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Friday 19th July 2013

Gum disease – a silent killer?

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Healthy nutrition may be key to helping fight gum disease, which is not only important to oral health, but also to general health and wellbeing. Gum, or periodontal, diseases are ubiquitous long-lasting inflammatory diseases of humans. The most common type is chronic gingivitis, which affects approximately 90% of adults, but is reversible with professional and careful home tooth cleaning. Chronic periodontitis is a more severe form of gum disease that destroys the tissues supporting the teeth and associated bone in the jaws, leading ultimately to tooth loss.
Date:
Friday 19th July 2013
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
Tuesday 25th June 2013

Weighing up the real value of the G8 summit

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It is easy to be cynical over the value of summits such as the G8 meeting recently concluded in Northern Ireland. After all, this year's meeting was preceded by the erection of fake shop fronts in Northern Ireland to disguise empty businesses, and when Birmingham played host in 1998 the city council sprayed the grass verges green.
Date:
Tuesday 25th June 2013
Categories:
International, Research, Social Sciences
Monday 13th May 2013
Friday 5th April 2013

World Autism Day: Illustrating how good autism practice constitutes good educational practice for all children

World Autism Day: Illustrating how good autism practice constitutes good educational practice for all children
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From the Empire State Building to the pyramids, members of the global autism community shone a lens on autism this week by lighting many iconic landmarks in blue. This was in celebration of World Autism Day, which is a global initiative instigated by the United Nations to help raise awareness. It marks the start of autism awareness month.
Date:
Friday 5th April 2013
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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