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DIY dentistry – BBC News

Like many patients, Debroy Parrington has been unable to get dental treatment during lockdown. Toothache had left him in so much agony he decided to pull out one of his own teeth using a pair of pliers. Currently, any patient with an emergency dental problem is supposed to be referred to an Urgent Dental Care… Read More »

Bad News For Smokers

There is no question in our minds about smoking. We advise our patients to not smoke and if they already are smokers we advise them to quit. Unfortunately even if you were to quit today the after effects will linger. Heavy smoking increases your risk of having a cardiovascular event (heart attack, stroke, heart failure or… Read More »

Medical News Today: Heart health: Are women getting incorrect treatment?

Recent research suggests that ignoring sex-specific risk factors of heart disease has resulted in women having a higher risk of dying from heart failure than men. Share on PinterestDifferences between men and women may mean that the latter do not receive the right treatment for heart conditions. A review published in Nature Medicine reveals an… Read More »

Medical News Today: Giving TB vaccine intravenously boosts efficacy

Experiments in rhesus macaques show that changing the mode of administration of an existing vaccine yields “amazing” results in the fight against tuberculosis (TB). Share on PinterestDelivering the TB vaccine intravenously rather than intradermally may prove significantly more effective. Globally, TB is one of the top 10 causes of death and the leading cause of… Read More »

Medical News Today: Cancer: Using copper to boost immunotherapy

An interdisciplinary group of scientists has successfully destroyed tumor cells in mice by using nano-sized copper compounds alongside immunotherapy. Importantly, the tumors did not return after the treatment ceased. According to the World Health Organization, cancer is the second leading cause of death worldwide — in 2018, it was responsible for approximately 9.6 million deaths.… Read More »