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Addressing the antibiotics crisis | Letters

03/06/2018 Letters 0

Greater investment in early-stage drug research and market-entry rewards are essential, says Anthony McDonnellI read with interest your article (Antibiotics crisis made worse by shortages in supply, 1 June) on the Access to Medicine Foundation report i…

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Spanish flu lessons are still to be learned | Letters

31/05/2018 Letters 0

The centenary shouldn’t just be a commemoration of the victims of 1918 but a reminder that another pandemic could strike us at any time, writes Andrew WinfieldIn response to Martin Kettle’s opinion piece (A century on, why are we forgetting the de…

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Overlooked facts of NHS history | Letters

28/05/2018 Letters 0

The British record of innovation in medicine has had a global impact, writes Dr Peter EstcourtIn your special supplement marking 70 years of the National Health Service (23 May), the article on the advances that have helped the NHS along the way missed…

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Time to take more action on sugar | Letters

28/05/2018 Letters 0

We now need mandatory colour-coded labels, writes Prof Graham MacGregorWhile we welcome Public Health England’s first assessment of progress on the government’s sugar reduction programme (Food industry fails to meet England target of 5% sugar reduction…

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World remembers Spanish flu deaths | Letters

28/05/2018 Letters 0

Letters: the Spanish flu is receiving marked attention in its centenary year, writes Hannah MawdsleyThe victims of the 1918 Spanish flu have been far from forgotten on the centenary of this deadly period in 20th-century history (A century on, why …

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Better ways to fund the NHS | Letters

25/05/2018 Letters 0

Readers respond to a report that British households will need to pay an extra £2,000 a year in tax to help the NHS cope with the demands of an ageing populationNobody now disputes the need for a significant and sustained increase in revenue for the NHS…

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Our mentally ill daughter was left to die | Letters

25/05/2018 Letters 0

Our daughter was sent to a brutal, chaotic and uncaring place 200 miles from home, writes one parent, while Keir Harding writes about how fear and neglect can prompt aggression in sufferersWe were absolutely horrified to read about the emergency mental…

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Vote to end Ireland’s cruelty on abortion | Letters

23/05/2018 Letters 0

Anybody not planning to use their vote this Friday is saying they are happy with the status quo, writes Mairéad Ní RiagáinAfter Brexit and Trump I don’t give much weight to polls, so while I’m glad recent figures show that Ireland is on track to vote t…

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The revolutionising potential of medical AI | Letters

22/05/2018 Letters 0

Readers respond to news that Theresa May has promised millions towards artificial intelligence that could help fight cancer and other diseasesThe news that Theresa May has urged the NHS and technology companies to adopt artificial intelligence techniqu…