a publication of the ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Gum disease linked to COVID-19 complications

COVID-19 patients are at least three times more likely to experience complications if they also have gum disease, according to research published today in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology,1 the official publication ...

Oncology & Cancer

Esophageal cancer patients show abundance of oral pathogens

It is increasingly clear that the trillions of bacteria that make themselves at home in and on the human body are more than just casual observers along for the ride. Gut bacteria in particular have been shown to have an enormous ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Recommendations developed for management of Lyme disease

(HealthDay)—In new evidence-based clinical practice guidelines, published online Nov. 30 in Clinical Infectious Diseases, recommendations are presented for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of Lyme disease. The guidelines ...

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