The Week That Was: Health and Wellbeing (25/01/19)
25th January 2019
Brushing teeth twice a day slashes the chance of developing Alzheimer’s, a study suggests. Experts found signs of the bacterium porphyromonas gingivalis, which causes gum disease and tooth loss, in the brain tissue, spinal fluid and saliva of dead and living patients.
New research shows that a disregard for sleep health is dangerous – as reasons to stay up late, such as tech devices and social media, are leading many to believe sleep is expendable.
Filters have never been more prevalent – and it’s leading some people to have fillers, Botox and other procedures. What’s behind the obsessive pursuit of a flawless look?
Drug-resistant disease should be regarded as a “global health emergency”, the health secretary is to say, as he unveils a plan to cut antibiotic-resistant infections in UK patients by 10 per cent by 2025.
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