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Global burden of multiple serious illnesses must be urgently addressed

Increasing numbers of people worldwide are suffering life-long disability and dying prematurely due to the ineffective treatment of people with multiple health conditions, a new report suggests. The report from the Academy of Medical Sciences, published today (00.01hrs BST 19 April 2018...

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EU Clinical Trials Regulation

We would like to see the UK Government commit to align with the EU Clinical Trials Regulation. UK research expertise was a driving force behind the new Clinical Trials Regulation, and as a Member State we fully agreed to it. Yet because it is now due to come into effect after we have left the EU...

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NHS at 70: Research benefits health

A blog by our President, Professor Sir Robert Lechler PMedSci   As the NHS turns 70 this year there will be much discussion of past successes, concerns for the present, and hopes for the future

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Obesity: Addressing the Global Challenge

The global obesity epidemic is one of today’s biggest public health problems. Obesity in Asia, especially among children, is increasing at an alarming rate. In Malaysia alone, more than half of the population is overweight or obese. Obesity places a huge health burd...

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