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Dentists feeling “dissatisfied with life”

DENTISTS are almost twice as likely as the general population to feel dissatisfied with life, according to research from the British Dental Association.

  • 30 April 2015
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Dental faculty “concern” over GDC processes

THE way dental care standards are interpreted in the General Dental Council’s fitness to practise processes is causing “a great deal of concern”, the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners UK have said.

  • 30 April 2015
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Codeine now contraindicated in under-12s with cough and cold

THE use of codeine to treat cough and cold is now contraindicated in children below 12 years, according to new guidance from the European Medicines Agency.

  • 30 April 2015
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Diabetics in England not getting foot checks

OVER 400,000 diabetic patients in England are not having an annual foot check, increasing their risk of diabetes-related amputation, according to Diabetes UK.

  • 30 April 2015
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Dentists urged to ensure clarity over treatment costs

DENTISTS are reminded to ensure treatment options and costs are clearly explained prior to treatment being provided to avoid disagreements with patients.

  • 29 April 2015
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Majority of bowel cancer cases diagnosed too late

AS few as one in three bowel cancer patients in some parts of England are diagnosed early, according to new figures.

  • 28 April 2015
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HPV vaccine for boys would “help prevent oral cancer”

EXTENDING HPV vaccinations to all adolescent boys would help tackle increases in oral cancer, the British Dental Association has said.

  • 28 April 2015
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Time limit on provisional registration comes into force

TRAINEE doctors can now only hold provisional registration with the General Medical Council for three years and 30 days.

  • 28 April 2015
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Physician associates offer valuable asset

Physician associates (PAs) provide a same-day consultation service comparable to GPs and at a lower cost, according to a new study published in the British Journal of General Practice.

  • 28 April 2015
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Fresh pair of eyes may aid cancer diagnosis

PATIENTS may have a better chance of early diagnosis of some cancers if seen by an "unknown doctor" rather than their regular GP, according to a Cancer Research UK study.

  • 28 April 2015
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