From today (1 May 2013) there will no longer be a need to see a dentist before seeing a dental hygienist or dental therapist for your care, whether you are treated on the NHS or privately. These changes are intended to give consumers greater choice and will effectively remove the previous monopoly. (more…)
Posts Tagged ‘health’
In fact, it’s associated with overweight and obesity in pre-school children.
Switching to skimmed milk in a bid to curb excess toddler weight gain doesn’t seem to work, indicates research published online in the Archives of Disease in Childhood. (more…)
The Health and Social Care Information Centre has just released the latest statistics for obesity, physical activity and diet in England, which makes for worrying reading. (more…)
Body Mass Index, or BMI, is the most widely used method of measuring an individual’s healthy weight range. Note the word ‘range’ – even if you sit in the healthy range as defined by BMI standards you might feel healthier if you weighed less or more. Ultimately, choosing your ideal weight comes down to what feels right to you. (more…)
The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (AoMRC) has proposed a ten point action plan to combat the UK’s obesity crisis.
The recommendations make up part of a report from AoRMC that says that the UK is the ‘Fat Man’ of Europe and that two thirds of adults are overweight (BMI over 25) and one quarter of men and women are obese (BMI over 30). (more…)
95 babies could be saved every hour if mothers breastfed during the ‘Power Hour’ after birth – Save The Children
The lives of 95 babies could be saved every hour – 830,000 a year - if new mothers around the world breastfed immediately after giving birth, Save the Children said today. (more…)
BMJ Roundtable: Future of primary care
The future of primary care could see GPs taking back out of hours care, according to Clare Gerada, chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners in a roundtable discussion hosted by the BMJ. (more…)
As Her Majesty’s government looks to mount legal proceeding in Europe over the horsemeat scandal, the rest of us consumers should be looking at those tins and packages of prepared foods already in our cupboards and asking ourselves what is really in them. (more…)
Forget all the faddy ‘low-fat’ spreads, butter is the winner in the health stakes according to the latest research. And I for one am glad that I switched back from spreads to butter two years ago (mainly due to the fact that to me butter tastes far better than manufactured spreads). (more…)
That’s according to new research published in the Journal of Periodontal Research, which shows the antibacterial properties of blackberry extract could help to prevent or aid in the treatment of gum disease, which, if left untreated, may result in tooth loss. (more…)
The British Dental Health Foundation has today (Wednesday) welcomed the proposal to apply taxes to unhealthy foods that could result in oral health improvements across the country. (more…)