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Cipher names new vice president of medical, clinical affairs

Cipher Pharmaceuticals announced it has appointed Lynne Bulger as vice president of medical and clinical affairs.Bulger, who has more than 27 years of experience in drug development in the pharmaceutical industry, will lead the company’s efforts in clinica ...

Stroke risk increased within 24 hours of cocaine use

SAN DIEGO — Cocaine use may substantially increase the risk for stroke within 24 hours in young adults, according to findings presented at the International Stroke Conference. The risk for ischemic stroke associated with recent cocaine use is higher than t ...

UK's big six energy firms are getting involved in politics, says John Prescott

Former deputy PM says energy suppliers have been encouraged by David Cameron's alleged promise to 'get rid of green crap' The UK's "big six" energy suppliers have made an unwarranted intervention into politics, John Prescott, ...

Experts warn of coming war over ‘food addiction’ and public health

SAN FRANCISCO — The difference between “food addiction” and “food and addiction” will gain public policy significance as the prepared food industry gears up to fight a growing body of data indicating processed foods contribute to negative public health out ...

Government set to make profit from rail fares, study shows

Campaigners say fares income will exceed operating costs by 2018, and call for increases to be calculated in line with CPI Rail fares are rising so quickly that the government will soon be making a profit from the commuting public, campaigners claimed as ...

Big six energy companies caught in political spotlight

Unseasonal hand grenade lobbed by Labour party should remind firms they will remain a focus of Westminster attention for some time yet The big six energy companies no doubt hoped a new year might bring some relief from the political spotlight that has bur ...

Energy firms paid £4bn more for power than market rate, claims Labour

Big six firms deny inflating prices to make extra profits from their own plants or striking expensive deals to detriment of consumers Households may have paid £150 over the odds for their electricity over the past three years because energy companies boug ...

300,000 poor people live more than 1km from free cash machine

Labour MP Frank Field says figures show it is 'time to take the gloves off', with not enough progress in poorer areas More than 300,000 of Britain's poorest people live at least 1km from a free-to-use cash machine, raising questions about w ...

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End protection of NHS spending- Fox

Ex-defence secretary Liam Fox calls for an end to the protection of NHS funding, saying the idea money could solve its problems had been "tested to destruction". ...

Schizophrenia: CBT 'little help'

Talking therapies have "little impact" on the symptoms of people with schizophrenia, a study suggests. ...

'Simple swaps' for healthy meals

A new public health campaign in England is urging families to make simple foods swaps such as switching to low fat spreads. ...

Vitamin E 'beneficial' in dementia

Vitamin E has potential benefits for people with Alzheimer's, according to a study ...

NHS campaigner suffers online abuse

Stafford Hospital campaigner Julie Bailey suffers online abuse after becoming a CBE in the New Year Honours list. ...

NHS groups look to new start in 2014

The leaders of 10 NHS groups call for a "new page to be turned" in 2014 after a series of high-profile problems last year. ...

AUDIO: A 'dry January' is good for health

People abstaining from alcohol in January could see immediate health benefits, a study suggests. ...

AUDIO: Does the NHS need to be improved?

Clive Stafford Smith, founder of the legal charity Reprieve, talks to NHS staff and patients. ...

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