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Oral bacteria linked to Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic cancer is highly lethal and difficult to detect early. In a new study, researchers report that people who had high levels of antibodies for an infectious oral bacterium turned out to have double the risk for developing the cancer. High antibody levels for harmless oral bacteria, meanwhile, predicted a reduced pancreatic cancer risk.

Oral Herpes Simplex Virus Infection in Pregnancy


An academic paper written by Dr Birek, professor in the department of Oral Biology at the University of Manitoba and Dr Ficarra, the director of the Reference Centre for the Study of Oral Disease at the University of Florence. Dr Ficarra is an Adjunct professor.

Coconut Oil combats bacteria associated with tooth decay

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.

Oral Cancer Virus Associated With Gum Disease 


After the discovery that severe gum disease can be associated with a higher risk of head and neck cancer cases caused by the Human Pailloma Virus (HPV), The British Dental Health Foundation aims to educate the public on good oral health. Researchers discovered that in comparison with patients with HPV-negative tumors, those with HPV-positive tumors had a considerably higher bone loss, which is a key element for developing severe gum disease.

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