People with obesity in the UK wait longer than the global average before discussing their weight with a healthcare expert.
This is according to a new study carried out by the European Association for the Study of Obesity.
The data reveals that, on average, people with obesity in the UK do not seek help from a healthcare professional for nine years.
In comparison, the global average stands at six years.
As a result of the delay, people with obesity are at additional risk of developing obesity-related conditions. These include obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), type two diabetes and cancer.
Reasons for the findings include participants feeling it was their own responsibility to manage their additional weight. As well as doctors in the UK perceiving their patients to lack the motivation to lose weight.
The online survey was carried out in 11 countries, including Australia, Italy, Spain and UAE.
A dentist is getting ready to take on the English Channel in a bid to raise money for a dental charity.
This month, Jim Lafferty will embark on a 12-hour solo swim from Dover to Calais.
Braving water temperatures of around 18°C, he hopes to raise £5,000 for Dentaid, a charity that works to improve oral health in the UK and overseas.
Although the shortest channel route is 21 miles, drifting currents will force Jim to swim around 25 miles to make it across to France. His solo journey will take place between 9 and 15 September.
Jim will swim alongside a boat called High Hopes containing his support team, who will help him to overcome the risks of exhaustion, hypothermia and strong currents. The team includes a pilot and an observer from the Channel Swimming and Piloting Federation.
The food we eat and our oral health are interconnected. In fact,I did a speech reversal on an Inmate from a public radio broadcast about an Inmate was found guilty of causing the death of a young girl who he was baby girls mother was in the medical profession as a nurse and she apparently was not happy being a fact she was found to be a very poor anycase the little girl was said to have had a rare health problem where brusing occurred very easily which could be mistaken for physical abuse.Blood was found in her this radio program they said that this bleeding could be caused by a rare medical condition. So,without reading the sutopsy medical examminer’s report the doctor who exammined the girls body after or while the autopsy was being performed automatically assumed that she had been raped due to what she described as “obvious” … Read the rest
Colgate is launching a dedicated resource page devoted to helping patients suffering with dentine hypersensitivity.
Available at colgate.dentistry.co.uk, the interactive resource page provides readers with an overview on dentine hypersensitivity.
With 50% of sensitivity sufferers not reporting their pain, Colgate hopes this new resource page will help dental professionals diagnose and treat dentine hypersensitivity.
‘We wanted to set this microsite up to provide an educational resource around Colgate Sensitive Pro Relief Toothpaste range to help support dental professionals with managing their patients with dentine hypersensitivity,’ a Colgate spokesperson says.
‘We also want this to be easily accessible to dental professionals. So that they can access it in their own time and provide the opportunity to gain patient samples of Colgate Sensitive Pro relief for their practice.
‘We hope dental professionals will gain a true understanding of how Colgate’s portfolio of sensitive toothpaste can help manage this patient group.
Tony Kilcoyne: Yes. I have asked the CEO of the BDA for an external independent enquiry. But this has been totally rejected.
They see absolutely no problems keeping any investigation only internal to the BDA via their own scrutiny committee and away from external eyes.
I have already explained this is inappropriate. Due to such serious concerns involving senior people, that the BDA itself inevitably conflicts with now.
Further, they’ll know their own people involved personally. And the perception externally could be that of a cover up, rather than one of objectivity, openness and fairness, to genuinely achieve any deep cultural changes needed.… Read the rest