Posts tagged “Low-income families”

Dentistry Inequalities Still Apparent In Wales

April 13th, 2011
Dentistry Inequalities Still Apparent In Wales

Welsh dentists have asked the Government to improve access to dental services in Wales. They believe there is still too much inequality in the poorest areas of the country. The news comes from the Welsh section of the British Dental Association (BDA) which feels the gap is getting wider between the richest areas and the […]

Are Adjustable Glasses A New Vision For Treating the Poor?

February 8th, 2011
Are Adjustable Glasses A New Vision For Treating the Poor?

In many countries being able to afford a pair of spectacles is out of reach. However scientists may have stumbled across a new technique that could help. The idea is called ‘self retracting glasses’ and the technique was published in the Journal of Ophthamology. Designed for adolescents who are near sighted, patients are able to […]

500,000 Citizens To Get Free Health Insurance

February 8th, 2011
500,000 Citizens To Get Free Health Insurance

While the UK is debating the future of the National Health Service, other countries are looking at ways to help people, in particular poor people who cannot readily access health care. One such place is Mumbai where as part of his 46th birthday celebrations, Sanjay Nirupam who is a member of the Mumbai North Congress […]

Dental decay worryingly common amongst Scotland’s poorest children

December 22nd, 2010
Dental decay worryingly common amongst Scotland’s poorest children

New government figures have revealed that children living in poor areas of Scotland are twice as likely to suffer from tooth decay as children living in more affluent areas. The figures show an improvement in national standards of oral health, with 64 percent of P-1 age schoolchildren showing no signs of decay, the highest figure […]

Access to dental care a problem for poorer families

December 2nd, 2010
Access to dental care a problem for poorer families

A report by the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) has found that children in poorer families are still having difficulties in accessing dental care. Families on Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) are still finding it difficult to get appointments with local dental professionals, despite promises that action would be taken to remedy […]

Dental Café: Focusing on preventing those harmful problems

October 5th, 2010
Dental Café: Focusing on preventing those harmful problems

For quite some time, Ontario has run a dental program which has seen children in low-income families receiving free emergency treatment. The ad for this states that if your child’s tooth hurts, they can help but where is the sense in making your children wait until they have punishing dental problems before they make that […]

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