Oral health problems in elite athletes

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A systematic review identified 39 observational studies looking at oral health problems in elite athletes. The quality of the studies was low and there may be some concerns about unrepresentative sampling. It suggests that oral health problems are common in this group. This consensus statement highlights these problems and makes recommendation for the future oral health of athletes and to research in this area.

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Healthy Active Lives (HeAL): tackling premature death in young people with psychosis

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The Healthy Active Lives (HeAL) international consensus statement aims to reverse the trend of people with severe mental illness dying early by tackling risks for future physical illnesses pro-actively and much earlier. The statement is being launched today by the Royal College of Psychiatrists, at a special event focusing on achieving parity between mental and [read the full story…]

What all doctors should know about managing drug and alcohol misuse

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All postgraduate doctors across all specialties should be aware of this new consensus paper produced by a special working group of 13 medical Colleges and Faculties. The report presents the core competencies that all postgraduate specialist trainees should have in relation to managing drug and alcohol misuse. It’s well reported that substance misuse is a [read the full story…]

UK consensus statement on the identification and management of ADHD offenders within the criminal justice system

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The UK Adult ADHD Network has published a consensus statement on the identification and management of ADHD offenders within the criminal justice system (CJS). The document claims that ADHD is currently not on the criminal justice agenda, which is a concern given the disproportionately high rates of ADHD offenders compared with the normal population and [read the full story…]