ALLERGY, RESPIRATORY
Air Quality Better in Northeast, Midwest
Air Pollution May Raise Blood Pressure
Overweight Moms More Likely to Have Asthmatic Kids
ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
38% of U.S. Adults Use Alternative Treatments
Acupuncture Eases Side Effects of Head, Neck Cancer Treatments
Maggots as Good as Gel in Leg Ulcer Treatments
ANIMAL CARE
Safe Toys for Dogs
Beware of Dog Bites
Rest Easy. When It Comes to Swine Flu, Your Pet Is Safe
BONES & JOINTS
Tequila Plant May Help Fight Bone Loss
For All Their Plusses, Pets Pose a Risk for Falls, Too
New Clues to How Fish Oils Help Arthritis Patients
CANCER
Gene Screen May Predict Colon Cancer's Return
Many Ignore Symptoms of Bladder Trouble
Researchers ID Genetic Markers for Esophageal Cancer
CAREGIVING
Timing May Matter in Organ Donation Decisions
Caregivers Face Multiple Strains Tending Older Parents
3 Steps Might Help Stop MRSA's Spread
CIRCULATORY SYSTEM
Grapefruit-Heavy Diet Helped Spur Dangerous Clot
Review Confirms Links Between Diet, Heart Health
Laughter Can Boost Heart Health
COSMETIC
The Acne Drug Accutane More Than Doubles Depression Risk
Mouse Study Finds Molecule That Tells Hair to Grow
Study Evaluates Laser Therapies for Hair Removal
DENTAL, ORAL
Holistic Dentistry-My View
Gum Disease Treatment Doesn't Cut Preterm Birth Risk
Rheumatoid Arthritis May Harm Gums
DIABETES
Doctors Urged to Screen Diabetics for Sleep Apnea
Strict Blood Sugar Lowering Won't Ease Diabetes Heart Risk
Arthritis Hits More Than Half of Diabetics
DIET, NUTRITION
The Best Diet? That Depends on You
Coffee Beans May Be Newest Stress-Buster
Indian Spice May Thwart Liver Damage
DISABILITIES
Could Your Cell Phone Help Shield You From Alzheimer's?
Review Finds Marijuana May Help MS Patients
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
Meat-Eating Dinosaurs Used Legs and Arms Like Birds
Global Warming Linked to Heightened Kidney Stone Risk
Old-Growth Forests Dying Off in U.S. West
EYE CARE, VISION
Magnetic Pulses to Brain Improve Lazy Eye in Adults
Nutrient-Rich Diet Lowers Risk of Age-Related Eye Disease
FDA Goes After Unapproved Eye Washes, Skin Ointments
FITNESS
Marathoners Go the Distance on Heart Health
Research Confirms How Valuable A Healthy Lifestyle Can Be
Run for Your Life
GASTROINTESTINAL PROBLEMS
HRT Use Raises Risk of Stomach Trouble
Intestinal Bacteria Trigger Immune Response
Peppermint Oil, Fiber Can Fight Irritable Bowel
GENERAL HEALTH
The Yearly Flu Shot Debate
Less Education May Mean Poorer Health
U.S. Prepares for Possible Return of Swine Flu in Fall
HEAD & NECK
Ski Helmets Encouraged for All
Zen May Thicken Brain, Thwart Pain
Many Children Will Outgrow Headaches
HEALTH & TECHNOLOGY
E-Mailing Your Way to Healthier Habits
Imaging Sheds Light on How Acupuncture Works
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
Lack of Vitamin D Linked to High Blood Pressure
A Little Chocolate May Do the Heart Good
Chinese Red Yeast Rice May Prevent Heart Attack
INFECTIOUS DISEASE
The HPV Vaccine: Preventative Medicine or Human Sacrifice?
Surgical Masks Could Prevent Flu, Maybe
Bacterial Infections May Succumb to Honey
INFERTILITY
Obesity May Affect Fertility in Young Womene
KID'S HEALTH
Stomach Germ May Protect Against Asthma
Childhood Dairy Intake Boosts Bone Health Later On
Exercise in Adolescence May Cut Risk of Deadly Brain Tumor
MEN'S HEALTH
Physical Activity May Prolong Survival After Colon Cancer
Soy Linked to Low Sperm Count
Eating Fast Until Full Triples Overweight Risk
MENTAL HEALTH
Green Spaces Boost the Body and the Mind
Teen Internet Addicts More Likely to Self-Harm: Study
Eight Spiritual Universal Principles in the Art of Practice
PAIN
Alleviating Rheumatoid Arthritis
'Cell Phone Elbow' -- A New Ill for the Wired Age
Acupuncture, Real or Fake, Eases Back Pain
PHYSICAL THERAPY
PREGNANCY
Breast-Feeding Benefits Moms and Babies
Music of Mozart Soothes the Preemie Baby
Pregnant Women Exposed To Certain Pollutants Could Lower Childs IQ
SENIORS
As You Age, Better Health Means Better Sex
Rapid Weight Loss in Seniors Signals Higher Dementia Risk
Vitamin D May Help Keep Aging at Bay
SEXUAL HEALTH
SLEEP DISORDERS
Lose Weight, Sleep Apnea May Improve
Meditation May Help Put Primary Insomnia to Bed
Daylight Savings: Not a Bright Time for All
WOMEN'S HEALTH
Calcium Helps Ward Off Colon Cancer
Natural Therapies for Menopause
Being Active an Hour a Day Puts Brakes on Weight Gain
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Health Tip: At Risk for Gingivitis

(HealthDay News) -- Gingivitis is a disease of the mouth that can damage the gums, ligaments and sockets that surround the teeth.

According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, people with these risk factors should be extra careful about preventing gingivitis:

* People with poor dental health or dental hygiene practices.
* Pregnant women, as certain hormonal changes can increase gum sensitivity.
* Diabetics who can't manage or control their disease.
* People with teeth that are poorly aligned, or with braces or fillings with rough edges.
* People taking certain medications, including birth control pills and phenytoin.



-- Diana Kohnle

Last Updated: Feb. 24, 2009

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