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Merck’s Keytruda significantly extends life in some prostate cancer patients

Merck’s Keytruda significantly extends life in some prostate cancer patients

While lung cancer is in decline in developed markets as smoking levels decrease, occurrences of prostate cancer are increasing.

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  • Externalities Externalities

    The second- hand smoke from my smoking habit may deliver outcomes to you such as respiratory infections, or an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. ... In most situations, the individual and societal benefits of increasing positive externalities or

  • £1 billion cuts to public health must be reversed, say charities £1 billion cuts to public health must be reversed, say charities

    They say cuts made since 2015/16 are hitting local services – such as sexual health clinics, stop smoking support and children’s health visitors, which represent the backbone of public health.

  • Gottlieb signs off with flair – and pledge of further drug price commentary Gottlieb signs off with flair – and pledge of further drug price commentary

    These included promoting AI-based medical devices, new regulatory pathways for cannabis-based medicines, combating illegal online sales of opioids, renewing efforts to cut smoking and tobacco use, and bringing competition

  • Storm Chasers Storm Chasers

    in fruits and vegetables and low in red meat or quit smoking and reduce salt intake and alcohol consumption.

  • Merck puts prostate cancer firmly in Keytruda’s sights Merck puts prostate cancer firmly in Keytruda’s sights

    And while lung cancer is actually in decline in developed markets as smoking levels reduce, prostate cancer is trending upwards – likely a result of the ageing population.

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  • Why digital is the solution to the healthcare crisis Why digital is the solution to the healthcare crisis

    Smoking app or the Drink Free Days app, the step monitor on a phone and now the track and trace apps.

  • On our best behaviour On our best behaviour

    From public advisory campaigns to combat obesity or cardiovascular disease to legislative curbs on drinking and smoking, attempts to persuade people to change their behaviours are commonplace, but often ineffective. ... In the UK, for example, Champix

  • 25 Women Leaders in UK Healthcare (part 2) 25 Women Leaders in UK Healthcare (part 2)

    siloed. Sarah says the region is seeing early signs of this joined-up approach working, with smoking rates declining and the gap between Greater Manchester and the rest of England narrowing.

  • Behaviour change – a missing ingredient? Behaviour change – a missing ingredient?

    There is plenty of evidence to show that some things are bad for us: smoking, too much sugar, alcohol and drugs, for example.So why is it that some of us ... In 2012 Public Health England launched Stoptober, a national smoking cessation campaign that

  • Nudge-nudge, think-think Nudge-nudge, think-think

    A good example is the NHS’ Stop Smoking programme. They found that regular motivational text messages doubled the chance of giving up tobacco.

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  • ABPI names NHS partnership manager ABPI names NHS partnership manager

    Tugnet managed a specialist healthcare development team at Nicoventures, which markets nicotine products for use in smoking cessation.

  • Former UK health secretary joins Bupa board Former UK health secretary joins Bupa board

    Hewitt was Health Secretary under Prime Minister Tony Blair from 2005 to 2007, during which she oversaw a ban on smoking in public places and as well the much criticised Medical

  • Zeno Group appoints new UK healthcare director Zeno Group appoints new UK healthcare director

    During this time, she has gain experience covering therapy areas including allergy, cardiology, dental, diabetes, nutrition, skincare, smoking cessation, urology, vaccines, weight loss and wound care.

  • Ogilvy Brussels names new associate director Ogilvy Brussels names new associate director

    During her time with the group, she supported Pfizer with the design and implementation of the integrated 'Siga red' campaign, for smoking cessation, and she managed the 'Lights out' campaign for

  • Kane & Finkel announces new European director

    In addition, as director of communications for the UK's Health Education Authority, he also developed public health campaigns for AIDS, smoking cessation, childhood immunisation and heart disease.

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