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By Andrea K. Walker | June 18, 2012
Soap, toothpaste and mouthwash may fight germs, but it also could make your child prone to allergies, new research has found. Common antibacterial chemicals in these products may affect development of the immune system making children more likely to develop food and environmental allergies, the research from Johns Hopkins Children's Center found. Researchers analyzed data from a national health survey of 860 children ages 6 to 18. They compared urinary leves of antibacterials  in each child to preservatives found in personal hygiene products.
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By Andrea K. Walker | June 18, 2012
Soap, toothpaste and mouthwash may fight germs, but it also could make your child prone to allergies, new research has found. Common antibacterial chemicals in these products may affect development of the immune system making children more likely to develop food and environmental allergies, the research from Johns Hopkins Children's Center found. Researchers analyzed data from a national health survey of 860 children ages 6 to 18. They compared urinary leves of antibacterials  in each child to preservatives found in personal hygiene products.
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BUSINESS
September 11, 1997
University of Maryland School of Dentistry researchers said yesterday that a toothpaste they've developed with a Florida biotechnology company has been shown in a study to provide lasting relief for a painful condition known as hypersensitive teeth.The gel toothpaste was co-developed by USBiomaterials Corp., a former White Marsh-based company now in Florida. The toothpaste contains Bioglass, which contains a glass compound that bonds to human bone and tissue.USBiomaterials said it anticipates that a Bioglass toothpaste will be on the market in the United States within two years.
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By Joe and Teresa Graedon | October 26, 2009
Question: : The inside of my mouth became very sensitive to salt, acid and anything spicy. When my wife looked, she said it looked like thrush. I went to my dentist to have it checked out. After a visual assessment and asking about medications, one of his first questions was, "Are you using a cinnamon toothpaste?" Stopping the cinnamon toothpaste and using a prescription medicated mouthwash called "Magic Mouthwash" cured the condition in about 10 days. I hope this will help other readers.
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By Alia Malik and Alia Malik,Sun reporter | June 16, 2007
After finding potentially toxic toothpaste in eight Baltimore stores, city health officials yesterday urged residents to check their Colgate toothpaste for signs that it might be counterfeit. "There's no question that counterfeit and potentially tainted toothpaste is here in Baltimore," Assistant Commissioner of Environmental Health Olivia D. Farrow said in a statement. Counterfeit Colgate toothpaste containing diethylene glycol, a substance used in antifreeze, has also been found in the Dollar Power Store in Silver Spring and in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
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By Joe and Teresa Graedon | October 26, 2009
Question: : The inside of my mouth became very sensitive to salt, acid and anything spicy. When my wife looked, she said it looked like thrush. I went to my dentist to have it checked out. After a visual assessment and asking about medications, one of his first questions was, "Are you using a cinnamon toothpaste?" Stopping the cinnamon toothpaste and using a prescription medicated mouthwash called "Magic Mouthwash" cured the condition in about 10 days. I hope this will help other readers.
BUSINESS
By Andrew Leckey | January 16, 2005
I'm a conservative investor with eight years until retirement. I own shares of Colgate-Palmolive Co. in my portfolio. What is the outlook for the company? - B.C., via the Internet This global consumer products giant famous for toothpaste, dishwashing liquid, Ajax detergent and Irish Spring soap is cleaning house. It is cutting 4,400 jobs worldwide, or 12 percent of its work force, and shutting down 25 of its 78 factories in a new four-year restructuring plan. Greater emphasis will be placed on distribution, sales and promotion, where it lags rival Procter & Gamble Co. The company expects to post $200 million in charges in 2005 while saving $45 million.
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By Judy Hevrdejs and Judy Hevrdejs,Special to the Sun | April 6, 2003
You have something like 32 teeth in your mouth -- give or take a few wisdom teeth. If you were so inclined, you could brush each tooth with a different paste -- there are enough out there to do so -- thanks to a culture that celebrates individualism and manufacturers happy to be part of that celebration. "If you think about what consumers are used to seeing -- more targeted products -- it would only make sense, then, that the oral-care category and the toothpaste category would follow suit," said Kim Feil, division president for worldwide innovation at Information Resources Inc., a market researcher in Chicago.
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By Chicago Tribune | March 16, 2003
In the past five years, 132 new teeth-whitening devices have been introduced, including strips, toothpaste and gum. Over the same period, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry reports that customer requests for dentists to perform teeth whitening procedures have risen more than 300 percent.
FEATURES
By Rob Kasper | September 1, 2001
WHEN THE WIFE is away, the husband will rub the furniture with toothpaste. Why? As with many complex issues in America today, the answer has to do with gender roles, with a poinsettia plant and with a water stain on the hall table. I was responsible for the water stain. I was the guy who placed the poinsettia plant on the wood table. I am not a houseplant person. Ordinarily I don't buy them, carry them around or pay much attention to them. But back in December, I won a poinsettia plant at the office Christmas party and, feeling full of holiday cheer, carried it home and plunked it down on the table in hallway.
