Less than half of adults saw NHS dentist in past two years, figures show | UK News

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Less than half of adults in England were seen by an NHS dentist over the last two years, according to new data.

Figures from NHS Digital have shown that within a 24-month period, up to the end of February, only 49.7% of adults received any dental treatment.

Within the same time period, only 59% – less than two-thirds – of children were seen by a dentist.

Embargoed to 1300 Sunday April 26 File photo dated 19/05/11 of a dentist at work. A special "kickstart" package to save dentists from the impact of the coronavirus crisis is needed, a representative organisation in Ireland said.
Dental practices were forced to close for several months due to the coronavirus pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic led to the practices closing in March, which resulted in a fall in numbers visiting dentists, however overall attendance was said to have been “in a bad place” even before lockdown.

Some 21.01 million adult patients were seen for NHS dental treatment in the 24 months to the end of June, down 876,000 compared with the 24 months to the end of February.

A similar decline

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DVIDS – News – I am Navy Medicine, and FY 2019 SARP Counselor of the Year: ABH1 Betancourt

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For her outstanding performance of duties – including implementing improvements and innovation – Aviation Boatswain Mate (Handler) 1st Class Rocio I. Betancourt was selected as the fiscal year 2019 Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Program (SARP) Active Duty Counselor of the Year in Navy Medicine.

Betancourt, a San Diego native and Herbert Hoover High School 2002 graduate, has been in the Navy for approximately 17 years, beginning her career as an undesignated airmen. She spent 14 years primarily assigned to large deck commands, including USS Wasp (LHD 1), USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), USS George Washington (CVN 73), and USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71).

“During those years I met many people in need of emotional support dealing with various life stressors. I would help anyone in any way I could in hope that they would be stable enough to keep themselves safe out to sea. Working on a flight deck is

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Stanford Medicine experts advise school districts on COVID-19 tests | News Center

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Kong was motivated to reach out to schools when she saw how parents of school-age kids were struggling with campus closures and a lack of child care.

“We heard a lot of the talk during back-to-school planning about how you set up classrooms, handwashing, masking,” she said. “But we didn’t hear about testing. For schools, that’s not what they normally do; they didn’t know how to think about it. So we put it out there that we have capacity, and we’re happy to work with schools and districts on this.” 

Jennifer Fralick, administrative director of pathology and clinical labs at Stanford Health Care; Megan Bliss, director of strategic operations; Yvonne Maldonado, MD, professor of pediatrics and of health research and policy; Nancy Ewen Wang, MD, professor of emergency medicine; and James Zehnder, MD, professor of pathology and of medicine, have also been working with Kong to respond to local districts’

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UCCS sports medicine center to host virtual grand opening Monday | Colorado Springs News

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Another box in Colorado Springs’ City for Champions initiative will be ticked when the William J. Hybl Sports Medicine and Performance Center at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs opens to the public Monday.

The 104,000-square-foot facility, a partnership between UCCS and Centura Penrose-St. Francis Health Services, is the second venue completed of five being built as part of City for Champions to attract new visitors to Colorado Springs, expanding on the city’s history as a fitness hub and health destination. Its virtual grand opening comes just four weeks after the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum, another City for Champions project, opened to visitors downtown.

The sports center is the first in the nation to integrate undergraduate and graduate education with clinical practice and research in a sports medicine and performance environment, staff said.

“It’s the opportunity for our facility to be a leader in sports medicine and performance,”

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Mediterranean Diet Might Lower Your Odds for Parkinson’s | Health News

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By Amy Norton
HealthDay Reporter


THURSDAY, Aug. 20, 2020 (HealthDay News) — People who eat healthfully may be less likely to develop a constellation of symptoms that can precede Parkinson’s disease, a large new study suggests.

Researchers found that people who closely adhered to a Mediterranean-style diet were about one-third less likely to develop at least three “prodromal” features suggestive of Parkinson’s disease, compared to those who stuck with meat and potatoes.

