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4,000-Year-Old Teeth Reveal Oral Health Evolution

Researchers have uncovered remarkably well-preserved microbiomes from 4,000-year-old teeth found in an Irish limestone cave. Genetic analyses reveal significant changes in the oral microenvironment from the Bronze Age to today, providing insights into how human diets have evolved and impacted oral health. A team from Trinity College Dublin, in collaboration with archaeologists from the Atlantic […]

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Reducing Harmful Bacteria in Type 2 Diabetes Patients

Recent research has highlighted the potential benefits of using an antiseptic mouthwash to combat harmful bacteria in the mouths of individuals with type 2 diabetes. This study, published in Scientific Reports, observed a decrease in periodontitis-related bacteria among participants with diabetes who gargled with the mouthwash, particularly Porphyromonas gingivalis, Treponema denticola, and Tannerella forsythia. Moreover, […]

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Revolutionary Approach for Oral Cancer Detection

Oral cancer detection and diagnosing precancerous mouth lesions early and accurately poses significant challenges. Biopsies, the conventional method, are costly, invasive, and stressful for patients, often leading to complications. Moreover, repeated screenings of the same lesion are impractical with biopsies. Innovative Noninvasive Test for Oral Cancer Detection and Monitoring A breakthrough has emerged from a […]

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Rare Diseases: Dentists as Key Players in the Fight

The European Union defines a disease as “rare” if it affects no more than five in 10,000 people. According to this, there are 6,000 to 8,000 rare diseases worldwide. They are usually only correctly diagnosed after years, are usually chronic and can be life-threatening. Around four million people in Germany and 30 million people in the EU live […]

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Patients want more flexibility when communicating with doctors

A recent survey conducted by YouGov and sponsored by Doctolib reveals a strong desire among Germans for more flexible communication options with their healthcare providers, with over 70% expressing this preference. Responding to this demand, Doctolib has introduced its new “Patient Inquiries” feature to facilitate smoother interactions between patients and their medical professionals. As the […]

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Metronidazole Alcohol Interaction: A Deadly Warning for Healthcare Providers

A 21-year-old girl who was treated with a daily dose of 500 mg of metronidazole, after drinking alcohol before going to bed, also takes another dose of metronidazole. The interaction between metronidazole and alcohol causes the level of consciousness to drop, followed by abdominal breathing, which, unfortunately, none of his friends were either alert or […]