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Older adults may be susceptible to dry mouth

Older adults may be susceptible to dry mouth

The reduced saliva flow that results in dry mouth is a common problem among older adults. Dry mouth, a condition known as xerostomia, can be caused by certain health problems and is often a side effect of medications.

Medications that can cause dry mouth include antihistamines, decongestants, painkillers, medicines for hypertension, muscle relaxants, urinary incontinence drugs, medications for Parkinson's disease, antidepressants and many others.

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Sunscreen does not prevent the production of vitamin D, says study

Sunscreen does not prevent the production of vitamin D, says study

Vitamin D helps fight hypertension, weight control and prevention of osteoporosis, as it is critical to maintaining calcium metabolism, in bone development. And this is just the beginning of a very long list. The main source of this vitamin is sunlight, which stimulates its production through the skin.

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Pay attention: April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month - a good time to visit your dentist for an exam

Pay attention: April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month - a good time to visit your dentist for an exam

Over 21,000 men and 9,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with oral cancer each year, according to the National Cancer Institute (NCI). In 2013, there will be 41,380 new cases of cancers of the oral cavity and pharynx in the USA, resulting in 7,890 deaths, according to NCI. Oral cancer can affect mouth and throat, most of which starts in the cells squamous cells that cover the surfaces of the mouth, tongue and lips.

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