Jess Phillips: I’m open to different models for the decriminalisation of drugs

Labour leadership contender Jess Phillips talks about why current drug policies aren’t working, with crime and anti-social behaviour being a problem. Outlining some of her policy ideas, she calls for private schools to be ‘treated like businesses’, saying they give some people an ‘unfair advantage’. She would want to make childcare free at nine months … Read more Jess Phillips: I’m open to different models for the decriminalisation of drugs

UK: Raids on ‘county lines’ drug gangs

The UK’s Sky News shared this report on raids on “County Lines” drug gangs: The leaders of county lines gangs are being targeted, with the home secretary vowing to stop children being exploited across the country as drug mules. Last year Priti Patel announced additional funds to combat the problem. And after joining a police … Read more UK: Raids on ‘county lines’ drug gangs

‘Hundreds of thousands’ killed by counterfeit medicine in Africa

The World Health Organization (WHO) says hundreds of thousands of people are killed by fake medicine every year in Africa. The medical trade in West Africa alone is worth $200bn, with the counterfeit drugs coming from China, India and Nigeria. Now, West African leaders are meeting in Lome to sign an agreement aiming to crack … Read more ‘Hundreds of thousands’ killed by counterfeit medicine in Africa

Roadside drug testing for drivers to be introduced in New Zealand

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Ebola in a war zone

The Democratic Republic of the Congo is experiencing the second largest Ebola outbreak in history. But the humanitarian response has been mired by conflicts. Nature reporter Amy Maxmen was invited by WHO director general Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to visit Butembo in North Kivu and see the challenges for herself. This story was supported by … Read more Ebola in a war zone

Electronic health records and big data: the future of medical research

How can we learn from population health data to improve care for an individual patient? Professor Harry Hemingway explains his work using informatics and data science to exploit large-scale health record resources. Through understanding patterns in the whole population, he explains how this can be translated into new knowledge for how to improve quality of … Read more Electronic health records and big data: the future of medical research

Are Anti-Malaria Tablets Safe or Are They Causing Terrifying Side Affects? | This Morning

Subscribe now for more! http://bit.ly/1JM41yF As police in Madagascar investigate the horrific death of Cambridge University student Alana Cutland who jumped to her death from a small plane, there is growing concern that her death might have been the result of a psychotic episode caused by the anti-malaria tablets she was taking. So just how … Read more Are Anti-Malaria Tablets Safe or Are They Causing Terrifying Side Affects? | This Morning

Jenny Agutter’s Family Battle With Cystic Fibrosis | This Morning

Subscribe now for more! http://bit.ly/1JM41yF Jenny Agutter’s great-nephew Albie is every inch the bouncing baby boy. But behind the smiles, the Call The Midwife star knows that many challenges lie ahead for the newest addition to her family. The 13-month-old has cystic fibrosis, a debilitating genetic condition, which could be improved with a life-changing drug … Read more Jenny Agutter’s Family Battle With Cystic Fibrosis | This Morning

Immunology wars: The battle with HIV

HIV pushes the immune system to its limits. Our body’s usual antiviral arsenal is coordinated, in part, by immune cells called Helper T cells. But HIV attacks Helper T cells directly, eventually leading to AIDS. In this animation we show the cellular and molecular mechanisms employed on both sides of the fight, and how antiretroviral … Read more Immunology wars: The battle with HIV

Mum Uses Drug Buyers Club to Save Her Son’s Life | This Morning

Subscribe now for more! http://bit.ly/1JM41yF In scenes reminiscent of the Oscar-winning film Dallas Buyers Club, a group of parents have joined forces to try and source the drugs their children desperately need. The drug Orkambi could change the lives of the 10,000 people living with cystic fibrosis in the UK, but with the drug not … Read more Mum Uses Drug Buyers Club to Save Her Son’s Life | This Morning

The heart of the matter

Irene Chen is a third year PhD student at MIT working to advance machine learning to help doctors and other clinicians improve health care. With her supervisor, David Sontag, and Boston-area hospitals, Chen is taking on the challenge of heart failure. After diagnosis, Chen says, heart failure patients live an average of five years. She … Read more The heart of the matter

Biosimilars: complex copycat drugs

The patents on many well-known biological drugs will soon expire, giving drug developers the opportunity to make generic versions. Making an exact copy of these large, complex molecules, which include monoclonal antibodies, is almost impossible. But if developers can create similar versions (biosimilars) that can pass stringent tests, these important medicines could become available to … Read more Biosimilars: complex copycat drugs

Transparent bones reveal hidden blood vessels

When drugs are injected into bones, they very quickly reach other parts of the body. We know this because when trauma surgeons can’t get quick access to a vein, they can inject directly into a patient’s leg bone. Somehow, the drugs quickly leave the bone marrow and circulate around the body. Now, scientists have found … Read more Transparent bones reveal hidden blood vessels

The future of organ transplants | Professor Sir Robert Lechler | AMSlive

Professor Sir Robert Lechler is an organ transplant researcher. In this talk, he discusses how and why organ transplants are rejected, and how research is developing a brighter future for patients. By exploring how the immune system discriminates between threats and infections, and our own body tissue, Sir Robert highlights the remarkable phenomenon of self-tolerance. … Read more The future of organ transplants | Professor Sir Robert Lechler | AMSlive