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Study finds menthol cigarette ban would lead a lot of people to quit smoking

Written by | 22 Feb 2024

A new paper in Nicotine & Tobacco Research, published by Oxford University Press, finds that banning the sale of menthol cigarettes would likely lead to a meaningful reduction in smoking… read more.

Real-world events trump virtual gatherings

Written by | 15 Jan 2024

From virtual dance parties and raves to virtual happy hours and potlucks – online gatherings reached new heights during COVID-19, helping individuals stay connected during lockdowns. While it’s… read more.

Pharmacy forecast identifies growing societal challenges expected to impact care

Written by | 6 Dec 2023

Societal issues — including the growth in ultra-high-cost treatments, the epidemic of mental health and substance use disorders, climate change, and the rise of artificial intelligence (AI)— could… read more.

Patient support programs for prescription drugs are common, especially for expensive drugs

Written by | 30 Nov 2023

About 1 in 10 prescription drugs — mainly brand-name and expensive drugs and those for rare diseases — has a manufacturer-sponsored patient support program, which usually includes financial, nursing and educational supports…. read more.

High temperatures may have caused over 70,000 excess deaths in Europe in 2022

Written by | 29 Nov 2023

The burden of heat-related mortality during the summer of 2022 in Europe may have exceeded 70,000 deaths according to a study led by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), a research… read more.

UK diabetes prevention program may have global impact

Written by | 20 Nov 2023

A nationwide programme to reduce the risk of developing diabetes in the UK is proven beyond reasonable doubt to work, a new study reveals. The positive effects observed… read more.

Expanding pharmacists’ role for patients with hypertension could prevent 15 million heart attacks and save $1.1 trillion over 30 years, VCU-led study finds

Written by | 7 Nov 2023

If pharmacists had a larger role in prescribing medications to control blood pressure, they could prevent more than 15 million heart attacks, nearly 8 million strokes and more… read more.

Globally, consumption of sugary drinks increased at least 16% since 1990

Written by | 6 Oct 2023

The decision to reach for a sugary beverage is heavily influenced by where you live, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy researchers report in a new study published October 3 in… read more.

New ‘promising medicines’ fund may incentivise commercialisation of high price drugs with weak evidence on clinical benefits

Written by | 29 Aug 2023

A new fund to fast-track patient access to potentially valuable new medicines may incentivise the pharmaceutical industry to develop high priced drugs for rare diseases with weak evidence… read more.

Some experts believe that routine mask-wearing should continue in health care settings

Written by | 25 Aug 2023

In a new commentary, public health experts from several prominent universities suggest that both patients and healthcare professionals should draw upon lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic and… read more.

Minister recognises EFT Consult’s leading role in developing a world-first standard for improving indoor environmental quality

Written by | 16 Aug 2023

Swansea-based environmental and building services consultancy, EFT Consult, is celebrating the launch of a new ground-breaking British Standard BS40102-1, with recognition and support from the Welsh Government’s Economy… read more.

Report highlights public health impact of serious harms from diagnostic error in US

Written by | 21 Jul 2023

Improving diagnosis in health care is a moral, professional and public health imperative, according to the U.S. National Academy of Medicine. However, little is known about the full scope… read more.

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