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FDA warns against honey pacifiers linked to multiple infant botulism cases in Texas

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FDA warns against honey pacifiers linked to multiple infant botulism cases in Texas

The FDA is looking to remind parents that infants under one cannot have honey after an incident happened in which four infants were hospitalized in Texas with botulism. Each one of the infants had actually been given a pacifier that contained honey, as per the Texas Department of State Health Services.

Infant botulism’s symptoms include constipation, difficulty breathing, general weakness, poor feeding, loss of head control and drooping eyelids. It can also cause death if left untreated.

Botulism is known to be a serious illness which is caused by a toxin which attacks the body’s nerves and may cause difficulty breathing, paralysis and can even cause death. Honey may consist of bacteria which produces the toxin in the intestine of babies who eat it.

Till the time children become 12 months old, they’ve actually developed some more types of bacteria in their digestive tract for preventing the botulism bacteria from growing and producing toxin.

The FDA told that they are working to identify online retailers who sell honey-filled pacifiers to ask that they immediately discontinue sales.

Any parents who currently own honey pacifiers are urged to throw them out immediately.

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Dr. Martin Schwarz Took the First Step to Revolutionize a Dental Industry by Creating Bioscaling Gel – Yahoo Reports 

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Dr. Martin Schwarz, the German-based Oral Care brand has developed an innovative product named Bioscaling to deal with dental problems. The revolutionary formula of Dr. Martin Schwarz – was announced by Yahoo earlier this month, as a refreshing alternative to specialized dental products. According to Yahoo –  Bioscaling is an antibacterial gel, that can be used at home to deal with dental plaque and bad breath. It was designed for carrying out oral hygiene sessions completely independently at home. Such an approach is claimed to prevent common dental problems – like a dental calculus, and improve the overall oral hygiene of its user. All of that – without the need for professional dental scaling.

According to Dr. Matthias Berg – a spokesperson of Dr. Martin Schwarz – Bioscaling would bring a revolutionary change in the dental industry and play a crucial role in solving oral health problems. It is the unique antiseptic formula of Bioscaling dental gel that makes it special.  Bioscaling can easily be used on teeth without the help of any dentist and such an independent way of application would take oral hygiene to a new level – he added.

The presence of the naturally occurring compound, microcrystalline sodium bicarbonate was said to help to reduce the number of harmful microorganisms to a great extent. Bioscaling offers a number of advantages as it helps to remove dental plaque, prevents the build-up of dental calculus and deals with bad breath problem by eliminating unwanted bacterias from the mouth. It can be distributed on the teeth’s surface using the number of ways such as mouth trays, sonic toothbrush, and manual brush.

The regular application of Bioscaling dental gel was claimed to prevent the tartar build-up, without the need to follow a complex, in-office, dental procedure. Apart from cleaning the teeth enamel, Bioscaling liquidates harmful bacteria and helps to restore the oral cavity’s natural pH level. The presence of active ingredients helps to remove biofilm from teeth which prevent the formation of dental calculus. With the help of such products, undergoing dental scaling treatment seems to be not a matter of time, but a matter of a choice.

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