Monthly Archives: March 2016

GPs prescribing unnecessary antibiotics for toothache

More than 50% of all patients who visited their GP with a dental problem in the last 10 years were prescribed antibiotics, often unnecessarily, new research has found. In a 10-year retrospective study published in the British Journal of General Practice, a team of experts from Cardiff University and Cardiff and Vale University Health Board examined dental consultations in […]

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Easter films signal fresh opportunities for marketing sugary snacks to kids

New research by Children’s Food Campaign finds the Minions film to be worst offender for junk food licensing deals in past year. Haribo, Fox’s biscuits, Kinder, Chupa Chups and HoneyMonster are some of the brands most likely to bring out special edition products connected with films and characters popular with children. The Children’s Food Campaign is […]

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Dental teams must step up to help mums-to-be quit smoking

Every dental team should include smoking cessation as part of its treatment service if the future health of the nation is to be improved. And, any dental hygiene programme should embrace the ‘making every contact count’ healthcare principle by conducting oral health checks on each and every patient and engaging those who do smoke in […]

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