Shocking image shows 21-year-old whose scalp was scalded off after going to a salon
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT. Doctors in South Korea told the woman's story in a journal. They believe the dye was left on for too long causing chemical burns. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Apple extract can promote stem cell regeneration and help maintain homeostasis
In this study published in the journal Nutrition Research, researchers from Sungkyunkwan University in South Korea investigated the proliferative effect of apple ethanol extract on human adipose tissue-derived mesenchymal stem cells (ADSCs) and human cord blood-derived mesenchymal stem cells (CB-MSCs). They also identified the possible molecular mechanisms behind its beneficial effects. Tissue regeneration using... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Xyloglucan supplementation found to protect against myocardial infarction by inhibiting cell death, boosting energy metabolism
(Natural News) A study published in the journal Nutrition Research looked at the potential of xyloglucan supplementation in reducing myocardial injury. The study was carried out by researchers at the Catholic University of Daegu in South Korea. The researchers previously found that cell wall polysaccharides containing high amounts of arabinose and/or xylose, such as apple... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A natural way to lose weight with the traditional Korean medicine tongbi-san
(Natural News) Today, many people still eat unhealthy foods and live a sedentary lifestyle, causing them to struggle with weight issues and obesity. Fortunately, researchers from Sangji University in South Korea have found a natural solution to obesity in the form of a traditional herbal medicine called tongbi-san. Tongbi-san contains three herbs, namely, nut grass... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists discover the source of new CFC emissions
Since 2013, annual emissions of a banned chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) have increased by around 7,000 tonnes from eastern China, according to new research published in Nature today [Wednesday 22 May] by an international team of scientists from the UK, South Korea, Japan, USA, Australia and Switzerland. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 22, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: International, Research; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Chemistry; Press Release Source Type: news

Gaining OR losing weight in old age raises the risk of dementia
A study by Kyungpook National University in South Korea found people over 60 who gain or shed more than ten per cent of their BMI over two years are 20 per cent more likely to develop dementia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Beach vitex herb found to possess anticancer properties, according to study
(Natural News) Many medicinal plants possess potent anticancer properties, but researchers have explored some lesser-known ones that surprisingly share the same therapeutic benefits. Scientists from South Korea evaluated the apoptotic mechanism of Vitex rotundifolia L. fruit extract against human colorectal cancer cells. Their findings were published in The American Journal of Chinese Medicine. The fruit of V. rotundifolia, commonly... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists explore a compound in chestnut flower for its anti-obesity properties
(Natural News) Cinnamyl alcohol, an organic compound found in Japanese chestnut (Castanea crenata) flowers, can potentially be used in treating – and even preventing – obesity, according to a study in The American Journal of Chinese Medicine. In their report, researchers from South Korea looked at whether chestnut flower extract can effectively prevent the accumulation of fat... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Reanalysis of Tenofovir Study Changes Some Findings Reanalysis of Tenofovir Study Changes Some Findings
A reanalysis of a study comparing outcomes with tenofovir and entecavir for chronic hepatitis B has yielded different results, with some findings no longer statistically significant, researchers from South Korea report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - May 15, 2019 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Not just carrots: Study shows that bog bilberry can protect your eyes against blue light emitted by electronic devices
(Natural News) Blue light is the light emitted from cell phones and other gadgets. It can cause lasting damage to your eyes and may even lead to blindness. To protect the eyes from this harmful light, researchers from Kyung Hee University in South Korea suggest taking bog bilberry (Vaccinium uliginosum). They found that bog bilberry... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Individual and social stress, social capital, and depressive symptoms as predictors of adolescent suicide in South Korea: a mediated moderation model - Bae SM.
This study examined the interactive effects of strain induced by individual and social stress and social capital on suicide, highlighting depressive symptoms as mediator in these relationships. This study used data from 5000 adolescents aged 14-18 years. S... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

ARRS: MRI technique shows promise for skull fractures
South Korean researchers have developed an MRI sequence that could overcome...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Can black bone MRI match CT for pediatric head trauma? MRI shows concussions can loosen brain's myelin MRI reveals brain changes caused by space travel MRE delves into traumatic brain injury Brain atlas advances MRI exploration (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 7, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Sleeping, sleeping environments, and human errors in South Korean male train drivers - Lee DW, Kim SJ, Shin NY, Lee WJ, Lee D, Jang JH, Choi SH, Kang DH.
OBJECTIVES: Reducing human errors caused by daytime sleepiness among train drivers is important to prevent train accidents. Our purpose of the study was to investigate the association among sleep, workplace sleeping environments, and human errors. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Risks of completed suicide of community individuals with ICD-10 disorders across age groups: a nationwide population-based nested case-control study in South Korea - Na EJ, Lee H, Myung W, Fava M, Mischoulon D, Paik JW, Hong JP, Choi KW, Kim H, Jeon HJ.
OBJECTIVE: Suicide is the leading cause of death in 10-39-year-olds in South Korea, and the second highest rate among the OECD countries. However, few studies have investigated the particularity of completed suicide in South Korea. METHODS: Study s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

