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Sugary Beverages

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Excessive Consumption Of Sugary Beverages May Shorten Life, Research Suggests CNN (5/17, Scutti) reported that “a study links drinking too many sugary beverages – and even 100% natural fruit juices – to an increased risk of early death.” CNN said the study, which was published in JAMA Network Open, found that “people who consumed 10% […]

Evolving Microbes

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Scientists Hope Microbes Found In Extreme Environments Can Yield Lifesaving Drugs. Chemical & Engineering News (5/5, Arnold) reports that scientists are conducting research on microbes found in extreme environments like Superfund sites with the hope that they can help in the fight “against antibiotic-resistant bacteria and diseases like cancer.” The idea is that the potent […]

Teeth Grinding

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Wearing Mouth Guard, Managing Stress May Help With Bruxism. Business Insider (5/2, Schmitz, Wilkin) stated that about “10% of the US population” grind their teeth, which may result in fractured teeth, headaches, jaw pain, and more. The article noted that wearing a mouth guard may help prevent damage from occurring, and since bruxism may be […]

Toothbrush Bristles

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Toothbrush Bristle Hardness Examined. Bustle (4/27, Sharkey) reports on the difference between the “hardness” of bristles on a toothbrush, writing, “failing to choose the right toothbrush could be inadvertently harming your teeth.” The article outlines the difference between “extra soft, soft, medium, and hard” bristles, noting that hard bristles “are not recommended at all” and […]

Amazing!

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Scientists “Print” Heart Using Patient’s Own Cells. USA Today (4/15, Miller) reports, “A team of Israeli scientists ‘printed’ a heart with a patient’s own cells in a world first, researchers say.” This research was the first time “anyone anywhere has successfully engineered and printed an entire heart replete with cells, blood vessels, ventricles and chambers,” […]