Oral health for older adults

Older adults are at an especially high risk for mouth and tooth infections and the complications that can come with these problems. Losing teeth, which is mainly caused by infection, not only leads to changes in our appearance but may also make it harder to chew certain foods. That can make it harder to receive…

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What and how much we eat might change our internal clocks and hormone responses

The research conducted in mice found that the time-of-day dependent metabolic cycle is altered by high caloric diet. Since glucocorticoids are widely used drugs for the treatment of inflammatory diseases, these findings published in Molecular Cell suggest that lean and obese patients might respond differently to steroid therapy. Finally, it reveals the biological function of…

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What you don’t know about these cute animals could harm you (video)

WASHINGTON, Nov. 08, 2019 — Don’t let their cuteness fool you — these animals are not to be messed with. This week on Reactions, we break down the chemistry behind what makes these adorable critters deadly: https://youtu.be/fb0FLuYMh84. ### Reactions is a video series produced by the American Chemical Society and PBS Digital Studios. Subscribe to…

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High numbers of youth report using prescription opioids in the past year

A new analysis of data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health finds a surprisingly high prevalence of prescription opioid use among youth. As recently as 2015-2016, 21 percent of adolescents and 32 percent of young adults said they had used these drugs in the past year. Nearly 4 percent and 8 percent,…

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Researchers report new insights into Parkinson’s disease-related mortality

Amsterdam, NL, November 8, 2019 — By following a group of newly diagnosed patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD) for a decade or more, researchers have been able to identify several factors never before reported that appear to be associated with higher mortality rates in PD patients compared to the general population. As reported in the…

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ESMO Asia Congress 2019 [ESMO media alert]

LUGANO-SINGAPORE, 8 November 2019 — The European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO), (1) the leading professional organisation for medical oncology, is pleased to announce the fifth ESMO Asia Congress 2019. (2) Held 22-24 November 2019 at the Suntec Convention and Exhibition Centre in Singapore, the scientific and educational congress will convene around 3,500 medical professionals…

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Study finds glutamates such as MSG can help reduce Americans’ sodium intake

Promising results from a new study published in the journal Nutrients add to accumulating evidence that glutamates such as monosodium glutamate (MSG) can be used to reduce sodium in the food supply. The study analyzed data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), looking at what Americans eat and estimating the reduction in…

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