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NICE and PHE have published draft guidance on antimicrobial prescribing for hospital-acquired and community-acquired pneumonia, setting out a strategy designed to optimise antibiotic use and cut down on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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WHO warns of possible Measles resurgence

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

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Only Medics 2018 Physician2Pharma Event

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

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Patients told that they may need drug stockpiles in light of a “no deal” Brexit

Representatives of the pharma industry and drug distributors have told a committee of MPs that patients should consider stockpiling their own drugs if a “no deal” Brexit scenario looks likely. The Guardian reported that the Commons health committee heard that no deal will be “catastrophic” for medicine supplies and could necessitate emergency powers. The ABPI

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Cases of measles in Europe at all-time high.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has reported that cases of measles in Europe have hit a record high. Measles is a highly infectious virus that spreads via droplets in coughs and sneezes. Over 41,000 people have been infected in the first six months of 2018, and has led to 37 deaths. Last year there were

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