Prodromal refers to certain symptoms that can arise years before the more obvious movement problems that mark Parkinson’s. They include constipation, depression, body pain, diminished sense of smell, daytime drowsiness, difficulty seeing colors and a tendency to “act out” dreams.

Individually, some of those issues are quite common, said James Beck, chief scientific officer for the nonprofit Parkinson’s Foundation. And it’s unclear, he added, how often combinations of those symptoms foretell Parkinson’s, specifically.

That said, multiple symptoms

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Diet – News, Tips & Guides

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Knows Her Diet Is Crazy-Strict…but She Swears by It

Supermodel Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is opening up about her strict diet. And, according to her, it’s hard as hell—but she feels amazing. Huntington-Whiteley says she follows naturopathic doctor Nigma Talib’s diet plan, which eliminates dairy, gluten, sugar, and alcohol. “It’s been really tough,” she http://www.eonline.com/news/751130/rosie-huntington-whiteley-s-new-diet-find-out-what-s-making-her-feel-better-than-ever http://www.eonline.com/news/751130/rosie-huntington-whiteley-s-new-diet-find-out-what-s-making-her-feel-better-than-ever”>tells E!. However, she says, it’s also been “transformative” for her. “I can feel it in my skin, I can feel it in my body, I feel lean right now, and I feel strong and I feel energized,” she says. Of course, it’s also really, really strict (and props to Huntington-Whiteley for being honest about it). “I miss a lot of things,” she says. “I miss a glass of wine, I miss my cheese plates, and I miss my croissants.” While tough, New York City registered dietitian Jessica Cording says it makes sense

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  • HIMSS 2020 to go digital as organizers work out logistics

    A digital version of the 2020 HIMSS Global Health Conference & Exhibition is

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Fitness Blog from fitnessbloggers | Fitness News, Tips and Articles

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personal-training-workoutAfter having spent the Summer back in the States, I returned back to London last month and straight back to work. Unfortunately my time away over the Summer has been spent largely socialising and catching up with friends and family. My fitness has frankly gone out the window, except for a few early morning jogs. So to kick start me back into a healthy regime I decided to try a course of personal training sessions once again, as this worked so well for me before. I was looking for intense results and the motivation to get me back on track.

My trainer Daniel turned up at my home and within a few minutes had analysed my lifestyle, eating habits and exercise shortcomings. With a knowing nod of his head, he assured me, “We’ll get you back into top shape, but you’ll have to make some changes”. Okay so I was

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Canada’s worst mass murderer was a millionaire dentist obsessed with police – World News

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The worst mass murderer in Canada’s history was a millionaire dentist with an obsession with the country’s iconic police force, it has been repoted.

Gabriel Wortman was shot dead following a 12-hour shooting and arson spree across Nova Scotia.

The 51-year-old was obsessed with Canada’s mounted police, known as mounties, and bought decommissioned police cars from auctions.

He also had a shrine to them in his Portapique home.

Wortman collected mountie gear which he used to dress up as an officer before carrying out the brutal attack, Mail Online reported.

The 51-year-old died at the end of the attack
The 51-year-old died at the end of the attack

Amongst his 22 victims was Heidi Stevenson, a mountie and mother-of-two.

They also include an elementary school teacher, a nurse, a care assistant, a family of three, and a husband and wife who leave behind four children.

Wortman reportedly drove around a 30

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Diet May Help Prevent Alzheimer’s | Featured News

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MIND diet rich in vegetables, berries, whole grains, nuts

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Newly published research suggests that a specific diet called the MIND diet may reduce the incidence of brain disease that increases a person’s risk in developing Alzheimer’s disease.

The recent study shows that the MIND diet lowered the risk of Alzheimer’s by as much as 53 percent in participants who adhered to the diet rigorously, and by about 35 percent in those who followed it moderately well according to a paper published online on March 19 in the journal Alzheimer’s & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association.

Developed by Martha Clare Morris, PhD, a Rush nutritional epidemiologist and her colleagues, the MIND diet is a hybrid of the Mediterranean and DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diets. Both diets have been found to reduce the risk of cardiovascular conditions, like hypertension, heart attack and stroke. Some researchers have found that

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