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WHO considers regulation of AI in healthcare
Artificial intelligence technologies are being rapidly deployed in healthcare without a full understanding of how they may perform, says the…
AI & technology
Fake news
Is ‘fake news’ affecting the way patients view dentistry, Michael Watson questions. In February 1953, a few days after my…
Mouth care for the elderly
Emma Clayton explores the impact that health conditions such as Alzheimer’s, dementia and arthritis can have on patients and the…
Oral health
Whole grain carbohydrates better for your oral health
Whole grain carbohydrates could help to improve our oral health, a World Health Organization (WHO) study has found. The research concluded…
Oral health
Online antibiotic prescriptions ‘indefensible’
Online antibiotic prescriptions are indefensible without seeing dental patients first, the British Dental Association (BDA) has said. The statement was made after…
World Health Organization urges every country to tax sugary drinks
In a bid to curb soaring obesity rates, especially in children, the World Health Organization (WHO) is urging all countries…
Oral health
Antibiotics being handed out ‘like smarties’ by online pharmacies
A BBC investigation has revealed a rise in the number of online pharmacies selling antibiotics without face-to-face consultations. A number of medical…
Antimicrobial resistance a ‘serious threat’ to public health
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has called for a stop to inappropriate use of antibiotics in the NHS.…
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