Understanding The Need And Effectiveness Of Flossing

Flossing has so far been insisted by the federal government as well as the dentists to prevent gum disease and cavities. It was also claimed to protect the teeth. But, now with the recent guidelines provided by the Departments of Agriculture, Health and Human Services things seem to differ. In the latest press release, the American Academy of Periodontology have expressed the inadequacy of flossing to restore gum health. There was less conformational evidence to support. As per the reports, there were no significant research studies to claim that flossing prevents periodontal disease or cavities. And, the open secret was finally let out.

Previously in a randomized study that was conducted during 2011, there were a few weak pieces of evidence. Flossing regularly for six months reduced the incidence of plaque formation. However, they could not bring out trustworthy clinical studies to support the efficacy of flossing. It did not prevent the formation of cavities. Professor Dr. Philippe Hujoel, from the department of oral health sciences, University of Washington stated that the benefits of flossing are still not proven substantially. More research is required to link flossing with the prevention of dental decay. However, the American Dental Association states that brushing and flossing are necessary to protect your gums and teeth.

There are a few mediocre proofs that suggest flossing can reduce gingivitis. But, the quality of the research studies was found to be low. Flossing can only reverse gum problems in the initial stages. The experts say that it cannot prevent the bone loss in the case of periodontal disease. Inflammation in the gum progresses to other dental diseases despite flossing. Dr. Wayne Aldredge, who leads the American Academy of Periodontology says that flossing cannot prevent the periodontal disease. It is a slow and deceptive tooth problem which requires five to ten years for development. Thus, more accurate studies are needed to support the benefits of flossing.

Sports Court Stick On To The Ban

In the latest Rio Olympics, the sports court has put a ban on Russia’s track asking to discipline the Russian teams. The Association of Athletics Federations had barred Russia’s team from participating at the summer games which is going to be held in Rio next month the reason being that of a cheating plot which the investigators found by the forensic evidence and with the help of computer records.

When Russia made an appeal, the sports court said that the penalty given was legally sound. With only two weeks left for the opening ceremony in Rio, the Olympic committee had made the decision of taking measures to sports federation. The appeal court considered the nature of the case and because of this the verdict was unanimous. The court said that the full decision would be issued shortly.

The sports minister of Russia said that the decision made by the court had affected honest athletes and clean athletes. Because of this ban, the council invited the other Russian athletes to compete individually and gave the option to be in part to protect themselves against court challenges. So far, two of the Russian athletes have given clear chit to compete in Rio. The athletes are a long jumper and a runner; both of them live in the United States. The federation said the other athletes could not compete in Rio.

Russia won 8 gold medals in the 2012 summer Olympics. A total of 18 medals were won by Russia in the 2012 summer Olympics. If the ban remains, it will be difficult for the Russian athletes even to dream about a medal. The federation does not have much experience in seeking for justice in doping cases. Major people have been flying to Rio and Russia to request to uplift the ban on the athletes.

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The Dawn Of The Hobbit

In 2004 the world was shocked by hearing the name of the ancient 1-meter tall human who is nicknamed as ‘The Hobbit.’ Scientists selected more fossil for confirmation. The scientists have spent so many years in researching this in the hope that they might find a separate species and will resolve the mystery behind the origins. So they started searching in the Indonesian islands, and all that they could find was animal bones, in huge numbers but no human fossils, till date.

This week, the team made an announcement that tiny hominin specimens were found on Flores and the specimens were isolated teeth and a jaw fragment. After careful studies, scientist says that it should date 700000 years ago when there were thousands of hobbits and also were pretty small, about 20% smaller. Scientists say that it is an amazing thing to see something that is 700000 years old.

Some researchers said that they were expecting to get a large fossil however they could only find some fossils of those tiny humans. Years ago, a Catholic priest and an archaeologist found some stone tools, however, no was ready to believe them then.However, the researchers are giving importance to this findings. The decay of the fossil is due to humid climate, and so the team had a tough time in digging the landscape. The complete digging was done with the help of 120 students and the other local workers in 10 different field seasons.

When the project was about to reach the finalization, the workers were paid off. One of the workers found the tooth and the jaw part followed by five more teeth of which two were baby teeth. Scientists confirmed that the jaw is an adult. The researchers said that they will research on the fossils completely and will give the necessary information.

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