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BMA calls for tougher action on food industry to curb childhood obesity


The BMA has urged the government to impose tougher rules on food companies to cut marketing of unhealthy food and drink to children.The call came after Public Health England (PHE) announced that it...(image)

Time to rethink the syndromic approach to sexually transmitted infections


The report showing increasing antimicrobial resistance of gonorrhoea is alarming.1 The World Health Organization should think about whether its guidelines on treating sexually transmitted infections...(image)

Watchdog warns pay review body over use of unpublished seven day working data


The UK’s statistics watchdog has advised the Review Body on Doctors’ and Dentists’ Remuneration (DDRB) to ensure that any evidence it uses is in the public domain, in response to a complaint over its...(image)

Number of people using NHS stop smoking services continues to fall


The number of people using NHS smoking cessation services to help them quit has fallen for the fifth year in a row.Official figures from NHS Digital’s annual smoking cessation report showed that 307...(image)

Peanut immunotherapy provides long lasting suppression of allergy, finds study


Probiotic and peanut oral immunotherapy provides long lasting suppression of peanut allergy in children that continues for at least four years after stopping treatment, reports a long term follow-up...(image)

Could cancer research hold the key to a cure for HIV?


A cure for HIV has been sought since the start of the epidemic in the 1980s, and now some scientists are looking to immunoboosting therapies used in cancer treatment to try to keep HIV at bay, a...(image)