15 Dec
Dental charity highlights the ‘big 3’ risk factors for oral cancer

Dental charity, the Oral Health Foundation, is raising awareness of the causes of oral cancer by highlighting the ‘big 3’ risk factors. The foundation is educating people about the causes of mouth cancer after a survey revealed that only 15% of people are aware of the main risk factors. The…

08 Dec
Health experts urge patients to be vigilant to lower oral cancer risks

Health experts are urging the public to be vigilant to lower the risk of developing advanced oral cancer. Oral cancer screening is usually part of routine dental checks, but with many patients unable to book check-ups at the moment due to treatment backlogs, experts are eager to encourage the public…

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…

13 Jan
New study suggests having over 10 sexual partners increases throat cancer risk

A new study suggests that having more than 10 sexual partners can elevate the risk of developing throat cancer.  Researchers in the US surveyed more than 500 people, asking questions about their sexual practices and history. The team found that people who had more sexual partners were more likely to…

15 Jul
Dental association urges ministers to review guidelines to enable practices to relaunch oral cancer screening

The British Association of Private Dentistry (BAPD) is encouraging ministers to review guidelines to enable dental practices to offer oral cancer screening. The BAPD carried out a straw poll of members last week to gather information about screening and referrals. Of the 755 participants, 676 admitted that they had experienced…

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…