Tag: UK

Expert warns the UK could face its own U.S. style opiod crisis

Why painkillers make your agony even WORSE: It’s the latest troubling aspect of our prescription pill epidemic – patients given ever-larger doses that never seem to work Around 8m people in the UK live with chronic pain with persistent symptoms Growing concern is many people are now being prescribed opioid painkillers  In 2017, GPs prescribed 23.8m

UK regulator says ad for birth control app were misleading

Britain’s advertising regulator says a birth control app’s Facebook advertisement contained misleading claims that breached the country’s advertising code. The Advertising Standards Authority ruled Wednesday that the ad by Swedish startup Natural Cycles shouldn’t appear again because there wasn’t evidence to back up the app’s claims. The decision came after the agency received complaints about

UK health spending significantly behind Germany and France

‘What are we willing to pay for?’ Health spending in the UK is significantly below France, Germany and other major European countries, report finds UK health spending lags significantly behind European countries, report shows It remains lower than Europe’s other largest economies, France and Germany  The UK spends less than Sweden, the Netherlands, Denmark, and

Plague of toxic caterpillars hits the UK

Plague of toxic caterpillars hits the UK: Oak moths that cause deadly asthma attacks and vomiting have been spotted in parks – here’s how to spot them and what to do if you find a nest Larval stage of oak processionary moths spotted in the south-east of England Hairs on the caterpillars cause severe dizziness, fever