General Health

New public opinion survey supporting water fluoridation in Scotland

The British Fluoridation Society (BFS) welcomes the findings of its latest academic survey which confirms public support in Scotland for water fluoridation to improve oral health and combat dental...

The “long shadow on our health”: changing alcohol habits following the pandemic

​As a result of the pandemic, everyone’s daily lives changed dramatically. So did our habits and food choices. Studies from University of Sheffield and Institute of Alcohol Studies/HealthLumen have...

Smokers 45 per cent more likely to die from Covid-19 

Data collated from the American Heart Association’s Covid-19 CVD Registry to determine the impact of smoking and vaping among patients hospitalized with Covid-19 has been revealed. 

New study links gum disease and Alzheimer’s

Research published in the journal Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience by Tufts University suggests a connection between F. nucleatum and Alzheimer’s disease.

A new partnership between British Association for the Study of Community Dentistry and Faculty of Public Health

The British Association for the Study of Community Dentistry (BASCD) is delighted to have partnered with the Faculty of Public Health (FPH) and act as the special interest group for oral health. BASCD...

"As sugary as Cola": Dentists call for sweeping action on baby pouches

The British Dental Association (BDA) has warned that obscene levels of sugar in popular baby food pouches underline the need for wide-ranging government action across the early years' food and drink...

Early years food remains a ‘policy black hole’ in government food strategy

Action on Sugar responds to the recent changes in the UK health system. In a recent news article Action on Sugar said, “The National Food Strategy (NFS) team proposed bold, evidence-based...

The many and wonderful benefits of chewing gum

Olivia Carey on the growing body of research surrounding the many oral and wider bodily health benefits of sugar-free gum (SFG). National Smile Month, which ended June 16, 2022, has been running...

15 years after the smoking ban government policy still lags behind public opinion

New data released July first, 2022, shows the level of public support for action on smoking continues to grow. The public support the Khan Review’s recommendations to make England smokefree: now it’s...

Don’t let poor sleep become a nightmare

The importance of a good night’s sleep cannot be understated. Sleep provides our body with time to regulate core biological functions. It also allows us to unwind and feel refreshed when we wake up,...