Health

Fake drugs: How bad is Africa’s counterfeit medicine problem?

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Government officials taking away fake drugs in Abidjan, Ivory Coast The proliferation of fake medicines in Africa is a public health crisis that can no longer be ignored, according to a UK charity.There's a meeting of seven African countries, in Togo, this week, to combat the problem.Congo, Niger, Senegal, Togo, Uganda, Ghana and The Gambia will discuss measures to clamp down on trafficking
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Grammys chief removed 10 days before ceremony over misconduct allegation

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Deborah Dugan started her role just five months ago The chief executive of the Recording Academy, which organises the Grammy Awards, has been removed from her position just 10 days before this year's ceremony in Los Angeles.Deborah Dugan was placed on administrative leave following an allegation of misconduct, the Academy said in a statement.Dugan had replaced former chief executive Neil Portnow, who caused
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Stroke consultant shortage ‘hurtling towards crisis’

[ad_1] Image caption Alison Brown struggled for a diagnosis - and was at one stage told she had a migraine Almost half of hospitals have a shortage of specialist stroke consultants, new figures suggest. One charity fears "thousands of lives" will be put at risk unless action is taken, with others facing the threat of a lifelong disability.In 2016, Alison Brown had what is believed to have been at least
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Social media data needed for ‘harm’ research, say doctors

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Data from social-media companies would help research into mental-health risks, the report says Leading UK psychiatrists say they will never understand the risks and benefits of social media use on children's mental health unless companies hand over their data to researchers.Tech companies must be made to share data and pay a tax to fund important research, they say in a report.There is growing
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Newcastle children talk mental health thanks to puppets

[ad_1] Children are being encouraged to talk about their mental health through puppets.The show Curious Beasts, developed by charity Action For Children, visits schools to identify early signs of psychological and emotional issues in a bid to prevent them from developing in the future.During this performance at Newburn Manor Primary School in Newcastle, youngsters were able to compare the characters' thoughts and feelings to their own. [ad_2] Source link
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London council’s special needs inquiry caused by ‘systemic failures’

[ad_1] Image copyright monkeybusinessimages At least 5,000 children seeking special educational needs support (Send) are to have their cases reviewed after a London council landed a stinging rebuke from the local government ombudsman.Concerns about "systemic failures" in Richmond's Send department prompted the watchdog to take the highly unusual step of ordering the full-scale audit.The ombudsman found missing documents, mislabelled files and protocols ignored while looking into three complaints. Richmond accepted
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A snapshot of what it’s like to be autistic or dyspraxic

[ad_1] As part of a wider revamp of office culture at Universal Music UK, the label has commissioned research into neurodiversity. Neurodivergence - also known as neurodiversity - refers to the community of people who have dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD, are on the autism spectrum or have other neurological functions.Nat Miller from recruitment agency Exceptional Individuals, gives workshops to show employers how to make their work environment more neurodiverse friendly. He
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Does your company nurture neurodiverse talent?

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionNat Miller told Chi Chi Izundu what challenges some neurodivergent people may encounter How do you make your workplace more welcoming to neurodiverse employees, and ensure their talent is nurtured? David Joseph takes off his shoes, crosses his legs and tucks himself into an armchair. For the CEO of one of the biggest record labels in the UK - Universal Music
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Does your company nurture neurodiverse talent?

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionNat Miller told Chi Chi Izundu what challenges some neurodivergent people may encounter How do you make your workplace more welcoming to neurodiverse employees, and ensure their talent is nurtured? David Joseph takes off his shoes, crosses his legs and tucks himself into an armchair. For the CEO of one of the biggest record labels in the UK - Universal Music