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  • Referrals of urgent care lung conditions drop by up to 70%

    Referrals of urgent care lung conditions drop by up to 70%0

    An average of 3,399 patients per week missed out on urgent and routine referrals during lockdown, according to the Taskforce for Lung Health­. New analysis by the Taskforce for Lung Health reveals that people in urgent need of support for respiratory problems saw a large drop in levels of care during the lockdown. Crucially, outcomes

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  • Lords call for urgent regulation of loot boxes in UK

    Lords call for urgent regulation of loot boxes in UK0

    The House of Lords Gambling Committee has published Gambling Harm – Time for Action, a new report that calls for the immediate regulation of loot boxes in video games under the Gambling Act 2005. The report joins a growing number of voices calling for closer attention to and regulation of loot boxes in the UK.

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  • Minister to call for ‘urgent de-escalation’ on Iran visit

    Minister to call for ‘urgent de-escalation’ on Iran visit0

    Image copyright EPA Image caption The crisis began when oil tankers were attacked in the Strait of Hormuz Foreign Office minister Andrew Murrison will call for “urgent de-escalation” of regional tensions during talks with the Iranian government in Tehran on Sunday. The US has accused Iran of attacking oil tankers, and President Trump warned Iran

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  • World Cancer Day 2019: global cancer experts call for urgent action to improve early cancer detection

    World Cancer Day 2019: global cancer experts call for urgent action to improve early cancer detection0

    Today, 4 February 2019, is World Cancer Day. Today’s focus is based on highlighting the need for urgent action to increase early stage cancer detection, screening, and diagnosis to significantly improve cancer patients’ chances of survival. Taking place under the theme of ‘I Am and I Will’, today’s World Cancer Day led by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), aims to inspire and encourage action from individuals, the health community, and governments to improve public awareness and access to early detection, screening, and diagnosis. In 2018, there

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