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Periodontal disease worsens chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

CHENGDU, China: Research has shown a connection between severe periodontal disease and the progression of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). ...

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Researchers develop at-home test that can diagnose gingivitis

CINCINNATI, US: The prevalence of gingivitis continues to be a significant public health concern, and barriers such as limited access to healthcare and high...

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Ethnicity has a bearing on periodontitis treatment response according to University of Texas study

HOUSTON, US: According to a 2022 study, periodontitis occurs at a significantly higher rate among Hispanics (64%) and non-Hispanic Blacks (59%) than ...

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Alzheimer’s drug trial to target P. gingivalis

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands: At the recent Alzheimer’s Association International Conference, researchers at pharmaceutical company Cortexyme announced an ...

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Periodontal disease bacterium appears to drive Alzheimer’s disease

LOUISVILLE, KY, U.S.: A new study has shown that Porphyromonas gingivalis, the bacterium commonly associated with chronic periodontal disease, has an ...

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