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The sign of cancer women must not ignore, according to charity

The sign of cancer women must not ignore, according to charity

  A charity has warned that women are “quite literally sitting on symptoms” after a poll suggested 80% would not get an unexpected vaginal bleed checked immediately despite it being a possible sign of cancer. Almost three-quarters (72%) of women surveyed said...

Pharma industry calls on UK to support medical research charities

Pharma industry calls on UK to support medical research charities

  More than 30 pharmaceutical companies and business groups have written to UK prime minister Boris Johnson urging the government to plug a £310m financing gap faced by medical research charities that work closely with industry to fund and develop drugs....

Antibiotics May Lessen Effectiveness of Hormonal Contraception

Antibiotics May Lessen Effectiveness of Hormonal Contraception

Antibiotics may lessen the effectiveness of hormonal contraceptives suggests an analysis of unintended pregnancies associated with the combined use of non-enzyme-inducing antibiotics and hormonal contraceptives published in  BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine. While it is...

UK school shut by Covid-19 outbreak as 22 people test positive

UK school shut by Covid-19 outbreak as 22 people test positive

A school was forced to close for two weeks after 22 people, including staff and pupils, tested positive for Covid-19. Kingspark School in Dundee, which reopened along with schools in Scotland on August 12, sent all staff and pupils home on Wednesday to self-isolate...

Government creates new National Institute for Health Protection

Government creates new National Institute for Health Protection

Government creates new National Institute for Health Protection New organisation to focus on rigorous science-led approach to public health protection Institute will boost UK’s ability to deal with and recover from COVID-19 and meet health challenges of the coming...

Medsmart® TV Campaign

Medsmart® TV Campaign

The Medsmart® TV Campaign is back on air from Monday. We want to support people with the free Medsmart® App, features help people to stay on top of medications, keep an active list and use reminders. The Ad has already been run very successfully in March, it has been...

COVID-19 and sexual health

COVID-19 and sexual health

COVID 19 has placed unusual stresses on all of our lives, none more so on young people under 25,  many of whom are being forced to choose between isolating with a partner, or isolating with their family, and making difficult decisions about work, contraception and...