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What is the current H1N1 situation in Hong Kong?

January 21, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Diseases, Health & Fitness, International, Society

HONG KONG – TWO people were in critical condition in a Hong Kong hospital suffering from H1N1 flu, health officials said on Friday, one and a half years after an outbreak that killed 80 people in the city. ‘A 21-year-old female is in critical condition after contracting H1N1 flu, a spokesman for Hong Kong’s Queen …

What are the causes of Periodontal Disease?

January 10, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Diseases

Periodontal disease is caused by dental plaque, a soft almost invisible layer of BACTERIA which forms on the teeth and is present in all mouths. Any irregularity around the teeth will encourage accumulation of plaque by making tooth cleaning more difficult eg. croooked teeth, overhanging edges of fillings, poorly contoured fillings, some types of partial …

What is Periodontal Disease (gum disease)?

January 10, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Diseases

Periodontal disease affects the supporting tissue of the tooth – the periodontal ligament, the gingiva (gums), alveolar bone (supporting bone) and the cementum (root surface of the tooth). Gum disease is the major cause of tooth loss in adults. The condition begins as inflammation of the gum margin with redness, swelling and bleeding on brushing, …