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Sugar Substance Prevents Tooth Decay From Candy

Posted On September 04, 2014

(Boston, MA) -- Dentists in Boston say you can enjoy candy you love while keeping your teeth healthy. Dr. Peter Arsenault with Tufts University School of Dental Medicine is one of those dentists and says a substance called xylitol can actually protect teeth. Xylitol is a sugary coating found in chewing gum, gummy candies, caramels,…

Healthcare Spending To Decrease In U.S

Posted On September 04, 2014

(Undated) -- Spending on healthcare is expected to grow more slowly in the next ten years. A new study released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Wednesday suggests a sluggish economic recovery and higher cost sharing in private insurance plans limit demand for services. The projected growth rate will be well below the annual…

First Lady Michelle Obama Appears In Funny Or Die Video

Posted On September 04, 2014

(Undated) -- Michelle Obama has a cameo in a Funny Or Die video depicting a world where everyone is addicted to junk food.   That's part of her scene from "Snackpocalypse," the story of a heroine who must save her peers from an evil dictator who has filled a school with unhealthy snacks. In Mrs.…

Study: Double Mastectomy May Not Provide Best Results For Survival

Posted On September 04, 2014

(Palo Alto, CA) -- A double mastectomy may not be the best choice for women diagnosed with early-stage cancer in one breast. Researchers at Stanford University say breast cancer patients who opted to have a double mastectomy had no better survival rates than those who had a lumpectomy, which involves removing just the tumor and…

Farm Antibiotics May Be Linked To Food Allergies

Posted On September 03, 2014

(Undated) -- A new study suggests people may be allergic to antibiotics used on farms. The study published in "Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology" profiles the case of a ten-year-old girl who had a severe reaction to eating a blueberry pie. Researchers determined the problem was a blueberry treated with an antibiotic used to…