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Avoid taking cake into workplace, says food watchdog chief
A dental hygienist has welcomed the news that the chair of a UK food watchdog has slammed the widespread ‘cake…
Dentistry
How much attention have you paid to the dental news this week? – 14 January 2023
Missed out on last week’s dental news? Here’s what happened over the past seven days… Rishi Sunak claims that UK…
Dentistry
Surgery and medication advised for some children with obesity in US
New US guidelines say that children with obesity should be treated early – with options including medication and surgery. Released…
Dentistry
‘Serious warning’ – stark increase in type 2 diabetes among UK’s under 40s
Health experts have warned of a startling rise in the number of under 40s being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes…
Dentistry
How much attention have you paid to the dental news this week? – 15 October 2022
Missed out on last week’s dental news? Here’s what happened over the past seven days… Private Dentistry Awards 2022 –…
Dentistry
Obesity increases risk of tooth loss, study shows
There is a clear link between obesity and tooth loss, a study involving more than 200,000 people has shown.  A…
Oral health
Liz Truss ‘plans to scrap sugar tax’ on soft drinks
Prime Minister Liz Truss is planning to scrap the sugar tax and ditch anti-obesity measures, according to reports.  Truss is…
Dentistry
Increase in number of children with diabetes linked to obesity
Health experts warn of an alarming rise in the number of children with type 2 diabetes.  Diabetes UK said said…
Dentistry
News you’ve missed this week – 20 May 2022
Missed out on this week’s dental news? No problem, here’s what happened over the past seven days… More than 42…
Dentistry
More than 42 million UK adults will be overweight by 2040, says charity
A significant 42 million adults across the UK will be overweight by 2040 – and at a higher risk of…
Oral health
Dentists should log BMI of children, say health experts
Dentists and their teams should log the BMI of child patients when they attend the practice. This is a suggestion…
Oral health
Just two glasses of wine could contain almost an entire day’s recommended sugar intake
Just two glasses of wine could contain almost an entire day’s recommended sugar intake, according to new research.  Now health…
Oral health
Dental news you’ve missed this week
Missed out on this week’s dental news? No problem, here’s what happened over the past seven days… Dentistry Census – full…
Dentistry
How can dentists help to tackle obesity?
The role dental professionals play in the fight against obesity will be researched in a new study. More than half…
Dentistry
Plans to curb obesity ‘will fail’ if no action taken on sugary food
Authorities need to cut back on unhealthy food options if efforts to tackle obesity are to succeed. This is according…
Dentistry
Dental news you’ve missed this week
Missed out on this week’s dental news? No problem, here’s what happened over the past seven days… One quarter of…
Dentistry
One quarter of year six schoolchildren now obese, says NHS
Obesity rates among infants has soared by almost 5% in only one year, new statistics reveal.  Between 2019-20 and 2020-21,…
Dentistry
Dental news you’ve missed this week
Missed out on this week’s dental news? No problem, here’s what happened over the past seven days… CQC now requires…
Dentistry
Weight loss dental device that prevents mouth opening designed to tackle obesity
A weight loss device that is fitted to teeth to stop the mouth from opening has been designed in a…
Dentistry
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