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An untrustworthy government during a pandemic—a lethal combination

Mié, 20/04/2022 - 18:21
At a time when millions of people were legally restricted from seeing their loved ones, thousands were in hospital, and the body count was growing by the day, the leader of the UK’s pandemic...

Novel treatments in B cell non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas

Mié, 20/04/2022 - 10:46
ABSTRACTThe improved understanding of lymphoma biology and recent advances in the field of cancer immunology have paved the way for the development of many effective small molecule inhibitors and...

Health leaders urge PM to meet hunger striker’s demand that MPs be briefed on climate change

Mié, 20/04/2022 - 09:01
Senior health professionals, including the current and former editors in chief of The BMJ, have written to Prime Minister Boris Johnson urging him to commit to holding an urgent briefing for all MPs...

Meningitis vaccine could protect against gonorrhoea, studies find

Mar, 19/04/2022 - 17:23
The meningitis vaccine could be used to provide some protection against gonorrhoea, researchers have said.In a collection of studies published in Lancet Infectious Diseases they reported that two...

Covid-19: Mask mandate is struck down although US cases are rising

Mar, 19/04/2022 - 17:11
Covid-19 cases in the US rose by 43% over the past two weeks, with especially high rates seen in north eastern states, according to the New York Times coronavirus tracker.1Cases rose to a seven day...

Medicare’s decision not to fund Aduhelm changes landscape for US pharma industry

Mar, 19/04/2022 - 15:36
The decision by the agency responsible for Medicare to restrict coverage of Biogen’s Alzheimer’s drug aducanumab (Aduhelm) to patients enrolled in randomised controlled trials has soured the...

Clinical leadership is a difficult balancing act

Jue, 14/04/2022 - 13:06
Kar writes about the challenges of NHS leadership.1 It takes a very special person to become a clinical leader if the role has a management component.In days gone by, clinicians’ requests for funding...

Covid-19: Health leaders accuse government of ignoring crisis in NHS

Jue, 14/04/2022 - 12:46
The BMA has accused the UK government of “burying its head in the sand” over current high levels of covid-19 and the threat they pose to health services and recovery plans.It warned that the...

The health community must resist the UK’s expansion of oil and gas

Jue, 14/04/2022 - 12:11
When it comes to the health impacts of the climate crisis, every degree matters. This fact has been keenly emphasised in the recent instalment of the sixth Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change...

Measuring what counts to improve quality of care

Jue, 14/04/2022 - 11:51
In the US in 1961, Robert McNamara joined the Kennedy administration as secretary of defence, bringing with him a strong track record in the application of metrics to complex problems. During the...

Why the world has no universal biosafety standards

Jue, 14/04/2022 - 11:31
In late November 2021, after weeks of no confirmed community transmission of SARS-CoV-2, Taiwan’s Central Epidemic Command Center held a special evening press conference to announce an unusual...

Johnson’s bigger crime is failing to take the nation’s health seriously enough

Jue, 14/04/2022 - 11:26
The ideal of living longer and healthier has proved to be fool’s gold. Instead, people are living for longer but with chronic disease and a poor quality of life. The unwellness industry in older age...