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Mouthwash and poor dental hygiene may increase the risk of oral cancer

A recent study suggests that poor dental hygiene and excessive use of mouthwash containing alcohol could increase the risk of oral cancer. The study, published in the journal Oral Oncology is based on European research conducted by the Leibniz...

Cosmetic cream Santen found to contain unsafe levels of mercury

The Hong Kong Department of Health (DH) has appealed to members of the public not to buy or use a cosmetic cream called Santen as it may contain excessive mercury, which is dangerous to health. The appeal followed the DH’s receipt of...

Top 10 countries for plastic surgery

The top ten countries for plastic surgery, according to statistics from the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, show the United States in the lead with 3.1 million people having undergone cosmetic surgery in 2011 (more than...