27 Jan
Smokers are twice as likely to be hospitalised with Covid-19, study suggests

New research suggests that smokers are twice as likely as non-smokers to be hospitalised with Covid-19.  A study conducted by researchers at King’s College London revealed that people who smoke are more likely to develop severe symptoms of the virus than non-smokers. Using data collected through the ZOE Covid Symptom…

20 Jan
Survey shows almost 30% of people smoked more during second lockdown

A new survey on health and lifestyle habits has revealed that almost 30% of smokers smoked more than normal during the second lockdown. New data released by Public Health England suggests that 29% of participants said that they smoked more during the November lockdown. The most common reasons included fears…

16 Sep
Dentists fearful of the oral health impact of Covid-19 backlogs

Dentists across the UK have been working tirelessly to clear backlogs, but some are worried about the impact of prolonged closures on standards of oral health.  At present, the majority of practices are focusing on emergency care and rearranging courses of treatment that were cancelled as a result of the…

10 Sep
The British Society of Paediatric Dentistry welcomes new study comparing Covid-19 trends in adults and children

The British Society of Paediatric Dentistry (BSPD) has welcomed a new study comparing Covid-19 trends in adults and children. Research suggests that children accounted for just 1% of positive Coronavirus tests carried out in England between January and May 2020. Between the 16th January and May 3rd, 540,305 people were…

05 Aug
Dentists are back at work, but many could be facing a struggle to survive

UK dentists are back at work, but many could be facing a struggle to survive the pandemic. Widespread closures, increased running costs and limited patient numbers have created a perfect storm of financial issues, which could threaten the future of many practices.  Current guidelines encourage dentists to restrict access to…

22 Jul
Dental charity calls for NHS charges to be scrapped during the COVID-19 crisis

The Oral Health Foundation is calling for the government to scrap NHS dental fees during the COVID-19 crisis. The charity believes that temporarily suspending charges would help patients to access treatment at a time when many are facing financial hardship. The crisis has contributed to rising rates of unemployment, and…