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Chewing ability and tooth loss may predict the risk of dementia in the elderly

Chewing ability and tooth loss may predict the risk of dementia in the elderly

Elderly who maintain dental health? particularly the ability to chew, can also prevent the loss of mental function, according to Swedish researchers.

Scientists from the Department of Dentistry of the Karolinska Institute studied 557 people aged 77 years or older. They assessed the participants' dental status, chewing ability and mental state, and found that those who reported multiple tooth loss and difficulty chewing hard foods had a higher probability of experiencing decreased cognitive ability. Colgate.


Urine with foam indicates kidney problems

Urine with foam indicates kidney problems

Foamy urine looks like the color of a beer with a collar, and while it may not be as frightening as reddish urine, its recurring presence may indicate a serious problem of renal function. Some factors may determine the presence of foam in the urine, which is not always a pathology. A very concentrated urine (strong yellow) due to the low fluid intake, the presence of sperm in the urine (especially in men with delayed ejaculation), a strong urinary jet and also the presence of chemicals in the toilet are some of the non-pathological causes However, chronic diseases that affect renal function, such as diabetes and hypertension, can cause changes in renal function, leading to excess protein loss from the kidneys.

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Man has hand placed inside the belly to avoid amputation

Man has hand placed inside the belly to avoid amputation

Brazilian doctors, led by the orthopedist and traumatologist Boris Brandao, have done an innovative technique to prevent a man from having his hand amputated. They placed Carlos Mariotti's left hand inside his abdomen and covered it with a flap of his own skin for protection. Carlos had his left hand seriously injured in a terrible work accident.

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