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Could ants tackle the 'antibiotic apocalypse'?

26/05/2017

I was born in India and, as a young child, I developed a serious gut infection that would have killed me if it hadn't been for antibiotics.

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Celebrity teeth transformations exposed as Brits spend £1bn a year on private dentists

26/05/2017

In a world where everyone wants to look good in the pictures they post on social media sites such as Facebook and Instagram, more and more of us are splashing out on dental products and treatments.
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Men are turning to Botox to compete in the workplace, an expert claims

26/05/2017

BOTOX and fillers are usually reserved for women, but now the UK’s men are turning to the cosmetic procedure according to a cosmetic doctor. Men are turning to the treatment to increase their chances of promotions and longevity in the workplace.
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A little water goes a long way in helping birds during sizzling conditions

26/05/2017

With temperatures set to soar this bank holiday weekend and fears that the UK could face a widespread drought this summer, the RSPB is asking people to help birds through the hot conditions by making water available to them in their gardens or outdoor spaces.
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Grape seed extract could extend life of resin fillings

19/05/2017

A natural compound found in grape seed extract could be used to strengthen dentin -- the tissue beneath a tooth's enamel -- and increase the life of resin fillings, according to new research.
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Google DeepMind patient app legality questioned

19/05/2017

The head of the Department of Health's National Data Guardian (NDG) has criticised the NHS for the deal it struck with Google's DeepMind over sharing patient data.
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Charity urges workplaces to tackle poor oral health as sick days cost UK economy £105m

19/05/2017

The Oral Health Foundation is urging workplaces and employees to prioritise their oral health as new research reveals that oral health problems such as toothache are costing the UK economy more than £105 million each year in sick days.
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E-cigarettes are NOT harmless - chemicals in vaping trigger bladder cancer, study reveals

19/05/2017

The rise in e-cigarette popularity has previously been praised for helping nicotine addicts to quit their smoking habit - yet the debate about their long-term effects rages on.
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LSUHealthNO receives NIH grant to develop novel long-lasting dental filling materials

05/05/2017

The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research of the National Institutes of Health has awarded LSU Health New Orleans' School of Dentistry an R01 grant in the amount of $2,465,297 over five years to develop stronger, longer-lasting dental filling materials with antibacterial properties to inhibit recurrent cavities and extend the life of the restoration.
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Botox and ketamine could help treat depression, study finds

05/05/2017

Researchers are trying to work out if removing people's wrinkles with Botox simply makes them feel better or if there is some other effect
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Vet issues adder warning to dog owners

05/05/2017

Dave Cumber’s surgery at Chickerell has treated five dogs which had been bitten by adders and brought into the Weymouth surgery in the last couple of weeks.
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The Pets’n’Vets Family launches Tooth Furry Dental Club with free dental checks

05/05/2017

Following his involvement in a major UK study into canine dental health, the findings of which were revealed in the first episode of Trust Me I’m A Vet on BBC TWO this evening (May 3), Ross Allan, a partner in The Pets’n’Vets Family network of veterinary practices, recommends that daily brushing and annual scale and polish is the best way to ensure canine dental health.
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Orthodontic legal challenge: Registration deadline extended

28/04/2017

Following the BDA's legal challenge NHS England has extended this Friday's (28 April) registration deadline for tenders to provide over £1/2 billion of orthodontic services in the South of England.
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'Screen fatigue' sees UK ebook sales plunge 17% as readers return to print

28/04/2017

Consumer sales down to £204m last year and are at lowest level since 2011 – when Amazon Kindle sales first took off in UK
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Dry socket: Risk factors and ways to avoid uncomfortable complication after tooth extraction

28/04/2017

Having wisdom teeth surgery can be a real pain, but if your healing regimen goes awry, you can find yourself in a world of hurt. An expert from the Texas A&M College of Dentistry explains this uncomfortable complication and how to avoid it.
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Bad news for cheese lovers: Eating Emmental could be fuelling deadly antibiotic resistance

28/04/2017

Consuming cheese made from raw milk could be contributing to deadly antibiotic resistance, a controversial study has found.
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Mouse teeth providing new insights into tissue regeneration

28/04/2017

Researchers hope to one day use stem cells to heal burns, patch damaged heart tissue, even grow kidneys and other transplantable organs from scratch.
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How sparkling water is wrecking your teeth

28/04/2017

It's considered the virtuous option compared to other fizzy drinks and often more refreshing than bog standard still water.
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Man contracted sepsis after routine trip to dentist

21/04/2017

A man who had half of all his limbs and part of his face amputated has been talking about how he's tried to turn his life around. Tom Ray from Oakham in Rutland contracted Sepsis after a routine trip to the dentist. The condition shuts down the blood supply to vital organs.
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How will the rise in cosmetic procedures affect beauty standards for Generation Z

21/04/2017

While they’ve been waiting for adulthood, the beauty world has continued its radical changes. One of the most newsworthy and prevalent elements of which is the rise in cosmetic procedures in recent years, for men as well as women. So, how will the current popularity for cosmetic procedures and the new Gen Z outlook collide?
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