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Obesity linked to more than 30 types of cancer
A recent study suggests that obesity may contribute to 40% of new cancer cases, and it has been linked to…
Health & research
Oral rinse could provide early cancer screening, study says
A new study explores the use of a simple ‘swish and spit’ oral rinse that could act as an early…
Dentistry
Cancer patients will see ‘few benefits’ of free dentistry, says BDA
As MPs debate whether to extend free NHS dentistry to cancer patients, experts have expressed concern that those already eligible…
Dentistry
Catch up with this week’s dental news – 13 April 2024
It’s been a busy week for dental news. Missed it? Here’s what’s happened over the past seven days… Are dental…
Dentistry
Obesity medications ‘could reduce risk of multiple sclerosis’
The use of obesity medications – including those that treat diabetes and promote weight loss – has been linked to…
Dentistry
Vaping ‘linked to cancer’, says new study
Researchers have observed that vaping causes similar changes to human cells as smoking, calling for more exploration of potential links…
Health & research
Bowel cancer death rates in UK predicted to rise among under 50s
Bowel cancer death rates among the under 50s in the UK are predicted to rise by one third, with obesity,…
Dentistry
Eating more ultra-processed foods linked to higher risk of mouth cancers
Eating more ultra-processed foods (UPFs) may be associated with a higher risk of developing mouth, throat and oesophagus cancer. This…
Dentistry
Mouth cancer cases increase by 12%, new data shows
The British Dental Association (BDA) has called for urgent action on mouth cancer, stressing that dental access can be the…
Dentistry
Poor oral health ‘could lower survival rates of head and neck cancer’
There is a strong link between oral health and survival among people diagnosed with head and neck cancer.  This is…
Dentistry
Most patients unaware HPV causes throat cancer, says study
Most patients are unaware of the relationship between human papillomavirus (HPV) and throat cancer, a study says. According to new…
Dentistry
Worldwide cancer cases in under 50s ‘up almost 80% in three decades’
The number of under 50s being diagnosed with cancer worldwide has risen by nearly 80% in three decades. This is…
Dentistry
Mouth cancer: an update for the dental profession
Dentistry Show London will feature a spotlight on mouth cancer from Mouth Cancer Foundation clinical ambassador Tripat Mahajan. More than…
Oral health
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Sweetened drinks may increase risk of liver cancer and fatal liver disease
Sugar-sweetened beverages can contribute to liver problems, increasing the risk of liver cancer and fatal liver disease. This is according…
Health & research
NHS England to replace current cancer waiting time targets
Around two thirds of NHS cancer waiting time targets are going to be replaced in England in a bid the…
Dentistry
How much attention have you paid to the dental news this week? – 15 July 2023
It’s been a busy week for dental news. Missed it? Here’s what’s happened over the past seven days… MPs demand…
Dentistry
Aspartame could ‘possibly’ cause cancer, WHO says
Released today, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) assessment on the non-sugar sweetener aspartame has found it ‘possibly carcinogenic to humans’.…
Oral health
Liver cancer deaths ‘soaring’ due to alcohol and obesity
Following a 40% rise in deaths caused by liver cancer in a decade, a leading health charity has called for…
Dentistry
Skin cancer cases in the UK reach record high
The number of people diagnosed with skin cancer has reached the highest since records began, Cancer Research UK says.  The…
Dentistry
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