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.
The ABPI is warning that the UK needs to address an increasing number of science skills gaps in order to retain its leading position for medicines and vaccines research and development. The Association states that the UK is falling behind Europe and the rest of the world in terms of numbers of students studying many
Diabetes UK has recently called on the out-of-home sector to recognise their responsibility to help consumers eat more healthily. A survey commissioned by the charity found over half of UK adults struggle to find information on nutritional contents of food brought from restaurants, cafes and takeaways. With half of respondents (49%) reporting they eat dinner
Yvette Cleland: “If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in bed with a mosquito.” …
Clinical Professionals Group CEO, Yvette Cleland, comments on Only Medics activity from last year… The last half of 2018 has seen our most successful trading period in the history on Only Medics. I would like to sincerely thank the many clients and candidates we worked with throughout this period, we never take you for granted.
EMA has revealed a final tally of 84 positive opinions on new medicines in 2018, with 42 of these being new active substances. This number is slightly down from 94 in 2017, but the number of new active substances approved in 2018 grew from 35 to 42. Amongst those approved, 21 were orphan medicines (exactly
A new scheme has been adopted by Lancaster University to embed physical activity into the training for medical students which has been showcased at a national and international level. Lancaster Medical School was the first school in the UK to fully adopt the involvement of Movement For Movement physical activity resources into the undergraduate programme
A pioneering, non-invasive procedure to repair faulty valves in the heart has been approved by NICE for use on the NHS. Previously, patients needing mitral valve repair have only had the option to undergo open heart surgery and is often deemed too risky for those considered elderly or frail. The new procedure will be performed
Experts in a new report have noted a worldwide resurgence of measles, with many countries experiencing “severe and protracted” outbreaks last year. The WHO data shows a rise in cases in almost every region of the world, with 30% more cases in 2017 than 2016. Experts say complacency, collapsing health systems and a rise in
Only Medics’ renowned Physician2Pharma Event this year will be held at the Royal Berkshire Conference Centre. For Physicians looking to enter the industry for the first time, the “Physician2Pharma” programme offers unrivalled career advice and access to key decision makers. Physician2Pharma is an award winning initiative and service to the Life Science community. Our industry leading seminar was first
A large study of UK adults has found that women who smoke, have diabetes or high blood pressure increase their risk of a heart attack more than men faced with the same risks. The researchers, writing in the BMJ, also mentioned that women should receive the same treatments as men and be offered support to