• Nail biters, beware: Teeth grinding is next

    Nail biters, beware: Teeth grinding is next

    Anxiety disorders affect approximately one in six adult Americans, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. The most well-known of these include panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and social anxiety disorder. But what of brief bouts of anxiety caused by stressful social situations? A new study by Tel Aviv University researchers, published

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  • Connection between mouth bacteria, inflammation in heart disease

    Connection between mouth bacteria, inflammation in heart disease

    Oral infections are the most common diseases of humankind and are also a key risk factor for heart disease, which is the leading cause of death worldwide. In a review article published in Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism on April 16, researchers summarize the latest clinical evidence supporting a link between oral infections, which are

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