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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 July 25, 2016

StockdaleMartin team Race for Life in St Albans

StockdaleMartin team Race for Life in St Albans

The StockdaleMartin team, comprising of Anca, Elizabeth, Yana and Faye took the 5K running challenge at the St Albans Race for Life to support the work for the charity Cancer Research UK. The heat of the day didn’t melt their resolve as they ran cross country and along the paths of the Verulamium Park and […]

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Published on November 2, 2012

Money spent on treating oral health diseases exceeds cancer, heart disease, stroke and dementia

Money spent on treating oral health diseases exceeds cancer, heart disease, stroke and dementia

Shockingly, we spend an estimated 0.5% of gross domestic product (GDP) on treating oral health diseases, in comparison with other conditions including cancer. The most shocking part is that the majority of cases are preventable! Preventative dentistry is often at the heart of debates surrounding dental care in the UK and across the world. Simple […]

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Published on August 22, 2012

NHS hospitals to expand abroad

Yesterday’s major headline focused on the UK Government’s proposal to encourage high-profile hospitals to set-up branches abroad, in the hope of benefitting patients back home. The proposal comes at a time when England’s public health service is suffering from the effects of the recession, consequently causing a strain on healthcare across the country. With NHS […]

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Published on August 16, 2012

How are patients using digital media?

We all experience the feeling of being ill, having a little sniffle or back ache and what do most of us do – we search our symptoms on Google. Results of these searches often show multiple responses from the NHS direct website through to discussions from worried members of the public. It’s impossible to know […]

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Published on June 28, 2012

Should we be eating like our ancestors?

Research claims absence of chewing raw meat, vegetables and grains in our modern diets, could be the cause of the most common popular dental problems in our society. The suggestion emerged from the recent conference ‘Evolution of Human Teeth & Jaws: Implications for Dentistry & Orthodontics’ in the US. Experts at the conference, including food […]

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Published on May 15, 2012

Debate: How to label food?

A long-standing debate about how to label sugar, fat, salt and calories on foods has recently been re-ignited. With increasing rates of obesity and unhealthy lifestyles becoming part of a wider problem for the UK, nutritional food labelling is now a hotly debated topic. To tackle the problem of how to label foods, the government […]

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