NEWS
By Alia Malik and Alia Malik,Sun reporter | June 16, 2007
After finding potentially toxic toothpaste in eight Baltimore stores, city health officials yesterday urged residents to check their Colgate toothpaste for signs that it might be counterfeit. "There's no question that counterfeit and potentially tainted toothpaste is here in Baltimore," Assistant Commissioner of Environmental Health Olivia D. Farrow said in a statement. Counterfeit Colgate toothpaste containing diethylene glycol, a substance used in antifreeze, has also been found in the Dollar Power Store in Silver Spring and in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
NEWS
By Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon and Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon,PeoplesPharmacy.com | December 15, 2006
I've been struggling with body odor for years. I've used antibacterial soap, but it only helps for a short while. It's really affecting the way others look at me in my workplace, commute and outings. Once I thought this odor was because of a serious nail fungus. After taking oral Lamisil, I no longer have the fungus, but I still smell bad. Please help! Only a physician can diagnose what's causing your problem. Some people have a metabolic disorder called trimethylaminuria. A defective enzyme allows a chemical to build up in the body that smells like dead fish.
BUSINESS
By ANDREA K. WALKER and ANDREA K. WALKER,SUN REPORTER | March 23, 2006
Tom and Kate Chappell left corporate jobs in Philadelphia in 1968 to move to the woods of Kennebunk, Maine, where they made their own soap and other natural care products. Their enterprise evolved into Tom's of Maine, a natural products company the couple started in 1970 that grew into, among other things, the nation's largest producer of natural toothpaste. The company reveled in thumbing its nose at much larger competitors that used additives in their toothpaste. But this week, Tom's crossed enemy lines, so to speak, when it announced its sale to toothpaste giant Colgate-Palmolive Co. for $100 million.
BUSINESS
By Andrew Leckey | January 16, 2005
I'm a conservative investor with eight years until retirement. I own shares of Colgate-Palmolive Co. in my portfolio. What is the outlook for the company? - B.C., via the Internet This global consumer products giant famous for toothpaste, dishwashing liquid, Ajax detergent and Irish Spring soap is cleaning house. It is cutting 4,400 jobs worldwide, or 12 percent of its work force, and shutting down 25 of its 78 factories in a new four-year restructuring plan. Greater emphasis will be placed on distribution, sales and promotion, where it lags rival Procter & Gamble Co. The company expects to post $200 million in charges in 2005 while saving $45 million.
NEWS
By Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon and Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon,King Features Syndicate | January 11, 2004
I am a 51-year-old woman who has been plagued with persistent eczema. The skin on my hands was always red, itchy, cracked and often bleeding. My hands were always covered with bandages or gauze. Dermatologists prescribed cortisone creams of increasing strength. None was helpful in the long term. Hand cream for dry skin was useless. Five years ago, I went to an allergist for an unrelated problem. When he saw my hands, he was concerned that the open sores put me at risk of infection. He suggested taking borage oil, since it had helped many of his patients.
NEWS
By Ellen Goodman | January 5, 2004
BOSTON - Could we rerun the videotape back to Dec. 15 when Howard Dean qualified his pleasure at the capture of Saddam Hussein by saying that it "has not made America safer"? Dr. Dean was instantly lambasted by his opponents, especially Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman, who said the doctor was climbing "into his own spider hole of denial." Well, six days later, after the sort of terrorist "chatter" designed to make your teeth chatter, the country was put on orange alert for a "spectacular" attack rivaling 9/11.
NEWS
By Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon and Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon,King Features Syndicate | January 11, 2004
I am a 51-year-old woman who has been plagued with persistent eczema. The skin on my hands was always red, itchy, cracked and often bleeding. My hands were always covered with bandages or gauze. Dermatologists prescribed cortisone creams of increasing strength. None was helpful in the long term. Hand cream for dry skin was useless. Five years ago, I went to an allergist for an unrelated problem. When he saw my hands, he was concerned that the open sores put me at risk of infection. He suggested taking borage oil, since it had helped many of his patients.
NEWS
By David Zucchino and David Zucchino,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | April 11, 2003
BAGHDAD, Iraq - For the record, Saddam Hussein seems to prefer Italian suits, double-breasted, by Canali and Luca's. He favors silk ties in solids or subtle patterns. He brushes with Colgate. The dictator's clothes were hanging yesterday in the wardrobe of a luxurious upstairs bedroom in one of the dozens of compounds within a palace complex that stretches for two miles along the west bank of the Tigris River here. On a coffee table lay a wedding album containing photos of Hussein cutting a wedding cake, and on a bureau were snapshots of his sons, Odai and Qusai, as young boys.
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