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Tobacco giant Philip Morris funds anti-smoking ad - expert comment

Opinion is divided on today's Philip Morris 4-page advert encouraging smokers to quit. Genuine intervention, or attempt to get round UK advertising laws? Dr Oyinlola Oyebode from Warwick Medical School comments.

Mon 22 October 2018, 14:00 | Tags: Health, Expert comment, Policy, Health and Medicine, Warwick Medical School

Why new salt study is flawed

A University of Warwick academic and WHO adviser says that a study which suggests salt may not be as damaging to health as is usually claimed is flawed.

Access to GPs - Dr Helen Atherton comments

A new investigation by the BBC has found that 10% of registered patients live in areas where there is no access to GPs in evenings and at weekends. Dr Helen Atherton from Warwick Medical School discusses whether extended hours increase patient satisfaction.

Tue 31 July 2018, 10:21 | Tags: Health, Expert comment, Warwick Medical School

Tax rises needed to fund the NHS

The Institute for Fiscal Studies and Health Foundation said the NHS would need an extra 4% a year - or £2,000 per UK household - for the next 15 years. Dr Sam Watson, Senior Research Fellow, Warwick Medical School comments

Thu 24 May 2018, 14:45 | Tags: NHS, WMS, News, Expert comment, Warwick Medical School

Child mental health referrals rise by one-third - expert comment

The NSPCC reports that the number of referrals by schools seeking mental health treatment for pupils has shot up by over a third in the last 3 years. Professor Sarah Stweart-Brown of Warwick Medical School comments.

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