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Scotland energy drinks consultation to consider age ban

A consultation has been launched in Scotland to examine the potential implications of a ban on the sale of energy drinks to children. The consultation...
Urging policymakers to follow appropriate discussions regarding transgender children

Urging policymakers to follow appropriate discussions regarding transgender children

A custody case has sparked heated debate and embroiled state policymakers in public discussions about the diagnosis and appropriate medical treatment of transgender children. Unfortunately,...
Surgical consent: why organisations MUST have a digital consent process

Surgical consent: why organisations MUST have a digital consent process

Placing a much-needed spotlight on surgical consent, Stephen Lake, consultant surgeon of Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, UK, talks about implementing digital consent. The principle...
Public sector organisations: whistleblowing for NHS professionals

Public sector organisations: whistleblowing for NHS professionals

Andy Shettle, Chief Product Officer of ER Tracker of Selenity gives an insight into the accountability and transparency of public sector organisations. The accountability and...
Germany’s goal in becoming the EU leader in digital healthcare

Germany’s goal in becoming the EU leader in digital healthcare

Health Minister, Jens Spahn, has now made digital healthcare one of his top priorities for the German health system. The German Parliament’s Health Committee is...
THC products associated with American lung injury crisis

THC products associated with American lung injury crisis

The latest findings from the investigation into lung injuries associated with e-cigarette use, or vaping, suggest THC products play a role in the outbreak. Most...

World Health Organization: health equity in Europe worsening

The first ever World Health Organization Health Equity Status Report reveals that health equity in Europe remain either the same or have worsened despite...
Setting the bar high to regulate the digital economy

Setting the bar high to regulate the digital economy

Late last week, President-elect of the EU Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, revealed her new team, reflecting the priorities & ambitions to effectively regulate...
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Benefits of vaccines highlighted at Global Vaccination Summit

The European Commission and World Health Organization (WHO) are jointly hosting the world’s first Global Vaccination Summit to draw attention to the benefits of...
Sanitary products: new funding to tackle period inequality

Sanitary products: new funding to tackle period inequality

More people from low-income households will be able to access free sanitary products supported by £530,000 (~€591,000) of new Scottish Government funding. The grant has...
WHO joins coalition for free digital access to health research

WHO joins coalition for free digital access to health research

WHO announces it is the first of the United Nations agencies to join a coalition of research funders and charitable foundations supporting free digital...

Hip replacement operations highlight trend of NHS privatisation

A report published by the Royal Society of Medicine highlights that NHS-funded private sector hip operations are worsening health inequality in the UK and...

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