ALLERGY, RESPIRATORY
New Spray Could Benefit Cystic Fibrosis Patients
Traffic, Dust Linked to Asthma in Kids
Molecule in Skin May Link Eczema and Asthma
ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
No Verdict Yet on Grape Seed Extract vs. Breast Cancer
Higher Vitamin D Intake Could Cut Cancer Risk
Placebo Acupuncture Tied to Higher IVF Pregnancies
ANIMAL CARE
Rest Easy. When It Comes to Swine Flu, Your Pet Is Safe
Beware of Dog Bites
Animals Respond to Acupuncture's Healing Touch
BONES & JOINTS
Gene Therapy May Ease Rheumatoid Arthritis
Exercise Key Player in Knee Replacement Recovery
Extra Pounds in Mid-Life Affect Later Mobility
CANCER
Study Cites Gains in Gall Bladder Cancer Treatment
Exercise Cuts Lung Cancer Risk in Ex-Smokers by 45%
Selenium, Omega-3s May Stave Off Colorectal Cancer
CAREGIVING
Tainted China Formula Caused High Rate of Kidney Stones in Kids
Exercise During Pregnancy May Help Baby
Older Caregivers Prone to Worse Sleep Patterns
CIRCULATORY SYSTEM
Salt Boosts Blood Pressure in High-Risk Patients
Grapefruit-Heavy Diet Helped Spur Dangerous Clot
An Apple a Day May Help Keep Heart Disease Away
COSMETIC
New Genetic Links to Baldness Discovered
Health Tip: After Liposuction
Mouse Study Finds Molecule That Tells Hair to Grow
DENTAL, ORAL
Biological Product Shows Promise Against Gum Disease
Scientists Find Gene for Tooth Enamel
Hormones May Be to Blame for Women's Cavity Rates
DIABETES
Strict Blood Sugar Lowering Won't Ease Diabetes Heart Risk
Abnormal Heart Rhythm Boosts Death Risk for Diabetics
Fish Twice a Week Cuts Diabetics' Kidney Risks
DIET, NUTRITION
Low-Fat Diet Does Little to Alter Cholesterol Levels
Quick Weight Loss May Be Best for Long-Term Success
Leafy Greens Top Risky Food List
DISABILITIES
Could Your Cell Phone Help Shield You From Alzheimer's?
Review Finds Marijuana May Help MS Patients
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
Think You Are Lead-Free? Check Your Soil
Old-Growth Forests Dying Off in U.S. West
Pregnant Rural Women More at Risk
EYE CARE, VISION
Retinal Gene Is Linked to Childhood Blindness
Music Can Help Restore Stroke Patients' Sight
Action-Filled Video Games Boost Adult Vision
FITNESS
Almost Two-Thirds of Americans Meet Exercise Guidelines
Bursts of Vigorous Activity Appear to Be a 'Stress-Buffer'
Want to Stop Cancer? You Can, Experts Say
GASTROINTESTINAL PROBLEMS
Olive Oil May Protect Against Bowel Disease
Soothing Imagery May Help Rid Some Kids of Stomach Pain
Traditional Nonsurgical GERD Treatments Not Impressive
GENERAL HEALTH
Soluble Fiber, But Not Bran, Soothes Irritable Bowel
Keep Safety in Mind While Your Kids Are Cooling Off in the Water
Good Sleepers More Likely to Eat Right
HEAD & NECK
Many Children Will Outgrow Headaches
Ski Helmets Encouraged for All
Zen May Thicken Brain, Thwart Pain
HEALTH & TECHNOLOGY
Magnet Therapy May Ease Hard-to-Treat Depression
Save Your Aging Brain, Try Surfing The Web
The Internet Is Becoming One-Stop Shopping for Health Help
HEARING
Noise Hurts Men's Hearing More, Study Shows
Summer Sounds Can Lead to Hearing Loss
HEART & CARDIOVASCULAR
Laughter Can Boost Heart Health
Research Shows Genetic Activity of Antioxidants
After a Stroke, Light Exercise Gets Hands, Arms Working Again
INFECTIOUS DISEASE
Surgical Masks Could Prevent Flu, Maybe
Viral Infection Might Trigger High Blood Pressure
Swine Flu Is Now a Pandemic Says W.H.O.
INFERTILITY
Obesity May Affect Fertility in Young Womene
KID'S HEALTH
Winter's Bitter Cold Poses Health Dangers
Gene Variation Found in Boys With Delinquent Peers
Soothing Imagery May Help Rid Some Kids of Stomach Pain
MEN'S HEALTH
Strenuous Daily Workout May Keep Cancer at Bay
More Vitamin C May Mean Less Chance of Gout
Eating Fast Until Full Triples Overweight Risk
MENTAL HEALTH
The Unmedicated Mind
Memory Loss Help from Brain Supplement Prevagen
Most Depressed Teens Don't Get Treatment
PAIN
Tai Chi May Help Ease Fibromyalgia
Alleviating Rheumatoid Arthritis
Acupuncture, Real or Fake, Eases Back Pain
PHYSICAL THERAPY
PREGNANCY
Heart Defects in Newborns Linked to Antidepressants
Calcium Supplements Cut Blood Lead Levels During Pregnancy
Acupuncture May Ease Depression During Pregnancy
SENIORS
Want Better Health in the New Year, Add Exercise to Your Day
Friends, Not Grandkids, Key to Happy Retirement
Tai Chi and Qigong Offer Many Health Benefits: Review
SEXUAL HEALTH
SLEEP DISORDERS
Better Sleep, Grades Seem to Go Up
Moderate Aerobics May Ease Insomnia Symptoms
Sleeping Could Help Women Lose The Baby Fat
WOMEN'S HEALTH
Frankincense Provides Relief for Osteoarthritis
Most Women With Osteoporosis Unaware of Raised Fracture Risk
Green Tea May Help Treat Uterine Fibroids
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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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