General Health

Periodontal health linked to heart attacks

A study of 2,370 patients from the University of Michigan has found a link between heart attacks and periodontal health.

Wellbeing Toolkit launched

Mahrukh Khwaja, dentist and positive psychologist, together with Unilever’s oral care brand Zendium, have launched a new, activity-based Wellbeing Toolkit to help address the mental health challenges...

Vegetarianism and Oral Health

Juliette Reeves outlines how to avoid the pitfalls of a meat-free diet. 

Teen drinking declining, a new NHS survey suggests

New NHS data shows that drinking amongst secondary school pupils is declining with per centages of pupils who had ever had an alcoholic drink down from 44 per cent to 40 per cent.

Could anti-obesity legislation be scrapped?

Liz Truss has ordered an official review of the anti-obesity strategy which could lead to lifting many of the sugar regulations.

Alcohol labeling: the solution to reducing health harms

Research suggests that enhanced labeling on alcoholic drinks might plug the gaps in public knowledge.

Poor oral health linked to liver cancer

According to a study from Queens University Belfast to poor oral hygiene can increase the risk of liver cancer.

‘Gateway’ foods: Ultra-processed foods leading to unhealthy teen diets

Research presented at the American Heart Association’s Hypertension Scientific Sessions 2022 suggests that ultra-processed foods might act as a “gateway” causing teenagers to eat higher quantities of...

Millions of new mums miss out on free access to NHS dentistry

The British Dental Association (BDA) has said Liz Truss's new administration must urgently move on pledges to reform NHS dentistry, as analysis of official data reveals close to a million new mums...

Could periodontal health be linked to cognitive decline and dementia?

A new review of available medical evidence suggests that poor periodontal health could have a concerning effect on cognitive decline and dementia.

Podcast Episode 15: Home care

In this episode we talk to dentist and researcher Victoria Sampson on the importance of home care, motivation techniques and the links between oral and systemic health.

Dental biorhythm linked with adolescent weight gain

The University of Kent has released evidence of a biorhythm in human primary teeth which can be linked to adolescent weight gain.