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Diabetes: time to switch from sugary drinks?

For adults with type 2 diabetes, the swap is associated with lower rates of early death due to cardiovascular disease (CVD) and other causes, finds new research published by The BMJ. A greater increase in coffee and tea consumption from before to after a diabetes diagnosis was associated with fewer deaths. Researchers suggest that these findings highlight … Continued

Get fit for National Workplace Wellbeing Day

National Workplace Wellbeing Day takes place on 31 March – and dental practices are being invited to sign up. Aimed at encouraging healthier attitudes and bodies in the workplace, the initiative from Food Drink Ireland (FDI) hopes to emphasise greater exercise and nutrition in the workplace. On the day, employers are being asked to promote … Continued

Why yoga is the perfect partner for dentistry

How can yoga be a useful practice management tool? Lisa Knowles looks at finding a consistent balance in an inconsistent world It was 1992, and I was the summer dental assistant at a practice in middle America – a pretty good gig for a wannabe dentist. My idol, Dr Smith, gave me quite an inside … Continued

Oral health infographic highlights bad habits

Cork practice Dervla Leavy Dental Care has created an infographic to show how poor oral health can have a negative impact on general health. Dervla Leavy of Dervla Leavy Dental Care hopes the graphic will ensure the public are aware of the relationship between oral and general health. The graphic looks at how oral health … Continued

Irish medical cards undergo ‘major revamp’

The HSE is undertaking ‘a major revamp of the system’ under which medical cards are granted and processed. Health minister Leo Varadkar and minister of state Kathleen Lynch announced the update following recent controversy surrounding the cutting back of discretionary medical cards, according to Ten actions will be undertaken by the HSE to improve … Continued