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Published on January 23, 2017

Bye-bye fillings?

Bye-bye fillings?

The days of repairing tooth decay with fillings made from metal amalgam, or composites of powdered glass and ceramic could be over sooner than what we thought. Researchers at King’s College London have found that a drug named Tideglusib could encourage cells in the dental pulp to heal small holes by generating new dentine. Teeth [...]

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Published on January 6, 2017

Dry January – It’s not all doom and gloom!

Dry January – It’s not all doom and gloom!

Dry January, Dryuary or Drynuary is the 744 hour challenge of not touching an alcoholic drink during the month of January. Brought to us by the charity Alcohol Concern, Dry January is now in its 5th year with 1 in 6 of the adult population attempting the challenge each year! I’m sure many of us [...]

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Published on September 6, 2016

People who visit GPs for toothache cost NHS £26million

People who visit GPs for toothache cost NHS £26million

It has been revealed around 600,000 GP appointments per year are being taken up by patients who are experiencing toothache and other dental issues. This trend not only potentially costs the NHS £26m in wasted appointments, but also lengthens waiting times for patients who would genuinely benefit from seeing a GP. But what is driving [...]

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Published on September 5, 2016

‘Night owl’ teenagers risk tooth decay

‘Night owl’ teenagers risk tooth decay

New research suggests that adolescents who prefer to stay up late at night are at a significantly higher risk of tooth decay. The study, published in the International Journal of Dental Hygiene, has found that teenagers who stay up late are up to almost four times more likely to suffer from tooth decay than those who [...]

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Published on April 6, 2016

The Baby Box, helping to tackle infant mortality around the world.

The Baby Box, helping to tackle infant mortality around the world.

On our daily scroll through the health news here at StockdaleMartin we came across an interesting article about the “Baby Box” which showed how such a simple idea can significantly impact our lives.  The Baby Box originates from Finland where each new mother receives a box stashed with supplies ready for their baby’s first days. [...]

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Published on February 17, 2016

How times have changed…..or have they?

How times have changed…..or have they?

Imagine a world where healthcare marketing wasn’t regulated – no internal regulatory departments, no PAGB, no MHRA – how much fun could we have? I recently came across a series of health advertisements from years gone by and was slightly shocked, but more intrigued by the content and claims contained within them. In fairness back [...]

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Published on January 14, 2016

E-cigarettes may soon become available on the NHS

E-cigarettes may soon become available on the NHS

Around 10 million adults in the UK smoke cigarettes. This has been acknowledged by UK medicine regulators and for the first time they have approved an e-cigarette brand, opening the doors for them to be prescribed on the NHS. Despite the controversy over the safety of e-cigarettes, GPs could soon be prescribing a rechargeable e-cigarette [...]

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Published on November 10, 2015

Sugar Intervention

Sugar Intervention

30 years ago a 67 gram Mars Bar was just 15p. In 2015 the same chocolate bar now costs 60p and has shrunk to 51 grams – all meeting the company pledge of not exceeding 250 calories per bar. But with a proposed tax on sugary products, it is estimated that this price could rise [...]

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Published on October 15, 2015

Turning to technology

Turning to technology

How many of you wear a FitBit or similar activity tracker? Is your first reaction to “google”? As we become more tech savvy a large number of us are turning to managing our health via the use of technology. Research has found one in two adults in the UK use smartphones and computers to monitor [...]

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Published on September 21, 2015

Stoptober supports the use of e-cigarettes

Stoptober supports the use of e-cigarettes

With Stoptober fast approaching, this year’s campaign will see the annual initiative provide support for the use of e-cigarettes to help quit smoking. Public Health England backed the use of e-cigarettes last month as a smoking cessation tool and although the Stoptober campaign won’t provide advice on the different e-cigarettes available, the campaign will instead [...]

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