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Big Pharma bounces back? The UK economy may be sluggish after the 2008 recession but Big Pharma continues to grow, worldwide, with overall R&D spending in the pharmaceutical / biotechnology sector growing from around $128 billion in 2008 to $158…

Young people and adults are more likely to engage in most kinds of cultural and sports activities if other members of their households were also doing so. For example, adults living as a couple are five times more likely to…

Compelling evidence supports proposals for social prescribing made in a speech today by Matt Hancock. At the second national annual conference on social prescription – ‘Social prescribing: coming of age’ – at the King’s Fund today, Tuesday 6 November 2018 at…

Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity, is calling on government to lead public awareness campaigns on dementia risk reduction and improving brain health. The call comes as a speech today from Secretary of State for Health and…

Today Health Secretary Matt Hancock is expected to set out his aim for people to have fire more years of healthy, independent life by 2035. Part of his plan to achieve this is to increase the use of technology to predict…

Responding to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care’s expected announcement of his prevention vision, Niall Dickson, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, which represents organisations across the healthcare sector, said: “This is great leadership from the Secretary…

This week we have a guest blog and case study from Dr. Jeremy Oliver from Royal Holloway University of London on the results from his recently published randomised controlled trial for an online training programme for working adults in setting and pursuing personal…

The Chancellor hands out short-term Halloween treats for government departments, but the spectre of Brexit still looms large, comments Schroders Senior European Economist, Azad Zangana: The 2018 Budget was brought forward this year to avoid a nightmare clash with the…

UK ISA specialist, True Potential Investor, investigates the effects of the growing population The UKs population is growing, reaching an estimated 65.1 million people in 2015 and projected to pass 70 million people by 2026. What effect will a growing…

Commentators such as Simon Duffy have written about the drastic impact of cuts in social care funding.  Hundreds of thousands of older people are being denied the right to a level of independent living they could achieve.  But this is…