What is ancient chewing gum and where does it come from? During an excavation on Lolland, archaeologists have found a 5,700-year-old type of ancient chewing gum made from birch pitch. When heated, birch pitch produces a black-brown gooey substance, which is well known as an all-purpose glue in prehistoric times. However, archaeologists have found teeth […]
Why Sugar needs to be added to Your Drinks?
Great tasting drinks are normally associated with high sugar content which is known to be a major contributor in obesity. In order to tackle this issue, we must look into why sugar has to be added to drinks in the first place. Researchers at De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) and University of Sheffield found that […]
What is Halitosis? Halitosis is a medical term that is characterized by an unpleasant odor of the mouth, which can trigger anxiety and self-consciousness in many individuals. Unlike morning breath, halitosis is a chronic bad breath condition that affects about every 1 in 5 people in the general population and often can’t easily be solved […]
What are canker sores? If you are like me, you have experienced the frustration of canker sores. Trying to eat or even speak can lead to a lot of pain. There are many rumors about what cause them and how to treat them, but which one are true? The truth is that a lot of […]
Sharks may be able to help regrow teeth
According to Dr. Gareth J. Fraser from the department of developmental biology at the University of Sheffield, sharks may hold the key to regrow teeth in humans. Considering less than 40% of adults above the age of 40 have all of their own teeth still intact, this is a promising area of research. Is it […]