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Advanced care paramedics to be allowed to write prescriptions

Advanced care paramedics to be allowed to write prescriptions

Under new UK laws, advanced care paramedics will be allowed to prescribe medicines to patients who do not require hospital treatment. According to recent statistics,...
NHS England introduces rapid diagnostic and assessment centres

NHS England introduces rapid diagnostic and assessment centres

The rapid diagnostic and assessment centres are being introduced across England with the aim of catching cancer earlier and preventing patients from being referred...
NHS England: ‘we’ve not got enough beds or staff’

NHS England: ‘We’ve not got enough beds or staff’

Health bosses at NHS England say that there are not enough beds or staff ahead of the new financial year next week. Chief executives...
Andriukaitis: big data is shaping health policy in Europe

Andriukaitis: big data is shaping health policy in Europe

European Commissioner for Health Vytenis Andriukaitis has explained how big data is shaping health policy in Europe. Andriukaitis was speaking at this week’s European Alliance...
UK man diagnosed with antibiotic resistant super-gonorrhoea infection

UK man diagnosed with antibiotic-resistant super-gonorrhoea infection

A UK man has been diagnosed with the worst-ever case of an antibiotic-resistant super-gonorrhoea infection, which cannot be cured with first choice treatments. The unidentified...
New non-hormonal contraceptive to be developed

New non-hormonal contraceptive to be developed

Researchers in Sweden have developed a non-hormonal contraceptive for women with no side effects. The contraceptive is one promising use for a new technique...
Air pollution responsible for up to 38% of annual childhood asthma in UK

Air pollution responsible for up to 38% of annual childhood asthma in UK

A new study from the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), Spain, has found that up to 38% of the number of annual childhood...
Universal health coverage is focus of World Health Day 2018

Universal health coverage is focus of World Health Day 2018

This year’s World Health Day (7 April) will focus on getting universal health coverage for everyone, with the World Health Organization (WHO) calling on...
Teenagers invited to join meningitis B trial to aid immunisation research

Teenagers invited to join meningitis B trial to aid immunisation research

The Oxford Vaccine Group is inviting year 12 school students across the UK to participate in a research project which aims to understand whether...
EUPHA continues to take action against tobacco

EUPHA continues to take action against tobacco

The European Public Health Association (EUPHA) has taken action against one of the biggest public health issues, tobacco, through various advocacy efforts and continues...
Daily ibuprofen can prevent Alzheimer's disease

Daily ibuprofen can prevent Alzheimer’s disease

A research team of neuroscientists based in Vancouver, Canada, have carried out studies which suggest that having a daily regimen of non-prescription ibuprofen could...
Can honeybees help us understand human behaviour?

Can honeybees help us understand human behaviour?

New research has discovered that looking at honeybees in a colony in the same way as neurons in a brain could help better understand...

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