General Health

Treating patients struggling with substance and alcohol abuse

Neil Sikka, a Bupa Dental Care dentist, shares his years of experience in handling patients facing addiction issues and provides insights into this crucial aspect of dental care.

Killer smile? Oral pathogen increases heart attack damage

In a study published in the International Journal of Oral Science, researchers from Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) have revealed that a common oral pathogen can stop cardiac myocytes from...

Discuss measles immunisation with patients, society urges

The British Society of Paediatric Dentistry (BSPD) has issued advice to members to open up conversations about vaccinations as reports of measles cases increase across the UK.

University research empowers Scottish communities to shape smoking cessation services

New research led by the University of Aberdeen in collaboration with Turning Point Scotland and NHS Grampian involving people living in areas of multiple deprivation has uncovered powerful community...

Association says ‘bold and ambitious’ changes are needed to protect public health

Following plans for a phased ban on tobacco, the British Dental Association (BDA) says the government must now show the same ambition across public health, given its consistent failure to grasp the...

Survey reveals the impact of staff shortages on wellbeing

Over a third, (35 per cent) of dental professionals say they are not able to take breaks during the day to eat or drink, and over half (52 per cent) say the impact of exhaustion on the delivery of...

How can people live healthier lives: Former prime minister calls for further taxes on junk food to tackle the obesity crisis

Former prime minister Tony Blair has urged the government to tax junk foods and tighten regulations on the food industry to tackle rising obesity.

Further salt and sugar levies could prevent two million cases of disease

Two million cases of disease over 25 years could be prevented if the Government were to introduce an industry-wide levy on salt and sugar, according to modelling commissioned by the new 'Recipe for...

Study informs guidance to support NHS staff after the suicide of a colleague

Researchers from the University of Surrey, University of Birmingham, and Keele University gathered evidence and data over the course of two years as part of a study which has informed a robust set of...

A simple mouth rinse could spot early heart disease risk

Scientists studying the inflammation that precedes periodontitis have found that higher inflammation, reflected by higher levels of white blood cells in saliva, is linked to less healthy arteries and...

Minimum Unit Pricing has ‘positive impact’ on health

Report concludes the Scottish Government’s alcohol policy has saved lives and cut hospital admissions.

2.5 million more people in England projected to be living with major illness by 2040

By 2040 9.1 million people will be living with major illnesses, according to a report published by the Health Foundation.