Posted 12:00 PM 4/2/2013 by By Steven Reinberg
TUESDAY, April 2 (HealthDay News) -- Adults with recurrent sore throats might benefit from getting their tonsils removed, according to a new study from Finland.
People tend to think of tonsillitis -- sore and swollen tissues at the back of the throat -- as occurring in childhood. However (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 3/28/2013 by By Steven Reinberg
THURSDAY, March 28 (HealthDay News) -- A new round of ads featuring emotionally charged tales of smokers who have suffered the ravages of smoking are on the way, federal health officials announced Thursday.
"Last year's campaign exceeded our very high expectations, and this year's campaign (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 3/20/2013 by By Barbara Bronson Gray
WEDNESDAY, March 20 (HealthDay News) -- Here's a cautionary tale about the value of moderation.
A case study reported in the March 21 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine shows how habitually drinking an extreme form of highly concentrated tea over almost 20 years created a (More)
Posted 5:00 AM 3/12/2013 by Diana Kohnle
(HealthDay News) -- If you're a senior, make the most of each dental visit by preparing a list of questions to ask to maintain good dental health.
The American Dental Association lists these tips to help you prepare for your dentist appointment:
Posted 10:00 AM 3/7/2013 by Robert Preidt
THURSDAY, March 7 (HealthDay News) -- For adults, losing teeth is bad enough, but tooth loss is also associated with several risk factors for heart disease, a large international study suggests.
These heart disease-related risk factors include diabetes, obesity (More)
Posted 10:00 AM 3/1/2013 by By Carina Storrs
FRIDAY, March 1 (HealthDay News) -- If you sometimes get a jolt of pain in your mouth when you drink or eat something hot or cold, you're not alone: A new survey of U.S. dental offices finds that one in eight people has over-sensitive teeth.
Sensitive teeth were most common in young (More)
Posted 5:00 AM 2/20/2013 by Diana Kohnle
(HealthDay News) -- Most parents know the importance of brushing and flossing, but what you eat also is crucial to maintaining good dental health.
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers this advice to help preserve a child's dental health:
Posted 12:00 PM 2/19/2013 by Mary Elizabeth Dallas
TUESDAY, Feb. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Something to think about next time you're in the dentist's chair: Ancient humans had healthier teeth than people do today, researchers say.
This decline in oral health over the past 7,500 years is the result of changes in oral bacteria due to human (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 2/14/2013 by By Steven Reinberg
THURSDAY, Feb. 14 (HealthDay News) -- For anyone who still thinks that drinking does not contribute to cancer, a new report finds that alcohol is to blame for one in every 30 cancer deaths each year in the United States.
The connection is even more pronounced with breast cancer, with 15 (More)