Given the choice of having to “choose between never being able to eat cheese again or never being able to eat chocolate again” 50% of Britons said they would give up chocolate compared to 47% who would give up cheese, according to a survey carried out by consumer analysts Mintel. Meanwhile, 3% say they don't like either.
Scotland's health service running costs were £11.7 billion last year, up by almost £900million in real terms since 2012/13 thanks to big increases in staffing and drugs expenditure, according to the latest NHS figures. However seven areas, including dentistry, saw their funding decrease.
Frequent regular use of over-the-counter mouthwash was associated with increased risk of developing pre-diabetes/diabetes in this population, according to new research. Overweight people who use mouthwash twice a day are 50% more likely to develop diabetes. The anti-bacterial fluid could be killing off helpful microbes in the mouth.
A Stevenage accountant with many dentists as clients, Geoffrey Long, who promoted the ‘Icebreaker scheme’ has been excluded from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) after he concealed his commission, while his dentist clients were left with huge tax bills. He has had to pay the £47,000 costs, in addition to a fine of £8,000.
The extra money announced by the Chancellor in the Budget for the NHS in England is not enough, health service bosses say. Philip Hammond announced an immediate £350m boost for this winter followed by £1.6bn more next year for the front line above the rise already planned. He also said any pay rises for NHS staff next year would not need to come from the front-line budget.
The Faculty of General Dental Practice UK (FGDP(UK)) has published new guidance on the practice of dentistry for patients with dementia. With around 850,000 people in the UK with the condition - 5% of the population - the Faculty says that dental professionals need to understand it, and adapt their patient management and clinical decisions accordingly.