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Tongue cancer: Researchers find possible markers for earlier diagnosis

12/01/2018

New findings by a US research team regarding certain bacteria and fungi may make way for the development of a precautionary test for patients who carry a high risk for the squamous cell carcinoma of the tongue, also known as tongue cancer.

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UK 'in grip of worst flu season since 2011'

19/01/2018

All parts of the UK have seen rises in suspected flu cases since the turn of the year with Wales seeing the sharpest - close to a fourfold increase in GP visits to 64.9 cases per 100,000.
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Urgent changes needed to combat appalling growth in child tooth extractions in England

19/01/2018

Following the release of shocking new figures on childhood tooth extractions across England, the UK's leading oral health charity, the Oral Health Foundation, is calling for urgent changes to help stop the sustained growth in the number of operations carried out each year.
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NHS enforces contingency plans to combat Carillion collapse

19/01/2018

NHS Improvement has put contingency plans in place following the announcement that one of the UK’s biggest construction and service providers has gone into liquidation.
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Angelina Jolie gene testing for all?

19/01/2018

Testing all women for the "Angelina Jolie gene", even if not considered at risk, would prevent cancers, save lives and is cost effective, say doctors.
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Dental practices no longer able to apply credit or debit card fees

12/01/2018

From 13 January 2018 a new EU directive called the Payment Services Directive comes into force. This will stop businesses such as dental practices from being able to apply charges when patients use their debit or credit cards to make payments.
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Greater Manchester hospital becomes county’s first to ban sugary food and drinks

12/01/2018

Greater Manchester hospital becomes county’s first to ban sugary food and drinks.
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Stem Cell Filling – A New Type Of Dental Procedure

12/01/2018

The new changes in the world have led to new challenges for medical science in order to combat the rising number of various health conditions around the globe including increased cases of dental problems.
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Dental crisis leaves Britain reliant on charity from the developing world

05/01/2018

Britain is being forced to turn to charities from the developing world amid a crisis in dentistry, dentists claim.
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CQC given powers to rate non-NHS services including online GPs

05/01/2018

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is to be granted the power to rate more healthcare services, the Department of Health (DH) has confirmed.
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Common virus used to help fight incurable brain cancer

05/01/2018

Scientists are optimistic that they may have found a new treatment to help people with incurable brain cancer.
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Free PHE toolkit for dentists to help parents care for children's teeth

05/01/2018

Dentists can access free resources from Public Health England to help make parents more aware of how to look after their children's teeth.
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​New regulations on ionizing radiation requirements – information for dentists using x-ray equipment

15/12/2017

The BDA is advising dentists in England, Scotland and Wales, that new regulations will come into force on 1 January 2018, which will mean dentists using x-ray generators must register with the Health and Safety Executive.
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Did Amazon just make a deal with Dentsply Sirona?

15/12/2017

Last week a Morgan Stanley analyst sent SHOCK WAVES THROUGH THE DENTAL INDUSTRY when he downgraded confidence in Henry Schein and Patterson, believing that Amazon was finally ready to make deals directly with manufacturers. CNBC reported that the analyst said, "We have new evidence that Amazon is accessing critical products from Dentsply Sirona," which would be a major headline in and of itself. But according to this report, a Dentsply spokesperson denied that the company has inked a deal with Amazon.
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Oral Health Foundation appoints new President

15/12/2017

The UK's leading oral health charity, the Oral Health Foundation, have inaugurated Professor Liz Kay MBE as their new President.
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Dental practice starts accepting cryptocurrency, Dentacoin

15/12/2017

A dental clinic in Taiwan has started accepting the cryptocurrency, Dentacoin as a form of payment. The practice, called Mr Iteeth, now becomes the fourth clinic to start accepting Dentacoin, with other practices including F3T Dental Clinic (United Kingdom), Swiss Dentaprime (Bulgaria) and Dentech Dental Care (India).
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Shares of dental suppliers drop on potential new threat from Amazon

08/12/2017

Shares of dental supply distributors sank Wednesday after Morgan Stanley issued a stark warning to investors: "Amazon is here."
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Surge of oral cancer in young men

08/12/2017

Young men are more likely to develop oral cancer than any other demographic in the UK, new figures by Cancer Research UK suggest. While men in their twenties and thirties are diagnosed with the condition more often than elderly men, they are also twice as likely to develop oral cancer than women.
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'I beat type 2 diabetes with 200-calorie drinks'

08/12/2017

Nearly half of patients have reversed type 2 diabetes in a "watershed" trial, say doctors in Newcastle and Glasgow.
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Plaque-resisting dental material kills microbes

08/12/2017

US team develops robust material for dental filings that kills decay-causing microbes and resists formation of plaque.
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