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A lollipop for your oral health?

A lollipop for your oral health?

A researcher at the University of California (UCLA) has become a candy entrepreneur. But here's a catch: he made herbaceous lollipops that are designed to prevent tooth decay, at least temporarily.

Wenyuan Shi, Ph.D, a microbiologist at the UCLA School of Dentistry, created sugar-free, orange-flavored lollipops , with an herbaceous formula found in licorice that looks for and inactivates bacteria such as Streptococcus mutans, which can cause tooth decay.

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Smoking increases risk of gastroesophageal reflux and Crohn's disease

Smoking increases risk of gastroesophageal reflux and Crohn's disease

Smoking kills about half of its users, reaping approximately six million lives worldwide annually. More than 60 carcinogenic agents have been identified in cigarette smoke, such as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, N-nitrosamines, metals and aldehydes, which are capable of directly damaging the cells' DNA .

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7 Errors in sunscreen that may decrease protection

7 Errors in sunscreen that may decrease protection

Awareness about using sunscreen to ensure healthy skin always makes a difference and many people are constantly on the lookout for making a mistake when it comes to applying the product. However, some bad habits, which may go unnoticed, persist and even compromise the effectiveness of the sunscreen, leaving the skin unprotected.

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