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This may not come as a surprise to everyone, but according to the latest information from the NHS Information Centre, fewer kids are now visiting the dentist.
The information was compared to the data that was released for the period running from 2004 to 2006. The decline in numbers amounted to some 26,000 children going without dental visits since the earlier period for which data was available. This represents a percentage decrease of 0.3%.
But interestingly enough the total number of children now seeing a dentist is up on recent years. This …

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According to the most recent statistics released by the NHS Information Centre, the number of cases where people are admitted to hospital after having been bitten by a dog are on the rise.
The latest figures run from May 2010 to April 2011, and they reveal that there has been an increase of five per cent during that time compared with the same period the year before. From May 2009 to April 2010 a total of 5,810 people were admitted for treatment following a dog bite. This went up to 6,120 …

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Non-venomous insect bites have soared this year, with many people suffering from infection caused by bug bites.
Official NHS figures show that in the past 12 months, 3,619 people have been treated for infected bites caused by bedbugs, fleas or mosquitoes.  The worst hit area is the north west of England, who has reported 574 people with infected bites.  The north east has reported a lower figure of only 133.  The total figure represents a 19 percent increase on the previous year.
The majority of those affected are the elderly.  In a …

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alcohol admissions top one million

The NHS information centre has reported that over 1 million people across England and Wales were admitted to hospital for alcohol related problems in the year 2009/2010.
What’s more, alcohol dependency cost the NHS £2.41 million in prescription costs alone in the same year. It’s thought the overall cost of drink related ailments across the NHS could run into the billions.
It has been suggested that the acceptability of heavy drinking and availability of cheap alcohol in supermarkets, combined with the stress of financial worries brought on by the recession has encouraged …

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obesity in the uk

The latest information from the NHS Information Centre shows that obesity levels in the UK have risen massively over the past decade. The statistics on obesity, physical activity and diet in England shows that in virtually every indicator the nation’s waistlines have continued to grow.
One measure of this obesity is something the report calls “raised waist circumference” which translates to a waist measurement over 88cm for women and 102cm for men. In 2009, the last full year for which statistics are available, the proportion of adults with a raised waist …