New chemical probe for visualizing brain immune cells
(Duke-NUS Medical School) Researchers in South Korea and Singapore have, for the first time, developed a chemical probe that enables live-imaging of a type of immune cells in the brain, known as microglia, in a live animal brain. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Depressive symptoms, emotional aggression, school adjustment, and mobile phone dependency among adolescents with allergic diseases in South Korea - Oh J, An J.
This study aimed to examine the effects of depression, aggression, and school adjustment on mobile phone dependency among South Korean adolescents, and to identify the differences in these paths among adolescents with or without allergic diseases.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Overwork-related disorders and recent improvement of national policy in South Korea - Kim I, Koo MJ, Lee HE, Won YL, Song J.
This study investigated the current trends of working hours, causes of death in the working population, and compensation rates. METHODS: We reviewe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Tanzania: South Korean Producer of Medical Equipment Eyes Tz
[Citizen] Dodoma -A South Korean producer of medical equipment plans to invest in Tanzania. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 24, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Comparison of estimates and time series stability of Korea Community Health Survey and Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey - Ki JS, Kim H.
OBJECTIVES: In South Korea, there are two nationwide health surveys conducted by the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: the Korea Community Health Survey (KCHS) and Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (KNHANES). The two su... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Is an R & amp;D Race Driving the Surgical Robotics Market?
Robotic-assisted surgery has emerged with an attempt to overcome the limitations of traditional minimally invasive surgical procedures. With increasing competition, the way to gain market share in this quickly growing market is with innovative technology. This means R&D is at the forefront of this market, driving adoption, expanding applications, and leading to a market that will more than double in size by 2025. It’s been a steady trajectory since the first medical robot, Arthrobot, was developed in Canada in 1983 for use during orthopedic procedures1. Then, the first robotic-assisted procedure, neur...
Source: MDDI - April 16, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Yulia Sorokina and Jeff Wong Tags: R & D Orthopedics Source Type: news

Cherry Murray and Peggy Hamburg Elected Co-Chairs of IAP
Cherry Murray, a member of NAS and NAE, and Peggy Hamburg, NAM member and foreign secretary, have been elected as co-chairs of the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) at the IAP General Assembly in Songdo, South Korea. IAP is the global network of over 140 science, engineering, and medical academies working together to provide independent, expert advice on scientific, technological, and health issues. Over the course of her career in physics, Murray has held prominent appointments in industry, academia, and the public sector, while Hamburg is a distinguished physician and public health administrator as well as president of the ...
Source: News from the National Academies - April 13, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

Cardiovascular events after the Sewol Ferry Disaster, South Korea - Kong SY, Song KJ, Shin SD, Ro YS.
BACKGROUND: Major incidents affecting large numbers of people may increase the rate of acute cardiovascular events, even among those who are not directly involved in the incident. It is hypothesized that the MV Sewol ferry disaster (South Korea) would incr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Safflower seeds prevent kidney damage caused by chemotherapy
(Natural News) Safflower seed extracts can protect the kidneys from the adverse effects brought about by cisplatin treatment, according to a multi-university study in South Korea. Their findings appeared in The American Journal of Chinese Medicine. The researchers investigated whether extracts from safflower seeds can have pleiotropic effects in vivo. For the study, mice were intraperitoneally injected... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Korea WTO appeal succeeds in Japanese Fukushima food dispute
South Korea won the bulk of its appeal on Thursday in a dispute at the World Trade Organization over import bans and testing requirements it had imposed on Japanese seafood in the wake of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Comparison of traffic collision victims between older and younger drivers in South Korea: epidemiologic characteristics, risk factors and types of collisions - Ahn JY, Ryoo HW, Park JB, Kim JK, Lee MJ, Lee DE, Seo KS, Kim YJ, Moon S.
This study aimed to show the epidemiological characteristics and the difference in the risk factors and types of collision between older and younger drivers in Korea. METHODS: We collected data from the Emergency Department-based Injury ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

South Korean court rules abortion ban ‘unconstitutional’
Decision will give women the right to choose for the first time since 1953 (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 11, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

South Korean court orders easing of decades-old abortion ban
In a major reversal, South Korea's Constitutional Court has ordered the easing of a decades-long ban on abortions, one of the strictest in the developed world (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

