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NOTHING BUT THE TOOTH: How sugar causes tooth decay

Q. Please, may you discuss simple sugars? I was a biology major and I understand simple sugars, and yet I didn’t consider the impact of lactose on feeding acid-producing germs. I simply thought I should avoid foods with sweet forms of simple sugars. And, what about the impact of artificial …

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WHAT’S UP DOC? Polio-like illness

Q: This new polio-like illness has been in the news a lot lately.Can you help me understand what this is all about?A: Poliomyelitis is caused by a virus that is shed in the stool of infected people (during acute epidemics it may be spread from pharyngeal secretions).Poor sanitary conditions and …