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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 August 9, 2016

Flossgate… or is flossing worth the effort

Flossgate… or is flossing worth the effort

Last week Associated Press published a report that shook to the core one of the postulates of good oral health, namely “Thou shalt floss daily”. Here at StockdaleMartin we have been following the unfolding of the ensuing drama with interest. The original report said that the evidence for flossing is “weak, very unreliable,” of “very […]

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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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Published on September 14, 2015

E–cigarettes may soon be provided by the NHS to help smokers quit

E–cigarettes may soon be provided by the NHS to help smokers quit

 In Britain, 2.6 million adults are using e-cigarettes as a method to try and quit smoking as they are 95% less harmful than tobacco. The NHS have acknowledged the safety of using                     e–cigarettes and they could soon be prescribed on the NHS to encourage more smokers to quit. However, it must be noted that […]

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Published on September 7, 2015

Should we all take a daily vitamin D supplement?

Should we all take a daily vitamin D supplement?

Current Government guidelines state that those between the ages of 6 months up to 5 years should take a daily supplement of vitamin D, largely because this vitamin in particular is difficult to obtain through diet alone. This guideline is currently being revised by the Government and according to the new guideline draft everyone within […]

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Published on August 13, 2015

Getting all sewn up!

Getting all sewn up!

This week at StockdaleMartin we’ve been discovering the science behind sewing buttons into dog’s ears! We received a photo of a friends dog having come home from a trip to the vets with a number of button’s sewn into his ear. On investigation we discovered that this was apparently a very normal process where a […]

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Published on March 24, 2015

Children’s dental health is improving……or is it?

Children’s dental health is improving……or is it?

Last week saw the publication of the interim results of the Children’s Dental Health Survey 2013 – the survey that reviews the state of the nation’s dental health every 10 years.  10,000 children across England, Wales and Northern Ireland were examined for evidence of tooth decay, gum disease and tooth wear and the results showed […]

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Published on October 21, 2014

The fight against sugar

The fight against sugar

Researchers have conducted an exercise to assess teenagers’ drinks choices when they are exposed to the sugar content of fizzy drinks. For six weeks, researchers displayed signs in corner shops around Baltimore in America explaining the sugar content of drinks in a format that teenagers can relate to. Rather than simply displaying the calorie content, […]

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Published on October 7, 2014

Dr Google will see you now

Dr Google will see you now

The last time you felt unwell, did you look up your symptoms online? If you did, you’re not alone! In recent years there has been a 13.5% surge in the number of people searching for terms related to their health, and a third of doctors surveyed say that their patients come to them with their […]

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