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Osteoporosis And Oral Health Closely Linked, UB Analysis Of National Database Shows
Women with osteoporosis are at high risk of developing gum disease and losing their teeth, according to the first large- scale assessment of the relationship between bone metabolism and oral health, conducted by researchers at the University at Buffalo. The results are based on data from 2,599 postmenopausal women who participated in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey III. (1998-02-16)

Counseling Hospitalized Smokers Can Help Them Quit
Offering hospitalized smokers bedside stop-smoking counseling can help them stay off cigarettes after they return home, according to a study appearing in the December 8 Archives of Internal Medicine. Patients receiving stop-smoking counseling while hospitalized were more likely to have quit smoking a month after discharge than patients who did not receive such counseling. (1997-12-08)

Knee Replacement Patients Who Have Dental Work Susceptible To Infection Years After Surgery
People who have total knee replacements and later undergo extensive dental work may be susceptible to knee infections years after their initial surgery, according to a study by Johns Hopkins physicians. (1997-12-04)

Research From UB Department Of Social And Preventive Medicine Takes Center Stage In American Journal Of Epidemiology
In recognition of its contributions to the field, the Dec. 2 issue of the American Journal of Epidemiology is dedicated to research by faculty members and graduates of the University at Buffalo Department of Social and Preventive Medicine. The issue contains 12 original articles, including 9 peer- reviewed epidemiological studies, by faculty members and graduates of the department. (1997-12-02)

Saliva Shown To Be As Reliable As Blood For DNA Screening For Genetic Diseases
A University at Buffalo oral biologist has shown that saliva appears to be as good as blood as a source of genetic material needed to screen people for inherited diseases. The discovery, which simplify genetic screening process enormously, is reported in the Journal of Immunological Methods. (1997-10-30)

Saliva: Your Spitting Image
Your saliva leaves a DNA fingerprint that not only says who you are, but also whether you have a genetic predisposition for certain diseases. This wealth of information contained in saliva makes it a promising alternative to blood as a source of DNA for genetic testing. (1997-10-21)

Billion-Dollar Nicotine Maintenance Market Emerging
Tobacco and pharmaceutical drug companies to compete for the hearts and lungs of nicotine-dependent consumers in emerging, multi-billion dollar, nicotine maintenance market, says U-M health policy researcher. (1997-09-30)

UF Study Reveals Loss In Sensory Perception May Not Be Linked To Aging
Aging has little effect on smell, taste or touch, according to a six-year study involving volunteers smelling lemons and some 40 other scents including natural gas and bubble gum, said Dr. Marc Heft, director of the Claude Pepper Center for Research on Oral Health in Aging at UF's College of Dentistry. (1997-09-11)

Scientists Discover First Bacterial Enzyme That Activates Blood-Clotting -- Links Gum Health And Heart Disease In Humans
Scientists at the University of Georgia have discovered that an enzyme in a common bacterium is capable of activating blood-clotting in the human body. This is the first reported evidence of such an effect and may help explain the link between periodontal infections and heart disease. (1997-06-18)

Study Shows Gum Disease Increases Risk Of Future Heart Disease
Persons with gum disease are at high risk of developing heart disease in the future, particularly if they also are diabetic, researchers in the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine reported today at the annual meeting of the International Association for Dental Research. (1997-03-23)

Study Links Stress To Mothers' Oral Health
A recent pilot study supports the old wive's tale that women lose a tooth for every pregnancy. The old saying is based on the erroneous belief that the fetus draws calcium from the mother's teeth, causing cavities. Researchers believe the explanation is not pregnancy, but the stress of child care (1996-07-09)

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