General Health

UK medical device company Acurable receives US FDA clearance for its home sleep apnoea testing device

AcuPebble SA100, a small wearable device that enables automated, remote home testing to detect obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) in adults, has obtained FDA 510(k) clearance as a Class II medical device...

ASH at 50: nearly eight million lives in the UK lost due to tobacco since 1971

A new analysis to mark the 50th anniversary of Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) finds that smoking killed nearly eight million people in the UK over the last 50 years, with an estimated two million...

Colosseum Dental helps Kevin Sinfield towards his goal

Colosseum Dental UK is delighted to be supporting Kevin Sinfield as he goes the extra mile to raise money for those impacted by motor neurone disease (MND).

Hip-hop comes to dentistry in support of mental health

Exeter-based artist Samantics performed live at Torrington Dental Practice, raising £320 for Mind.

NHS dentistry and oral health update: patients with mental illness

Sara Hurley, chief dental officer England, and Professor Tim Kendall, NHS national clinical director for mental health and consultant psychiatrist, recently shared a new NHS dentistry and oral health...

Flavoured vapes less harmful to young people than smoking, and could help teen smokers quit

Flavoured vapes are much less harmful to young people than smoking, and could help teen smokers quit tobacco – according to new research from the University of East Anglia.

Can baby teeth be used to identify children at risk of mental health disorders later in life?

An investigation led by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and published in JAMA Network Open has revealed that the thickness of growth marks in primary teeth may help identify...

Budget a small step forward for tobacco but still not enough

The recent budget was a small step forward on tobacco, but on its own won’t deliver on the government’s commitment to a smoke-free 2030.

MHRA enhanced guidance on medical licensing for e-cigs welcomed by health leaders, clinicians and tobacco experts

The updated guidance for e-cigarette firms seeking a medicinal license for their products, published recently by the MHRA, has been welcomed by health leaders, clinicians and tobacco experts. 

NHS to prescribe e-cigarettes

Ministers in England are planning to reduce the numbers of smokers in England by offering e-cigarettes as a prescription, it was announced recently.

Wellbeing budgets

Campaigning public health charity ASH recently reported that the government has been urged by a think-tank to introduce “'wellbeing budgets’ that look beyond gross domestic product (GDP) to reduce...

Ending smoking in the UK would increase the number of UK jobs by nearly half a million

New analysis of national statistics published in advance of the budget and spending review recently finds major benefits to the UK economy if all expenditure on tobacco ended.