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How inequality leads to poor asthma outcomes
Dr Samantha Walker, Director of Research and Policy details how inequality in the UK leads to poor asthma outcomes
£1.5b road improvements project reaches half-way point
The UK's biggest road upgrade has reached its half-way point and is set to transform journeys on one of England's most vital roads.
The issues for the global recycling industry
Ranjit Baxi, Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) President and Founding President of the Global Recycling Foundation comments on the issues facing the global recycling industry and what plans the Global Recycling Foundation has for 2019, including the upcoming second annual Global Recycling Day on 18 March 2019
Epidemiological interactions between rural and urban populations
Romola Davenport and Richard Smith from the University of Cambridge explore epidemiological interactions between rural and urban populations and the consequences of urbanisation.
Commissioner Mijatović concludes visit to Romania
Romania should improve the protection of persons with disabilities, combat violence against women, safeguard press freedom and maintain the independence of the judiciary
Healthcare expert comments on the Health Secretary’s tech vision
Neil Laycock, Managing Director of healthcare at Servelec, comments on the issues raised by Matt Hancock and joining together for digital care.
Port of Blyth complete Northumberland £600,000 flood scheme
The Environment Agency and Port of Blyth have worked together to build a £600,000 flood wall to protect homes and businesses in Blyth.
Advancing the knowledge of space through science
The work of The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) in advancing the knowledge of space, through science and using its discoveries to benefit Canadians and all of humanity, is detailed here
Government launches plan to ban plastic straws, drink stirrers and cotton buds
The Government has set out its plan to ban the distribution and sale of plastic straws, drinks stirrers and cotton buds
Aesthetics must sit at the heart of landscape security design
Jaz Vilkhu, Managing Director for Marshalls Landscape Protection argues that aesthetics must sit at the heart of landscape security design.
Radioiodine in the environment: The importance of natural organic matter
Peter H. Santschi, Regents Professor at the Department of Marine Sciences, Texas A&M University – Galveston discusses radioiodine in the environment, focussing on the importance of natural organic matter
New flu vaccine available for those aged 65 and over this winter
Delegates at the Public Health England (PHE) conference heard that a more effective flu vaccine for those aged 65 and over this winter has the potential to prevent deaths and significantly reduce the burden on the NHS
Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs): A persistent environmental health problem
Carolyn R. Klocke, Postdoctoral Scholar and Pamela J. Lein, Professor at University of California, Davis both argue that polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are a persistent environmental health problem today
Precision medicine and biobanking: Future directions
A group of experts from the International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories, (ISBER) shed light on the science of biobanking and its role in delivering modern and precision medicine
Heart Age Test gives early warning of heart attack and stroke
Public Health England (PHE) is calling for adults to take a free, online Heart Age Test, which will provide an immediate estimation of their 'heart age' to help prevent heart attacks and strokes
More than half of Brits don’t know which diseases they’re vaccinated against
A survey of 2,000 Brits revealed 91% are certain they have been immunised in the past - but 55% are unsure of the diseases and conditions they are vaccinated against
Supported housing funding to be retained in welfare system
Housing benefit will be kept in place for all those living in supported housing, the government has announced
Government announce new UK council to improve online safety
Expanding the scope of the UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS), and guided by the government’s Internet Safety Strategy, the UK Council for Internet Safety (UKCIS) will work to improve the online safety of everyone in the UK.
Government consider new measures to prevent the misuse of drones
The government is yet to consult on new measures to prevent the misuse of drones, including on-the-spot fines and the ability to seize the offending drones.
UK hosts first ever Global Disability Summit
The Department for International Development will today host the UK Government's first ever Global Disability Summit to shine a light on the discrimination and stigma faced by up to 1 billion people globally who have a disability