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Smoking ban to go ahead, government confirms
The King’s Speech has confirmed that the smoking ban proposed by former Prime Minister Rishi Sunak will go ahead under…
Dentistry
‘More to be done’ to combat sugar intake, say dentists
Members of the dental profession respond to new findings that children’s sugar intake fell ‘steeply’ after the Soft Drinks Industry…
Dentistry
Chocolate halves the risk of gum disease, study says
Researchers found that antioxidants from cocoa beans found in dark chocolate were linked to a 54% lower risk of gum…
Dentistry
Europe has lowest employee engagement worldwide, report says
Only 13% of employees in the European region were engaged in their role, representing the worst employee engagement worldwide. According…
Health & research
Alcohol and drugs cause three million annual deaths, says WHO
Almost 5% of yearly deaths worldwide are caused by alcohol (2.6 million) and drugs (600,000) according to a new report…
Dentistry
Compound from olives could treat diabetes and obesity
Elenolic acid – a natural compound found in olives – can help to lower blood sugar levels and promote weight…
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Calls for ultra-processed food to have tobacco-style warning labels
As more evidence of the negative health impacts of ultra-processed food emerges, experts have called for public health campaigns to…
Dentistry
Obesity linked to genetic trigger, study finds
People who lack a certain blood group are ‘genetically predisposed‘ to obesity and increased weight, according to a new study.…
Dentistry
Gum disease ’caused by immunosuppression of skin cells in mouth’
The way cells maintain the barrier between the mouth’s microbe-rich environment and tooth surfaces affects how the body reacts to…
Health & research
Gum disease linked to stroke in young adults, study finds
Periodontitis has been identified as a risk factor for unexplained stroke in young adults, according to researchers. The recent study…
Dentistry
Experts warns of ‘worrying’ prescription drug shortage
Half (49%) of respondents had struggled to get a prescription drug dispensed in the past two years, a recent survey…
Dentistry
Xylitol linked to risk of blood clots, study says
A new study warns of a potential link between xylitol, a low-calorie sweetener, and increased risk of life threatening health…
Dentistry
NHS warns of increasing cigarette and alcohol consumption
NHS England has released statistics that show an increase in cigarette, vape and alcohol consumption from the previous year. Findings…
Health & research
Cancer vaccine trials offered to NHS patients
NHS England announced that it has treated its first patient with a personalised vaccine against bowel cancer. The jab was…
Dentistry
Tooth regrowth medicine successful in animal trials
Medicine that was successful in promoting tooth regrowth in animals is set to enter human trials in September. In July…
Health & research
‘Disturbing’ rise in cancer cases linked to obesity
Cancer rates among under-50s in the UK have risen by 24% since 1995, with experts linking the increase to obesity…
Dentistry
Skin cancer cases in UK reach record high
Researchers have projected a record high of 20,800 cases of skin cancer this year, as experts are urging the UK…
Health & research
Increase in type 2 diabetes among UK under 40s
New research reveals a 40% rise in type 2 diabetes diagnoses in younger people, sparking calls for political parties to…
Health & research
One hour of social media a day ‘doubles risk of vaping and smoking among children’
Using social media for just one hour a day doubles a child’s chance of smoking or vaping, a new study…
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