South Korea court strikes down abortion law in landmark ruling
South Korea's Constitutional Court on Thursday overturned a ban on abortion that has stood for more than 65 years, saying in a landmark ruling that current law unconstitutionally curbs women's rights. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

South Korea to legalize abortion after 66-year ban
South Korea's Constitutional Court will rule Thursday on whether to scrap the country's controversial six-decade ban on abortion. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Suicide risk after discharge from psychiatric care in South Korea - Choi JW, Lee KS, Kim TH, Choi J, Han E.
BACKGROUND: Patients with psychiatric disorders are considered to be at increased suicide risk following discharge. We aimed to identify suicide risk during one year after discharge among adults with psychiatric disorders compared to those without psychiat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Varian opens South Africa office
Radiation therapy firm Varian Medical Systems opened a new office on March...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Varian touts preclinical Flash therapy results at AACR Varian's Halcyon treats 1st patient in Malaysia 1st South Korean patient receives Halcyon treatment Varian holds inaugural meeting of FlashForward group Varian wins Nigerian contract (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 4, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Ddu-du you know? English is losing its grip as the language of pop | Caroline Sullivan
Monster hits by K-pop bands and Spanish-speaking rappers show it ’s not necessary to sing in English to conquer the worldA band has attained a certain stature when its “world tour” consists of an imperial sweep through four continents, with just half a dozen concerts in each. The South Korea-basedgirl group Blackpink are currently midway through just such a jaunt – next month, they arrive in Europe to play six dates (London and Manchester included).Remarkably, this high-visibility procession is the first time the K-pop quartet have toured outside Korea or Japan; more remarkable still, they ’ve...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 4, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Caroline Sullivan Tags: Pop and rock K-pop Music Rap South Korea Asia Pacific Language Science Source Type: news

Alcohol mixed with energy drinks (AmED) and negative alcohol-related consequences among South Korean college students - Oh SS, Ju YJ, Park EC, Jang SI.
Consumption of alcohol mixed with energy drinks (AmED) has been associated with various alcohol-related consequences among college students. However, more information is required to assess how this relationship is affected by sociodemographic and environme... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Varian touts preclinical Flash therapy results at AACR
Radiation therapy firm Varian Medical Systems is touting the results of a preclinical...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Varian's Halcyon treats 1st patient in Malaysia 1st South Korean patient receives Halcyon treatment Varian holds inaugural meeting of FlashForward group Varian wins Nigerian contract Varian's FlashForward Consortium adds new member (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 4, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Trends in the incidence of work-related traumatic limb amputations in South Korea from 2004 to 2013 - Jeon I, Leigh JH, Ro JS, Ro YS, Lee SH, Shin HI, Bang MS.
BACKGROUND:: Epidemiological data for work-related traumatic limb amputations are limited worldwide, particularly incidence trends related to workplace characteristics. OBJECTIVES:: To investigate nationwide incidence rates and trends for amputatio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Do animals hold the key to the global organ shortage?
Gene-editing technology has accelerated progress on animal organ transplant to the point where scientists will soon begin the first human trialsScientist Wenning Qin holds up a Petri dish, carefully sloshes around the pink liquid inside, and slides it under a microscope. Some identical tiny slashes come into focus. These cells, she explains, are derived from the ear of a pig. And they may contain the future of animal to human organ transplantation.Researchers in South Korea are expected to transplant pig corneasinto humans within a year. A handful of groups across the US are also working toward pig organ clinical trials in...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 3, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Karen Weintraub in Cambridge, Massachusetts Tags: Medical research Gene editing Science Health Organ donation Society Source Type: news

Using animal organs in humans: 'It's just a question of when'
Gene-editing technology has accelerated progress on animal organ transplant to the point where scientists will soon begin the first human trialsScientist Wenning Qin holds up a Petri dish, carefully sloshes around the pink liquid inside, and slides it under a microscope. Some identical tiny slashes come into focus. These cells, she explains, are derived from the ear of a pig. And they may contain the future of animal to human organ transplantation.Researchers in South Korea are expected to transplant pig corneasinto humans within a year. A handful of groups across the US are also working toward pig organ clinical trials in...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 3, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Karen Weintraub in Cambridge, Massachusetts Tags: Medical research Gene editing Science Health Organ donation Society Source Type: news

Behaviors of older pedestrians at crosswalks in South Korea - Choi J, Tay R, Kim S, Jeong S.
This paper aims to explore three walking behaviors of older pedestrians that may increase their crash risks when crossing urban streets. Older and younger pedestrians' start-up delay in initiating a crossing and number of head turns during street crossing ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Algorithm Automatically Detects Major Thoracic Diseases on Chest X-Rays Algorithm Automatically Detects Major Thoracic Diseases on Chest X-Rays
A new deep-learning-based automated-detection (DLAD) algorithm accurately classifies major thoracic diseases on chest x-rays, researchers from South Korea report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - April 2, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: Radiology News Source Type: news

