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Junior Doctors

The costs of medical education are so great that some believe that students from lower income families are put off from applying, reinforcing medicine’s image as a profession for the already privileged. The latest attempt to overcome the cost barrier…

cancer research uk

FORTY PER CENT of people say that having to talk through their symptoms with doctors’ receptionists could put them off going to their GP, according to an analysis of the Cancer Awareness Measure (CAM)* published today (Tuesday) in the Journal of…

royal society for public health logo

The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) has joined a wide range other groups calling for MPs to reduce the UK’s high drink driving limit. There is also strong public support for lowering the limit, with the British Social Attitude…

the spirit level

“Healthmatters originally reviewed The Spirit Level first edition over six years ago and it was by accident that I picked up the second edition on holiday. I was unaware of the original review, that being before-my-time in working with the…

deprivation

Dr Francine Watkins, Senior Lecturer in Public Health and Director of the Master of Public Health Programmes at the University of Liverpool, discusses the issues that affect the quality of health within communities in the UK, and how a patient’s…

Digital health, data generation

A new data generation has emerged that is acutely aware of its consumer capital and the benefits this brings to individuals and society, according to a study by SAS, the leader in analytics and the Future Foundation, an independent research…

The large-scale study, “Genome-wide associations for birth weight and correlations with adult disease”, which was published in Nature on Wednesday September 28, could help to target new ways of preventing and treating these diseases. This new research finds genetic differences…

Macmillan cancer support

Responding to Carers UK’s report Pressure Points, Charlotte Argyle, Carers Support Programme Manager at Macmillan Cancer Support, says: “This report highlights the urgent need to support carers in the community and ensure they are included and consulted at every stage…

british medical association logo

The BMA has called off the junior doctors strikes planned for October, November and December. Whilst asserting that it is still in dispute with the government, the BMAs campaign has collapsed. As we brood on this we should remember the…

Midwifery

The adult social work sector in England needs to urgently identify its key research priorities, in an inclusive and rigorous way, if it is to generate the ideas and evidence needed to ensure that people receive the best possible support,…