Gum disease linked to prostate inflammation by new study

A new study has revealed the link between gum disease and an inflamed prostate gland has been confirmed and that treating gum disease can reduce the symptoms and effects of prostatitis. Science Daily reports the inflammation of the semen producing gland can have a major impact on the life of individuals who suffer with the condition and see problems with urination. A link between gum disease and prostatitis has long been suspected, but the latest study offers the chance to see how treating gum disease can have a major effect on the symptoms of prostatitis.

Sam Tabar has learned that a group of 27 men who had been diagnosed with prostatitis aged 21 years and older were studied for the effects the treatment of their gum diseased had on their prostatitis condition. The symptoms were tested against the International-Prostate Symptom Score test used by medical groups around the world to see how the treatment of gum disease reduced the symptoms of prostatitis.

Espresso Lovers Conquer a New Frontier

Good news for those who can’t go a day without an espresso. The first espresso ever made and consumed in spaces was enjoyed by Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti. She is known to be a ground breaker as she is also the first Italian female astronaut to go into space.
This feat was a coordination of efforts of the Italian Space Agency, espresso maker Lavassa and engineering firm Argotek. This 44 pound piece of equipment can also be used to make other hot beverages to drink as well as hot broth to rehydrate freeze dried astronaut food.
The astronauts drink the hot beverages from pouches with a straw to contain the hot liquids. They also have several microgravity coffee cups they can use in the future. Variety says that STX Entertainment is excited that they will be able to stay awake if they ever start making movies in Space. This information can be used back on earth to help develop and improve medical diagnostic equipment.

North American Spine Nominated for Dallas Ethics Award

North American Spine has been cited for its mission to help others while advancing healthcare as key factors for its nomination for the 2015 Greater Dallas Business Ethics Award (GDBEA). The award honors businesses that use their core values to drive their business actions.

Businesses are also nominated because their work reflects positive and ethical values of the local Dallas business community. Companies that operate in the this manner exemplify what it means to do the right thing for their business and individuals who have a stake in its operation.

Best known for its exclusive AccuraScope® procedure, North American Spine is committed to helping patients with chronic back and neck pain by connecting them with board-certified physicians. AccuraScope® is a minimally invasive outpatient procedures that offers benefits beyond traditional spinal surgery. Advanced diagnostics such as interoperative neuromonitoring (IONM) help the procedure’s accuracy and can further promote patient outcomes.

Two published university and clinical research medical studies have confirmed that the AccuraScope® procedure has an average success rate of 82 percent for patients who have not achieved pain relief through non-surgical treatments or other spinal surgeries. Those studies, along with patient testimonials, indicate that more than 95 percent of North American Spine’s patients would recommend the company to others. The company’s success stories include country music singer and songwriter Larry Gatlin who found relief from 47 years of chronic leg pain.

Southern Methodist University’s Cary M. Maguire for Ethics and Public Responsibility and the Financial Planning Association of Dallas/Fort Worth are two of annual nominating organizations.