December 2018

Volume 35, Issue 4

Editorial: Public Health at Christmas

Authors: Professor Peter G Robinson
doi: 10.1922//CDHRobinson2018DecEd02


Last Christmas the The TaxPayers’ Alliance (2018) released its ‘Nanny State approved Christmas lunch’. The Alliance claimed to have followed NHS nutritional guidelines to calculate “what a public health puritan approved Christmas lunch would look like”. The lunch was suitably austere, comprising amongst (not many) other things, 125 grams of turkey, half a serving of boiled potatoes and 25 grams of sprouts. Dessert was frugal too, with only a tenth of a serving of Christmas pudding and 15 ml of brandy cream, although the 45 grams of cheese and 30 grams of pate have got me looking forward to December already. We haven’t even got to the alcohol yet; where we were apparently limited to three quarters of a glass of wine and a quarter of a glass each of Champagne, gin and tonic, port and brandy (Other menus are available for readers with different culinary traditions and religious beliefs).


Other articles in this issue

Article Pages Access
Editorial: Public Health at Christmas 195-196 Download
Dental Public Health in Action: Understanding oral health care needs and oral health-related quality of life in vulnerable adults in Plymouth 197-200 Download
Dental Public Health in Action: A feasibility study to explore the governance processes required for linkage between dental epidermiological, and birth cohort, data in the UK 201-203 Download
Illuminating Mexican migrant adolescents’ dental access and utilization experiences 204-210 Download
Results of a two year dental health education program to reduce dental caries in young Aboriginal children in New South Wales, Australia 211-216 Download
A multi-variable analysis of four factors affecting caries levels among five-year-old children; deprivation, ethnicity, exposure to fluoridated water and geographic region 217-222 Download
The impact of age and deprivation on NHS payment claims for domiciliary dental care in England 223-227 Download
A critical review of protocols for conventional microwave oven use for denture disinfection 228-234 Download
Why might patients in the UK consult a general medical practitioner when experiencing dental problems? A literature review of patients’ perspectives 235-240 Download
The distribution of dental health specialist locations in Sri Lanka 241-246 Download
Decision tree analysis for factors associated with dental caries in school-aged children in Japan 247-251 Download
Dentist’s views on incorporating oral health collaborative practice into primary medical care in Ireland 252-256 Download


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