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Big Pharma Harms Patients for Profit but Doctors Must Also Share the Blame

(25) Comments | Posted 14 March 2013 | (23:00)

Earlier this week, the government's chief medical officer Professor Dame Sally Davis created headlines by announcing that the threat to our health posed by antibiotic resistance was on a level comparable to global terrorism. She suggested greater government collaboration to financially incentivise Big Pharma to produce newer, more effective antibiotics....

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Leading British Indians Urge Indian Prime Minister For Action to Protect Women Against Sexual Violence

(2) Comments | Posted 3 January 2013 | (23:38)

Following the brutal rape and tragic death of "Damini", leading British Indians including professionals from the medical, business and legal sector have written a letter to the UK Indian ambassador Dr Bhagwati and the Indian Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, calling for urgent action to ensure the protection of women in...

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If We Know Breast Is Best, Why Are We Allowing the Baby Food Industry to Get Away With 'Murder'?

(28) Comments | Posted 5 December 2012 | (23:04)

On the eve of the World Breast Feeding Conference taking place in Delhi this weekend, a special international report released by the World Breastfeeding Trends initiative reveals some profoundly shocking and worrying statistics. The study of 51 countries, which makes up two thirds of the world's children, demonstrates that only...

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How False Advertising by Big Food Is Driving Obesity

(32) Comments | Posted 16 October 2012 | (00:33)

A special report on BBC's Newsnight yesterday revealed that dozens of lawyers in the United States, including many that took on the tobacco companies, have filed cases against food industry giants including PepsiCo and Heinz for misleading consumers and violating federal regulations by wrongly labelling products and ingredients. Whether this...

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To Combat Obesity We Must Alter Our Environment

(4) Comments | Posted 18 July 2012 | (08:41)

Today's study published in the Lancet claims that if populations as a whole exercised more we could potentially save millions of lives worldwide. I would certainly advocate the multitude of health benefits of regular physical activity such as reducing the risk of heart disease, reducing blood pressure, improving muscle tone...

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