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Chronic gum disease has been previously linked to several illnesses, including diabetes. But a new study in JAMA has found that treating gum disease may have no effect on lowering blood sugar or diabetes control, Bloomberg News reports. Researchers assigned 257 diabetics to “receive treatment...
The New York Times’ Well blog reports that certain medical devices are under scrutiny due to the fact that they were not properly evaluated by the FDA for approval. The reason is because these “high-risk” devices, which “sustain human life, are instrumental in preventing harm, or...
CBS News reports on a study in JAMA Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery that has found that people with more cavities are significantly less likely to be diagnosed with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. The study recruited 399 patients who had been diagnosed with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma...