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What we must do to avert antibiotic catastrophe

The Guardian - ‎10 hours ago‎
Jim O'Neill's report has rightly brought into focus the urgent need to finance and develop new antibiotics (Radical plan to halt scourge of drug resistance, 19 May).
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Scotland now a 'nation of home drinkers'

BBC News - ‎5 hours ago‎
Adults in Scotland have increased their consumption of alcohol for the second year in a row, according to a report. NHS Health Scotland said the trend was mainly owing to more alcohol being bought in supermarkets and off-licences - particularly beer ...
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More people try e-cigarettes, as experts warn 'research urgently needed'

Daily Mail - ‎5 hours ago‎
The number of people who have tried e-cigarettes almost doubled in two years, a new study shows. Researchers examined the use of the devices across the European Union between 2012 and 2014.
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Lariam should be drug of last resort for troops, MPs say

BBC News - ‎May 23, 2016‎
Anti-malarial drug Lariam should be the "drug of last resort" for UK troops, MPs on the defence committee have said. The drug has been prescribed to at least 17,000 service personnel at least once between April 2007 and March 2015.
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Care 'has improved for 12000 in homes' in England

BBC News - ‎4 hours ago‎
More than 12,000 people in England are now safer and being looked after better in care homes than they were two years ago, the Care Quality Commission says.
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Better sex education helps cut teen pregnancy rate

WebMD.Boots.com - ‎11 hours ago‎
24th May 2016 - The rate of teenage pregnancies in some parts of England has almost halved over the past 15 years thanks to a programme of sex education and youth friendly contraceptive services, according to research published in the medical journal, ...
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Why 1.4m people are carers for cancer sufferers

Wakefield Express - ‎15 hours ago‎
The number of people caring for someone with cancer in the UK has risen to more than 1.4m, according to new charity estimates. Macmillan Cancer Support said the number of cancer carers has risen by almost a third in recent years, with 1,416,000 carers ...
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Type 2 diabetes: weight-loss surgery should be a standard treatment, experts say

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎21 minutes ago‎
Weight-loss surgery should be a standard treatment for people with type 2 diabetes, a coalition of international experts have announced in a radical departure from the conventional approach to tackling the chronic disease pandemic.
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Cigarette Smoking During Pregnancy Associated With Schizophrenia in Offspring

Psychiatry Advisor - ‎11 hours ago‎
Although many genetic and environmental factors influence the complex, bidirectional relationship between tobacco use and mental illness, it is well established that nicotine dependence is highly prevalent in individuals diagnosed with serious ...
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Harnessing the 'Natural Killer' within us to fight cancer

Science Daily - ‎3 hours ago‎
Date: May 23, 2016; Source: Walter and Eliza Hall Institute; Summary: Researchers are investigating ways to 'switch on' our Natural Killer cells.
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Most Americans wouldn't join a clinical trial, survey finds

UPI.com - ‎4 hours ago‎
TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 -- Just four in 10 Americans have a positive impression of clinical trials, a new survey finds. And, only about one-third of Americans would be likely to enroll in one, the survey showed.
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medicines regulator warns of Brexit hit

Financial Times - ‎May 23, 2016‎
The UK medicines regulator would struggle to cope with a vastly increased workload and reduced income if the country leaves the EU, its chair said on Monday, while innovative drugs will take longer to reach British patients.
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Australian butcher apologises for advertising bacon by saying two rashers reduces chance of becoming a suicide bomber

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎1 hour ago‎
An Australian butcher has insisted he is "not a racist" after he caused an online uproar with a sign claiming eating two rashers of bacon “reduces your chance of being a suicide bomber”.
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1.7m people backing campaign to stop pharmacy budget cuts

Yorkshire Post - ‎11 hours ago‎
(l-r) Kevin Torr, Pharmacist, Anita Darling, Medicine Counter Assistant, Bev Griffiths, Technician and Zoe Gawthorpe, Technician, at Oakbrook Pharmacy are supporting a national petition against governement cuts that will affect smaller pharmacies ...
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UK pharma Vectura is latest to work with Propeller on connected inhalers

MobiHealthNews - ‎10 hours ago‎
Propeller Health has announced yet another collaboration with a pharmaceutical company. The Madison, Wisconsin-based company will parter with the Chippenham, UK-based Vectura Group, an independent pharma company focused exclusively on inhaler ...
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Can we change your mind about eating meat?

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎12 hours ago‎
According to one recent study, being a vegetarian could add almost four years to your life; researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona found death from all causes was higher for those who regularly eat meat.
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Slimmers fundraise for cancer charity

Monmouthshire Beacon - ‎12 hours ago‎
MEMBERS of the Monmouth Slimming World groups have collected 40 bags of clothes they've successfully slimmed out of to raise money for Cancer Research UK.
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