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Genes may contribute to tooth decay
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Genes may contribute to tooth decay

KARACHI: According to the results of a recently published study, hereditary traits and factors such as obesity, education, and personality may play an integral role in tooth decay and gum disease. Tooth decay and periodontitis, also known as gum disease, are among the most common diseases around the world but unlike many other well-known diseases…

Social media may improve mental health
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Social media may improve mental health

KARACHI: Contrary to popular belief, using social media and the internet regularly could help improve mental health among adults and fend off serious psychological distress, such as depression and anxiety, a study revealed. According to researchers from Michigan State University in the US, communication technologies and social media platforms make it easier to maintain relationships…

A swim in the ocean can make you vulnerable to infections
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A swim in the ocean can make you vulnerable to infections

KARACHI- Swimming in the ocean alters the skin microbiome and may increase the likelihood of infection, a study has found. The researchers detected ocean bacteria on all participants after air drying and at six and 24 hours post-swim, but some participants had acquired more ocean bacteria and/or had them persist for longer. “Our data demonstrated…

There’s a way to grow new teeth in just 2 months
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There’s a way to grow new teeth in just 2 months

Think about a replacement for lost teeth. Denture? Implants? These two solutions resolve the issue of lost teeth, but each one has an extended recovery time and high costs. Both procedures also have the potential to create new dental health issues for the wearers. Due to the discomfort, uncertainty and other restrictions that accompany ancient…

When your scan shows a tumor but you don’t have one
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When your scan shows a tumor but you don’t have one

Press Release In this age of science and technology, where you rejoice over a plethora of convenience-based options, you must also take time out to consider and evaluate your blind trust and dependence on these ways and, more importantly, your consequent vulnerability. In medicine, today’s advanced diagnostic equipment has made early detection of disease a…

Warm weather affects mood and memory
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Warm weather affects mood and memory

KARACHI: Extreme heat makes one feel hot and sweaty, which may cause dehydration and result in a heat stroke severe enough to require hospitalization. Groups at risk include young children, people over 65 years, and those with pre-existing medical conditions like diabetes and heart disease. Between 2030 and 2050, weather extremes are expected to cause…


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