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US death rates rise slightly

After a decade of steady decline, the death rates in the United States rose slightly last year, according to preliminary data reported by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).1  
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about 4 years ago
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Group calls for more to be done to tackle corruption in the pharmaceutical industry

Corruption is rife in the global pharmaceutical sector and governments need to do more to tackle it, a report from Transparency International, a global anti-corruption action group, has said.1  
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about 4 years ago
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Patients are being let down by lack of electronic health records, finds review

Patients have only limited access to electronic health records and their expectations are not being met by the NHS, according to the findings of a review into the roll-out of patient records across the United Kingdom.1  
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about 4 years ago
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NHS England confirms it will not fund HIV prevention pill

NHS England has confirmed its decision not to fund pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for the prevention of HIV infection, to the anger of AIDS charities.  
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about 4 years ago
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Pregnant women in Scotland to be offered free vitamins

Every pregnant woman in Scotland is to be offered free vitamin supplements from next year as part of a drive to improve the health of mothers and babies. It will make Scotland the only part of the United Kingdom where such support is universally available.  
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about 4 years ago
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Most government departments do not keep track of research they commission, inquiry finds

The inquiry found that research evidence on food banks, immigration, choice of GP, and drugs policy were among cases where results were “held back when the findings were politically awkward.”  
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about 4 years ago
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US death rates rise slightly

After a decade of steady decline, the death rates in the United States rose slightly last year, according to preliminary data reported by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).1  
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about 4 years ago
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BME staff are more likely to be bullied in most acute trusts, report finds

Black and ethnic minority (BME) staff were more likely to be bullied, harassed, or abused than their white colleagues in most acute trusts, a report by NHS England has found.1  
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about 4 years ago
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US death rates rise slightly

After a decade of steady decline, the death rates in the United States rose slightly last year, according to preliminary data reported by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).1  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago
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India increases retirement age of government doctors to 65

Health experts in India have welcomed a move by the prime minister, Narendra Modi, to increase the retirement of age of doctors employed by the central government from 60-62 to 65 years to meet the shortfall of doctors in the country.  
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about 4 years ago
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Gay blood donation: Lifetime ban in NI on gay men donating blood is to be lifted - BBC News

Northern Ireland's lifetime ban on gay men donating blood to be lifted.  
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about 4 years ago
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GPs told to end “chemical restraint” of people with learning disabilities

GPs have been urged to cut the number of inappropriate prescriptions of psychotropic drugs for people with learning disabilities.  
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about 4 years ago
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WHO open to “lobbying” by business

The World Health Organization has been warned that it was now open to undue influence from commercial interests after member states agreed a framework for its relations with industry and other bodies.  
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about 4 years ago
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US seeks to reduce sodium consumption by one third

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released draft guidance for the food industry that agency officials say could reduce the daily average intake of sodium in the US by a third.1 The voluntary guidelines apply to processed and packaged foods as well as restaurant foods and would be implemented over a decade.  
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about 4 years ago
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Egyptian prosecutors investigate the death of a girl during female genital mutilation

An Egyptian private hospital was closed and under investigation after a 17 year old girl died of a suspected stroke during female genital mutilation (FGM).  
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about 4 years ago
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US seeks to reduce sodium consumption by one third

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released draft guidance for the food industry that agency officials say could reduce the daily average intake of sodium in the US by a third.1 The voluntary guidelines apply to processed and packaged foods as well as restaurant foods and would be implemented over a decade.  
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about 4 years ago
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Egyptian prosecutors investigate the death of a girl during female genital mutilation

An Egyptian private hospital was closed and under investigation after a 17 year old girl died of a suspected stroke during female genital mutilation (FGM).  
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about 4 years ago
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National Obesity Forum campaigners quit over low-fat report - BBC News

Four members of an anti-obesity campaign have resigned after a controversial report suggesting low-fat and lower cholesterol diets are having "disastrous health consequences".  
bbc.co.uk
about 4 years ago
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Flat lens promises possible revolution in optics - BBC News

A flat lens made of paint whitener on a sliver of glass could revolutionise optics, its US inventors say.  
bbc.co.uk
about 4 years ago
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NHS racism: It goes to your core, says victim - BBC News

The BBC speaks to a victim of racism within the NHS, after a report found black and ethnic minority staff in England are more likely to report bullying and harassment than white colleagues.  
bbc.co.uk
about 4 years ago