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Sept. 13, 2011
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MPR Drug Interactions Checker now available on MPR Mobile
PRNewswire via PharmaLive    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Monthly Prescribing Reference (MPR) is pleased to announce that the MPR Mobile App now offers a Drug Interactions Checker on the Apple iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) and Android platforms. The MPR Drug Interactions Checker includes a database of nearly 7,000 agents with over 3,800 detailed drug-drug, drug-alcohol, drug-food and drug-herbal interactions. More

New Innovative Oral Health Rinse
Sunstar Americas introduces G•U•M PerioShield Oral Health Rinse – a new and innovative aid for the prevention and treatment of gingivitis. Clinically proven proprietary ingredient delmopinol 0.2% has a unique mechanism of action which disrupts current plaque and helps to prevent new build-up by forming a protective shield on the teeth and gums. more

Tooth loss 3 times more likely in patients with severe mental illness
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Individuals with severe mental illnesses, compared to the general population, are over three times more likely to lose their teeth due to poor oral health, researchers have found. The lead investigator said that a combination of factors were to blame. More

Expert opinion changing on having wisdom teeth extracted
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Each year, despite the risks of any surgical procedure, millions of healthy, asymptomatic wisdom teeth are extracted from young patients in the United States, often as they prepare to leave for college. Many dental plans cover the removal of these teeth, which have partly grown in or are impacted below the gum. But scientific evidence supporting the routine prophylactic extraction of wisdom teeth is surprisingly scant, and in some countries the practice has been abandoned. More

Ceramics overview
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Many different ceramic systems have been introduced in recent years for all types of indirect restorations from conservative no-preparation veneers to multiple-unit posterior fixed partial dentures and everything in between. Knowing the various nuances of materials and processing systems is overwhelming and can be confusing. More

Study: Health care worker uniforms carry resistant bacteria a majority of the time
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More than 60 percent of hospital nurses' and doctors' uniforms tested positive for potentially dangerous bacteria, according to a study published in the September issue of the American Journal of Infection Control. A team of researchers collected swab samples from three parts of the uniforms of 75 registered nurses and 60 medical doctors by pressing standard blood agar plates at the abdominal zone, sleeves' ends and pockets. More

Without insurance, 24-year-old man dies from tooth infection
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A 24-year-old Cincinnati father died from a tooth infection because he couldn't afford his medication, offering a sobering reminder of the importance of oral health and the number of people without access to dental or health care. The tooth infection spread, causing his brain to swell. More

Pregnant? See your dentist right away
Scripps Howard News Service via the Standard-Examiner    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Australian scientists tracked conception and pregnancy among more than 3,400 women. They found that women with gum disease took an average of seven months to become pregnant, two months longer than women with good oral health. The effect was even more pronounced among non-Caucasian women. Their increased risk of later conception was nearly 14 percent compared to just over 6 percent for those without gum disease. More

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