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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
Heat networks must be regulated, CMA study finds
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has announced that heat networks in Great Britain must be regulated after publishing the final findings of its 7-month study
Radioiodine in the environment: Importance of Natural Organic Matter
Professor Peter Santschi discusses the effects of radioiodine, in the human body and in the wider environment, following research into the biogeochemistry.
Fighting antimicrobial resistance: Exploring new tools to beat bad bugs
Based on fundamental research, young scientists at the IBPC explore new approaches to fight against the global threat of antimicrobial resistance, according to two seasoned experts from Institut de Biologie Physico-Chimique – CNRS
Health, prevention and long-term care in Germany
The background of Jens Spahn, Germany’s Federal Minister of Health is examined here, plus the wider work of the Federal Ministry of Health concerning health, prevention and long-term care.
Air matters… everywhere! Why our lungs need good quality air indoors
Isabel Proaño Gómez, Communications Manager at European Federation of Allergies and Airways Diseases Patients’ Associations (EFA) explains why air matters, for everybody, everywhere (H2)
The current status of tuberculosis vaccine development
Helen McShane, Professor of Vaccinology at The Jenner Institute, University of Oxford reveals the current status of tuberculosis vaccine development in the world today.
Crop resilience gets multi-million pound government investment
Environment secretary, Michael Gove has announced that UK universities and research centres which improve the resilience, sustainability and quality of major crops, will be the lucky recipients of a £5.3 million government fund.
Could smart working change our urban landscapes?
Alison White of PLACEmaking considers why we should rethink our attitude to heritage buildings and if smart working can change our urban landscapes
Developmental neurotoxicity testing – the need for a new approach
Professor Lein discusses developmental neurotoxicity and the critical need for a new approach to identifying and regulating chemicals that interfere with normal brain development.
Cancer immunotherapy therapy is here and now
Stephanie K. Watkins PhD from Loyola University Chicago shares her views on cancer immunotherapy therapy – the concept of using the immune system to fight and destroy cancer cells
European Commission: Tackling illegal content online
The efforts of the European Commission around tackling illegal content online are charted here by Open Access Government
British adults concerned about NHS data security
The majority of British adults are concerned about NHS data security and sharing information with other public sector organisations due to ransomware attacks