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Experts attack health watchdog ties to drink industry - Dotemirates
13/09/2018

Experts attack health watchdog ties to drink industry

Dozens of public health experts have told Public Health England (PHE) they oppose its decision to work with a charity funded by the alcohol industry.In a letter seen by BBC News, they say the tie-up "will significantly damage the credibility of PHE".On Tuesday, government alcohol adviser, Sir Ian Gilmore, resigned over the agency's decision to work with Drinkaware on a new campaign.PHE said it stood by its "fresh and bold" decision. The campaign, Drink Free Days, is urging people aged between 45 and 65 to have regular days when they do not drink any alcohol. 'Limited effectiveness'The letter, sent last...


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House Democrats signal new showdown over abortion rights

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Organ recipients in UAE happy about 'second chance'

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Prosecutor: Drug maker pushed OxyContin despite danger signs

A member of the family that owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma told people at the prescription opioid painkiller's launch party in the 1990s that it would be "followed by a blizzard of prescriptions that will bury the competition," according to court documents filed Tuesday. The details were made public in a case brought by Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey that accuses Purdue Pharma, its executives and members of the Sackler family of deceiving patients and doctors about the risks of opioids and pushing prescribers to keep patients on the drug longer. The documents provide information about former Purdue Pharma President...

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Hospital in UAE celebrates 35 transplant surgeries

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Johnsonville Sausages May Have Rubber Inside

Jan. 22, 2019 -- The makers of popular Johnsonville sausages have recalled nearly 50,000 pounds of raw pork patties after reports that they may be contaminated with black rubber, the U.S. Department of Agriculture says. The products were shipped to major retailers nationwide. The frozen patties were produced on Sept. 27, Oct. 17, and Oct. 18. They include: 24-ounce (1.5-pound) plastic bag in a carton of frozen “Johnsonville Grillers CHEDDAR CHEESE & BACON FLAVOR” with “Best Flavor By: 7/24/2019” on the label. 24-ounce (1.5-pound) plastic bag in a carton of frozen “Johnsonville Grillers CHEDDAR CHEESE & BACON FLAVOR” with “Best...
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Study: HPV Shot Even Helps Women Who Didn't Get It

By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The vaccine against human papillomavirus (HPV) is highly effective in young women -- and may even offer some protection to those who don't get it, a new study suggests. Researchers said the findings add to evidence that the vaccine -- which ultimately cuts the risk of several cancers -- is a boon to public health. HPV is a sexually transmitted infection that can cause genital warts. In some people, HPV infection becomes persistent, and that can eventually leads to cervical cancer, or tumors of the vagina, penis, anus...