General Health

Opening the conversation

The Dentist talks to Beat about how mental health issues can manifest as eating disorders.

Ministers delay ban on deals for unhealthy food and drink

Ministers recently announced that the planned ban on ‘buy one get one free’ deals for food and drinks high in fat, salt or sugar, as well as free refills for soft drinks, would be pushed back for a...

Don’t suffer in silence

Kimberley Lloyd-Rees looks at the solutions available to fight hay fever.

BADN launches menopause policy

The British Association of Dental Nurses (BADN) has launched its menopause policy.

The NHS, local government, MPs and peers stand together to commit to a smoke free future

At a parliamentary event to celebrate No Smoking Day, which took place on March 9, the public health minister heard leading figures from across health and local government affirm their commitment to...

Dame Sarah Gilbert and Baroness Floella Benjamin receive prestigious honorary fellowships for their contributions to dentistry

Dame Sarah Gilbert and Baroness Floella Benjamin today received honorary fellowships from The Faculty of Dental Surgery (FDS) at the Royal College of Surgeons of England, for their contributions to...

Tooth wear: supporting your patients

When it comes to tooth wear and what damages the health of people’s teeth, the most commonly discussed topic is diet – sugar and foods high in saturated fat have become the most widely known factor...

Free flu jabs for dentists axed by NHS England

The British Dental Association has slammed moves by NHS England not to keep dentists and their teams within the NHS flu vaccine programme this year.   

Young dentists raise concerns about impact of Covid-19 on their wellbeing

Nearly two in five (37 per cent) of young dentists in the UK say they are worried about the impact of Covid-19 on their wellbeing, according to a new Dental Protection survey.

A third of smoking households in England are living in poverty with rates highest in the North

New analysis of national data commissioned by charity Action on Smoking and Health finds that the proportion of smokers living in poverty is highest in the north and midlands.

Local council support for smokers better than pre-pandemic – but chronic funding pressures remain

Findings from Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) and Cancer Research UK’s annual national survey of local government stop smoking support [1] show improvements compared to before the pandemic hit.

Millions are dying from antimicrobial resistance, according to a new report

The Lancet recently published an estimate of the number of deaths caused by antimicrobial resistance (AMR), which was based on an analysis of 204 countries by a team of international researchers, led...