Oral/gum health

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Migraine sufferers show differences in makeup of oral microbiome

By Hank Schultz

Could migraines be triggered by what’s going on in the mouths of susceptible people? A recent study suggests that the makeup of the oral microbiome could play a role in bringing on the headaches that can debilitate migraine sufferers.

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Regulation of Probiotics in the USA: Dietary Supplements

By Ivan Wasserman, counsel to the International Probiotics Association, and partner at Amin, Talati and Upadhye LLP

The United States Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) regulation of products containing probiotics is complex and largely depends on the claims that are made for the product. For example, they can be regulated as foods, dietary supplements, cosmetics,...