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HEALTH
November 23, 1998
I read your article on decay-preventing chewing gum. Last year, I hosted a boy from Finland through AFS Intercultural. Jussi brought a lot of chewing gum with him; Jenkki was the brand. His mother told me that Finnish dentists have studied the preventive effects of this gum, and it has significantly reduced the cavity rates for Finnish children. About the only negative that I could see was the aggravation of seeing the constant chewing--kids remind me of cows with jaws eternally in motion.
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BUSINESS
September 30, 2007 | From Times Wire Services
The nation's largest dentist group now says chewing gum can be good for you, as long as it's sugar-free. The American Dental Assn. said it had awarded its seal of acceptance to Wrigley sugar-free gums Orbit, Extra and Eclipse -- based on studies funded at least partially by the maker of Wrigley gums, Chicago-based Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co. It's the first time the ADA has allowed its seal to appear on gum, having cleared its use on thousands of products since 1930.
BUSINESS
February 12, 1994 | DON LEE
Super glue was used on engines of NASA shuttles that were flown in space, officials of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration said Friday. The unauthorized use of the hobby store glue by technicians at Valencia-based Paragon Precision Products was discovered in a servicing of the main engine's low-pressure turbo pump.
NEWS
July 24, 1999 | From Reuters
Warner-Lambert Co. said Friday it is taking Trident for Kids and Trident Advantage off the market after two children had allergic reactions after chewing the new gums, which contain a milk protein derivative. The consumer goods and drug maker, based in Morris Plains, N.J., said the new gums contain Recaldent, an ingredient derived from milk-casein and added to strengthen teeth.
HEALTH
April 27, 2009 | Shari Roan
Studies have suggested that something about chewing gum reduces stress, improves alertness and relieves anxiety. But most of this research has been found in a laboratory setting. Now, the first study in people also supports the idea that chewing gum boosts academic performance. The study was conducted by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and was sponsored by the Wrigley Science Institute.
NEWS
September 2, 1990 | Associated Press
The flood of American soldiers to the Persian Gulf is being followed by a torrent of mail from home. Besides letters of love and assurance, the items most in demand are audio tapes, suntan lotion, Life Savers and chewing gum, the Postal Service reported. The Postal Service said it is handling 50,000 items daily intended for servicemen and women in the Gulf area.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 9, 1999 | ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
William Wrigley, chairman of the world's largest chewing gum company and a major benefactor of USC and the university's research facilities on Santa Catalina Island, died of pneumonia Monday in Chicago. He was 66. For years, his family owned virtually the entire 42,000-acre island and the Chicago Cubs baseball team, which trained there until 1952.
NEWS
May 7, 1989 | MERCER CROSS, National Geographic
The healed herringbone scars, crisscrossing high up the trunks of the tall sapodilla trees, are the diaries of the bold chicleros who slashed them with their machetes years ago. Chicle--milky liquid latex--once trickled freely down the sluices hacked in the trees, collecting in canvas bags at the base. Boiled down and molded into rubbery gray blocks for export, it was the basic ingredient of chewing gum until a few years ago. Chicleros , the rugged, resourceful men who risked their lives and endangered their health in their quest for the once-essential substance, have passed into the folklore of their verdant homeland.
NEWS
April 26, 2009 | Shari Roan; Tom Petruno; Noha El-Hennawy; Alana Semuels
Studies have suggested that something about chewing gum reduces stress, improves alertness and relieves anxiety. But most of this research has been found in a laboratory setting. Now, the first study in people also supports the idea that chewing gum boosts academic performance. The study was conducted by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and was sponsored by the Wrigley Science Institute, part of the Wrigley chewing gum giant. The study included 108 students, ages 13 to 16, who were assigned to either chew sugar-free gum during math class, while doing math homework and during math tests or to refrain from gum-chewing.
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