Burying bad news is nothing new | Letter

The 1980 Black report on health inequalities was perhaps an early example of politicians wishing to suppress bad news, writes Kenneth Macaulay Your correspondent Alan Healey (Education class and interwoven inequalities, Letters, 28 August) considers how the Black report on inequalities in health was buried. Apparently, only 260 duplicated copies of the typescript were made available in 1980 and only

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Brain scans show how cannabis extract may help people with psychosis

Cannabidiol reduces the brain activity linked to hallucinations, delusions and other forms of psychosis, research has found Brain scans have revealed for the first time how a substance found in cannabis plants may help people with psychotic disorders by dampening down abnormal brain activity that arises in the patients. A single dose of cannabidiol, an non-intoxicating extract of the plant,

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The medics braving drug wars to treat people in Mexico’s brutal Guerrero | Nina Lakhani

In one of the country’s most violent states, healthcare was severely limited until Médecins Sans Frontières stepped in to offer treatment – as long as weapons are left outside It’s 6am and raining heavily as patients start queuing outside the health centre in the indigenous rural village where Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is operating a three-day mobile clinic. It’s the

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How Flat Tummy Co gamed Instagram to sell women the unattainable ideal

‘Appetite suppressant’ lollipops and ‘detox’ teas have been promoted by the company’s hand-selected celebrities and Instagram models “Got Cravings?” asked the billboard from its perch above a Times Square pizzeria. “Girl, Tell Them To #SUCKIT”. The image was arresting: a pretty young woman sucking an “appetite suppressant” lollipop splashed across a canvas of millennial pink. Flat Tummy Co, an online

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