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Pancreatic cancer connected to mouth bacteria

New York City - The oral microbiome (that bacteria found in the mouth) can, if imbalanced, enhance the risk of a person developing pancreatic cancer. The finding adds to growing reports about the association between human microbes and disease.

Mouth bacteria linked to migraines

Migraines are triggered by many different factors, from lack of sleep, stress and by certain foods. A new study indicates that the microorganisms resident in the mouth may also play a part.

Hydra rip open their skin to feed: Video

Hydra, the peculiar type of tiny freshwater animals, catch and sting their prey via tentacles. Before they eat they need to rip their own skin apart in order to open their mouths.

10 surprising causes of dental cavities Special

Dr. Steinberg, a leading U.S. dentist has contacted Digital Journal with 10 interesting and surprising, facts about dental cavities.

Mouth of a shark holds clues for treating shark bites

A research team are studying the bacteria found in the mouths of sharks in order to develop better medical treatment methods for shark bite victims.

Parboiled squid painfully 'inseminates' Korean woman's mouth

Korean researchers report a case of painful insemination of the membranes of a woman's mouth by squid spermatophores after she ate parboiled squid along with its internal organs. Bug-like organisms stuck to the woman's tongue, cheeks and gums.

Link between oral sex and cancer subject of documentary

The link between oral sex and throat and mouth cancer will be addressed in a BBC documentary to be presented by Jaime Winstone.

New Bacterial Species Found In Human Mouth

A new species of bacteria has been discovered in the human mouth. This discovery could help scientists understand tooth decay and gum disease and may lead to better treatments.

Dinosaur found in Sahara with a vacuum cleaner mouth

A paleontologist discovers a new dinosaur with vacuum-like wide mouth parts that is designed to suck up food. A plant eater, it roamed more than 110 million years ago in the Sahara region.

Man Bitten After Putting Snake in Mouth

Snake collector Matt Wilkinson of Portland grabbed a 20-inch rattler from the highway near Maupin, and three weeks later, to impress his ex-girlfriend, he stuck the serpent in his mouth. It didn't end well.

Babies' mouths allegedly taped shut at Russian hospital

Prosecutors said Thursday they are investigating allegations that workers at a central Russian hospital taped infants' mouths shut to keep them from crying.

And now for another difference between the sexes...

Sorry ladies, but looks like once again the men have one up on us ...

All Full Up! Wisdom Teeth And Their Struggle For Space

Mainz (dpa) - They lurk unseen in darkened corners, unnoticed for years, but in the end they are inevitably going to want out. When wisdom teeth start to stir, their migration is more often than not accompanied by excruciating pain. For this reason...

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Herpes simplex lesion of lower lip, second day after onset
A hippo s teeth can snap a 10 ft. crocodile in half.
A hippo's teeth can snap a 10 ft. crocodile in half.
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