Cardiology

Dental plaque bacteria may trigger blood clots

Oral bacteria that escape into the bloodstream are able to cause blood clots and trigger life-threatening endocarditis. Further research could lead to new drugs to tackle infective heart disease, say scientists presenting ...

Cancer

Oral cancer prognostic signature identified

Researchers in Brazil have identified a correlation between oral cancer progression and the abundance of certain proteins present in tumor tissue and saliva. The discovery offers a parameter for predicting progression of ...

Cancer

Breast cancer etiology may vary by subtype

Women's reproductive and lifestyle characteristics can be linked to different invasive breast cancer subtypes. Data on 2544 breast cancer cases, presented in the open access journal Breast Cancer Research, suggests that traditional ...

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Demand-driven deep brain stimulation to treat Parkinson's disease

Researchers from the Centre for Biomedical Technology (CTB) at Universidad Polit├ęcnica de Madrid (UPM) have participated in a joint research project with Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and University of Reading (United ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Oral/body inflammatory connection explained

Is your head where your heart is? It may be now. A strong connection between periodontal disease and cardiovascular disease (CVD) has been suggested in recent clinical studies. As many as 75 percent of adults in the United ...

Dentistry

Review confirms link between drug use and poor dental health

A new review published online today in the scientific journal Addiction has found that dental patients with substance use disorders have more tooth decay and periodontal disease than the general population, but are less likely ...

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