General Health

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.

Former ministers and UK health experts call for emergency programme for better health

A report led by a cross-party commission of former ministers and health experts has highlighted the current national health crisis, the state of national finances and what this means for people’s...

Poor dental health linked to decline in brain volume

Taking good care of your teeth may be linked to better brain health, according to a study published in the July 5, 2023, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of...

The rise of the screens

Alison Reid explains the impact mobile devices are having on oral hygiene habits.

Primary school-age children hospitalised due to vaping

A Sky News investigation revealed “15 cases” in which children aged nine or under were admitted to hospital in the last 12 months. In 2022 there were 12 cases, and only two cases in 2021.

Lung cancer screening rolled out to detect cancer sooner

A national targeted lung cancer screening programme designed to catch cancer sooner or prevent it all together has been announced by the prime minister and secretary of state for health and social...

Dietary restrictions could reduce gum disease

New research from King’s College London has emerged that shows calorie restriction (500-1300 calories per day) could be used to reduce gum disease.

Defence organisation achieves menopause friendly accreditation

Dental Protection – the world’s leading not-for-profit, member-owned dental defence organisation – is proud to achieve the industry-recognised Menopause Friendly Accreditation. 

Yoga as a tool for better health

Maria Papavargos explains the benefits of yoga for emotional and physical wellbeing.

Frontline dental staff to receive free emotional wellbeing support

More than 10,400 frontline staff in medical and dental surgeries are to get access to free emotional wellbeing support. The UK-wide medical defence organisation MDDUS has taken the step of extending...

Health organisations urge the government to release baby food guidelines

Action on Sugar, the expert group based at Queen Mary University of London, along with 16 NGOs (non-governmental organisations), are calling for the health secretary, Steve Barclay, to release the...

Proper chewing may improve blood sugar levels for diabetes patients

The ability to masticate properly may improve blood sugar levels in patients with Type 2 diabetes, study suggests.