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‘Drink Free Days’ campaign to help adults cut down alcohol consumption

‘Drink Free Days’ campaign to help adults cut down alcohol consumption

Public Health England and alcohol education charity Drinkaware will partner on a new campaign entitled ‘Drink Free Days’. The ‘Drink Free Days’ campaign was launched...
HCWH Europe calls on MEPs to push for greater action on antimicrobial resistance

HCWH Europe calls on MEPs to push for greater action on antimicrobial resistance

Health Care Without Harm (HCWH) Europe has written to MEPs to urge them to put pressure on the European Commission to scale up efforts...
Novel treatment for severe asthma to be available on NHS

Novel treatment for severe asthma to be available on NHS

The UK’s National Health Service will make bronchial thermoplasty, a novel treatment for severe asthma, widely available by the end of 2018. Bronchial thermoplasty was...
UK to ban sale of high-sugar, high-caffeine energy drinks to under 18s

UK to ban sale of high-sugar, high-caffeine energy drinks to children under 18

The UK Government has proposed a ban on the sale of high-sugar, high-caffeine energy drinks to children under 18, following a public consultation. The government...
UK nursing union calls for second Brexit referendum

UK nursing union calls for second Brexit referendum

The UK’s Royal College of Nursing has written to the leaders of nine of the UK’s political parties, calling for a second Brexit referendum. In...
Research shows smoking and alcohol use can cause arterial stiffness in teenagers

Research shows smoking and alcohol use can cause arterial stiffness in teenagers

New research has observed that smoking and alcohol use can cause arterial stiffness in teenagers, even at low levels. The research, published in the European...
England to legalise abortion pills at home by 2020

England to legalise abortion pills at home by 2020

The UK Government has announced its intention to legalise the home use of early abortion pills by the end of the year. The new plans...
Conclusion over confusion healthcare preparing for Brexit

Conclusion over confusion: healthcare preparing for Brexit

Brexit Health Alliance has been working with the government to inform guidance regarding the healthcare industry preparing for Brexit. The government has published its first...
Will the opt-out organ donation register increase numbers?

Will the opt-out organ donation register increase numbers?

According to a new study by Queen Mary University of London, UK, an opt-out organ donation register is unlikely to increase the number of...
Variations in the practice of airway management in intensive care units across the UK are putting children and particularly newborn babies at risk. This is the finding of a new survey led by doctors at the Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust, UK,

Survey reveals dangerous variations in practice between intensive care units

Variations in the practice of airway management in intensive care units across the UK are putting children and particularly newborn babies at risk. This is...
What is the new age bowel screening will start in England?

What is the new age bowel screening will start in England?

Ministers have agreed with the national screening committee’s recommendation that bowel screening for cancer in England should start earlier at the age of 50. The...
New partnership takes aim at out-of-hospital cardiac arrests

New partnership takes aim at out-of-hospital cardiac arrests

The NHS, British Heart Foundation (BHF) and Microsoft have joined forces to help save lives in out-of-hospital cardiac arrests. The groundbreaking partnership has the ambitious...

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