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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60% of people in the UK have trouble finding nutritional information when dining out

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

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Lancaster University initiative set to educate future Doctors on prescribing physical activity

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

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UK government aims to include biosimilars in price controls

The government has launched consultation on proposed changes to the statutory scheme for pharmaceutical pricing that would include biosimilars in the scope of its price controls. The statutory scheme covers those companies who don’t sign on to the voluntary Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme (PPRS). To coincide with the new PPRS scheme, expected to come into

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Government confirms that boys in England will receive HPV jab

Boys in England will be vaccinated against the human papilloma virus in line with recent recommendations from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI). The vaccine will protects men from HPV-related diseases, which include oral, throat, penile and anal cancer. Whilst also helping to reduce the overall number of cervical cancers in women through

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