Oral Care Key to Transplant Success and Other News of Note

Oral Care Key to Successful Organ Transplants (MediLexicon News)

Study after study point to the connection between oral health and a person’s general well-being. However, for thousands of Americans waiting for an organ transplant each year, maintaining good oral health, free of infection, is critical for successful organ transplantation and requires specialized dental care. In light of Organ Donor Awareness Month this April, the University of Southern California School of Dentistry is raising awareness about the importance of oral health for both organ donors and recipients…More


Probiotics May Ease Anxiety (foodconsumer.org)

Taking probiotic supplements may ease symptoms of anxiety in people with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), a new preliminary study suggests.

The study published in the journal Gut Pathogens showed people with CFS who took probiotic Lactobacillus casei strain Shirota lessened symptoms of anxiety…More


Laughter Remains Good Medicine (ScienceDaily)

The study suggests that the addition of an adjunct therapeutic mirthful laughter Rx (a potential modulator of positive mood state) to standard diabetes care may lower stress and inflammatory response and increase “good” cholesterol levels. The authors conclude that mirthful laughter may thus lower the risk of cardiovascular disease associated with diabetes mellitus and metabolic syndrome. Further studies need to be done to expand and elucidate these findings…More


Think Memory Worsens with Age? Then Yours Probably Will (physorg.com)

Thinking your memory will get worse as you get older may actually be a self-fulfilling prophecy. Researchers at North Carolina State University have found that senior citizens who think older people should perform poorly on tests of memory actually score much worse than seniors who do not buy in to negative stereotypes about aging and memory loss…More


How PCBs Damage the Developing Brain (Wellness Resources)

Researchers from UC Davis have published a collection of studies demonstrating once and for all the mechanisms explaining how PCBs, which are a widespread contaminant in the US food supply, directly alter the shape and function of brain cells causing excitotoxic changes in cells that are associated with ADHD, learning disabilities, mental retardation, and other forms of cognitive impairment…More


Super Poligrip, Other Denture Creams, Associated with Neuropathy (NewsInferno)

Recent research has found a strong link between the use of denture creams, like Super Poligrip, and health problems, including neuropathy. According to an article published last year in the journal Neurology, zinc in products like Super Poligrip could be toxic to many.

As we’ve reported previously, zinc is an important nutrient. But exposure to excessive amounts can lead to copper deficiency, which in turn can cause serious neurological problems…More


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