Prevalence

In developed countries, advanced cases of cervicofacial actinomycosis are rare. The incidence of lesser infections and actinomycosis of other sites is difficult to ascertain but may be greatly underreported. The risk of pelvic actinomycosis arising from IUCD usage has remained controversial since the 1980s when the association of Actinomyces spp. was first discovered. However, carriage rates averaging 20% in millions of women using IUCDs and few reported cases of disease suggest that Actinomy-ces spp. are rare opportunist pathogens. Conversely, periodontal diseases are widespread in the developed world and Actinomyces spp. may play important roles in their development.

Getting Started With Dumbbells

Getting Started With Dumbbells

The use of dumbbells gives you a much more comprehensive strengthening effect because the workout engages your stabilizer muscles, in addition to the muscle you may be pin-pointing. Without all of the belts and artificial stabilizers of a machine, you also engage your core muscles, which are your body's natural stabilizers.

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