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  • Junior doctor contract will be imposed – Hunt

The junior doctor contract will be imposed on medics in England, following the profession’s rejection of the terms, ministers have confirmed. The decision was widely expected, after British Medical Association members voted 58% to 42% against accepting the deal, agreed by government and union negotiators in May.

6 July 2016

  • NHS data-sharing project scrapped

The Department of Health in England is scrapping its controversial data-sharing project – known as The programme, which was due to launch in 2014, faced widespread criticism – including fears the public had been left in the dark about it.

6 July 2016

  • NHS budget control ‘will require staff cuts’

Staffing levels within the NHS will have to be cut if the government wants to bring NHS finances in England under control, the King’s Fund think tank has said. It says the government should be honest about NHS spending plans at a time when patient demand is rising.

11 July 2016


  • Man neglected by mental health services gets life sentence for manslaughter

A man who is mentally ill has been sentenced to life with a minimum term of 10 years for killing a retired solicitor after their cars were involved in a minor collision.

8 July 2016

  • Boys should get HPV vaccine to protect them from throat cancers, experts say

Boys should be given the HPV vaccine along with girls in a bid to curb the rise in throat cancers later in life, experts say.

10 July 2016

  • FGM: ‘More community funding needed’ to maintain progress

Community groups involved in an initiative to tackle female genital mutilation in England and Wales have warned that future progress could be threatened by a lack of local funding.

Over six years, the Tackling FGM Initiative has given £2.8m of funding to community-based prevention schemes.

11 July 2016


  • Viral hepatitis ‘kills as many as Aids or TB’

Viral hepatitis is one of the leading killers across the globe, with a death toll that matches Aids or tuberculosis, research in the Lancet suggests. The report estimates that hepatitis infections and their complications led to 1.45m deaths in 2013 – despite the existence of vaccines and treatments.

7 July 2016


  • Arizona measles outbreak: immigration workers blamed for refusing vaccines

Health officials in Arizona say the largest current measles outbreak in the United States is in part because some workers at a federal immigration detention center refuse to get vaccinated.

8 July 2016

  • El Salvador: Meet the former Marxist guerrilla fighting for reproductive rights in a country where there are none

For more than a decade, Morena Herrera fought as a left-wing guerrilla against government forces in a war that left up to 70,000 people dead. Now, she is battling for women’s reproductive rights in a country with perhaps the poorest record of any nation.

5 July 2016

  • Today is World Benzodiazepine Awareness Day

World Benzodiazepine Awareness Day seeks to raise global awareness about the severe problem of doctor induced benzodiazepine drug dependency that continues to affect millions of unsuspecting, innocent people worldwide; either directly or indirectly.

Global governments have allowed the problem to quietly spiral out of control for decades creating a problem so large that there is no political will to address it. Consequently, millions of regular, everyday people are left to suffer needlessly in the dark, without any understanding or access to appropriate care and support.

11 July 2016        


  • Statins linked to dramatic reduction in cancer death rates, research suggests

Statins may significantly cut the risk of dying from four of the most common cancers, research has suggested. Scientists have found the number of deaths among cancer patients diagnosed with high cholesterol see “striking” reductions following treatment with the cholesterol-lowering drugs.

8 July 2016

  • Uterus transplants: ‘My sister gave me her womb’

Lolita Wästerlund is one of the first women in the world to have a uterine transplant. Now this pioneering surgery is coming to Britain

10 July 2016

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