Don’t ignore oral hygiene. Severe gum disease linked to lung, colon cancers

Do you have bad oral health? Beware, you may be at high risk of developing cancers of lung, colon and pancreas, researchers have warned. Advanced gum disease, also called periodontitis, is caused by bacterial infection that damages the soft tissue and bone that supports the teeth. The findings, led by […]

Moms-to-be, taking this epilepsy drug during pregnancy increases risk of oral cleft in baby

Women taking a common anti-epileptic drug during early pregnancy may have a greater chance of giving birth to a baby with an oral cleft, warns a new study. “Our results suggest that the increased risk of oral clefts is most pronounced in women taking higher doses of topiramate to treat […]