HEALTH NOTES: Having wisdom teeth removed could super-boost your taste buds, ...

HEALTH NOTES: Having wisdom teeth removed could super-boost your taste buds, ...
HEALTH NOTES: Having wisdom teeth removed could super-boost your taste buds, ...
HEALTH NOTES: Having wisdom teeth removed could super-boost your taste buds, study finds

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Having wisdom teeth removed could super-boost your tastebuds.

Scientists at Penn University in the US performed blind taste tests on more than 1,200 patients shortly after tooth removal, then 20 years later.

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While there was little difference in taste detection immediately after surgery, two decades later those who had the operation outperformed their peers by up to ten per cent.

Those with no wisdom teeth were better able to detect sweet, salty, caffeine and bitter tastes than those with wisdom teeth intact.

The scientists suggest this could be the result of scar tissue from the surgery becoming hypersensitive.

Those with no wisdom teeth were better able to detect sweet, salty, caffeine and bitter tastes than those with wisdom teeth intact

Those with no wisdom teeth were better able to detect sweet, salty, caffeine and bitter tastes than those with wisdom teeth intact

App that looks after your liver

An app that lets doctors keep tabs on liver-disease patients also keeps sufferers out of hospital, according to a new study.

Patients at the Royal Free Hospital in London took a range of daily measurements including blood pressure, weight, and scores on a memory test, and logged the results on a smartphone app.

Liver specialists at the hospital led by Professor Raj Mookerjee were granted instant access to the results, meaning they could remotely monitor patients and spot early warning signs of deterioration.

The early trial of 20 patients showed that only a quarter were admitted to

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