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Poor oral health increases the risk of cancer

Poor oral health increases the risk of cancer

Poor oral health increases cancer risk04 / 04 / 2014The risk of cancer of the upper respiratory tract is increased by smoking, alcohol and poor oral hygiene. This is the conclusion of an international study that was recently published. Mouthwash may also increase the risk.

COPD smoking cough: Non-smokers often affected too

COPD smoking cough: Non-smokers often affected too

Risk factors of COPD examined - women at special risk of disease Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is commonly known as smoker's cough, but non-smokers can also become ill. A violent cough in the morning with a strong expectoration and increased shortness of breath are possible indications of the disease.

Science: Why does the chocolate turn white at some point?

Science: Why does the chocolate turn white at some point?

Decoding the white veil on chocolate If chocolate forms a white veil on its surface, this creates uncertainty for many consumers. "The fat ripeness is completely harmless, but it leads to millions of damages in the food industry through rejects and complaints," explains Svenja Reinke from the Technical University of Hamburg-Harburg (TUHH).

Breast milk protein can help against

Breast milk protein can help against "super germs"

Breast milk protein can treat multi-resistant pathogensMedicines use antibiotics for many diseases. Due to the excessive, often improper use (also in agriculture), there are more and more cases of antibiotic resistance worldwide. For this reason, doctors have long been looking for effective ways to combat resistant germs.

Study: women sick much more often than men

Study: women sick much more often than men

Gender-specific differences in diseases Women and men show very different health complaints, which is also reflected in the sick leave that DAK-Gesundheit has evaluated for its current health report. The "study shows the greatest gender differences in mental illnesses, cancer and circulatory diseases," according to the DAK.

Candidiasis: yeast diseases of the skin

Candidiasis: yeast diseases of the skin

Candidiasis - yeast diseases of the skin Whoever thinks of skin yeast infections usually thinks of contagious skin fungi, foot or nail fungi. However, there are two types of fungi that can infect the skin: infectious filamentous fungi (dermatophytes) and yeast fungi (Candida). There are numerous microorganisms on the skin, including yeast.