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Celebrity ads for diet aids should be banned, says top doctor

Social media companies should ban “damaging” celebrity-endorsed social media ads promoting weight loss aids, England’s top doctor has said. Some celebrities with large followings are promoting products such as diet pills and detox teas on social media. Prof Stephen Powis, NHS medical director, argues these products have a damaging effect on the physical and mental… Read More »

Doctor says he’s not ‘opting out’ of My Health Record scheme

BATHURST GP Dr Ross Wilson may have serious security concerns about the Federal Government’s My Health Record, but he’s not opting out himself. My Health Record is an online summary of key health information such as allergies, medicines you are taking, medical conditions you have been diagnosed with, and pathology test results like blood tests. The national database is… Read More »

No-deal Brexit could see ops cancelled, NHS trust says

NHS trusts could “quickly run out of vital medicine” in the event of a no-deal Brexit, the chief executive of a leading hospital group has warned. Dr David Rosser of University Hospitals Birmingham (UHB) said that, despite NHS stockpiling, shortages would likely occur due to “unprecedented” distribution challenges. Medicine shortages could lead to some operations… Read More »