General Health

Episode 18: Mindfulness

In this episode we are talking to Mahurkh Khwaja on the issue of mental health and wellbeing, and discussing her new campaign Mission Mindful.

Cancers caused by smoking reach all time high at 160 per day

The number of cancer cases caused by smoking in the UK has reached an all time high, analysis from Cancer Research UK shows.

Sugar tax reduced adult consumption by two teaspoons a day

Daily sugar intake fell by around 5g in children and 11g in adults in the 12 months following the introduction of the UK’s ‘sugar tax’ in 2018, according to the Journal of Epidemiology & Community...

The importance of ergonomics

Kate Scheer explains how to incorporate it into everyday practice to mitigate back pain.

Diagnosing obstructive sleep apnoea

Justin Smith explores the role of dental professionals in improving patient’s sleep.

Evolving perceptions of masculinity and men’s health

Michael Sultan looks at the latest research into male health.

Diagnosing obstructive sleep apnoea

Justin Smith discusses the role of the dentist.

Sugar substitutes linked to increased risk of heart attack and stroke

A Cleveland Clinic study has linked Xylitol, a common zero-calorie sweetener found in sugar-free candy and toothpaste, to an increased risk of cardiovascular events like heart attack and stroke.

Ultra-processed food and cancer risk

Philip Silver looks at research into the long-term effects of diet.

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Water fluoridation scheme expands in the northeast

Plans to expand water fluoridation in the northeast of England to help tackle tooth decay have been put out to public consultation on March 25, 2024, the government has announced.

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Government will miss key levelling up targets on health inequalities, study warns

Research from City University London suggests that the government will miss key health inequalities targets, which are a cornerstone of its levelling up agenda.

Youth vaping has plateaued while adult vaping is at an all-time high, figures reveal

Action on Smoking and Health’s (ASH) annual surveys of young people and adults have found that 11 per cent of British adults vape, up from nine per cent in 2023.

The cost of smoking is up to at least £21.8bn

Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) has published calculations by Landman Economics, which shows the estimated cost of smoking has increased from £17bn to £21.8bn, a rise of 25 per cent.

Miscarriage leave should be granted to dental professionals, says association

In an open letter to NHS England, the British Dental Association (BDA) has called for the miscarriage framework to be extended to dental professionals.

The long-term effects of sleep apnoea  

Justin Smith considers the treatment options.

England has the highest rate of lifetime alcohol use among 11 and 13-year-olds in Europe

Alcohol is the most commonly used substance, while vaping is now more common than cigarette smoking among young people, according to a new WHO/Europe report coordinated by researchers at the...

700,000 more workers could be living with major illnesses by 2040

A report by the Health Foundation, says action from government, public services and employers is needed to address rising levels of ill-health in England.

Men are three times more likely to be diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnoea

A new review of research evidence has explored the key differences in how women and men sleep, variations in their body clocks, and how this affects their metabolism.

Make no bones about it

Luke Hutchings discusses the increasingly apparent links between oral health and osteoporosis.

Tackling stress and anxiety among dental professionals

The MPS Foundation has partnered with the FDI World Dental Federation (FDI) on a project aimed at raising awareness of the importance of managing mental health and developing further resources for...

Demand for private healthcare surging

A report by LaingBuisson into the UK health cover market states demand for private care, including dental cover, is at its highest level since 2008.  

Over 30 per cent of NHS staff have taken mental health leave

More than three in ten (31 per cent) NHS employees have had to take time off work with mental health issues in the past year, according to a UNISON survey published on April 7, 2024.

£1.5m investment to improve in-work health services

Reforms to occupational health services will be shaped through a £1.5m innovation fund as the government continues its drive to tackle in-work sickness and boost economic activity using new technology...

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