General Health

Keeping a close eye on the health of care home residents

A project that involves keeping a close eye on the health of care home residents has been extended for a year after a trial showed impressive results.

Government opens consultation on banning online advertisement of junk food

The government’s open consultation on the total restriction of online advertising for products high in fat, sugar and salt (HFSS) has received a positive reaction from health charities.

Supporting the dental profession throughout the second Covid-19 wave

The CDOs for the four nations – Tom Ferris (Scotland), Colette Bridgman (Wales), Michael Donaldson (Northern Ireland) and Sara Hurley (England) – have released a letter addressing the dental...

The mental health impact of pandemics for front line healthcare staff

Mental health problems such as post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and depression are common among healthcare staff during and immediately after pandemics – according to new research from the...

Update from the chief dental officer on national restrictions in England

Sara Hurley, CDO for England, has released an NHS dentistry and oral health update in light of the new lockdown restrictions coming into effect on November 5. The statement reads:

BDA statement on new lockdown restrictions

The British Dental Association has released a statement regarding the government's announcement of new lockdown measures coming into effect on November 5. The statement reads: Following the prime...

Addressing hidden hunger and malnutrition should be central to Covid-19 response

Marcus Rashford’s campaign for an extension of the free school meal voucher system is supported by the British Society of Paediatric Dentistry. With a clear known link between dental decay and poor...

Covid-19: Half of UK dentists feel pessimistic about the future

45 per cent of UK dentists feel their mental wellbeing is worse compared to the start of the pandemic, and nearly half (48 per cent) say they feel pessimistic about the future, according to a survey.

Dentists slam lack of progress in ‘war on sugar’

The British Dental Association has urged ministers to turn the page on voluntary action with the food industry, as a new report from Public Health England indicates minimal progress to reduce sugar...

E-cigarette use decreases even as evidence shows they increase smokers’ chances of quitting

An international review published today finds e-cigarettes are 70 per cent more effective in helping smokers quit than nicotine replacement therapy. The findings come as public health charity Action...

Building resilience in times of uncertainty

Wayne Hoyle, a former UK Special Forces officer and member of The Extreme Leaders, discusses how to cope with difficult situations.

Dentists are the most at risk of infection at work, study says

Online contact lens retailer and vision care experts, Lenstore, reveal the careers that are the best and worst for your health, from the risk of injury to protecting your posture.