ALLERGY, RESPIRATORY
Climate Change Could Sting Allergy, Asthma Sufferers
Asthmatics Who Quit Smoking May Reverse Lung Damage
Traffic, Dust Linked to Asthma in Kids
ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
Many Cancer Patients Turn to Complementary Medicine
Alternative Treatments May Boost IVF Success
Memory Loss Help from Brain Supplement Prevagen
ANIMAL CARE
Rest Easy. When It Comes to Swine Flu, Your Pet Is Safe
Separation Anxiety, Canine-Style
'Comfort Dogs' Come to Emotional Rescue
BONES & JOINTS
Study Shows Exercise Shields Against Osteoporosis
Rheumatoid Arthritis May Harm Gums
Exercise Key Player in Knee Replacement Recovery
CANCER
Breast Self-Exam Rates Go Up With Counseling
Gene Studies Reveal Cancer's Secrets
Hypnosis Cuts Hot Flashes for Breast Cancer Survivors
CAREGIVING
Caregiving May Lengthen Life
Flu Strikes a Milder Blow This Season
Many Alzheimer's Caregivers Admit to Abusive Behavior
CIRCULATORY SYSTEM
Firefighters Have Narrower-Than-Normal Arteries, Study Finds
Anemia Rates Down for U.S. Women and Children
Vitamins Do Older Women Little Good
COSMETIC
Gum Chewing May Cut Craving for Snacks
The Acne Drug Accutane More Than Doubles Depression Risk
Health Tip: After Liposuction
DENTAL, ORAL
Obesity Boosts Gum Disease Risk
Dental Implants Need More Work Than Root Canals
Study Links Osteoporosis Drugs to Jaw Trouble
DIABETES
Whole Grains Take a Bite Out of Type 2 Diabetes Risk
Abnormal Heart Rhythm Boosts Death Risk for Diabetics
Insulin Resistance Tied to Peripheral Artery Disease
DIET, NUTRITION
Brown Rice Bests White for Diabetes Prevention
Memory Loss Help from Brain Supplement Prevagen
Just Say No to Nuts During Pregnancy
DISABILITIES
Review Finds Marijuana May Help MS Patients
Could Your Cell Phone Help Shield You From Alzheimer's?
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
Cleaning House May Be Risky for Women With Asthma
Pregnant Rural Women More at Risk
Former Inmates at Increased Risk for High Blood Pressure
EYE CARE, VISION
Contact Lens Cases Often Contaminated
When Corks Fly, Watch the Eyes
Ordinary Chores Cause Half of All Eye Injuries
FITNESS
Many Cancer Survivors Don't Adopt Healthy Lifestyle
Exercise Keeps the Brain Young
'Safe' Ozone Levels May Not Be for Some
GASTROINTESTINAL PROBLEMS
Olive Oil May Protect Against Bowel Disease
Soothing Imagery May Help Rid Some Kids of Stomach Pain
New Guidelines Issued for Management of IBS
GENERAL HEALTH
8 Drugs Doctors Would Never Take
It Pays to Eat Less as You Age
Workplace Wellness Seems to Really Work
HEAD & NECK
Ski Helmets Encouraged for All
Zen May Thicken Brain, Thwart Pain
Many Children Will Outgrow Headaches
HEALTH & TECHNOLOGY
'Cell Phone Elbow' -- A New Ill for the Wired Age
The Internet Is Becoming One-Stop Shopping for Health Help
Study Suggests Link Between Cell Phones and Brain Tumors
HEARING
Summer Sounds Can Lead to Hearing Loss
Noise Hurts Men's Hearing More, Study Shows
HEART & CARDIOVASCULAR
Years of Heavy Smoking Raises Heart Risks
Small Cuts in Salt Intake Spur Big Drops in Heart Trouble
Exercise May Blunt Salt's Effect on Hypertension
INFECTIOUS DISEASE
Viral Infection Might Trigger High Blood Pressure
Swine Flu Closes Three Schools in NYC
More Medicinal Uses for Pomegranate
INFERTILITY
Obesity May Affect Fertility in Young Womene
KID'S HEALTH
Traffic, Dust Linked to Asthma in Kids
Too Many Infants Short on Vitamin D
Frequent Feedings May Be Making Babies Fat
MEN'S HEALTH
Whole Grains, Bran May Fight Hypertension in Men
Drinking Green Tea May Slow Prostate Cancer
Sunlight May Help Protect Men From Kidney Cancer
MENTAL HEALTH
Reminiscing Helps Build Emotional Strength
Environmental Chemicals May Affect Male Reproduction
Mind Exercise Might Help Stroke Patients
PAIN
Are We Exercising Pain Away? Not So Much.
Acupuncture, Real or Fake, Eases Back Pain
Tai Chi May Help Ease Fibromyalgia
PHYSICAL THERAPY
PREGNANCY
Music of Mozart Soothes the Preemie Baby
Sleeping Could Help Women Lose The Baby Fat
Exercise As Well As Acupuncture, May Ease Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
SENIORS
Protein Deposits May Show Up Before Memory Problems Occur, Study Says
Tai Chi May Help Ward Off Knee Pain in Seniors
Exercise Helps Reduce Falls in Young and Old
SEXUAL HEALTH
SLEEP DISORDERS
Exercising Throat Muscles May Relieve Sleep Apnea
Daylight Savings: Not a Bright Time for All
Moderate Aerobics May Ease Insomnia Symptoms
WOMEN'S HEALTH
Women Who Run May Benefit From Extra Folic Acid
Natural Therapies for Menopause
Flame-Retardant Chemical Linked to Conception Problems
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Gum Disease May Reactivate AIDS Virus

FRIDAY, April 3 (HealthDay News) -- Good dental health may help prevent AIDS, say Japanese researchers.

The link, they say, could be periodontal, or gum, disease.

The researchers found that periodontitis-causing P. gingivalis bacteria can trigger a pathway that causes reactivation of latent HIV-1, the virus that causes AIDS. P. gingivalis is among the most widely existent bacteria worldwide.

The findings were to be presented April 3 in Miami at a meeting of the International & American Association for Dental Research.

The results suggest that periodontal disease might contribute to the systemic dissemination of HIV and emphasize the essential role of maintaining oral hygiene and controlling oral diseases to help prevent AIDS, according to background information in a news release from the association.

More information

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has more about HIV/AIDS.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: International & American Association for Dental Research, news release, April 3, 2009

Last Updated: April 03, 2009

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