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30,000-year-old child's teeth shed new light on human evolution
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The teeth of a 30,000-year-old child are shedding new light on the evolution of modern humans, thanks to research from the University of Bristol published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. More

Study shows bacterial contamination associated with home-laundered surgical scrubs
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A study comparing the aerobic bacterial bioburden associated with surgical scrub attire shows significantly greater contamination among home-laundered attire than scrubs laundered by the health care facility, scrubs sent out by the facility to a third-party company for laundering, or single use/disposable scrubs. In fact, home-laundered scrubs cleaned and ready to wear had as much bacteria present as facility-laundered, third-party laundered and single-use scrubs which had been worn for one day. More

Prints on teeth lead to burglary suspect
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Seattle police said fingerprints on human teeth discovered in a bag on a sidewalk led to a suspect in a string of dental clinic and laboratory burglaries. King County Deputy Prosecutor Maurice Classen said investigators found fingerprints belonging to Shane Carlson, 26, on human teeth discovered in a bag left on a North Seattle sidewalk in October. More

RADIUS launches campaign for dental health awareness
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With customized grips, ergonomic handles, oval heads, and three times the amount of bristles than ordinary toothbrushes, RADIUS toothbrush designs have had an impact on dentistry. ith wide surface area heads, RADIUS toothbrushes offer users a long-lasting, sustainable toothbrush for less pressure on the gums and a smarter, more efficient clean. The toothbrush accommodates right- and left-handed people. More

Foods to help clean your teeth
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Bacteria plus sugars form acids in your mouth, and most foods contain some kind of sugar or carbohydrates that break down to sugar. Your teeth and gums do best in a neutral pH of 7.0. How you get your mouth back to neutral depends on what and how you eat. More

Doctors using mouthwash to detect head, neck cancer
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For a patient with head and neck cancer, the cure rate is only 30 percent. That's because the disease is often detected in the late stages. Now catching the cancer earlier may be as simple as gargling with mouthwash. More


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