News Archive

  • Obesity can cause Vitamin D deficiency, according to a study published in a recent issue of PLoS Medicine. The study, led by researchers from the D-CarDia collaboration, is the first to associate a high BMI with low Vitamin D levels. The implications of the finding are significant as it suggests that as obesity increases in the world so does Vitamin D deficiency, which can pose a serious range of health issues.
  • Fear of visiting the dentist is a frequent problem in pediatric dentistry. A new study confirms the emotional transmission of dentist fear among family members and analyzes the different roles that mothers and fathers might play.
  • Sports drinks hit the wire today with a red light that their level of acidity is increasingly responsible for irreversible damage to teeth, especially amongst adolescents and younger adults, their predominant target market.
  • Digested coconut oil is able to attack the bacteria that cause tooth decay. It is a natural antibiotic that could be incorporated into commercial dental care products, say scientists presenting their work at the Society for General Microbiology's Autumn Conference at the University of Warwick.
  • From ScienceDaily (Oct. 15, 2012) — As we enter the sweet season, parents are worried kids might indulge their way to obesity by gobbling up too many Halloween candy. But having a little fun with candy once a year will not lead to childhood obesity, says Ken Haller, M.D., associate professor of pediatrics at Saint Louis University.
  • (by Dental Tribune International) LOS ANGELES, Calif., USA: Researchers have discovered that oral health may significantly affect the academic performance of socio-economically disadvantaged boys and girls. They studied 1,495 elementary and high school children and found that those who reported dental problems were more likely to have lower grades and missed school more often because they had limited access to dental care.
  • The Oregon Dental Association has created a sensation with its new public service announcement, "Teach Me How to Brushy."
  • The Puerto Princesa Underground River is now official a part of the New 7 Wonder of Nature.
  • IT’S FUN. The new marketing campaign launched by the Department of Tourism to attract visitors to the Philippines. Shortly after the launch, the Internet was abuzz with comments lambasting and defending the new marketing campaign.
  • U.S. researcher Eric Poeschla has produced three glowing genetically modified cats by using a virus to carry a gene, called green fluorescent protein (GFP), into the eggs from which the animals eventually grew. In the case of the glowing cats, the scientists hope to use the GM animals in the study of HIV/AIDS.