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New WHO guideline clamps down on intake of free sugars »

Adults and children should reduce their daily free sugar intake to less than 10% of their total energy intake, according to a new guideline from the World Health Organization. spoonful of sugar “We have solid evidence that keeping intake of free sugars to less than 10% of total energy intake reduces the risk of overweight, obesity and [...] ... »

Mar 8, 2015 08:33 AM | Rank headline

WHO’s recommended sugar intake ’should be halved to combat dental cavities’ »

In the US, around 92% of adults aged 20-64 have experienced dental caries, also known as cavities or tooth decay, in at least one of their permanent teeth. To tackle the growing problem of tooth decay, researchers from University College London and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, both in the UK, say [...] ... »

Sep 17, 2014 11:20 AM | Rank headline

80% of children suffer from oral health diseases in Nigeria – WHO »

World Health Organization (WHO), has disclosed that oral health is integral to the general health and well being of all the people and has been recognised as a basic human right in the world, including Nigeria, but unfortunately, oral diseases are among the most common and preventable non-communicable disease worldwide and may affect anyone [...] ... »

Mar 23, 2014 11:42 AM | Rank headline

WHO proposes to halve advised daily sugar intake »

The World Health Organization has issued draft guidelines calling for a reduction of daily sugar intake to 5% of total daily calories in order to tackle public health problems, such as obesity and tooth decay. ... »

Mar 6, 2014 08:43 PM | Rank headline

Strengthening of oral health systems: Oral health through primary health care »

Around the globe many people are suffering from oral pain and other problems of the mouth or teeth. This public health problem is growing rapidly in developing countries where oral health services are limited. Significant proportions of people are underserved; insufficient oral health care is either due to low availability and accessibility of oral health [...] ... »

Feb 16, 2014 08:01 PM | Rank headline

Call for Action On Cutting Sugar »

Since 1990 the World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended that intake of “free sugars” should be less than 10% of total energy (calorie) intake. Free sugars are sugars that are added to foods by the manufacturer, cook, or consumer; plus those naturally present in honey, syrups, fruit juices and fruit concentrates… ... »

Dec 11, 2013 08:43 AM | Rank headline

Specific mention of oral diseases in WHO NCD 2013-20 action plan

Jul 23, 2013 by JG | Rank article

Specific mention of oral diseases in WHO NCD 2013-20 action plan The WHO global action plan for the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases 2013-2020 contains specific mention of oral diseases. The plan was adopted by WHO member states on 27 May at the 66th World Health Assembly (Geneva, 20 to 28 May 2013). The reference to [...] ... [Read article]

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Blood tests could detect sexually-transmitted oral cancers »

Antibodies to a high-risk type of a virus that causes mouth and throat cancers when transmitted via oral sex can be detected in blood tests many years before onset of the disease, according to a World Health Organisation-led team of researchers. In a study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, the researchers said their findings [...] ... »

Jun 18, 2013 01:31 PM | Rank headline

Most of World’s Adults Consume Too Much Salt, Study Finds »

Three-quarters of adults worldwide, including many Americans, consume nearly twice the daily recommended amount of salt, according to a new study. The World Health Organization recommends limiting sodium to less than 2,000 milligrams a day, while the American Heart Association sets the recommended limit at 1,500 mg per day. This study found that adults’ sodium [...] ... »

Mar 23, 2013 07:35 PM | Rank headline

Risk indicators for tooth loss in adult workers »

Tooth loss continues to be a prevalent condition in Brazilian adults and elderly individuals. The aim of this cross-sectional study, conducted among workers in a wholesale grocery chain in the State of São Paulo, was to identify risk indicators for tooth loss in adults. The presence of caries and periodontal status were examined in 387 [...] ... »

Oct 5, 2012 05:41 AM | Rank headline
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