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Sugar in food: critics urge tougher regulation as industry fails to meet reduction target
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Retailers and manufacturers have managed to cut sugar in foodstuffs by only 2% in the first year of the government’s voluntary reduction programme, failing to meet the 5% target.The slow progress has...
New approaches to WHO financing: the key to better health
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
If the World Health Organization is to become more effective it needs to have greater flexibility on how it spends its funding. This is the argument that the organisation’s director-general, Tedros...
BAPIO calls for single visa route for non-EU doctors to boost NHS workforce and prevent brain drain
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
The British Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (BAPIO) wants to see a new visa category for overseas doctors to help tackle the NHS workforce crisis and avoid brain drain.Figures recently...
Challenge anti-migrant policies with evidence, doctors are told
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Doctors should challenge anti-migrant rhetoric that legitimises harmful government policies that deny migrants access to healthcare and leads to social exclusion, a conference on migrant health has...
UK patients lose legal claim that DePuy metal-on-metal hip implant was “defective”
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
More than 300 people who were fitted with a metal-on-metal hip implant that is no longer used have lost a UK group legal action against the US manufacturer.1The claimants argued that DePuy...
Childhood leukaemia may be preventable by exposure to infections in early life
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
The more common form of childhood leukaemia is caused by a two stage process of genetic mutation and may be preventable, a leading expert in the disease has said.1Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL)...