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Streptococcus Enzyme Could Compete With Toothbrushes, Dental Floss

Streptococcus Enzyme Could Compete With Toothbrushes, Dental Floss

From a March 21 2011 Science Daily news article

ScienceDaily (Mar. 21, 2011) — Investigators from Japan show in vitro that the bacteriumStreptococcus salivarius, a non-biofilm forming, and otherwise harmless inhabitant of the human mouth, actually inhibits the formation of dental biofilms, otherwise known as plaque. Two enzymes this bacteria produces are responsible for this inhibition.

The research is published in the March 2011 issue of the journalApplied and Environmental Microbiology.

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March 22, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

Fall 2010 Issue of NIH MedlinePlus is now Online

“The latest issue of the NIH MedlinePlus Magazine is now available online. In every issue you’ll find information you can use to keep you and your family healthy, including links to MedlinePlus, NLM’s award-winning consumer health web site”

Contents include

**Feature – Fighting Gum Disease (with information on  how to take care of your teeth, risk factors, treatment and research)

**Feature: Phobias and Anxiety Disorders (with fast facts and links to informative Web sites)

**Feature: Alzheimer’s Disease

**Feature: Coronary Heart Disease

 

October 14, 2010 Posted by | Consumer Health, Health News Items | , , , , , | Leave a comment

   

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