Tailored preventive oral health intervention improves dental health among elderly

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Tailored preventive oral health intervention improves dental health among elderly

A tailored preventive oral health intervention significantly improved the cleanliness of teeth and dentures among elderly home care clients. In addition, functional ability and cognitive function were strongly associated with better oral hygiene, according to a new study.
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Study identifies strategies to improve knee replacement outcomes in patients with obesity

Obesity affects 35 percent of the adult population in the US. A new literature review identifies strategies to improve total knee replacement outcomes in patients with obesity.
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Could a ketogenic diet alleviate gout?

Recent work has shown that the ketone body ?-hydroxybutyrate can specifically inhibit the NLRP3 inflammasome. They found that feeding rats a high-fat, low-carbohydrate ketogenic diet increased ?-hydroxybutyrate levels and protected rats from joint swelling, tissue damage, and systemic inflammation normally seen during gout.
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Food subsidies, taxes significantly improve dietary choices

Lowering the cost of healthy foods significantly increases their consumption, while raising the cost of unhealthy items significantly reduces their intake, a new systematic review and meta-analysis finds.
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