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World Health Day 2021 spotlights equality and sustainability

The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued five calls for ‘urgent action’ to combat global inequities to mark World Health Day 2021. The overarching theme...
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COVID-19 vaccines and the route out of the pandemic

The development and rollout of vaccines against COVID-19 form a key step in the journey towards a post-pandemic world. For the past year, the coronavirus...
Supporting the health of people with multiple and complex needs

Supporting the health of people with multiple and complex needs

New research has revealed insights into why many people with multiple and complex needs often die early, and offers suggestions on how to help...
UK faces worsening health inequalities due to COVID-19 response

UK faces worsening health inequalities due to COVID-19 response

A new report has highlighted how choices made by NHS hospitals in response to COVID-19 have meant that disadvantaged and marginalised people in the...
Lack of sleep could be linked to heart disease in disadvantaged people

Lack of sleep in disadvantaged people could be linked to heart disease

Socieconomically disadvantaged groups are more likely to have poor sleep due to life factors such as financial worry or working multiple jobs. A new study,...
Fill That Gap supports community health workers in Lebanon

Fill That Gap supports community health workers in Lebanon

Sharing experiences from the frontline, Fill That Gap highlight the community health workers and vulnerable populations in Lebanon. Fill That Gap is a not for...
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,...
Can we change attitudes to reduce health marginalisation for a polyamorous family?

Can we change attitudes to reduce health marginalisation for a polyamorous family?

New research published in CMAJ sheds a light on how a polyamorous family experiences marginalisation during pregnancy and birth. An estimated one in five single...

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...
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...
How can we improve awareness of cannabis as a medicine within the medical community?

How can we improve awareness of cannabis as a medicine within the medical community?

Gregor Zorn of the European Cannabinoid Therapy Association (ECTA), shares his thoughts on the stigma surrounding cannabis as a medicine and the impact this...

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