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UK citizens’ rights should not be a Brexit bargaining chip

The government must not use the fundamental rights of UK citizens or EU nationals as a Brexit bargaining chip, say the Joint Committee on Human Rights A report published today from the Joint Committee on Human Rights (JCHR) says that the Government must not use citizens’ fundamental rights as a...
WHO's European Food and Nutrition Action Plan

WHO’s European Food and Nutrition Action Plan 2015-2020

Programme Manager João Breda explains the likely repercussions of the WHO’s European Food and Nutrition Action Plan 2015-2020 With the unanimous adoption of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) European Food and Nutrition Action Plan 2015-2020 at the 64th session of the Regional Committee for Europe, countries have taken a further...
Whitehall government cloud technology

Cloud technology: A mandate for local government

When the bottom line is all-important, cloud technology can help local government with everything from disaster recovery to shared services Local government needs to meet local needs. Government leaders are now expected to find ways to adopt technological innovations to increase citizen and business satisfaction against a backdrop of reducing...
AG 12

AG 012 | November 2016

The end of 2016 – and what has been an eventful year – is fast approaching. In the November edition of AG, thought is given to a range of topics that have been at the forefront of policy makers’ minds in the last few months We start the edition off...
humanitarian aid

A new comprehensive approach to humanitarian aid

M F Warrender at AG, highlights the work of the European Commission, in particular EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, Christos Stylianides, to provide safety and support to those in need… August 19 this year marked World Humanitarian Day, reminding the world of the 22 humanitarian workers who...

MPs call for urgent action to protect expectant working mothers

MPs are calling for action to ensure it is more difficult to make women redundant during and after pregnancy… Discrimination against women who are pregnant or have just had a child must be tackled, according to MPs. The Women and Equalities Committee has urged the government to take “urgent action” to...
houses of parliament

Queen’s Speech: what are the plans for the year ahead?

Today the Queen outlined the government’s plans for legislation for the year ahead during the official state opening of parliament… The official state opening of parliament today presented an opportunity for the government to outline its plans for the rest of the year. The speech, given by the Queen, highlighted...
EU

EU Referendum: What does it mean for farming, chocolate and our younger generation?

The terrorist attacks last week were aimed right at the nerve centre of the European Union, and through the lens of the referendum here in the UK the aftermath seems to have served to polarise opinion further. There are those attempting to articulate the argument that the UK would be...

Assessing the impact of CCTV

James Kelly, Chief Executive at the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) outlines why CCTV remains a crucial pillar to public safety and highlights the importance of implementing standards across the sector as a whole With between 4 million and 5.9 million CCTV surveillance cameras in the UK alone, the CCTV...

Dengue

In recent decades Dengue has become one of the most uncontrolled and neglected infectious diseases, especially in the tropical and sub-tropical regions of the world. It is believed that societal and ecological changes/movement during the World wars increased vector-borne diseases, and dengue hyperendemicity began in the Southeast Asian regions,...
Being overweight reduces the risk of dementia

Being overweight reduces the risk of dementia

According to a new study being overweight can reduce the risk of getting dementia by 18 per cent Researchers from Oxon Epidemiology and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine found that people who were overweight had less risk of getting dementia in later life. The study analysed the health...
Skin cancer: deadly but preventable

Skin cancer: deadly but preventable

Jon Pleat MA DPhil FRCS(Plast), Plastic Surgeon and Scientific Advisor at SCaRF details the risks of skin cancer and how it can be prevented… Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer globally. There are more than 80,000 deaths a year from its different forms. Within the UK, the incidence...

Skin cancer: deadly but preventable

Jon Pleat MA DPhil FRCS(Plast), Plastic Surgeon and Scientific Advisor at SCaRF details the risks of skin cancer and how it can be prevented Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer globally. There are more than 80,000 deaths a year from its different forms. Within the UK, the incidence...
clean air

Clean air for all

Dr Eva Csobod, Project Coordinator at the Regional Environmental Center details how the SINPHONIE project is helping to deliver clean air for school children The indoor environment in schools constitutes a particular cause of concern since schoolchildren are a particularly vulnerable group of the population. In Europe, more than 64...
disease

Tackling cardiovascular diseases

Simon Gillespie, Chief Executive of the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and President of the European Heart Network, highlights the effects of cardiovascular diseases and the progress made to drive down deaths as a result. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) blights the lives of millions of people across Europe every year. From the...
Breastfeeding could save the NHS millions

Breastfeeding could save the NHS millions

Breastfeeding babies for longer could save the NHS millions of pounds as it improves the health of both the mother and child. Unicef UK said increasing the amount of time women breastfeed could save £11m every year by preventing infections and £31m by reducing the number of cases of breast...
aids

Working towards a vaccine for HIV

Professor Tomáš Hanke, The Jenner Institute at the University of Oxford, explains the difficulties in developing vaccines for HIV.

Pets, people and pathogens

Clifford Warwick, Senior Scientific Consultant for the Emergent Disease Foundation examines the links between zoonotic pathogens and human disease. Introduction Whether priceless personal ‘friends’, hobbyists’ favoured fancies, or simply delivering big bucks to animal dealers, pets have long been a fixture of society. Key among the numerous human benefits is companionship, although...

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