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You Should Know All About Teeth Health


Milk chocolate contains calcium and casein, which helps protect teeth, as well as milk. Cacao also contains substances that protect the teeth, but unfortunately, they cannot override the negative impact on the teeth of high sugar content in chocolate.

If talking about the destruction of tooth enamel, the chocolate destroys it not more than, for example, raisins, and in order to prevent this destructive action it is not necessary to brush your teeth after every meal, especially after the sweet one.

But what is especially interesting, opposed to raisins, chocolate contains an antiseptic that inhibits bacteria, forming dental tartar.

The fact that chocolate is good for teeth, also claims the Japanese doctors, like cocoa butter, which is found in chocolate, has truly healing effects on the teeth, covering them with a special film and protecting it from decay. In addition, the shell of cocoa beans used to make chocolate contains an antibacterial substance, which is struggling with stained teeth.

Chocolate, scientists assure us, is not harmful to health. Harmful is its excessive use.

How fast would an American hospital get sued if a patient was refused surgery because she couldn’t convince one of her relatives to donate ten pints of blood?  What would be the public reaction if the federal government mandated all Americans donate a pint of blood due to an emergency situation?  Answers: As fast as the intake department intern at the local malpractice firm could run over to the partner’s office + 15 minutes, and 2nd Amendment Patriotic, respectively.

People in China, however, have a different set of reasonable expectations when they walk into a hospital or listen to the news; and they don’t have access to the same range of remedies that people who live in America do.

Chances are that a government-mandated national blood donation program wouldn’t go over well in China either since not even the PRC is immune to the political pressure of several hundred million angry marchers.  But, there’s not much remedy left for a wronged patient in a hospital since the wrongs are often personal and even when transgressions impact a large group of people, the group is not large enough to make a dent politically.

Really, however, the government and the healthcare system are the same entity: all hospitals are government-run to some extent (foreign-run private hospitals can be up to 76% private owned). So what the government can do is run a limited mandatory national blood donation program through the Chinese hospitals.

And, since the government is the healthcare system, people in China who are wronged by the healthcare system have only themselves and their families to turn to for help.

Keeping this in mind, it should really not be all that shocking to you if this story – about how the Beijing hospital system has apparently approved and implemented policies to deny surgery to some patients unless they can supply their own “spare” blood from family members and, one supposes, friends of the same blood type – is pretty accurate as to what’s actually happening (keep a critical eye out though: sometimes the stories won’t square so nicely with your inferences).

I found the link on Stan Abram’s powerhouse China Hearsay blog.  Stan has generously dubbed this “Beijing’s Vampire Policy”.

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