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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...
benefits of vaccines

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...

The NHS could save millions by targeting vitamin D deficiency

Adding vitamin D to wheat flour would prevent 10 million new cases of vitamin D deficiency in England and Wales and save the NHS £65m...

Hawaii will be decriminalising cannabis possession from 2020

In 2020 Hawaii will be decriminalising cannabis possession for small amounts but citizens will still receive a fine. A legislature-passed bill will be decriminalising cannabis possession...
Digital fax: axing the fax machine, but not the fax

Digital fax: axing the fax machine, but not the fax

Digital fax providers, eFax, recognise the healthcare industry’s processes aren’t yet ready to totally abolish the fax – instead they suggest a better solution. Experts...
Should the EU establish a single market for direct-to-consumer genetic testing?

Should the EU establish a single market for direct-to-consumer genetic testing?

Ever wondered where your data goes once completing an ancestry test? Should genetic testing be regulated? Do you think countries should lift bans on...
Is improving patient care next on Boris Johnson’s to-do list?

Is improving patient care next on Boris Johnson’s to-do list?

Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced an extra £1.8 bn (~€1.9bn) for NHS frontline services, but will improving patient care come with the cash injection? Johnson...
New Prime Minister Boris Johnson to prioritise upgrade of hospital services

New Prime Minister Boris Johnson to prioritise upgrade of hospital services

Johnson has made “hospital upgrades” a focus in his first speech as PM and “ensuring the money for the NHS really does get the...
New Index reveals world’s best healthcare systems

New Index reveals world’s best healthcare systems

ID Medical has created an index ranking OECD countries on metrics regarding their healthcare systems such as healthcare spend, number of hospital beds, doctors...

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