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UK government acts to stop anti-vaccination movement

PM Johnson wants to improve vaccination uptake after more than 230 cases of measles were reported in the UK due to the anti-vaccination movement.
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Australia: Overmedication of older people in nursing homes

Australia passed a new rule that allows nursing homes to continue the physical restraint and overmedication of older people.
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Health: The priorities of the European Commission

The priorities of Vytenis Andriukaitis, the current European Commissioner for Health & Food Safety are explained here.
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NHS calls on A-level students to join the NHS

As nearly half a million students got their A-level results yesterday, NHS leaders are calling on young people to consider a career in nursing and join the NHS.
early childhood eating habits, teenage eating disorders

Early childhood eating habits connected to teenage eating disorders

UCL researchers identified that overeating, undereating and ‘fussiness’ in early childhood eating habits can be linked to anorexia and binge-eating in adolescence, and the risk is greater for girls.
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New challenges for public health in the 21st century

Dineke Zeegers Paget, Executive Director of the European Public Health Association (EUPHA) provides a fascinating glimpse of the new challenges for public health in the 21st century.
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Social media: Cyberbullying, sleep deprivation and lack of exercise

UCL led new research uncovering the status of teenage mental health in relation to social media, cyberbullying, sleep deprivation, and lack of exercise.
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Open burning of rubbish endangers health in Lebanon

Lebanon’s ministerial committee tasked with solving Lebanon’s waste management emergency has yet to act despite a four-month period of rubbish endangering health.
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Irish bogs could be transformed into medical cannabis farms

The Minister for Health continues to tackle the issue of access to medical cannabis, unemployment and sustainable energy via the idea of peat bogs as medical cannabis farms.
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Only 6% of people cycle to work in the UK

According to research by Hawk Incentives, provider of Cyclescheme in the UK, only 6% of British workers currently cycle to work.
mental health pressures, NHS psychologist, social media

NHS: “Likes and comments to blame for mental health pressures”

In new research, an NHS psychologist describes the instant gratification and mental health pressures of social media on young people.

Decriminalise sex work to stop HIV, says Human Rights Watch

South African authorities are obstructing efforts to decriminalise sex work and end the HIV pandemic, Human Rights Watch and the Sex Workers Education and Advocacy Taskforce (SWEAT) said in a report.
advancing surgeries, healthcare sector

Advancing surgeries: How can technology change procedures?

The healthcare sector is constantly changing, and many practices have been modified to become more efficient: So how can technology help with advancing surgeries?
special guardianship orders, child services

Special Guardianship Orders: What happens to the foster money?

Victoria Syvret, family law solicitor, explains what the Special Guardianship Order system is like in the UK and things that people don't realise about the financial situation.
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Medicine authority can’t recommend CBD medicines to NHS

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) said they need more research into CBD medicines before the NHS can prescribe them in general.
healthcare sector, cybersecurity challenges

What are the cybersecurity challenges facing the healthcare sector?

External and internal attackers are drawn to healthcare sector due to the value of the vast amounts of personal health information (PHI) these organisations manage.
benefits of cycling, MHR

What are the health benefits of cycling to work?

Lee Hammond describes the health benefits of cycling as an opportunity to work better, feel better and clear the air on National Cycle to Work Day.
pension change, bma

Doctors’ Union: Pension change is “step forward” but more needed

The British Medical Association (BMA) has acknowledged the pension change “step forward” by the Government, after a year’s worth of lobbying by the doctors’ union.
NHS pension change, senior doctors

NHS pension change: Senior doctors to have more flexibility

Today (7 August) Matt Hancock will propose an NHS pension change, via a public consultation over rules governing the amount that senior doctors put into their pension.
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Prenatal parental stress linked to behaviour problems in toddlers

New research reveals that expecting parents having emotional struggles is a sign of future emotion and behaviour problems in their 2-year-olds.

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