Tag: change

China’s Inner Mongolia reports fresh bubonic plague case

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s Inner Mongolia reported a fresh, confirmed case of bubonic plague on Sunday, despite an earlier declaration by the country’s health officials that the risk of an outbreak was minimal. The health commission of the autonomous region said a 55-year-old man was diagnosed with the disease after he ate wild rabbit meat […]

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J&J blockbuster loses ground to biosimilars despite Quebec court ruling

TORONTO/MONTREAL (Reuters) – Johnson & Johnson’s (JNJ.N) Remicade, a blockbuster drug that treats autoimmune disorders, has steadily lost market share among patients enrolled in the Canadian province of Quebec’s public drug program, even after a court ruling reinstated full coverage in January, a Reuters analysis of government data shows. FILE PHOTO: The company logo for […]

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UK’s Labour pledges 26 billion pound boost to healthcare spending

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s opposition Labour Party will pledge on Wednesday to spend an extra 26 billion pounds ($33 billion) on healthcare if it wins the Dec. 12 election, including recruiting thousands more staff, rebuilding facilities and providing new equipment. Labour, which is trailing Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservatives in the polls, has sought to […]

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Left-handed women’s quirk over sense of smell

Scientists say they have discovered a biological anomaly that could change how we understand our sense of smell. The study in the journal Neuron shows some people can smell normally, despite missing the part of the brain that is considered to be crucial for smell – the olfactory bulbs. Lacking bulbs should cause anosmia (being […]

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MP call for decriminalisation of personal use drug possession

The possession of illicit drugs for personal use should be decriminalised, a report by MPs has said. The Scottish Affairs Committee also recommended the UK government should allow so-called fix rooms in Scotland in a bid to tackle drug misuse. Drug-related deaths in Scotland reached an all-time high of 1,187 last year. The Home Office […]

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren’s plan for universal healthcare rests on an assumption she can radically change an industry the size of Germany’s entire economy without new costs for the average taxpayer. FILE PHOTO: Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) speaks during an event to introduce the “Medicare for All Act of 2017” on […]

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A new ultrasound technique is being hailed as the biggest breakthrough in the technology for more than 60 years. Developed a Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, it produces images that are 10 times better than current scans. Researchers believe its ability to precisely pinpoint tumours could one day replace biopsies in investigating suspected cancer cases. The […]

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The government has pledged £13bn for 40 hospital projects across England in the next decade, on the eve of the Conservative party conference. The plans include a £2.7bn investment for six hospitals over five years. A new approach to NHS mental health treatment is also to be trialled in 12 areas of England – with […]

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World’s leading experts gather in Seville to discuss the fastest growing health epidemic in Europe now affecting 1 in 4 people. 26 September 2019 – Seville, Spain The Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease prevalence in Europe is a preventable epidemic, leading researchers will report at the EASL Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) Summit 2019 taking place […]

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A highly critical report from MPs has condemned the “shockingly complacent” response to 1.7 million fines being wrongly issued to patients in England after visiting the doctor or dentist. Meg Hillier, chair of the Public Accounts Committee, said the penalty fine system was “not fit for purpose”. The fines were aimed at patients unfairly claiming […]

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