AN entire city no longer has a single dentist free for new NHS patients. Thousands of people in Portsmouth won't be able to use surgeries when a chain of practices closes next month, according to the British Dental Association. The 20,000 NHS patients left without an option in the city will have to get to Gosport or Havant for treatment. One patient, who did not wish to be named, told The News: "I received a letter saying that I would be provided ongoing care at another surgery but when I contacted them I was told all they could do was put me on a waiting list and 20,000 patients were affected by the closures." NHS England has suggested the figure affected is closer to 9,000 but local sources have said it is much higher. The three practices to be closed are owned by Colosseum Dental Group, owned by an investment company in Switzerland. Stephen Morgan, Labour MP for Portsmouth South, said poorer members of the community would be worst-affected. Adding: "How will poorer families pay for … [Read more...] about Entire city no longer has a single NHS dentist free for patients
Those who eschew steak in favor of chicken because they think it's healthier may be able to put lean beef back on the menu. That's because new research, published Tuesday in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, is raising questions about poultry and cholesterol. The small study found that consuming high levels of red meat or white poultry resulted in higher blood cholesterol levels than consuming an equal amount of plant protein. The findings held even when diets contained high levels of saturated fat, which increased blood cholesterol to the same extent as all three protein sources. The key takeaway from the study, nutritionists say, is to watch out for saturated fat, no matter the protein source. And when it comes to poultry versus red meat, "it's easier to get higher amounts of saturated fat from some cuts of red meat," said Elizabeth Kitchin, assistant professor of nutrition sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham who wasn't involved with the research. Still, it … [Read more...] about When it comes to cholesterol, is chicken as bad as red meat?
Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE May 28, 2019, 5:36 AM UTC By Linda Carroll Opioid prescriptions remain common for teens and young adults, a new study finds. From 2005 to 2015, nearly 15 percent of teens and young adults received an opioid prescription during an emergency room visit, according to the study, published Tuesday in the journal Pediatrics. That’s compared with 3 percent among those who were seen in an outpatient clinic. What’s more, ER visits for dental issues resulted in an opioid prescription nearly 60 percent of the time. “Adolescents and young adults are such a high-risk population for opioid misuse and future addiction,” said the study’s lead author, Dr. Joel Hudgins, a clinical instructor at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. “We found the rates of opioid prescriptions were pretty high, at 15 … [Read more...] about Teens still commonly prescribed opioids, study finds
ONLY one in eight kids sees a dentist before they turn two, a study reveals. Rotten tooth extraction is the biggest reason for young children being admitted to hospital. Experts say parents should take tots for a check-up after their first tooth appears — and no later than their first birthday. But only three per cent of children in England visited a dentist before they reached 12 months. Just 12 per cent got seen a year after that, according to NHS figures from 2016/17. SEX CLUES This is how much sex you SHOULD be having... according to your age PASSION PEAKS This is the age when your sex drive will be at its most rampant (and girls, it might surprise you) Sex Secrets Prostitute who earns £2,000 a week reveals the average penis size ... and how much she enjoys work NOT JUST SPOTS! Six common types of bumps on your skin - and the ones that could be deadly CHIN UP The truth about YOUR double chin, what's really causing it - and the DAFT exercises that can help banish it HAPPY … [Read more...] about Just one in eight children sees a dentist before they turn two
HIGH levels of dangerous bacteria have been found in hospital cafes run by Costa Coffee and Subway, a shocking investigation has revealed. Researchers from BBC One's Watchdog Live found salmonella and staphylococcus in ten branches of cafes run by Costa, Subway and the Royal Voluntary Service (RVS). The cafes were chosen at random. The Watchdog Live team, trained by a clinical microbiologist in how to correctly collect swabs, swabbed tables, trays and ice at every branch they visited before sending their findings to a microbiology lab to be analysed. The lab found bacteria counts that were classed as "unacceptably high" in six out of ten Costa branches, two out of ten branches of Subway and one of out of the ten branches of the RVS.Salmonella in ice and on tables Salmonella - the bacteria that can cause serious food poisoning - was found in one sample of ice from Costa Coffee and two samples were taken from tables. Despite all the Subway hospital sites carrying a Food Standards … [Read more...] about Costa and Subway hospital cafes ‘infested with deadly bugs like salmonella’, BBC Watchdog finds