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Need for strong independent broadband sector highlighted by Public Accounts Committee report

London, UK, 8 January – Today’s report by the Public Accounts Committee highlights the challenges involved in meeting the Government’s gigabit broadband ambitions. Replacing the copper phone network with the full fibre and high-speed wireless infrastructure of the future is a big project requiring co-ordination between government, industry, local authorities and other stakeholders. The fast-growing… Read More »

Online GPs could save employers £1.5 billion in lost working time, according to report

Employee travel to GP appointments cost UK businesses an estimated £1.5 billion in lost working time  last year, says a report published by the health insurance firm AXA PPP Healthcare today. The report, Digital health: the changing landscape of how we access GP services, produced by the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR), highlights… Read More »

Remdesivir, tested at Stanford Medicine, becomes first FDA-authorized COVID-19 treatment – Stanford Medical Center Report

Email Tweet Remdesivir, tested at Stanford Medicine, authorized for emergency use against COVID-19 Stanford Medicine researchers who participated in two separate clinical trials are encouraged by data indicating that remdesivir can treat COVID-19. May 3 2020 Neera Ahuja Results from two eagerly awaited clinical trials of the experimental anti-viral drug remdesivir showed it is effective… Read More »

Statement on National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine report on framing opioid prescribing guidelines for acute pain – FDA.gov

For Immediate Release: December 19, 2019 Statement From: Statement Author Leadership Role Director – Center for Drug Evaluation and Research Janet Woodcock M.D. In August 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration contracted the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) to help advance the development of evidence-based guidelines for opioid analgesic prescribing for… Read More »

Blind to the limitations of a single case report of teen’s “blindness caused by junk food diet”

September 4, 2019 Posted By Categories Gary Schwitzer is publisher & founder of HealthNewsReview.org.  He tweets as @garyschwitzer. The title of the article that appeared in the Annals of Internal Medicine was too tempting for many journalists – “Blindness Caused By A Junk Food Diet.”  It was an article about the experience of one teenage… Read More »

US health officials report new vaping deaths, repeat warning

NEW YORK — U.S. health officials on Friday again urged people to stop vaping until they figure out why some are coming down with serious breathing illnesses. Officials have identified about 450 possible cases, including as many as five deaths, in 33 states. The count includes newly reported deaths in California, Indiana and Minnesota. No… Read More »