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20 Dec
Scientists develop spit test to diagnose oral cancer caused by HPV

Scientists have developed a simple spit test, which could help to diagnose cases of mouth and throat cancer caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV).  A new study suggests that the test could save thousands of lives every year. Oral cancer is a form of cancer that has become more…

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13 Nov
The Keto diet doesn’t hold the key to healthy teeth, dentists warn

Popular with celebrities and social influencers, the keto diet is enjoying a moment in the spotlight, but dentists have warned that it might not be as saintly as it seems when it comes to dental health. The keto diet, which is a high protein, low carbohydrate diet, has previously been…

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12 Nov
NHS England approves two cannabis-based drugs

NHS England has approved two cannabis-based drugs, which will be used to treat patients with epilepsy and multiple sclerosis in England.  The move follows the release of new guidelines issued by NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence). The advisory body explored the impact of cannabis-based medicines for a…

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06 Nov
British Dental Association busts common dental myths to promote good oral hygiene

Many of us have grown up following a dental routine or employing certain habits to protect our smiles. While being aware of the importance of looking after your mouth is undoubtedly positive, dentists are concerned that some people have been misled by popular dental myths. In a bid to encourage…

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30 Oct
Could a vegan diet put your dental health at risk?

More and more people are embracing a vegan diet, but is making the switch better for your health? Although vegan diets are often associated with health benefits, it is important to note that any diet can be unhealthy if you choose the wrong foods, or the meals and snacks you…

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23 Oct
New study links watching TV to sugar consumption and decay in children

A new study suggests that children who watch TV on a regular basis are more likely to consume sugary foods and develop tooth decay.  Researchers discovered that kids who watch over 90 minutes of television per day are a third more likely to eat sugary foods and 39% more likely…

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