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The Week That Was: Health and Wellbeing (25/01/19)

25th January 2019

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Brushing your teeth twice a day ‘slashes risk of Alzheimer’s’

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.

Public health crisis of poor sleep deserves as much attention as obesity epidemic

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.

Faking it: how selfie dysmorphia is driving people to seek surgery

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?

Antibiotic-resistant infections a ‘global health emergency’

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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