Cochrane's 30 under 30: Tahira Devji
Cochrane is made up of  13,000 members and over 50,000 supporters come from more than 130 countries, worldwide. Our volunteers and contributors are researchers, health professionals, patients, carers, people passionate about improving health outcomes for everyone, everywhere.Cochrane is an incredible community of people who all play their part in improving health and healthcare globally. We believe that by putting trusted evidence at the heart of health decisions we can achieve a world of improved health for all.  Many  of our contributors are young people working with Cochrane ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - April 2, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Prevalence of possible depression and post-traumatic stress disorder among community dwelling adult refugees and refugee applicants in South Korea - Sohn JH, Lim J, Lee JS, Kim K, Lim S, Byeon N, Kim DW, Kim KH, Kim MS, Cho SJ, Seo HY, Park JE, Kwon YJ, Kwon JS, Ahn C.
BACKGROUND: Because there has been a recent increase in refugee applications in Korea, the mental health of these refugees merits greater study. METHODS: We surveyed 129 refugees (including those in process of refugee application) and 121 migrant w... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Smoking and mortality in Asia
(JAMA Network) In this analysis of data from 20 studies conducted in China, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan and India with more than 1 million participants, deaths associated with smoking continued to increase among men in Asia grouped by the years in which they were born. Among the study participants, there were 144,366 deaths (with 9,158 from lung cancer) during an average follow-up of almost 12 years. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Daewoong Pharmaceutical Selects Oracle Argus Safety Cloud and...
Daewoong Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd, one of the largest pharmaceutical organization in South Korea, has chosen the Oracle Argus Cloud Service and Techsol’s Argus implementation and validation services to...(PRWeb March 28, 2019)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/daewoong_pharmaceutical_selects_oracle_argus_safety_cloud_and_techsol_s_services_for_optimizing_its_global_drug_safety_operations/prweb16199267.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - March 28, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Gender differences in Korean adolescents who died by suicide based on teacher reports - Jung S, Lee D, Park S, Lee K, Kweon YS, Lee EJ, Yoon KH, Cho H, Jung H, Kim AR, Shin BR, Hong HJ.
BACKGROUND: We investigated the characteristics of adolescents who committed suicide in South Korea, and how these characteristics differed by gender. METHOD: Data from middle and high school students who committed suicide between 2014 and 2016 wer... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Zolpidem use and suicide death in South Korea: a population-based case-control study - Choi B, Sung HG, Nam JH, Shin JY.
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether zolpidem use is associated with suicide death in adults. METHOD: We conducted a case-control study using the National Health Insurance Service-National Sample Cohort (NHIS-NSC) database. Cases were adults with a su... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Trends in pesticide suicide in South Korea, 1983-2014 - Cha ES, Chang SS, Choi Y, Lee WJ.
AimsSelf-poisoning using pesticides is among the major methods of suicide worldwide, and accounts for one-fifth of suicides in 2006-2010 in South Korea. We investigated long-term trends in pesticide suicide rates in South Korea and factors related to these... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

ACell Enters Exclusive South Korean Distribution Agreement for Wound Management Product Line
COLUMBIA, Md., March 19, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- ACell, Inc. today announced that it has entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with MyungMoon Bio Co. Ltd. MyungMoon is a leading manufacturer and distributor of medical... Devices, Wound Care, Distribution ACell , MyungMoon Bio, MicroMatrix, Cytal Wound Matrix (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - March 19, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Preventing liver steatosis with five-flavor fruit
(Natural News) A team of researchers from Korea Food Research Institute and the University of Science & Technology in South Korea suggests that five-flavor fruit (Schisandra chinensis) can be used as a therapeutic agent for the prevention of steatosis or fatty liver. The researchers assessed the effects of five-flavor fruit extract on fatty liver in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Expansion Sphincter Pharyngoplasty May Help Some With Sleep Apnea Expansion Sphincter Pharyngoplasty May Help Some With Sleep Apnea
Expansion sphincter pharyngoplasty could be a useful surgical option in certain patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a retrospective study from South Korea hints.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - March 17, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Periodontitis may raise the risk for developing dementia
(American Geriatrics Society) Gum disease (gingivitis) that goes untreated can become periodontitis, causing loss in the bone that supports your teeth. Periodontitis is the main cause of tooth loss in adults. Periodontitis is also a risk factor for developing dementia. Recently, researchers in South Korea studied the connection between chronic periodontitis and dementia. They published their findings in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news