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Price of sugary soft drinks could rise by 8p a can when tax introduced

Price of sugary soft drinks could rise by 8p a can when tax introduced

The cost of a can of cola, lemonade or Red Bull is likely to rise by about 8p while a 2 litre bottle of any high-sugar soft drink will go up by 48p once the government’s sugar levy comes into force. How many bathtubs do we drink each year? Read more Deta

yesterday, 19:02 in Health
 
The naming of parts from an Ikea flatpack?

The naming of parts from an Ikea flatpack?

I assured several worried parents that the collection of pupil nationality data was simply for Department for Education research purposes. It wasn’t. The mandatory data request was not fully explained to schools. It now appears to have been a murky compr

yesterday, 18:48 in Health
 

Neil Pride obituary

Neil Pride, who has died aged 85, was a world-renowned respiratory physician and physiologist who made enormous contributions to our understanding of common lung diseases. He was my friend and colleague for 40 years. Neil’s research unravelled the mechan

yesterday, 17:52 in Health
 
Yes, 2016 was jinxed by karmic voodoo, but I never thought I'd live to see it

Yes, 2016 was jinxed by karmic voodoo, but I never thought I'd live to see it

What a great year 2016 was. It was a tremendous year, full of hope. Honestly, this year made me glad to be alive. Landmark. Vintage. I for one will look back on 2016 with fondness. It was a Good Year. That would be my “hot take” if I could ever use that

yesterday, 17:40 in Health
 
Report rejects forcing obese people to have treatment to receive benefits

Report rejects forcing obese people to have treatment to receive benefits

A government-commissioned review has rejected the idea that obese people or those with drug or alcohol problems should be obliged to undergo treatment as a condition of receiving benefits. The review by Dame Carol Black, a doctor and academic who is prin

yesterday, 16:09 in Health
 
A new public service ombudsman will make it easier to get redress

A new public service ombudsman will make it easier to get redress

The participation and engagement we saw during the EU referendum was something we haven’t experienced for decades and I see my role as minister for the constitution as crucial to ensure that we maintain that record level of democratic engagement. For the

yesterday, 12:03 in Health
 
Doctors caring for dying patients need more support, BMA says

Doctors caring for dying patients need more support, BMA says

The British Medical Association has called for more support for doctors caring for dying patients after a survey found fewer than one in five physicians feel they get sufficient assistance. The poll highlighted the deep-seated effect that treating patien

yesterday, 00:52 in Health
 
Cost of social care has rocketed over last year, analysis shows

Cost of social care has rocketed over last year, analysis shows

The cost of social care rocketed over the last year, even as the proportion of services ranked good or outstanding fell, according to a new analysis. Social care services directory TrustedCare.co.uk found that the price of a week in a care home jumped by

yesterday, 00:52 in Health
 
Hollywood's rape culture is our culture

Hollywood's rape culture is our culture

These are not easy days to be a feminist in America. The film industry, as well as other progressives in American society, are still reeling over the election of a man who admits to having sexually assaulted women, knowingly using his celebrity to exploi

Sunday, 18:52 in Health
 
A leap forward or a step too far? The new debate over embryo research

A leap forward or a step too far? The new debate over embryo research

Later this week some of the world’s leading scientists will gather at University College London to debate a simple but highly controversial notion: that it is time to scrap the 14-day limit on embryo research. Thanks to recent scientific breakthroughs, r

Sunday, 14:10 in Health
 
Ukip leader Paul Nuttall under fire over PhD claim and NHS

Ukip leader Paul Nuttall under fire over PhD claim and NHS

Ukip’s newly elected leader Paul Nuttall has come under fire over errors in his CV and views on privatisation of the NHS. The MEP, who has previously called for the health service to be privatised, said his party would be “committed to keeping the NHS in

Sunday, 12:32 in Health
 
Row over allowing research on 28-day embryos

Row over allowing research on 28-day embryos

Scientists will make a controversial call this week to extend the current 14-day limit for carrying out experiments on human embryos to 28 days. The move follows recent breakthroughs that have allowed researchers to double the time embryos can be kept al

Sunday, 09:11 in Health
 

‘Tis the season of dancing animals - but why do humans love them?

Forget Strictly, this is the season of dancing animals. All things furry and animated - from panto horses to balletic hippos and pirouetting mice - come out at Christmas time. Children are captivated – and we are, too. This is down to more than cultural

Sunday, 06:52 in Health
 
Sick children moved as NHS intensive care units run out of beds

Sick children moved as NHS intensive care units run out of beds

Seriously sick children are having to be transported long distances to receive intensive care this weekend because of a lack of beds in major cities. In England, 85% of beds available in paediatric intensive care units were full on Friday night. But some

Saturday, 21:33 in Health
 
Revealed: millions paid to social care companies amid crisis in standards

Revealed: millions paid to social care companies amid crisis in standards

An investigation into the five biggest firms providing homecare services in the UK has found millions of pounds has been paid to some owners amid a crisis in standards of care. An analysis of published reports from the Care Quality Commission, the care r

Saturday, 20:43 in Health
 


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