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Ultra-processed foods

UK adolescents get around two-thirds of their daily calories from ultra-processed foods (UPFs), research funded by NIHR's School for Public Health Research has revealed.

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Toothbrushing vital for health

​Data collected by the Oral Health Foundation (OHF) reveals over half of the adult population (54 per cent) have admitted to skipping brushing their teeth at least once a week.

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Welsh MS seeks dental school

​Siân Gwenllian, a north Wales member of the Senedd (MS), has commissioned a survey seeking to understand the experiences and perspectives of dental school students in Wales.

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Blackpool aims to tackle decay

​Data from the Local Democracy Reporting Service has revealed that nearly a third of five-year-olds in Blackpool have tooth decay.

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Olympic dental care

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced the creation of its first Oral Health Department ahead of Paris 2024. The department will provide athletes competing at the games with more specialised medical care tailored to their performance needs.

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Waiting list for dental care

Hywel Dda University Health Board’s Dental Service has introduced a central waiting list for those requiring access to routine NHS dental care.

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Charity receives donation

It has been announced that Operation Smile is the beneficiary of a significant legacy fund donation from the European Aligner Society (EAS).

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Hidden sugars causing decay

Data released by the Oral Health Foundation has revealed alarming sugar consumption habits in the UK, sparking concern among health experts.

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'Zebra striping' on the rise

A quarter of UK drinkers are alternating between alcoholic and alcohol-free drinks when they visit pubs and bars, according to a new industry report produced by research consultancy KAM and alcohol-free beer brand, Lucky Saint.

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GDC release annual report

The General Dental Council (GDC) has published its ‘Annual Report and Accounts for 2023’, highlighting a year focused on public protection.

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King's speech tackles tobacco

In the king’s speech on July 17, 2024 the government announced that the reintroduction of the ‘Tobacco and Vapes Bill’ was an early priority in the forthcoming session.

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Cumbria tackles women's health

Cumbria is a driving force for better women's health, says the NHS as it gears up for a major healthcare innovation event.

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People go without dental care

A study by Broadstone reveals that 24 per cent of patients who tried to get an NHS dental appointment in the last two years were unable to do so.

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Children with tooth decay

Researchers at Queen Mary University of London have found that children living in more deprived areas are three times more likely to have severe tooth decay that requires a dental extraction in a hospital compared with children living in more affluent areas.