Want to be a mum? Make sure you take care of your teeth!May 13, 5:56 pm
Washington, May 13 (ANI): While fate determines some fertility factors, a new study has suggested that oral issues may play a key role.A recent Australian study compared rates of periodontal disease with the speed by which women conceived. Of 1,956 women (average age 31) seeking to become pregnant, 74 percent had healthy smiles, while the remaining fourth had cavities. Those with periodontal problems took 42 percent longer to conceive (7 months vs. 5). This might be because the kind of oral bacteria that causes cavities also increases inflammation, which not only impacts placental health, but might even increase the risk of miscarriage or premature birth.Whether or not you're a wannabe mom - taking care of those choppers can yield big health benefits. Previous research found that people who avoid brushing their teeth were 70 percent more likely to suffer a cardiovascular event (e.g., heart attack) than those with conscientious oral care. Obvious dietary factors in dental health include avoiding sugary fare - but lesser known findings indicate certain foods, like raisins, cranberries and green tea may reduce cavity risk. Eating more fruit and veggies will also help you avoid obesity - which triples your risk of periodontal disease . (ANI)
Lone copy of Magna Carta in US displayed in new museum gallery Dec 12, 3:39 pm
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Girls from single-sex schools feel pressurized to act like 'typical females' Dec 12, 3:39 pm
Washington, Dec. 12 (ANI): A new Concordia University study has found that the pressure to stick to gender roles is stronger in girls-only schools, where they feel the strain to act like 'typical girls', than in co-ed schools.Full Story »
48% Americans opposed to scrapping of ban on cellphone use in flights Dec 12, 3:12 pm
Washington, Dec. 12 (ANI): A majority of Americans are reportedly opposed to the idea of aviation authorities allowing cellphone use during flights, a new study has revealed.Full Story »
What the 'perfect female face' looks like revealed Dec 12, 2:47 pm
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