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Mouth Health: Oral Sex And Cold Sores

Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S.

I hate to be a killjoy and all that, but we need to talk about oral sex, herpes, and cold sores. Yes, right now.

Mouth Health: Not Getting A Good Night's Sleep? Maybe It's Your Teeth...

Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S.

There are a multitude of instances that can prevent someone from getting the type of sleep their bodies crave. One of the more overlooked causes is teeth grinding, otherwise known as "Bruxism."

Long Before Earthquake Destruction in Haiti, A Drinking Water Crisis

Joseph B. Treaster | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joseph B. Treaster

As the rebuilding of Haiti gets underway, billions of dollars are going to be spent. Some of those dollars, perhaps a billion or more, should be dedicated to cleaning up the country's drinking water.

Mouth Health: What Lurks on Your Toothbrush?

Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S.

As a cosmetic dentist in Manhattan, New York, we see a wide variety of patients. From complete smile makeovers, to people seeking porcelain veneers, ...

Mouth Health: Grinding And Clenching Your teeth

Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S.

I see a significant increase in a patients grinding habit when there is stress and turmoil in their personal and professional lives. Take a look at the news and you'll find plenty of topics to fuel your anxiety!

Parkers Farm Expands Food Recall To Colorado

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — State health officials say a Minnesota food company that voluntarily recalled dips and spreads nationwide two weeks ago has expanded th...

Mouth Health: Good vs Bad Cosmetic Dentistry

Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S.

Did you know that a big part of these dental nightmares is determined by the ceramist that your dentist chooses to work with?

E. Coli, Salmonella and Other Deadly Bacteria and Pathogens in Food: Factory Farms Are the Reason

Kathy Freston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Kathy Freston

It seems that things have gotten out of hand in our food production, especially in the livestock sector. In Part 2 of this interview, we discuss E. coli, Salmonella and other worrisome pathogens.

Slim Fast Recall: Cans Recalled Nationwide Due To Bacteria

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. — Unilever PLC's U.S. subsidiary says it has recalled all canned Slim Fast drinks because of the possibility of bacterial...

FDA To Ban Sale Of Raw Oysters From Gulf Of Mexico

AP | CAIN BURDEAU | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

NEW ORLEANS — Federal officials plan to ban sales of raw oysters harvested from the Gulf of Mexico unless the shellfish are treated to destroy p...

Mouth Health: How Bad Teeth Can Affect Your Body

Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S.

As we learn more about the inflammation link to many chronic and auto-immune diseases, we can no longer be ignorant to the harmful bacteria that may be residing in our mouths.

Weight Gain Linked To Bacteria In Intestines

latimes.com | Thomas H. Maugh II | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

A high-fat, high-sugar diet does more than pump calories into your body. It also alters the composition of bacteria in your intestines, making it easi...

Study: Nose Treatment, Body Wash Drastically Cuts Hospital Infections

Reuters | Gene Emery | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

searchers in the Netherlands said on Wednesday they were able to cut the risk of a common bacterium by nearly 60 percent by first looking for signs of...

Vaccine Tested In Fight Against Tainted Beef

nytimes.com | William Neuman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Jason Timmerman coaxed a balky calf into a chute on his feedlot one recent afternoon and jabbed a needle into its neck. He was injecting the animal wi...

Legionnaire's Disease Kills 1, 300 Evacuated From Epic Hotel In Miami

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

MIAMI — About 300 guests have been moved from a luxury Miami hotel after Legionnaires' disease struck at least three former guests since October...

Antibiotics Linked To Birth Defects

AP | CARLA K. JOHNSON | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

CHICAGO — Researchers studying antibiotics in pregnancy have found a surprising link between common drugs used to treat urinary infections and b...

Mouth Health: Bad Breath

Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S.

Bad breath is fairly common. Severe halitosis can affect one out of 10 unlucky people. Including a portion of the population with "unpleasant" breath, one out of five people with some form of bad breath.

7 Reasons Why Crying Is Good for You - DivineCaroline

divinecaroline.com | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Tears are just one of many miracles we taken them for granted every day. Here are seven ways tears heal us physiologically, psychologically, and spiri...

A Level-4 Biolab Grows in Boston: Pathogens Welcome

Barton Kunstler, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Barton Kunstler, Ph.D.

We are in the grips of a military-industrial complex for whom projects such as the Boston Biolab are as much meat and potatoes as any multi-billion dollar weapon system, no matter how dubious the need.

New York Showers Contain High Levels Of Bacteria

New York Times | NICHOLAS WADE | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

There are some things it is better just not to think about. Like the 10,000 bacteria you inhale with each breath in the average office building. Or th...

Cinnamon As a Substitute For Purell?

nytimes.com | ANAHAD O'CONNOR | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

In a country obsessed with germs and sickness, antibacterial soaps and sanitizers are becoming more and more common. But because such products contrib...

Daily Mail: Artificial Life Will Be Created "Within Months" As Genome Experts Claim Vital Breakthrough

The Daily Mail | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Artificial life will be made to order in the laboratory within four months, a controversial biologist has claimed. U.S genome expert Craig Venter, sa...

Sushi - Fresh or Frozen? The Answer May Surprise You

Srinivasan Pillay | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Srinivasan Pillay

I am not a sushi fan. However, since many of my friends are, I have been more open to trying it out.

Aw, Nuts: The FDA Pistachio Scare Nightmare

Warren Holstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Warren Holstein

It seems that the FDA done did it again! Or didn't do it... what they're supposed be doing, that is, mainly regulate and prevent widespread contamination of our food supply from harmful microbes and bacteria.

God's Hybrid

Dr. Jeffrey McCombs | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jeffrey McCombs

Somewhere along the primordial way, a bunch of micro-organisms became enclosed by, fewer in number, but larger "tissue" cells and the evolutionary rac...