Green Tea May Hinder Zika Virus

A recent study points to an ingredient in green tea, epigallocatechin (EGCG) blocking the zika virus from gaining  access to a human host cell. You can find more details of the study at contagionlive.com

Medical Conditions that Dentists May Find First.

Many patients do not realize that at your dental exam your dentist may find signs of a medical condition. At drstevenlandin.com I often refer a patient back to their physician for evaluation of acid reflux (GERD) when I see signs of chemical erosion of the teeth. https://www.yahoo.com/health/heart-disease-brittle-bones-and-other-scary-105279962062.html

New Way to Fight Cancer

As soon as it is commercially available Tumor Paint will aid surgeons in removing cancer as it has the ability to stain cancer cells yellow. Made from scorpion toxin Tumor Paint will soon start human trials. http://www.fhcrc.org/en/news/releases/2012/11/tumor-paint-research-featured-short-film.html

Acid Reflux

Did you know that your dentist is generally the first to know that you have acid reflux?  In this condition acid is regurgitated from the stomach, back through the throat into the mouth. If the patient has symptoms it is usually those associated with heartburn but more often than not there are no symptoms when the dentist finds it.  Read the rest of this entry »