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Jamie Oliver's push for a global food revolution - BBC News

Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has long been known for his campaign to improve children's access to healthier food.  
bbc.co.uk
about 4 years ago
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Global life expectancy increases by five years

Global life expectancy has increased by five years since 2000, the fastest increase since the 1960s, according to new data published by WHO.1  
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about 4 years ago
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Victorian children’s tool for observation and response (victor) – Don't Forget the Bubbles

While this may be familiar to those of you working in Victoria, we at DFTB have just discovered the excellent FOAM resources produced by Jen Sloane and the VicTOR team.  
dontforgetthebubbles.com
about 4 years ago
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A Treatment Vaccine for Low-Risk Prostate Cancer

A planned phase 2 trial will test a PSA protein-based immunotherapeutic vaccine in men at the time of clinical presentation with early-stage prostate cancer.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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GPs demand extra funding for weekend emergency cover rather than routine care

GPs have urged the government to abandon its push for routine seven day services in primary care and instead to channel any additional funding into emergency cover at weekends.  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago
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US spent more on mental illness than on any other conditions in 2013, study finds

In 2013 the United States spent $201bn (£138bn; €179bn) on mental health disorders, more than on any other groups of conditions, a study has found.1 More than 40% of the spending was for the care of institutionalized groups, which included nursing home residents, long term patients in psychiatric hospitals, and prisoners.  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago
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Zika virus strain 'imported from the Americas' to Africa - BBC News

The Zika virus strain responsible for the outbreaks in Brazil has been detected in Africa for the first time, the World Health Organization says.  
bbc.co.uk
about 4 years ago
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Case of whistleblower whose career was “destroyed” prompts review of law

The UK government has promised to look again at a gap in whistleblower protection for junior doctors, after a judgment of the Employment Appeal Tribunal in March laid bare a gap in the law.  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago
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Deficit in NHS provider sector triples in a year to £2.45bn

Providers of NHS services have amassed a £2.45bn (€3.2bn; $3.6bn) deficit in the past year, and although the scale of deficit is not as bad as feared, it has still almost tripled from the previous year (£834m).  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago
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GPs call for ballot to consider industrial action

GPs have called on the BMA to ballot the profession on their willingness to take industrial action and to sign undated resignation letters.  
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about 4 years ago
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GPs demand to know what constitutes core services

GP leaders have instructed the BMA’s General Practitioners Committee to negotiate with the UK government to clearly define the services that should be delivered in the core GP contract, on the basis that the safety of patients “can no longer be guaranteed” given the current levels of demand and funding.  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago
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GPs reject cap on locum GP fees

GPs have rejected a cap on fees charged by locum doctors and said that locums and general practices should be able to agree terms and conditions mutually.  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago
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Call to cancel 2016 Olympics because of Zika risk is not backed by WHO guidance

A call by a leading public health expert to cancel this summer’s Olympic Games in Brazil for fear of accelerating a global spread of the Zika virus has been quelled by new World Health Organization guidance, which backs travel but advises athletes and visitors to take simple steps to manage health risks.  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago
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US spent more on mental illness than on any other conditions in 2013, study finds

In 2013 the United States spent $201bn (£138bn; €179bn) on mental health disorders, more than on any other groups of conditions, a study has found.1 More than 40% of the spending was for the care of institutionalized groups, which included nursing home residents, long term patients in psychiatric hospitals, and prisoners.  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago
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GPs back government move to charge overseas visitors

GPs at the BMA’s conference of local medical committees (LMCs), the bodies that represent GPs at a local level, in London on Friday 20 May voted to carry a motion calling for foreign visitors to be able to attend UK general practices but “only on a private fee-paying basis.”  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago
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Doctors should champion digital technology, says government minister

Register for a free trial to thebmj.com to receive unlimited access to all content on thebmj.com for 14 days. Sign up for a free trial  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago
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US spent more on mental illness than on any other conditions in 2013, study finds

In 2013 the United States spent $201bn (£138bn; €179bn) on mental health disorders, more than on any other groups of conditions, a study has found.1 More than 40% of the spending was for the care of institutionalized groups, which included nursing home residents, long term patients in psychiatric hospitals, and prisoners.  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago
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Mental health patients forced to travel long distances for care - BBC News

The Victoria Derbyshire programme speaks to two people who have suffered after having to travel because of a lack of mental health beds in their area.  
bbc.co.uk
about 4 years ago
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Physicians Must Respond to Climate Change

The American College of Physicians believes that physicians must respond to climate change and is providing the tools to help.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Should Rosacea Patients Be Screened for Autoimmune Diseases?

Dr Graeme Lipper reviews a population-based case-control study that explored the link between rosacea, type 1 diabetes, celiac disease, multiple sclerosis, and rheumatoid arthritis.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago