By Deepa Bharath | [email protected] | Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: January 16, 2019 at 6:11 pm | UPDATED: January 17, 2019 at 8:40 am IRVINE — Sixty-five families whose children were infected by rare bacteria when they underwent pulpotomies, or “baby root canals,” at an Anaheim clinic two years ago filed a lawsuit Wednesday, Jan. 16, naming the clinic, its operators, the company that installs and maintains water filtration systems, and several dentists. The lawsuit, which was filed in Orange County Superior Court in Santa Ana, alleges that Children’s Dental Group and dentists who provided services there performed hundreds if not thousands of unnecessary pulpotomies on children. Potentially deadly Mycobacterium abscessus was found in several samples the county’s Health Care Agency took from the clinic’s water system. The children, ages 3 to 9, all underwent pulpotomies at the clinic between April and July 2016. In all, 500 children underwent the … [Read more...] about 65 more families file lawsuit against Anaheim dental clinic on behalf of infected children
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A MAN had painful swelling and tingling in his lips for a week after visiting the dentist for a toothache. The 70-year-old went to hospital thinking his pain was related to his tooth. Upon examination doctors noticed he had puffy skin on the left side of his face, but no rash or facial paralysis. Medics at Osaka University Hospital in Japan initially suspected a bacterial infection caught during treatment at the dentist. But further examination of the inside of his mouth found "white erosion" on the left side of his palate. The man was tested for herpes but the results were negative, so doctors sent samples of the rash away for further testing. He was eventually diagnosed with oral shingles and put on a course of antibiotics. The symptoms went away within a week but the man was left with a burning sensation on the left side of his face and mouth. Oral shingles can be difficult for doctors to diagnosed because the beginning stage of the illness can occur days before a rash appears … [Read more...] about Man with rare case of shingles in his MOUTH plagued by painful tingling lips
By Michelle Robertson, SFGATE Updated 3:39 pm PDT, Friday, September 14, 2018 A New Mexico spa closed this week after officials identified practices at VIP Spa last week that could potentially spread blood-borne infections, including HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C, the health department said in a statement. less A New Mexico spa closed this week after officials identified practices at VIP Spa last week that could potentially spread blood-borne infections, including HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C, the health ... more Photo: Getty A New Mexico spa closed this week after officials identified practices at VIP Spa last week that could potentially spread blood-borne infections, including HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C, the health department said in a statement. less A New Mexico spa closed this week after officials identified practices at VIP Spa last week that could potentially spread blood-borne … [Read more...] about New Mexico officials urge ‘vampire facial’ spa clients to get HIV tests
MILLIONS of British parents are putting their children’s health at risk by not looking after their teeth properly, according to research. A quarter of adults think it doesn’t matter if their kids develop cavities in their baby teeth, and admit to a lack of knowledge about oral health in children. And nearly a third of parents in the UK wait until their children have all their milk teeth before taking them to the dentist for the first time, according to the study of 1,000 parents with kids under 13. Nyree Whitely, the group clinical director for mydentist, which commissioned the research, said: “There is a common misconception that baby teeth do not matter. “But the truth is that they are essential for speech, the structure of the face and holding space for the adult teeth to erupt into. If there is decay it can lead to infection, discomfort and potentially damage the permanent teeth below. “It is essential that parents regularly take their children to the … [Read more...] about Millions of Brits don’t know how to look after their kids’ teeth – risking cavities and rotten teeth
Could the no-calorie sweetener you rely on to replace sugar in your diet actually cause weight gain instead of the weight loss you were expecting?The answer may be yes, according to a new study."Artificial sweeteners are not risk-free," said Brian Hoffmann, assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the Medical College of Wisconsin and Marquette University, and a lead author of the study. "They are a very controversial topic when it comes to health and nutrition ... but they're so prevalent in society that I think we owe it to ourselves to try and figure out what's actually going on."Hoffmann presented his new research Sunday at the annual Experimental Biology meeting in San Diego. Relying on rats and human cell cultures, his team identified a number of pathways linking artificial sweeteners with metabolic changes at the genetic level that could lead to diabetes and obesity. Specifically, the researchers found that three weeks of exposure to … [Read more...] about Artificial sweeteners: Where do we stand?