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Water Fluoridation: Why Fluoride In Water Is Good For Your Teeth

The United States first started introducing fluoride to public water supplies back in 1945, and by 2012 74.6 percent of the U.S. population had access to fluoridated water. Water fluoridation prevents tooth decay by replacing minerals on tooth surface that are removed by acid from certain bacteria in the mouth. A video uploaded by SciShow explains why…

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Maple Syrup: New Way to Fight Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria?

Maple syrup may help fight disease-causing bacteria, including antibiotic-resistant strains that often grow in health-care settings, says a study published online in Applied and Environmental Microbiology. Concentrated extracts of maple syrup combined with antibiotics significantly reduced the growth of four common bacterial strains and bacterial communities called biofilms, the study found. Bacterial biofilms accumulate on…

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