New report warns UK Gov failing to tackle health inequalities amongst young people

A report comparing 18 countries led by the Nuffield Trust and Association for Young People’s Health (AYPH) suggest that young people in the UK are more likely to develop a long-term condition which may kill them or deny them years of healthy life, compared to European and western nations. Britain is “letting down its side of the bargain” with young

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NICE release new guidelines on prescribing antibiotics for pneumonia

NICE and PHE have published draft guidance on antimicrobial prescribing for hospital-acquired and community-acquired pneumonia, setting out a strategy designed to optimise antibiotic use and cut down on antibiotic resistance. The guidelines advise that antibiotics should be given to people with community- and hospital-acquired pneumonia within four hours of an established diagnosis. NICE also provided

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Top Medical Director calls for ban on “Damaging and Misleading” celebrity endorsements

NHS medical director Professor Stephen Powis warned that paid-for promotion of products including diet pills, detox teas and appetite-suppressant sweets on social media sites, could have a damaging impact on physical and mental health. Leading him to call on social media companies to protect young and vulnerable users by banning irresponsible and unsafe celebrity endorsements.

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