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An 80-Year Harvard Study Reveals the Secret to Long-Term Happiness

It isn’t money, success, fame, or following your passion Neeramitra ReddyFollowJan 4 · 4 min read For over 80 years, Harvard’s Grant and Glueck study has tracked the well-being of two demographics: 268 graduates from the batches of 1939–1944 and 456 poor men growing up in Boston since 1939. Since pre-World War II, they’ve painstakingly scrutinized blood samples, performed brain

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Coronavirus: Scientists Uncover Why Some People Lose Their Sense of Smell

By Simon Gane and Jane Parker January 6, 2022 Updated: January 6, 2022 From the first reports coming out of Wuhan, Iran and later Italy, we knew that losing your sense of smell (anosmia) was a significant symptom of the disease. Now, after months of reports, both anecdotal and more rigorous clinical findings, we think we have a model for how

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Tooth loss is a risk factor for dementia

By Hannah Madans, DrBicuspid.com contributing writer July 8, 2021 — Tooth loss is a risk factor for cognitive impairment and dementia, according to a meta-analysis published on July 8 in the Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine. What’s worse, the risk of cognitive decline increases with each lost tooth. The authors investigated the link between cognitive decline

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Sunstar Expands National Recall of Gingivitis Drug

Sunstar Americas is expanding its recall for its gingivitis oral rinse, paroex chlorhexidine gluconate, because it may contain the bacteria Burkholderia lata. The recall, initially announced Oct. 27, has been expanded to include all its gingivitis oral rinses expiring between Dec. 31, 2020, and Sept. 30, 2022. Use of the defective product may result in oral and potentially systemic infections

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Bruxism and Covid-19

Bruxism is categorized as the process of unconsciously grinding one’s teeth or clenching the jaw while either awake or asleep. It can cause tooth wear, increased tooth mobility, bone loss in the presence of bacteria (periodontal disease), fractures, muscle pain, temporomandibular (TMJ) joint pain, and other myofacial pain. Bruxism is due to a variety of

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Oral Health is Key to Overall Health

MECHANISM LINKING GUM DISEASE TO HEART DISEASE, OTHER INFLAMMATORY CONDITIONS DISCOVERED U of T Dentistry researchers find first evidence that neutrophil immune cell activity is the missing link connecting periodontal disease with heart disease, cancer, and other inflammatory conditions The link between periodontal (gum) disease and other inflammatory conditions such as heart disease and diabetes has

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