Bridging gaps in oral health education in a medical school in the United States: a pilot study | BMC Medical...

Our program was developed as an elective during the pediatric clerkship for third year medical students at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York. Prior to implementation of this pilot study, all medical students at Albert Einstein College of Medicine were exposed to fifteen minutes of instruction dedicated to oral health through a head and neck physical examination didactic lecture and workshop taught during the second year of medical school. Third year medical students have typically completed the didactic portion of medical school and are in their first year of hands-on clinical training. All students (n = 270) beginning their pediatric...

Study finds that healthy lifestyle can offset genetic risk

Share on PinterestEven people with a high genetic risk for stroke may be able to offset it by adopting a healthy lifestyle, a new study says, Image credit: Specker/Vedfelt/Getty Images.Researchers investigated how cardiovascular health interacts with a high genetic risk for stroke.They found that optimal cardiovascular health reduces the lifetime risk of stroke among those with a high genetic risk. Basic lifestyle interventions, such as following a healthy diet, exercising, and not smoking cigarettes, partially offset this risk.Stroke is the second leading cause of death worldwide and a major cause of disability and dementia. In the United States, adults aged...

Plumbing Fittings Market to reach US$ 91.9 billion by 2031; States TMR Study

Rising construction activities in emerging economies spurring demand in plumbing fittings market; massive demand for pipes for high-performance plumbing systems steering revenue growth Enormous uptake of metal and plastic pipes for residential projects in industrialized nations propelling sales; opportunities in Asia Pacific market to be lucrative in near future owing to massive demand WILMINGTON, Del., July 25, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Demand for plumbing systems in residential and industrial constructions especially in emerging economies has been augmenting the plumbing industry market size. Rise in use of pipes and fittings in renovated buildings is a key trend that will augment the plumbing...

Whether you’re 18 or 80, lifestyle may be more important than age in determining dementia risk, study reveals — ScienceDaily

Individuals with no dementia risk factors, such as smoking, diabetes or hearing loss, have similar brain health as people who are 10 to 20 years younger than them, according to a new Baycrest study. The study found that a single dementia risk factor could reduce cognition by the equivalent of up to three years of aging. "Our results suggest lifestyle factors may be more important than age in determining someone's level of cognitive functioning. This is great news, since there's a lot you can do to modify these factors, such as managing diabetes, addressing hearing loss, and getting the support...

Cancer: Study finds new drugs able to kill leukemia cells

New research has identified a unique form of chemotherapy which preliminary experiments show is effective at targeting different leukemia cells. Published in the journal Leukemia, a study from researchers at Rice University and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center has found new potential in various compounds that specifically target mitochondria, which provide energy for cells. "Although this is very promising, we're still some distance from having a new treatment we can use in the clinic," Rice biochemist Natasha Kirienko and corresponding author of the study said in a statement. "We still have a lot to...

Accelerated aging occurs soon after infection, study says

Living with HIV may have an immediate effect on how your body ages, according to new research which showed that cellular aging was sped up in male patients within two to three years of infection. Researchers with University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) looked at blood samples from more than 200 men to compare those infected with HIV to a control group who did not have HIV, and scored them on five different measures of aging. The study, published Thursday in the journal iScience, found that those living with HIV showed aging that was 2-5 years ahead...