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Your Dentist Is More Important to Your General Health Than You May Realize

Most people view their twice-yearly visits to the dentist as little more than a cleaning and a check-up. But in reality, those visits are much more important than you probably realize. That's because your dentist is looking inside your mouth for a lot more than cavities. Plenty of medical conditions -- including some alarming ones! -- manifest in the mouth, which is the part of your body your dentist knows the most about. In fact, it's possible that your dentist is able to alert you of a potentially serious condition long before you even think about going to a primary care doctor. Here's a list of some of the medical conditions that your dentist may detect. Acromegaly When a pituitary adenoma (cancer) occurs, it causes the gland to secrete excess growth hormone. While this hormone is essential for early development, allowing it to go unchecked results in multiple systemic complications, which can eventually lead to death. What your dentist may notice are sudden and increased spacing between your teeth, and the formation of an anterior open bite. Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI) The most common inherited bone disease, OI results in a deficiency to produce collagen, resulting in brittle bones prone to fracture. Atticus Shaffer (Brick from ABC's The Middle) has the condition. People are usually diagnosed with OI if they break bones in situations where a person normally would not. However, there are key signs in your mouth a dentist can look for that may provide an early diagnosis....
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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Source: Journal of Investigative Surgery - Category: Surgery Tags: J Invest Surg Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: In this cohort, recent pregnancy was not associated with high-risk pathological features of differentiated thyroid cancer. These findings provide reassurance with regards to the concern that pregnancy may act as a potential stimulus for thyroid cancer growth. PMID: 29160171 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Thyroid : official journal of the American Thyroid Association - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Thyroid Source Type: research
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Source: Thyroid : official journal of the American Thyroid Association - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Thyroid Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The flavonoid rutin seems to be an important stimulator of radioiodide uptake, acting at multiple levels, an effect that can be due to decreased oxidative stress, reduced AMPK activation, or both. Since thyroid iodide uptake is crucial for effective radioiodine therapy, our results suggest that rutin could be useful as candidate for adjuvant in radioiodine therapy. PMID: 29160164 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Thyroid : official journal of the American Thyroid Association - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Thyroid Source Type: research
Authors: Valderrabano P, Khazai L, Thompson ZJ, Sharpe SC, Tarasova VD, Otto KJ, Hallanger-Johnson JE, Wadsworth JT, Wenig BM, Chung CH, Centeno BA, McIver B Abstract BACKGROUND: Indeterminate categories of thyroid cytopathology (categories B-III and B-IV of the Bethesda system) are integrated by a heterogeneous spectrum of cytological scenarios that are generally clustered for analysis and management recommendations. It has been suggested that aspirates exhibiting nuclear atypia have a higher risk of malignancy. We assess whether cytologically indeterminate thyroid nodules with nuclear atypia have a significantly ...
Source: Thyroid : official journal of the American Thyroid Association - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Thyroid Source Type: research
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Source: Pain Physician - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Br J Anaesth Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: J Immunol Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: J Physiol Pharmacol Source Type: research
This study showed, for the first time, the mechanism of HCAR1-mediated chemoresistance to doxorubicin through regulation of ABCB1 transporter. We observed the HCAR1 agonists L-lactate, D-lactate and 3,5-dihydroxybenzoic acid (DHBA) induced up-regulation of ABCB1. HCAR1 silencing decreased ABCB1 mRNA and protein by 80% and 40%, respectively. Moreover, cellular doxorubicin accumulation decreased by 30% after DHBA treatment, while HCAR1 silencing increased accumulation of ABCB1 substrates by nearly 2-fold. Based on growth inhibition assays, cell cycle analysis, and annexin V staining assays, we demonstrated that HCAR1 enhance...
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