General Health

Mental health support groups for dentists

For the first time, Doctors in Distress will be focusing its expertise on supporting the acute need of all healthcare professionals working in dentistry.

Practise what we preach

Maria Papavergos discusses the importance of prioritising your health and wellbeing.

Overcoming addiction

A look at the impact gambling can have on people’s lives and what options are available for anyone struggling.

TMD and nutrition - The role of diet  

Karen Harnott considers the challenges of managing symptoms and maintaining good health.

Nutrition research hub launched

A new £1.6 million innovation hub led by the University of Southampton has been tasked with transforming the nutritional quality of food and drink sold in the UK. It will bring together leading...

Chronic joint pain and gum disease linked, suggests new research

Vicky Yao, a computational biologist at Rice University, discovered the link when she found traces of bacteria associated with periodontal disease in samples collected from rheumatoid...

Dentists in the frontline to check for heart conditions

Dentists and students at Newcastle Dental Hospital will soon be monitoring their patients to see if they have an often-undiagnosed heart condition - as well as tending to their teeth.

Simple strategies for stress management

To start her new series, Maria Papavergos provides advice on ways to de-compress.

Dental care is a necessity, not an afterthought

Nina Farmer explains the effect of hormones and diet on oral health.

Poor oral health may contribute to declines in brain health

Taking care of your teeth and gums may offer benefits beyond oral health, such as improving brain health, according to preliminary research to be presented at the American Stroke Association’s...

Gum disease linked to heart arrhythmia

According to a Hiroshima University study, periodontitis could be linked to heart arrhythmia.

Obstructive sleep apnea linked to weaker bones and teeth

Obstructive sleep apnea may be linked to low bone mineral density in adults, according to University at Buffalo-led research.