Health

A new wisdom tooth can lead to ‘pericoronitis’ – dentist shares tips to ease inflammation

A new wisdom tooth can lead to ‘pericoronitis’ – dentist shares tips to ease inflammation This is why if you have pain that persists, or it’s starting to make you feel unwell, you must book a dentist’s appointment. Experiencing any type of swelling, jaw stiffness, or limited mouth opening needs to be investigated. “Contact your dental practitioner immediately who will ...

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Bacteria on tongue may cause ‘serious infections’ in the heart and brain – what to avoid

Bacteria on tongue may cause ‘serious infections’ in the heart and brain – what to avoid When an inoculum of bacteria enters the bloodstream, however, some sites in the body may be more prone to inflammation. “Bacteria are most likely to collect on artificial materials in the body. This would include prosthetic joints, heart valves and catheters,” explained Mr Sikka. ...

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Sleep deprivation can lead to ‘significant’ health risks – ‘Serious and far-reaching’

Sleep deprivation can lead to ‘significant’ health risks – ‘Serious and far-reaching’ By refraining from using electronic devices in the lead up to sleep, you’re more likely to fall asleep more quickly. People are also recommended by the Sleep Foundation to avoid drinking alcohol at night, which can disrupt the sleep cycle. Moreover, caffeine should be avoided as soon as ...

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Denture wearers susceptible to ‘common’ overgrowth of fungus in the mouth – signs

Denture wearers susceptible to ‘common’ overgrowth of fungus in the mouth – signs Without treatment, oral thrush can spread elsewhere, to other parts of the body. Thankfully, the “common” condition can be “easily treated” with a mouth gel bought from a pharmacy. To help prevent another episode of oral thrush, “rinse your mouth after eating or taking medicine”, the national ...

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Combat winter illnesses with certain plants and essential oils – expert

Combat winter illnesses with certain plants and essential oils – expert Throughout the winter months many of us will be exposed to various winter illnesses such as colds and flu. While it is impossible to guarantee being fully protected against them, there are ways to minimise the risk of infection. An expert spoke with Express.co.uk to explain more. GP Doctor Nisa Aslam, ...

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Seeing things that aren’t there is a sign of Lewy body dementia – affects 80% of patients

Seeing things that aren’t there is a sign of Lewy body dementia – affects 80% of patients Dementia is a syndrome associated with the progressive deterioration of the brain. Therefore, it commonly affects memory and behaviour. Depending on the type of dementia someone has, it can impact the symptoms they experience. Lewy body dementia, also known as dementia with Lewy ...

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Four ‘early’ Orthrus Covid variant symptoms to be aware of – how to protect yourself

Four ‘early’ Orthrus Covid variant symptoms to be aware of – how to protect yourself Nicknamed after a mythical two-headed dog, Orthrus, or CH.1.1, is a new Omicron sub-variant. Expected to become one of the dominant strains in the UK, this variant is already driving up cases throughout the country. Fortunately, an expert has shared the warning signs to be ...

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Man, 77, suffered ‘complete’ vision loss just days after noticing stiff shoulders and neck

Man, 77, suffered ‘complete’ vision loss just days after noticing stiff shoulders and neck One of the greatest risk factors for vision loss is old age. Sometimes, however, the body launches an unexpected attack on itself, compromising eyesight within a matter of days. One case report highlights how even treatment can fail to save a patient’s vision in such cases.  In 2019, BMJ ...

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