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UK provides £100m funding to help tackle obesity

UK provides £100m funding to help tackle obesity

People living with obesity are at greater risk of illness and death from COVID-19. To help tackle obesity in the UK, the government is...
New guidance for prevention and control of T-lymphotropic virus type 1

New guidance for prevention and control of T-lymphotropic virus type 1

A new report from the World Health Organization (WHO) has put forward strategies for the global prevention and control of Human T-lymphotropic virus type...
COVID-19 and crisis management in Europe

COVID-19 and crisis management in Europe

Janez Lenarčič, EU Commissioner for Crisis Management, discusses how Europe is responding to the COVID-19 crisis. The COVID-19 pandemic turned our world upside down, affecting...
UK people with learning disabilities to be prioritised for COVID-19 vaccine

UK people with learning disabilities to be prioritised for COVID-19 vaccine

Adults in the UK with severe learning disabilities are now to be prioritised for the COVID-19 vaccine following advice from the Joint Committee on...
World’s first COVID-19 vaccination compensation scheme launched

World’s first COVID-19 vaccination compensation scheme launched

The World Health Organization and Chubb Limited have agreed on a no-fault compensation scheme for COVID-19 vaccinations for low- and middle-income countries. The new programme...
Transforming healthcare by linking performance measures to quality and high value activity

Transforming healthcare by linking performance measures to quality and high value activity

Connect Health's Danielle Chulan discusses how healthcare services and patient care can be improved if commissioners link performance measures to quality and high value activity. 
Innovation, collaboration, and policy during COVID-19

Innovation, collaboration, and policy during COVID-19

Dr Britta Lassmann of the International Society for Infectious Diseases explores the role of digital innovation in combating the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr Britta Lassmann, interview...
All vulnerable adults in the UK now vaccinated against COVID-19

All vulnerable adults in the UK now vaccinated against COVID-19

More than 15.3 million vulnerable people in the UK – more than a quarter of all adults – have now been inoculated with their...
Governments must act on China's forced organ harvesting

Governments must act on China’s forced organ harvesting

In November 2020, the China Tribunal presented evidence of forced organ harvesting in the country to the UK Parliament’s newly formed China Research Group...
Clear Your Head: COVID-19 and mental health

Clear Your Head: COVID-19 and mental health

The Scottish government’s Clear Your Head campaign aims to provide help and support for people whose mental health has been affected by the COVID-19...
Vital need to put health at forefront of climate change policy

Vital need to put health at forefront of climate change policy

New modelling has revealed how adopting policies that are consistent with achieving the Paris Agreement and prioritise health could save millions of lives each...
Simulations reveal how air conditioning spreads COVID-19

Simulations reveal how air conditioning spreads COVID-19

A group of researchers have used advanced simulations to reveal how air conditioning contributes to the spread of COVID-19. Following a restaurant COVID-19 outbreak in...
Protecting health from radon exposure

Protecting health from radon exposure

A new survey from the World Health Organization has highlighted that countries still need to take action to mitigate the impacts of radon exposure. In...
UK helping indigenous communities protect ancient traditional medicine

UK helping indigenous communities protect ancient traditional medicine

A UK project is helping indigenous communities in Petén, Guatemala, to protect and use their ancient, traditional medicine. The Green Health project (Darwin initiative) is...
World Cancer Day: new EU approach to prevention, treatment, and care

World Cancer Day: new EU approach to prevention, treatment, and care

The European Commission has presented Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan which aims to take a new approach to the prevention, treatment, and care of cancer. The...
UK life expectancy decreased after 2008 financial crisis

UK life expectancy decreased after 2008 financial crisis

A new study has shown that life expectancy in the UK declined following the 2008 financial crisis, and that the COVID-19 pandemic is expected...
Health and wellbeing fund to give babies best start in life

Health and wellbeing fund to give babies best start in life

A new Health and Wellbeing Fund will go towards supporting projects in the UK that aim to reduce health inequalities for new mothers and...
Research suggests lateral flow tests could allow for lockdown relaxation

Research suggests lateral flow tests could allow for lockdown relaxation

Lateral flow devices can detect the most infectious cases of COVID-19, meaning they could help with a safe relaxation of lockdown, say experts. New research...
Third of pregnant women not vaccinated against whooping cough

Third of pregnant women not vaccinated against whooping cough

New research has shown that despite whooping cough being highly contagious and serious for new-born babies, up to one third of women in the...
UK rolls out asymptomatic testing to stop spread of COVID-19

UK rolls out asymptomatic testing to stop spread of COVID-19

The UK will begin to roll out rapid and regular testing across the country for people without any symptoms of COVID-19 this week. The UK’s...

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