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Month: February 2016

New Study from Sweden Links Gum Disease to Heart Attacks
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New Study from Sweden Links Gum Disease to Heart Attacks

Gum disease comes with its own host of consequences, but a recent study has found that it may also lead to some more serious health issues. According to 9News.com, researchers in Sweden have discovered that those with advanced gum disease, or periodontitis, have a much higher risk of experiencing a heart attack. During the study, researchers also learned that poor oral health can increase the risk of heart disease by up to 28%. In Australia, approximately 22% of people have some form of gum disease, making the research particularly prevalent to those Down Under. "The bacteria that are causing advanced gum disease migrate into the blood stream and they circulate, causing a chronic inflammatory response," said Axel Spahr, associate professor at the Sydney Dental Hospital. ...
Utah Clean Air Activists Crash Home Builders Association Gala
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Utah Clean Air Activists Crash Home Builders Association Gala

Earlier this month, the Utah Home Builders Association’s annual awards gala was interrupted by a group of clean air advocates. The demonstrators gathered outside of the event to denounce the organization by accusing them of deterring efforts to fight for cleaner air in Utah. Representatives from Utah Moms for Clear Air, HEAL Utah, and Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment participated in the rally. They waved signs in protest and handed out pamphlets to those who passed by, claiming they were raising awareness of “the association's role in trying to defeat some of the clean air policies the state proposed last year.” “Actions taken by the Utah Home Builders Association have been instrumental in delaying the approval of both the low-nitrogen oxide (NOx) emitter water heaters rule,...