Mercury Amalgam Fail

Last month, a study published in the European Journal of Paediatric Dentistry found that composite and glass ionomer fillings failed more often than amalgam in children between the ages of 6 and 12. While most of the 300 cases the authors reviewed were successful, a little more than 20% required either the filling re-done or […]

The Obligatory Halloween Candy? Maybe Not Quite as Obligatory as You Think

The piles of candy now on display in any big box store, drug store or supermarket you enter make it easy to think it’s the only thing to give to trick-or-treating kids. But believe it or don’t, about half of kids say they’d welcome non-candy treats. “I think people should give out fun markers/crayons, stickers, […]

Boosting Broccoli’s Anti-Cancer Potential, & Other News of Note

More Evidence That Spicing Up Broccoli Boosts Its Cancer-Fighting Power (ScienceDaily) Teaming fresh broccoli with a spicy food that contains the enzyme myrosinase significantly enhances each food’s individual cancer-fighting power and ensures that absorption takes place in the upper part of the digestive system where you’ll get the maximum health benefit, suggests a new University […]

Reporting What We Might Want to Believe

Once upon a time, CBS was known as “The Tiffany Network,” with a highly respected news division. Those days are long gone. For the study, published in Food & Nutrition Research, researchers at Louisiana State University tracked the health of more than 11,000 youngsters between the ages of two and 18 from 1999 to 2004. […]

Fluoride & the Developing Brain

There are toxins, and then there are neurotoxins. The difference? Neurotoxins are poisons that act specifically on nerve cells. Among other things, they can damage the brain. Although we’ve known for some time that fluoride has neurotoxic effects, it still continues to be pushed by establishment dentists, public health officials and others who swear that […]

Dentally Identifying Diabetes, & Other News of Note

Dentists Can Help Identify Diabetes (Dental Tribune International) Researchers at the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine found that dental visits represent a chance to intervene in the diabetes epidemic by identifying individuals with diabetes or pre-diabetes who are unaware of their condition. The study sought to develop and evaluate an identification protocol for high […]

Roundup Linked to Birth Defects, & Other News of Note

It’s Official: Monsanto’s Roundup Herbicide Causes Birth Defects (Red, Green & Blue) A new report by some top scientists has nailed it down, and Monsanto isn’t going to be happy. The Agri-giant has built its entire business model, including genetically modified (GMO) crops that dominate the US market, around its Roundup brand herbicide. The last […]

Possible Antibiotics-Asthma Link & Other News of Note

Antibiotic Use May Be Linked to Kids’ Asthma Risk (WebMD) Infants who take antibiotics during the first year of life may be at a slightly increased risk of developing asthma by age 18, a study shows. The study also suggests a similar risk of asthma for children whose mothers took antibiotics during pregnancy. The study […]

How Oral Bacteria Get to the Rest of the Body, & Other News of Note

Mouth as the Gateway to Your Body (MedicalXpress) After cleaning your mouth, plaque begins forming before your brush even hits the cup. A key to plaque formation, said Yiping W. Han, a professor of periodontics at Case Western Reserve University is one of the most abundant and persistent bacterium that inhabits the mouth, Fusobacterium nucleatum. […]

Swallowing Fluoride? Study Shows Risks Without Benefits

Low-income children who consumed recommended fluoride doses have more fluoride-damaged teeth and high cavity rates, according to research published in the January 2011 International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. For the study, Mexican preschoolers and school-aged children in a low-income area were measured for cavities, fluorosis (fluoride-discolored teeth) and urine fluoride levels. Fluoride […]