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WHO guideline recommendations on digital health

Speaking at the HETT 2019 conference on healthcare and technology, WHO consultant Susannah Robinson, explained the WHO’s key guideline recommendations for the future of...
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Cerebral palsy: first European drug approval in upper limb spasticity for a decade

Ipsen has announced the UK’s Medicine and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency approved Dysport® for the treatment of spasticity of upper limbs in children with...
Fycompa: Eisai’s new anti-epileptic drug is ready for the market in China 

Fycompa: Eisai’s new anti-epileptic drug is ready for the market in China 

Fycompa is a first in class anti-epileptic drug (AED) discovered and developed by the pharmaceutical company, Eisai and it's ready to be marketed in...
Why MDMA must be reclassified as a Schedule 2 drug

Why MDMA must be reclassified as a Schedule 2 drug

Amanda Feilding of the Beckley Foundation discusses the organisations new report ‘Roadmaps to Regulation: MDMA’ which recommends rescheduling MDMA to a Schedule 2 drug. MDMA...
Smart Cells responds to ASA ruling on Cells4Lifetrust breach

Smart Cells responds to ASA ruling on Cells4Life trust breach

Smart Cells have responded to ASA’s ruling on Cells4Life’s breach of consumer trust. A recent investigation by the ASA into comparative claims and promotions made...
Exposed: Western companies allegedly complicit in China’s organ scandal

Exposed: Western companies allegedly complicit in China’s organ scandal

A new report has alleged that international medical and pharmaceutical companies are complicit in China’s organ transplant scandal. The report has, for the first time,...
Could eBooks help encourage children to eat vegetables?

Could eBooks help encourage children to eat vegetables?

New resources that hope to encourage children to eat vegetables have been launched. The resources, based on the evidence that children who are exposed to...
Hidden health crisis: why people turn to the black market for medicine

Hidden health crisis: why people turn to the black market for medicine

People are turning to the black market for their medicine – but why? New research has shown that altruism, a lack of access, and affordability...
Climate change: risks to human health are growing but funding isn’t

Climate change: risks to health are growing but health funding isn’t

A new WHO report has highlighted the lack of support for health sectors in the face of climate change. The report, from the World Health...
Europe: beating cancer together with patients, survivors and carers

Europe: beating cancer together with patients, survivors and carers

The European Cancer Patient Coalition has welcomed the new European Commissioner designate for Health’s commitment to lead the way in strengthening the health sector. Ursula...
State of health in the EU: prevention and primary care important

State of health in the EU: prevention and primary care important

The European Commission has published reports that depict the profile of health systems in 30 countries. Country Health Profiles that analyse the state of health...
Calls for improved mental health support after experiences of terror attacks

Calls for improved mental health support after experiences of terror attacks

Those who experience terror attacks often suffer with mental health problems following the incident. A government scheme for mental health support of people affected by...

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