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Scientists say aspirin could reverse tooth decay
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Scientists say aspirin could reverse tooth decay

A research, the first of its kind, conducted at Queen’s University has discovered that aspirin stimulates stem cells in teeth, enhancing tooth regeneration. Tooth decay is the most common dental disease. It results in inflammation of the tooth nerve, which causes the toothache which most people are familiar with. Aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid) is a drug…

Breakthrough treatment could eliminate cancer for good
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Breakthrough treatment could eliminate cancer for good

Scientists say a newly discovered method of killing cancer cells could be the most effective treatment yet. A recently discovered method of eradicating cancer cells can potentially eliminate tumours and minimize the threat of debilitating side effects and disease recurrence, according to scientists. This process is termed Caspase Independent Cell Death (CICD), and thus far…

Ancient teeth reveal vitamin D deficiency
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Ancient teeth reveal vitamin D deficiency

Recent advancements in archeology have uncovered many lesser known facts and hidden truths about the world. Researchers have made groundbreaking discoveries in the field of dentistry. After careful analysis of layers of dentine in teeth found at historical sites, archeologists and researchers have found occurrences of malnutrition throughout history. Scientists have revealed the malnutrition pattern…

Pufferfish and humans share same teeth genes!
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Pufferfish and humans share same teeth genes!

Dr. Gareth Fraser, an employee at the University of Sheffield’s Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, says that although the final structures of all the vertebrates differ but their developmental origin is the same. An international team of scientists have discovered that human teeth developed from the same genes as that of the peculiar beaked…

Baby teeth can be used to make medicines!
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Baby teeth can be used to make medicines!

New research is constantly going on and studies in the world of medicine are rapid and profound. In dentistry, new research has come in that show promising results. It has been deduced that baby teeth contain stem cells and when used to make medicines they can be used to treat quite a few degenerative diseases…

Poor oral health : a cause of malnutrition in the elderly
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Poor oral health : a cause of malnutrition in the elderly

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society published the findings of a recent study that proved the relationship between poor oral health, food scarcity and malnutrition in old adults. The research was carried out by UN school of medicine and concluded that lack of food and oral health care causes nutrition deficiency in old adults and…

7 ways smoking harms your mouth
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7 ways smoking harms your mouth

Even though it is commonly understood that smoking leads to harm for health and well-being of a person and also gives way to some serious medical condition, people still fail to grasp the full extent of damage it can cause. Research shows that about 96,000 people die from all kinds of medical conditions caused by…

Prenatal Vitamin D Linked to Dental Health
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Prenatal Vitamin D Linked to Dental Health

A research was carried out recently, reported in the International Association for Dental Research in Toronto, Canada, that stated that if mothers kept their vitamin D levels within an acceptable range during pregnancy, then they can prevent tooth decay in their expected child. Dr. Robert Schroth, a faculty member of University of Manitoba, concluded that…

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